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11 Day Flinders Ranges Natural History Tour

   

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Magnificent gums in a dry creek bed


Lookout over rugged ranges

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Optional visit to Arkaroola

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Tawny Dragon

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Easy walks and birdwatching at Wilpena Pound

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Blinman area

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Historic buildings

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The Cazneaux Tree

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Shearers Quarters, our base for explorations

Graded: Moderate

Walks: Lots of easy-moderate walks including uneven/rocky ground and gentle hills. Option of longer walks

10 nights accommodation


Focus:
Natural History of the Flinders Ranges

Destinations:
Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Educational discovery level: Moderate / High



The Flinders Ranges have for a long time been a classic holiday destination for lovers of rugged scenery, walking, wildlife and wildflowers.  The Flinders has so much more as well! The geology that makes up these rugged ranges and valleys is fascinating and the history is rich and varied.

This Natural History tour of the Flinders Ranges allows you to appreciate all these aspects and more.  Expertly led by a naturalist guide, you will gain an appreciation of how plants and animals interact and survive in an often harsh climate.  Learn and experience first hand some of the issues including the boom and bust nature of this land and the impact of feral animals.
The plant life is varied and the magnificent gums of the dry creek beds have a wonderful character all of their own.  Careful observation is likely to reveal small wildflowers, especially if recent rains have fallen.

Our birdlist from the past few years is very comprehensive and there will be ample time for birdwatching as we visit different habitats. If history is more to your liking, you will be well rewarded with a wide range of historic sites ranging from the early aboriginal rock art of the first people through to many ruins highlighting the hardships of early European settlers.  In addition you will discover scenes which are familiar to you from classic photographs or artworks.

This trip is fully accommodation, so every night we stay in basic but comfortable accommodation.  One of the highlights is our four nights spend in shearers quarters on a station property near Blinman, a fine base for exploring the central Flinders Ranges.  In addition there is the option of a flight to Arkaroola to take in this rugged part of the northern Flinders. The flight can also incorporate the famous ridge top 4WD tour from Arkaroola.

There will be lots of short walks, but all of easy-moderate grade.  The pace will be leisurely as we pause, look, discuss and photograph as we go. Sit quietly beside a waterhole in a gum-lined creekbed, listening to frogs, watching birds or stretch your legs on a longer walk, often the choice is yours. 

This natural history tour offers you an opportunity to gain a real appreciation and understanding of the Flinders Ranges and return invigorated and informed.

Maximum of 10 participants only.


Details are being finalised for a 2017-18 departure date.

Contact us to register your interest and to receive details as soon as they are finalised.

 

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