With its stunning landscapes, world-class wines and laidback, cultured capital, South Australia is a rewarding slice of Australia that should be on your radar. From the striking desert scenery of the outback to the sparkling beaches and abundant wildlife of the coast, this is the perfect place to encounter Australia’s unique landscapes, flora and fauna.

Head to the Flinders Ranges to hike sections of the famous Heysen Trail, encountering some of Australia’s most outstanding outback landscapes as you hike this incredible long-distance trail through a rolling range of majestic peaks and rugged ridges.

Or experience the dramatic landscapes of the Elder Range and Wilpena Pound in style on the Arkaba Walk, one of the eight Great Walks of Australia. Spend your days spotting emus, kangaroos and yellow-footed rock wallabies as you walk against a striking back drop of high ridges, rocky peaks and mysterious gorges; and unwind in our luxury permanent bush camps by night, enjoying fine local wines and produce under an uninterrupted blanket of stars.

Our unique itineraries are designed to get you deep into Australia’s most magnificent wilderness regions. Take a look and start planning your South Australian adventure!


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Exceptional Leadership

As our client feedback will attest to, there is no better team of leaders than those at Australian Walking Holidays. Their expertise & knowledge is matched only by their friendly nature and their desire to impart everything they know about the Australian landscape to you.

Small Groups

We think small is good; it limits the environmental impact and allows you to forge life-long friendships with like-minded travellers. Feedback from our clients attests to the appeal of the small group dynamic – our clients say it's this that makes it special.

Your Comfort

The best available food, warmth and shelter is standard on our active wilderness holidays, with selected character lodgings as well as quality camp craft and equipment. This ensures that you have the most rewarding and memorable experience.

We mainly visit the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Generally speaking, the weather is fine in the Flinders Ranges and there is plenty of sun. We go in the coolest part of the year as this is the most comfortable time for trekking in the Flinders Ranges. Daytime temperatures in April – May are mild while June - July can be cool to cold. From August to October, the days get progressively warmer and late in the season the occasional hot day may require us to modify the days trekking to suit the conditions. In the desert, night time temperatures can be cold at any time of year. From late May through to early August, the evenings can be very cold (down to minus 5C° / 24F°). On rare occasions, rain can force us to alter our schedule.

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