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									              Discover the Flinders Ranges
            South Australia’s Magical Outback
                                         14 Day / 13 Night Tour



Day 1. (Brisbane to Adelaide to Clare Valley)                                             MEALS: D

We depart from the domestic terminal and travel across to Adelaide the City of Churches. After arriving at
the Adelaide Airport we are met by our local coach captain before enjoying a bite to eat at the Harbour
Side Shopping Village. After lunch we make our way through Adelaide and up into the beautiful Clare
Valley Wine District to check into our Motel before dinner.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property



Day 2. (Clare Valley to Port Augusta via Port Pirie)                                           MEALS: B,D

Today we travel across to Port Pirie arriving at the Port Pirie Tourist Information Centre to enjoy the
interpretive displays and art exhibition. We are then joined by local guide for a highlights tour of the Port with
history of the Pasminco Port Pirie Smelter one of the largest in the world. After a cuppa we continue our
journey up to Port Augusta calling at the multi award winning Wadlata Outback Centre for lunch. The
centre depicts the history of the Flinders Ranges and the Outback of South Australia from 15 million years
ago to modern day. Experience the Green Time, Dream Time of the Aborigine, European Settlement &
Explorers, outback transport and mining, School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Leigh Creek Coal,
Olympic Dam Mine and Moomba. After leaving the centre we travel out to the Arid Lands Botanical
Gardens for a tour and information session taking in the native flora, bird and animal life. After leaving the
Interpretive Centre we make our way up to the lookout before arriving at our motel to check in before dinner.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property



Day 3. (Port Augusta to Coober Pedy)                                                           MEALS: B,D

This morning we depart Port Augusta and begin our drive up along the famous Stuart Highway with comfort
stops at Spuds Roadhouse at Pimba and the award winning Glendambo Outback Centre for lunch. After
lunch we continue on up to Coober Pedy where we check into our unique accommodation before dinner.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property




                                                 Po Box 6691 G.C.M.C 9726
                                         Level 2B 91 Upton Street Bundall QLD 4217
                                    Ph: 1800 645 103 (07) 5574 3733 Fax: (07) 5510 3300
                                              Email: wholesale@tradetravel.com
                                  A.C.N 061 591 375 Lic. No. TAG1170 ABN 91 061 591 375
Day 4. (Coober Pedy)                                                                    MEALS: B,D

This morning we enjoy a comprehensive 4-hour highlight tour of Coober Pedy, which includes an
underground home, church, opal mine and the opal fields. We also visit the colourful Breakaways and
the famous Dog Fence which stretches 5,300km across Australia. After lunch the award winning Opal Cave
Showroom offers an extensive range of opal jewellery, rough and cut opal, along with a large range of
souvenirs, art and craft. Our evening activity which is optional may include travelling out of town to enjoy
Martin Smith`s Night Sky tour of the southern stars (own cost).
Overnight: either Coober Pedy Desert Cave Hotel
                  Coober Pedy Mud Hut Motel


Day 5. (Coober Pedy to Roxby Downs)                                                     MEALS: B,D

We travel south to Woomera via the award winning Glendambo Tourist Centre for a comfort stop before
arriving at the Woomera Heritage Centre, which preserves the history of the Woomera Rocket Range.
After lunch we travel up to Roxby Downs arriving at the Cultural Precinct & Visitors Centre with
interpretive displays, art gallery and video presentation on the Olympic Dam Mine and Roxby Downs. Later
in the afternoon we make our way to our motel to check in before dinner.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property


Day 6. (Roxby Downs – Flinders Ranges)                                                  MEALS: B,D

This morning we are taken on a surface tour of the Olympic Dam Uranium Copper Mine containing the
largest multi-mineral ore body in the world. After our tour we make back down through Woomera and Port
Augusta before heading into the magical Flinders Ranges. We travel through the historic railway township of
Quorn to Hawker before making our way up to Leigh Creek via Parachilna and the old Beltana Heritage
Township. The privately owned buildings date from 1855 to 1892 with the Mission Church of 1895 being
the base for John Flynn in 1911 as he developed his Royal Flying Doctor Service. It was also the base
for the successful pastoralists Thomas Elder and Robert Barr-Smith. After arriving in Leigh Creek we
check into our motel before dinner.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property


Day 7. (Leigh Creek Open Cut Mine – Arkaroola)                                          MEALS: B,D

This morning after breakfast we enjoy a tour around the unique town followed by a tour of the large Open
Cut Coal Mine, which feeds the Port Augusta Power Station. The mine is worked by some of the largest
machinery in Australia and produces around 2.5 million tonnes of coal annually, which is transported to the
Port Augusta Power Station by one of the longest coal trains operating in Australia. On our return we stop
at the famous Copley Bush Bakery for the chance to purchase lunch with may even consist of some
homemade quandong pie and ice cream. After lunch we travel across to Arkaroola taking us past the
Nepabunna Aboriginal Community and the boundary to the Gammon Ranges National Park. We stop at the
Italowie Gorge for a walk in the Gorge where sheer cliff faces of red quartzite rock form a spectacular
backdrop to the tall river gums growing along the creek. After a cuppa we continue past the Balcanoona
National Park Headquarters and make our way up into the 61,000-hectare wildlife sanctuary of
Arkaroola. After arriving in Arkaroola we are shown to our accommodation before dinner in the Pick and
Shovel Lounge Bar and Native Pine Restaurant. After dinner those who wish at their own cost and if
weather conditions suit, tour the universe from the Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property

                                               Po Box 6691 G.C.M.C 9726
                                       Level 2B 91 Upton Street Bundall QLD 4217
                                  Ph: 1800 645 103 (07) 5574 3733 Fax: (07) 5510 3300
                                            Email: wholesale@tradetravel.com
                                A.C.N 061 591 375 Lic. No. TAG1170 ABN 91 061 591 375
Day 8. (Arkaroola Ridge Top Tour)                                                        MEALS: B,D

We take in the spectacular award winning Ridge Top Tour allowing us the chance to soak up the
breathtaking awe-inspiring scenery of some of our countries most rugged and majestic mountain ranges that
come to a climax as we reach the top of Sillers Lookout. After our morning tour we make our way back to
the resort where we are able to purchase a counter lunch or buy our lunch from the General Store.
This afternoon we can relax around the resort, pay a visit to the Ningana Information Centre, enjoy a
scenic flight or join our guide on one of the many bushwalking trails before dinner.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property

Day 9. (Arkaroola to Rawnsley Park)                                                      MEALS: B,D

We depart Arkaroola and make our way back to the Leigh Creek Highway and down to sample the unique
food of the Prairie Hotel. Leaving Parachilna we travel into Rawnsley Park Station via the Morlana Scenic
Route. After arriving at Rawnsley Park Station we check into our fully self contained accommodation
before dinner in the unique Woolshed Restaurant.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property

Day 10. (Wilpena Pound )                                                                 MEALS: B,D

We make our way into Wilpena Pound, where we travel from the Tourist Centre by shuttle bus into the
pound car park. We enjoy a leisurely walk into the Hill Homestead and up to the Wangarra Lookouts,
which provides wonderful panoramic views down into Wilpena Pound. Later in the morning we return to the
Wilpena Visitors Centre and take the opportunity to purchase lunch and browse the souvenirs and exhibits
on display. After leaving the centre we make our way back down to Rawnsley Park where we are able to
relax or take a scenic flight (own cost) over the Flinders (highly recommended) before enjoying one of the
magical Flinders Ranges sunset (weather permitting). Tonight we have diner in the Woolshed Restaurant.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property

Day 11. (Flinders Ranges)                                                                MEALS: B,L,D

Today we are joined by our local guide as we begin our drive through the very scenic Flinders Ranges. We
travel along the Blinman road pausing at the famous Cazneaux Tree, which is a must take snap for all
those keen photographers. Harold Cazneaux, renowned photographer photographed this tree in 1937 and
the photograph titled “The Spirit of Endurance” won international recognition. We also stop at Stokes Hill
Lookout which provides an expansive panoramic view of the surrounding landscape including Wilpena
Pounds eastern escarpment. Another feature of the lookout is a cast model of Wilpena Pound featuring the
main landmarks and the shape and size of this unique formation. We trek further north to Blinman passing
the “Great Wall of China”. We make a stop in Blinman at the Wild Lime Café for lunch, which was once a
bustling copper mining town from the 1860`s to 1890`s with many relics still left behind to remind us of its
heyday. We make our way across towards Parachilna stopping in the scenic Parachilna Gorge a favourite
spot for campers and bushwalkers. This afternoon we head back down to Wilpena via the Aroona Valley
and Brachina Gorge, which meanders its way through giant sharp saw tooth ridges. The Aroona Valley
flanked by the Heysen Range was where Sir Hans Heysen completed some of his most inspiring and
famous works. The spectacular Brachina Gorge was once used as a pass through which bullock teams
pulled their loads but is now a favourite spot for walkers and campers. The drive down into the valley offers
spectacular views south of the Pound Range and the area along the Bunyeroo Creek is a favourite location
for kangaroos and euros. Later in the afternoon we arrive back at Rawnsley after a delightful day out before
enjoying dinner in the Woolshed Restaurant under the watchful eye of the imposing Rawnsley Bluff.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property


                                               Po Box 6691 G.C.M.C 9726
                                       Level 2B 91 Upton Street Bundall QLD 4217
                                  Ph: 1800 645 103 (07) 5574 3733 Fax: (07) 5510 3300
                                            Email: wholesale@tradetravel.com
                                A.C.N 061 591 375 Lic. No. TAG1170 ABN 91 061 591 375
Day 12. (Flinders Ranges to Barossa Valley via Burra)                                                 MEALS: B,D

This morning we bid our friends at Rawnsley Park Station farewell and make our way down to Hawker
stopping to view the magnificent giant Wilpena Pound Panorama by Jeff Morgan. For those who could not
make the walk up to the Wilpena Pound Lookout this is a great opportunity to see what you missed out on.
We later arrive in the historic copper mining town of Burra for lunch (own cost). After lunch we are joined
by our local guide and begin a tour of the historic copper mining town. The copper mines were first
discovered in 1845 and operated by Cornish and Welsh miners until 1877. We then travel down into the
beautiful Barossa Valley Wine District arriving in Tanunda and check into our accommodation before
dinner.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property

Day 13. (Barossa Valley)                                                                      MEALS: B,L,D

We enjoy the magnificent scenery high above the Barossa Valley from Menglers Hill Lookout and
Sculpture Park. We move on to the magnificent Chateau Barrosa and take a tour through the magnificent
Antique and Art Museum, which contains a private collection of artwork and antique furniture and
porcelain considered one of the most important and valuable in the world. The Cellar Door allows us
time to sample their delicious wines. We then stop for a traditional German Style lunch at the Lyndoch
Gourmet Bakery. This afternoon we experience one of the most memorable winery visits one could
imagine as we tour and taste at one of the most magnificent wineries in Australia if not the world when we
visit the The House of Seppelt. Our private tour covers the history of the Seppelt family and the winery,
including the museum and historical barrel storage rooms. After our tour we are taken through a structured
tasting of 5 premium Seppelt wines, including the famous “21 year old Para” and complimentary cheese and
crackers. After leaving Seppeltsfield we travel back into Tanunda to our motel.
Overnight: Trade Travel preferred network property


Day 14. (Barossa Valley / Adelaide / Brisbane )                                               MEALS: B

This morning we depart the Barossa and make our way into Adelaide and with taste buds primmed we tour
Australia’s oldest chocolate maker at Haighs Chocolate Factory and Visitors Centre. View static heritage
displays and enjoy free tastings with free tea & coffee before being let loose in the full retail outlet. We arrive
at the Adelaide Domestic Airport after enjoying some more highlights of Adelaide and bid our coach captain
farewell before boarding our flight back to Brisbane. Upon arrival in Brisbane we board our coach for our
transfers back up home to Buderim after a wonderful fortnight away with Trade Travel.



                                               Important Notes
                                  • Itinerary is subject to change without notice.
                       •   Price subject to change until full payment is received to tour office.
                                      • Price based on Twin/Double Share.
                           • If you prefer not to share – single supplement is applicable.
                                          • Cancellation Fees may apply.
                                   • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.

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                                                 Po Box 6691 G.C.M.C 9726
                                         Level 2B 91 Upton Street Bundall QLD 4217
                                    Ph: 1800 645 103 (07) 5574 3733 Fax: (07) 5510 3300
                                              Email: wholesale@tradetravel.com
                                  A.C.N 061 591 375 Lic. No. TAG1170 ABN 91 061 591 375

								
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