Flinders Ranges Tag along Tour or Catered Tour

 

Tour Overview  Dates:  ON DEMAND
Duration: 4 Day Tag along Tour
Trip Cost:  Tag Along Tour – $1180.00 (incl GST) Per vehicle – 2 people (Additional costs for extra adults or children)

Catered Tour – $TBA

Where:  Flinders Ranges
Degree of difficulty:  Basic to Moderate
Accommodation:  Horseshoe Top End property campground – showers and toilets available

Accommodation with linen is available at an additional cost – Catered Tours

Fees Includes Camping & 4WD Track fees and a pub meal at the Carrieton Hotel
Approximate Distance:  1000km’s including 4wd tracks (from Adelaide)
Maximum Vehicle No’s: 6 vehicles – Tag Along Tour Component
Closing Date: NA
Trip Details  Quorn is approximately 4hrs (336km’s – Hwy A1) drive from Adelaide.
Please let us know when you expect to arrive as we can meet you prior to departure. We can help you book a site at the Quorn Caravan Park for the night prior to you getting there, if you wish.

Date

Itinerary  – Tour starts at Quorn, S.A.

For those who can arrange to leave earlier, we will be meeting at the Quorn Caravan Park at around 6.00pm, to welcome you to our town. Set up camp, relax and enjoy a meal at your campsite, in the camp kitchen or at one of Quorn’s many lovely dining venues. There’s 4 pubs, 3 Cafe’s and an IGA supermarket to purchase food and drinks if you wish.  tag along
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Day 1 For those who are travelling today to Quorn, we will meet at Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre (Quorn Railway Station) in Quorn. We will be leaving for the Horseshoe Top End around 10.30am. Once at Horseshoe Top End, we will set up camp, have a leisurely lunch and then start to explore the property – 4WD driving, bush walking and photography.  tag along tour flinders ranges
Tag-Along Tour starts
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Day 2  tag along tour Horseshoe Top End Continuing exploring Horseshoe Top End.  Time to discover both your vehicle and your capabilities on the scenic station tracks. The tour includes a commentary on the local flora & fauna and instructions on how to traverse the terrain safely, without damaging your vehicle. Many opportunities for photography and some bush walking, taking in the spectacular scenery this part of the rugged Flinders Ranges has to offer.
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Day 3 Today we are exploring another property – Almerta Station – with different landscapes and 4WD tracks and we have lunch at a picturesque spring fed waterhole. On our way back to camp, we will call into the newly reopened Carrieton Hotel for dinner. Your main meal is included in the tour cost so just buy your own drinks and enjoy the lovely country pub atmosphere.  Almerta Station 4wd tag along tour
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Day 4 Explore Horseshoe Top End in the morning, breaking camp around noon and you can head home via Carrieton and down through the Mid North. Alternatively, for those who have more time, you can follow us across to Quorn and have lunch at one of the pubs or cafes and head home from there or stay on for our Extended Flinders Ranges Tour. We will be travelling further into the Flinders Ranges on more challenging 4WD Tracks with magnificent scenery and great photographic opportunities!   Flinders Ranges 4wd Tour
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PINDAN TOUR RATINGS

SCENIC EASY MODERATE ADVANCED
Limited 4WDriving Unsealed roads Bush tracks Rough terrain
Bitumen & Dirt roads Station tracks Beach terrain Steep Inclines and declines
Lookouts, Points of interest, Historic ruins Some 4WDriving Inclines, Declines, Side slopes Long Side slopes
Flora and fauna Easy inclines or declines Muddy areas Possible deep creek crossings
Soft sand Possible recoveries by towing, snatching or winching
Water crossings
Aspects of this particular tour that may involve the following: Yes / No Detail
Suitable for AWD / SUV vehicles No
Suitable for On-road trailers, Camper trailers and Caravans Yes Base camp at campground
Suitable for Off-road trailers, Camper trailers and Caravans Yes Base camp at campground
Remote area travel No
Limited water availability No
Long distances between fuel stops No Fuel available at Quorn
Traveling outside mobile phone coverage Yes – See Note Possibly no coverage for certain providers
Note: We carry a Satellite Phone for emergency calls only.

TERRAIN, TRACKS and DIFFICULTY

Terrain type, Track type, degree of Difficulty which will be encountered during a trip. Scenic Moderate Hard
Easy Advanced Extreme
Gravel Roads and Station Tracks Yes Yes
Winding Bush Tracks Yes Yes
Rocky Terrain Yes Yes Yes
Steep Ascents / Descents Yes Yes Yes
Sand Driving Yes
Mud Driving   (subject to local weather conditions) Yes Yes
Water Crossings   (subject to local weather conditions) Yes
Note: Yes – Indicates the types of Terrain, Tracks and degree of Difficulty encountered.

RECOMMENDED VEHICLE EQUIPMENT

Minimum Equipment requirements
Each vehicle should be equipped with: Recommended Mandatory
UHF Radio Yes
Long Handled Shovel ** Yes – See Note
Air Compressor and Tyre Pressure guage ** Yes – See Note
Snatch Strap ** See Note
Cable/Dynamica Rope Dampner ** See Note
Rated Shackles ** See Note
Sand Flag Not required
Water Blind Not required
Recovery equipment supplied for this tour Yes
Note: Loan handheld UHF’s are available.
Please advise us if you require a UHF radio so a loan unit can be arranged prior to the trip.
Note: **  If you wish to purchase these products, please contact us prior to the trip.

RECOMMENDED VEHICLE PREPARATION

Preparation Recommended Mandatory
Full vehicle service Yes
Fire Extinguisher Yes
First Aid Kit Yes
Rated front and rear Recovery Points Yes
Spare radiator hoses and fanbelts Yes
Spare Tyre Yes

One thought on “Flinders Ranges Tag along Tour or Catered Tour

  1. Peter stacey

    Hi Norman , we hope you and the family are well. We were wondering if it was to late to do one of your 3 or 4 day trips.

    There would be three of us in the ford ranger, could you please cost this if available.(could also include catered)

    We will all have swags and some cooking gear.

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