Experience Australia’s magnificent outback on this small group camping safari. Based at Kangaluna Camp in the Gawler Ranges you’ll stay in permanent safari tents with comfy beds and enjoy the abundance of birds and wildlife.
Experience Australia’s magnificent outback on this small group camping safari. Based at Kangaluna Camp in the Gawler Ranges you’ll stay in permanent safari tents with comfy beds and enjoy the abundance of bird and wildlife. Explore the salt flats at Lake Gairdner and swim with Australian sea lions.
Day 1 – Mikkira Station & Kangaluna Camp
Your tour starts in Port Lincoln this morning. First stop is a visit to a colony of wild koalas at Mikkira Station before continuing on to Wudinna where the population is just 600. Pass Wudinna Rock as your travel deep into the outback to Kangaluna Camp.
On arrival there is time to relax and enjoy the camp environs before an afternoon wildlife tour to see the species that thrive in this natural and sometimes challenging environment. Expect to see three different species of kangaroo, emus and a multitude of birds. As the sun begins to set sun downers will be served at the Kolay Mirica Rocks (organ pipe formations). Return to camp for a bush dinner.
Day 2 – Lake Gairdner & Gawler Ranges Wildlife
The morning drive this morning visits an ochre pit, once used by the indigenous people of the area, before continuing on to Lake Gairdner. This stunning lake is a glistening white salt pan, set against the stark landscape of the Australian outback. Walk out onto the lake surface and look north to see the endless white stretching into the distance, contrasting vividly against the red earth. During the spring months the red dunes alongside the lake are filled with wild flowers and birdlife and the photo opportunities are endless.
During the afternoon you’ll travel through an ever-changing landscape including volcanic rock formations and see an abundance of wildlife. Emus, red, western grey and euro kangaroos are usually seen as your guide takes you through ancient outback on the return to Kangaluna Camp. After dinner this evening marvel at the incredible night sky, there’s no light pollution out here, with the camp telescope.
Day 3 – Baird Bay
After breakfast and an early morning drive, arrive at Baird Bay where you’ll board a boat for a truly memorable wildlife experience. As you travel to the lagoon at Jones Island see bottlenose dolphins riding the bow wave of your boat, you can even join these graceful mammals in the shallow water.
You’ll then cross the bay to a resident colony of rare Australian sea lions, before wading into the shallows for an incredible experience playing face to face with them. Following lunch on the beach the tour heads back to Port Lincoln via Venus Bay and Elliston showcasing some of the magnificent coastal scenery along the way.
Tours depart on a Monday in April and May and from September to March.