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Willunga SA

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Sea Lions &

Outback Tour

SEA LIONS & OUTBACK TOUR (3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS)

Airtours touring itineraries make the most of the beautiful outback landscape in a fast and comfortable aircraft enabling maximum time on the ground to explore these wonderful and remote outback destinations. We believe the true Australian Outback 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 3 day, 2 night Sea Lion & Outback tour encompasses the best of South Australian Coastal
and Outback destinations in an easy to manage, comfortable and exciting itinerary.

DAY ONE

Board your private charter aircraft at Adelaide Airport and fly 60 minutes to Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula, west of Adelaide. Here, you will be met by your private guide from Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris for the road transfer to Baird Bay, the starting point of your coastal discovery tour. On the 5 kilometre journey to a lagoon at Jones Island near Cape Radstock, (at 160 metres it is one of the highest sheer points on the southern coast of Australia), you can watch Bottlenose dolphins ride the bow wave of the boat and later join these magnificent mammals in shallow water.


Cross the bay to visit a resident colony of rare Australian sea lions and experience playing face to face with these agile and friendly mammals as we wade in protected shallow lagoons. You may very well be smooched by these animals!


A road transfer to Kangaluna Camp where you will spend the next two nights.

GAWLER RANGES WILDERNESS SAFARIS

A small family business operated by the owners Geoff and Rene along with their dedicated staff. We began operating nature based tours in 1988, specialising in the wildlife and nature our land has to offer.

 

Our guides provide experiences in the Outback and West Coast of Eyre Peninsula and its amazing wild beauty and contrasting landscapes rich with native fauna.


Our love is to send you home with the most memorable choice of the holiday you made in Australia.


To date, we’ve trekked all through the South Australian outback, to the ocean and beyond… with guests from all over the globe returning home with new tales to tell and memories of a land with wildlife and scenery that is
spectacular and unique.

"Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures"

AUSTRALIAN SEA LIONS

The Australian sea lion is a pinniped, most closely related to other species of sea lions and fur seals making up the family Otariidae. These mammals use their flippers to propel themselves in water and can walk on land with
their flippers. Australian sea lions share distinct features with other sea lions. These include short fur, short flippers and a bulky body.

DAY TWO

Gawler Ranges National Park - a rugged outback experience with a different view around every corner. A quick 60 minute flight from Adelaide will have you landing in the remote wilderness of the Gawler Ranges. Luxury safari camp lodging provides for an intimate experience like no other with daily guided tours discovering the local area.


Wildlife wanders through the camp going about its daily business whilst you marvel in the up close interaction they allow. You will be able to visit expansive dry salt lakes where the salt crust glistens in the outback sun, reaching far beyond the horizon.


An exciting and not to be missed opportunity whilst here is a stop at Streaky Bay to join a swim with the sea lions experience - these playful creatures of the sea will leave you smiling for days!

LAKE GAIRDNER

Lake Gairdner is located about 440 kilometres (270 mi) northwest of the state capital of Adelaide and about 150 kilometres (93 mi) northwest of Port Augusta in the foothills on the northern side of the Gawler Ranges
and to the west of Lake Torrens.

The lake is over 160 km (99 mi) long and 48 km (30 mi) across with salt over 1.2 metres (3 ft 11 in) thick in some places.

 

Lake Gairdner was named by the Governor of South Australia, Richard MacDonnell in October 1857 after Gordon Gairdner, a Chief Clerk of the Australian Department in the Colonial Office.


Lake Gairdner along with Lake Everard and Lake Harris form the extent of the Lake Gairdner National Park. The lakes were all
once part of an inland sea that stretched all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria.


Six ephemeral creeks feed the lake including Garden Well Creek, Gorge Creek and Yeltabinna Creek. The land occupying the extent of Lake Gairdner was gazetted as a
locality by the Government of South Australia on 26 April 2013 under the name 'Lake Gairdner'.

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"

DAY THREE

Enjoy a leisurely morning at camp before meeting your aircraft at Wudinna for your private air transfer back to Adelaide.

RED KANGAROO

This species is a very large kangaroo with long, pointed ears and a squared-off muzzle. They are sexually dimorphic as the males
have short, red-brown fur, fading to pale buff below and on the limbs.


Females are smaller than males and are blue-grey with a brown tinge, pale grey below, although arid zone females are coloured more like males. It has two forelimbs with small claws, two muscular hindlimbs, which are used for jumping, and a strong tail which is often used to create a tripod when standing upright.


The red kangaroo's legs work much like a rubber band, with the Achilles tendon stretching as the animal comes down, then releasing its energy to propel the animal up and forward, enabling the characteristic
bouncing locomotion.


The red kangaroo maintains its internal temperature at a point of homeostasis about 36 °C (97 °F) using a variety of physical, physiological, and behavioural adaptations.

 

These include having an insulating layer of fur, being less active and staying in the shade
when temperatures are high, panting,  Sweating, and licking its forelimbs.

"The most beautiful place in the world is, of course, the world itself"