Flinders Ranges Natural History Tour
See below for our recommendation for an Outback SA nature tour in 2021-22
Walks: Lots of short, easy-moderate walks including uneven/rocky ground and gentle hills.
9 nights accommodation
Focus: Natural History of the Flinders Ranges
Destinations: Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Educational discovery level: Moderate / High
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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 comfortable accommodation. 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. Small group, less than 10 participants.
In 2021-2022 we will be recommending you book an outback tour to the Flinders Ranges (and more) with our trusted colleagues at Inala Nature Tours while our focus remains on East Gippsland Tours. Tonia from Inala has prepared a special departure on their Outback South Australia Tour (April 2022) to help provide a similar arid land nature experience.
Tonia has also suggested an October "Best of SA birds and wildlife tour" (including Flinders Ranges) may be possible if there is enough interest.
Contact us for more details.
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