The Louise (Adelaide)
to Ayers Rock
THE LOUISE (ADELAIDE) TO AYERS ROCK PRIVATE TRANSFER TOUR
Airtours itineraries make the most of the beautiful Australian landscape in a fast and comfortable aircraft enabling maximum time on the ground to explore these wonderful and often remote destinations. We believe the true beauty of Australia is experienced at its best when you interact with the people who live and work on the land, sharing their stories with you and inviting you into their world.
This day tour encompasses the best of destinations between Adelaide and Ayers Rock in an easy to manage, comfortable and exciting itinerary whilst transferring guests between their accommodation options with ease.
Board your aircraft at Gawler Airport for your 50 minute flight to
the heart of the Flinders Ranges. Once you land, you will begin a tour of the local gorges including a stop at the famous Prairie Hotel in Parachilna to sample some local bush tucker for lunch, if you desire!
After exploring this iconic locaion in the South Australian Outback, your private charter aircraft will depart to Ayers Rock, a two hour direct journey.
If desired, a stop at Coober Pedy can be included in this itinerary to
explore the story of Opal mining in this remote outback town (POA).
The Flinders Ranges are composed largely of folded and faulted sediments of the Adelaide
Geosyncline. This very thick sequence was deposited in a large basin during the Neoproterozoic on the passive margin of the ancient continent of Rodinia.
During the Cambrian (about 540 million years
ago) the area underwent the Delamerian orogeny, when the geosynclinal sequence was folded and faulted into a large mountain range. The area has undergone subsequent erosion resulting in the relatively low ranges today.
Most of the high ground and ridgetops are sequences of quartzites that outcrop along strike. The high walls of Wilpena Pound are
formed by the outcropping beds of the eponymous Pound Quartzite in a synclinal structure. Synclines form other high parts of the Flinders, including the plateau of the
Gammon Ranges and the Heysen Range. Cuesta forms are also very common.
The Ranges are renowned for the Ediacara Hills, South-west of Leigh Creek, where in 1946 some of the oldest fossil evidence of animal life was discovered. Similar fossils have
subsequently been found in the ranges, although their locations are kept secret to protect the sites. In 2004 a new geological period, the Ediacaran Period, was created to
mark the appearance of Ediacara biota.
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list"