Inspiration Itinerary

South Australia

Wine Wildlife & Walking

Wine, Wildlife & Walking

This itinerary is a journey of two halves. The first explores the gourmet riches of South Australia from abalone and oysters plucked fresh from the ocean to private wine masterclasses and hatted restaurants. Along the way you’ll come face to face with the many species that inhabit this region’s unique biospheres and plunge into the ocean with friendly sea lions, all the time enjoying the endless knowledge and fascinating insight of a team of expert guides.

The second part sees you tackling the Flingers Ranges on foot, using the beautifully restored Arkaba Homestead as your base as you hike the 540-million year old landscape. Sleeping under the stars and tucking into gourmet bush tucker you’ll gain a whole new appreciation for frontier life whilst never compromising on quality or comfort. Arkaba is a pioneer in conservation and your stay will directly support the restoration of wild habitats and native species. You can also get involved in the conservation efforts if you wish.

This journey is ruggedly luxurious, exquisitely tasty and effortlessly stylish, celebrating the very best of South Australia’s beauty and abundance.

You will love

  • Fresh seafood plucked from the ocean
  • Up close wildlife encounters
  • Private wine masterclass
  • Epic hiking in the Flinders Ranges
  • The exquisitely & eco-conscious Arkaba Homestead

10 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS

DAY 1-3 | PORT LINCOLN | 2 NIGHTS

Arrive in Adelaide and transfer by air straight to Port Lincoln where you’ll check in to a contemporary hotel overlooking Boston Bay.

Spend time exploring the likes of Big Swamp (freshwater) Wetlands, Coffin Bay National Park, Avoid Bay, Mount Dutton Bay Conservation Park, Port Lincoln National Park, and Mikkira Station where a specialist guide will reveal an incredible diversity of environments and which is also home to some of Australia’s rare, endangered and vulnerable wildlife; Visit an oyster farm, where you’ll learn about, and sample, fresh Pacific and native Agassi Oysters; enjoy a hunt and gather seafood experience, collecting abalone and 4Wdriving through massive sand dunes to cast a fishing line into remote waters.

DAY 4 | ADELAIDE | 1 NIGHT

Take a quick flight back to Adelaide and check into a designer boutique hotel. Enjoy a day to explore Adelaide under your own steam. Specialist optional touring can be arranged for those interested in the city’s history or art scene. Enjoy dinner at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant which boasts three chef hats, a sensational wine list and local ports.

DAY 5 | BAROSSA VALLEY | 2 NIGHTS

A full day of vineyard visits and wine tastings to include a personalised masterclass, dining room luncheon and private transportation.

DAY 6 - 10 | FLINDERS RANGES | 4 NIGHTS

Transfer to the epic landscape of the Flinders Ranges where you will stay at the beautiful Arkaba Homestead, part of a historic 1950s sheep station which is now leading the way in conservation as a member of ‘The Long Run’. Spend one day (or more if you like) relaxing at the Homestead, then undertake the iconic Arkaba Walk – a challenging 3 night/4 day expedition style hike exploring the 540-million year old landscape, sleeping under the stars and tucking into gourmet bush tucker.

DAY 10 | HOMEWARD BOUND

Today your itinerary draws to a close. Make your way home feeling energised and relaxed.

ACCOMMODATION

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Arkaba Homestead – Flinders Ranges, South Australia

An ancient landscape sculpted by millions of years of geological activity, the Ikara-Flinders Ranges offers some of Australia’s most striking outback scenery. Arkaba’s former sheep station turned thriving wildlife conservancy offers native wildlife, Adnamatna culture and rugged luxury to just a handful of guests. Read More

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9 nights / 10 days

9 nights / 10 days

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This itinerary provides the perfect framework for a spectacular journey through South Australia but it is an example only. All journeys will be individually designed and quoted on a case by case basis.

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