Flinders Ranges and Beyond Aircruise 2017

FIRST DEPARTURE SOLD OUT - ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT ON THE TWO NEW DEPARTURES!

The Flinders Ranges and Beyond Aircruise is a spectacular discovery of South Australia’s iconic landmarks and beautifully diverse natural landscapes. Enjoy magnificent aerial sightseeing of South Australia’s breathtaking salt lakes including the largest, Lake Eyre. Travelling by private aircraft, experience both amazing ground touring of these ancient land formations and incredible flightseeing of Coober Pedy, Flinders Ranges and the Barossa Valley.

Discover endless horizons staying 2 nights at the award winning Rawnsley Park Station in the heart of the Flinders Ranges. Relax and unwind as we spend two nights at the luxurious Barossa Valley accommodation, The Louise set amongst the vineyards.

Highlights

  • Discover endless horizons staying 2 nights at the award winning Rawnsley Park Station in the heart of the Flinders Ranges
  • Spend 2 nights at the luxurious Barossa Valley accommodation, The Louise
  • Discover a unique underground lifestyle in Coober Pedy and sleep in a subterranean hotel
  • Enjoy awe inspiring ‘ ightseeing’ over South Australia’s breathtaking salt lakes including Lake Eyre
  • Explore ancient landscapes in the Flinders Ranges including the magni cent Wilpena Pound
  • Sample award winning wines in the Barossa Valley
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director
  • Fully inclusive
Day
1

Arrive Adelaide

Arrive into Adelaide and transfer to the Intercontinental Hotel. A welcome dinner tonight is at a local Adelaide restaurant.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Adelaide or similar
Day
2

Adelaide - Coober Pedy

After a city tour of Adelaide board a private light aircraft for a spectacular flight north to land at Coober Pedy. Explore this colourful frontier township and learn of its interesting origins and lifestyle, as most of the locals have built their homes underground to escape the scorching summer temperatures. This afternoon we will enjoy a tour of an underground home and church, the opal fields, an opal mine and the town. Tonight you can choose to sleep above or underground at the famous Desert Cave Hotel.

Accommodation: Desert Cave Hotel or similar
Day
3

Coober Pedy - Parachilna

Truly appreciate the unique landscape of this region as we board small charter aircraft for spectacular aerial sightseeing over Coober Pedy and the majesty of Lake Eyre. The private aircraft awaits for another remarkable flight landing at Leigh Creek then transferring to Parachilna and the well known Prairie Hotel, location for many famous movies including Gallipoli, The Lighthorseman and Rabbit Proof Fence.

Accommodation: Prairie Hotel or similar
Day
4

Parachilna - Flinders Ranges

The journey continues by air from Leigh Creek to the majesty of the Flinders Ranges. The Flinders are an insight into the depth of Australia’s geological history, extending back more than a billion years, with long- disappeared mountain ranges, beaches, tidal ats, reefs and glacial moraines – the evidence remains in the rocks to this day.

A highlight of today’s touring includes Wilpena Pound. e Pound rises as an immense, crater-like fusion of stark purple ridges and overhanging blu s, strewn with tough and colourful vegetation, in jarring contrast to the atness of the surrounding plains. We check in to Rawnsley Park, overlooking the southern side of Wilpena Pound. Rawnsley Park Station provides the perfect base for exploring South Australia’s beautiful Flinders Ranges.

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park or similar
Day
5

Flinders Ranges National Park

Spend the day exploring the beautiful sights of the Flinders Ranges National Park. Home to some of the most fascinating ancient landforms on earth, it is also famous for its many and varied wildflowers which sees native plant life carpeting the semiarid landscape of the Ranges. Relax on the deck at your beautiful accommodation this evening and toast the magnificent sunset in this incredible corner of South Australia.

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park or similar
Day
6

Flinders Ranges - Barossa

This morning we enjoy a tour of the award winning property including the working shearing shed where 2,000 South Australian Merino are run. More spectacular flightseeing this afternoon as we fly to Gawler in the Barossa Valley. We transfer to our multi-award winning luxury accommodation for two nights, The Louise set amongst vineyards.

Accommodation: The Louise or similar
Day
7

Barossa Valley

The wineries of the Barossa have received world acclaim. A visit to the area would not be complete without visiting a couple of the local wineries to sample produce and for those who aren’t interested in wines, the gardens at each of the wineries are a delight to explore.

Accommodation: The Louise or similar
Day
8

Barossa Valley - Adelaide

We transfer back to Adelaide today via the charming town of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Our farewell dinner is at the hotel this evening.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Adelaide or similar
Day
9

Adelaide - Home

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Adelaide airport for your flight home taking away fond memories of an unforgettable South Australian adventure.

Dates & Prices

Tour Code Days Departs Returns Price $AUD  
FL1700 9 11th May 2017 19th May 2017 $SOLD OUT
FL1701 9 7th September 2017 15th September 2017 $SOLD OUT
FL1702 9 23rd October 2017 31st October 2017 $9,850

First departure of this journey has sold out, second departure 7 Sep & 3rd departure 23rd October now open for sale.

Flights from your home port to Adelaide are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Adelaide, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Adelaide, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

About AIRCRUISING
An Aircruise with Bill Peach Journeys is the perfect way to explore these hard to reach destinations in the style, speed and comfort of your own private aircraft. The formula is simple – travelling by private aircraft means that we can land directly in each location ensuring time on the ground is spent discovering each region.

Fully Inclusive
When you travel on an Aircruise everything is included and arranged before you even leave home.  This means not only does your holiday include accommodation, dining and all excursions but every single one of these elements is the finest in its class.  Throughout the journey you will have a Journey Director on hand to look after you every step of the way.

Mode of Transport
This journey will utilise aircraft which are perfect for landing in the remote destinations throughout this journey. To ensure a variety of viewing for everyone, we change seat allocation each day. The aircraft is operated by an experienced pilot and accompanied by a Journey Director.

Coaches
The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

4WD Vehicles
There wil be a number of 4WD vehicles used on this journey. The journey will involve travelling over unsealed roads.

Airfares and pre & post accommodation
Please speak to your travel agent or Bill Peach Journeys about flights to and from Adelaide from your homeport. We can also arrange additional pre and post accommodation in Adelaide.

Level of fitness required - Moderate
This journey is  designed for the more active traveller who is looking to venture off the beaten path. To fully participate in all activities, the traveller must be able to walk up to 1km on even surfaces unaided, walk up steps unassisted and be able to get on and off the ship onto smaller launches.

In keeping with the locations, some of the accommodation is spread out and at some distance from facilities.  As always, we use the best available accommodation.

Given the locations, only limited medical supplies are available in some of the areas visited, therefore, all required medications will need to be brought from home by you.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers.  Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.