Kangaluna Camp and Wildlife
Begin in Port Lincoln where you will visit Mikkira Station to meet one of Australia's icons - a colony of wild koalas. After a brief stop for lunch, we travel through farmland to the small town of Wudinna. View Wudinna Rock on the way to our home for the next three nights, Kangaluna Camp. This afternoon you will begin your wildlife experience in the outback. Expect to see different species of kangaroos, emus and bird life which inhabit this rugged environment. This evening enjoy the sunset with a drink at the fascinating organ pipe formations known as Kolay Mirica Rocks.
Three Nights Accommodation: Kangaluna Camp and Wildlife Park
Lake Gairdner and Gawler Ranges Wildlife
This morning we have the chance to visit an ochre pit on our way to the stunning Lake Gairdner. This natural landscape is a glistening white salt pan set in the red landscape. Take a walk out onto the surface of the lake and admire the contrast between the stark white plains and the rust red surrounds. Birdlife, flora and animal tracks line the edge of the lake on the banks of the surrounding red dunes. This afternoon's journey takes us through a changing landscape of cigar shaped volcanic rock formations 1600 million years old. As we travel through the outback and return to camp, keep an eye out for emus and red, western grey and euro kangaroos.
Spend the morning at a leisurely pace and take a stroll through the bush surrounding the camp. Explore the geological marvel of Lake Sturt including the color patterns in the bed of the old lake. Continuing on to Mt Sturt, observe a diversity of plants and trees. With a short day of touring today, you have the opportunity to do some bird watching, with over 110 species of birds at Kangaluna. With a drink in hand, watch as the sun sets in the outback sky and reflect on the day with fellow travelers.
Swimming with Sea Lions at Baird Bay
Leave the camp and head to Baird Bay where you embark on an unforgettable wildlife experience. Onboard the boat, cruise the waters to a lagoon at Jones Island to see Bottlenose dolphins ride alongside the boat. You may even have the chance to enter the water and share in the fun with these magnificent mammals. The wildlife encounters continue as we cross the bay and meet with the rare Australian sea lions in the shallow waters of the lagoon.
Enjoy lunch on the beachfront before making our way back to Port Lincoln via the coastal vistas of Venus Bay.