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Parachilna Gorge Discovery tour

Full day tour - seasonal - departs during Autumn and Spring school holidays at 7:30am (Rawnsley Park) and 8:00am (Wilpena). See below for dates.

Our Ediacaran Skies multi-day tour includes most of this tour.

This tour does more than just drive through Parachilna Gorge's spectacular scenery in our comfortable minibus. We stop, get out and explore. Discover ancient volcanoes and seas, fossils, tree lined creeks, incredible folding, and an asteroid impact. Enjoy morning tea amongst majestic, rugged peaks; and lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel in Parachilna. Explore picturesque, historic ruins and learn their dramatic history. During our drive, keep your eyes open for kangaroos, emus, eagles & other wildlife. Cost $250 per adult, $175 per child, $840 per family (up to 2 adults and 3 children). Price includes: - morning tea - lunch at the Prairie Hotel, Parachilna - pick up and drop off from Wilpena Pound Visitor Centre and Rawnsley Park Station - tour in our comfortable minibus. Things to bring: - walking shoes - camera - water bottle - sunscreen and hat. 2 to 10 people on tour. ** This tour is subject to road conditions & weather on the day. If we cancel the tour due to official road closures or heavy rain, then we will offer you either an alternate date or refund your booking.

Dates for Spring 2017 are:
26, 28 & 30 Sep
2 & 4 Oct 2017

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