Travel to the Flinders Ranges, which offers some of the most stunning scenery in Australia with a rolling range of majestic peaks and rugged ridges, deep gorges and endemic plants and animals.
About the trip:
We commence our tour in Adelaide and explore the route to Port Augusta via Melrose and the Pichi Richi Railway. In Port Augusta we’ll visit the unique Arid Lands Botanic Garden before heading to the northern Flinders. Over the next few days we’ll explore ancient gorges, river beds of red river gums, take in the beautiful scenery of Wilpena Pound, learn about the history of the area and create unforgettable experiences. Our tour concludes with a stay at the world class wine region of the Clare Valley. Each evening we stay at comfortable accommodation offering both stunning scenery and the best of outback hospitality. Accompanied by Sandy Pratten from the Foundation & Friends, this tour is not to be missed.
About your leader:
Sandy Pratten trained at Ryde College of Horticulture and has been director of her own Landscape Design business for more than 30 years. She grew up in Sydney, lived 20 years in rural NSW, and has now returned. She is a guide at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and has lectured in horticulture for over 15 years. Passionate about travelling and exploring new landscapes, and a professional artist, she is interested in the sense of place in a country and the culture as a whole which contributes to the land use. She has taken several garden tours throughout NSW. In 2011 Sandy was on the ADFAS committee as head of Sydney Lecturers and is a member of the Australian Garden History Society. She spent four years recently on the Community Consultative Committee for Centennial Parklands. Sandy has led trips to India, Sri Lanka, China, Mexico, Myanmar, Cuba, Kakadu and Morocco for the Foundation & Friends. This will be Sandy’s first trip to South Australia with the Foundation & Friends.
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