Outback Contrasts Safari

Tour Code 4OC

Safari highlights

  • Visit Mikkira Station to see wild Koalas
  • Wudinna Rock, Mt Sturt Corrobinnie, Depression
  • Ancient volcanic ranges Organ pipe formations
  • National Park visit: Kolay Drovers Hut, Old Paney Station
  • National Park visit: Matterra Valley, Nukey Valley & Boundary Gorge
  • Wildlife tour - watch the Kangaroos bound alongside
  • For the twitchers... Over 100 species of birds
  • Visit Lake Gairdner amazing Salt Lake
  • Viewing the stars by telescope

What's included

  • Small group Safaris/Tours 4 Days & 3 nights
  • Luxury ECO Glamping
  • All meals included, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Drinks included: Water, Tea & Coffee, Beer & Wines at night
  • Plus snacks morning tea & afternoon tea & drinks

What to bring

  • Recommend good walking shoes and a warm jacket.
  • Don't miss the photo opportunities

Outback Contrasts Safari

Day 1

- from Koalas to Kangaluna camp

Day 2

- Lake Gairdner & wildlife tour

Day 3

- exploring the Gawler Ranges

Day 4

- Geology focus

Day 1: Mikkira Station & Kangaluna camp

from the coast to the outback

Depart Adelaide Airport with Qantas Airlines or Regional Express arriving at Port Lincoln 09:00 to be met by your tour leader.

Koala Mikkira Station, Port Lincoln, SA

First you visit a colony of wild koalas at Mikkira Station near Port Lincoln before travelling through farming land to Wudinna, population 600, stopping for lunch along the way.

You will pass Wudinna Rock as we travel into the outback to Kangaluna Camp. After a rest at Kangaluna, your wildlife experience continues with an afternoon tour to see the outback animals thriving in this environment. There are three species of kangaroos as well as emus and many birds, then returning to Kangaluna after sunset drinks at Kolay Mirica Rocks (organ pipe formations).

Overnight at Kangaluna Camp with dinner at Kangaluna. (LD)

Day 2: Lake Gairdner & Gawler Ranges wildlife

see the Australian wildlife run & bound around you

In the morning we drive to the spectacular Lake Gairdner, which is like a piece of Antarctica, with its glistening white salt pan set in the middle of a red landscape. Here you can walk on the lake surface, take interesting perspective and landscape photos and enjoy this spectacular panorama.

On the return journey walk along Boundary Gorge and you can see emus and kangaroos (reds, western greys and euros) as we drive through the ancient outback back to Kangaluna.

Overnight at Kangaluna Camp. (BLD)

Day 3: Gawler Ranges National Park

Organ Pipe formations

This morning is leisurely and allows plenty of time to walk in the Corrobinnie Valley over the fascinating coloured rocks.  Drive a sandy track through the bush to Yandinga Valley where cigar shaped volcanic rock formations can be seen, which are 1600 million years old, the magnificent Organ Pipes Amphitheatre and lots of wildlife.

In the afternoon we visit Pildappa Wave Rock and  travel back to Kangaluna Camp along Lake Sturt..

Overnight at Kangaluna Camp. (BLD)

Day 4: Gawler Ranges National Park

see the Australian wildlife run & bound around you

A different geology is the focus this day; we visit Corrobinnie Rocks, a large granite outcrop with huge hollow boulders, patterns and colours. We will see local history, spectacular views and again more animals.

Return to Wudinna or Port Lincoln at 5.00pm. (BL)

If travelling with participants of Outback to the sea and returning to Port Lincoln, you will be taken to some coastal features while the sealion tour is taking place

Tour can depart from Wudinna where vehicles can be stored safely for self drivers.