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It’s the effort behind the scenes and on the trail that makes our walks so special 

For nearly 25 years, we’ve been guiding adventurers through the stunning landscapes of Australia.   Our purpose is simple: To provide unique small group walking experiences that seamlessly blend nature, landscape, and wellness.   However, there is a lot of effort that goes into curating our walking experiences to leave a lasting impression and benefit body, mind and soul. Let’s take a

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Why disconnecting to reconnect with nature could be your best investment yet! 

In an era dominated by digital content, streaming services have become an integral part of our daily lives. From binge-watching our favourite shows to discovering new music, these platforms offer endless entertainment at our fingertips. But what if we told you there’s a better investment for your time and money than another year of various streaming services? Imagine trading some

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Three Capes Group 2024

Embracing nature & wellness: Lower prices, higher value at Park Trek

This blog conveys Park Trek Walking Holidays’ commitment to time in nature, health and wellbeing, and to ensuring our walks are affordable and competitively priced. It also emphasises the enduring value of our curated walking experiences that seamlessly combine nature and wellness, through connection with country, landscape and others as well as personal development and growth.

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Bruny Magic

Reflections of a happy Bruny Island walker

  We get lots of lovely reviews from customers about their incredible walking experiences with us and what made them special. Recently, we had a call from a customer who had just completed our Bruny Island walk along with her daughter.   Her observations about why they had so enjoyed the trip were so rich we thought we’d share them

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Bay of Fires

Tasmania: A jewel in the global spotlight 

In the vast expanse of our world, some destinations capture the imagination, beckoning travellers with promises of unique experiences and breathtaking landscapes.   Tasmania has recently emerged as a shining star, earning its well-deserved place on The New York Times’ prestigious list of the top 52 Best Places to Visit in 2024.  As we delve into the wonders that earned Tasmania

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How to take micro-retreats in nature for personal wellbeing.

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and constantly chased. We all yearn for that elusive “me time,” a chance to hit the pause button on life’s demands. If you’re nodding along, fear not! Now I’ve often heard friends talk about the benefits of regular meditation to get respite and clarity, but I

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Limitless adventures with Park Trek: Let strides unveil new tales! 

If you’re seeking a retreat that not only reconnects you with nature but also ensures a seamless, enriching experience, then look no further than a walking and wellness experience with Park Trek. Our walking holidays transcend the ordinary.  At the heart of Park Trek’s ethos is sharing the highlights of Australia’s most iconic landscapes and places with our guests through

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Explore Kakadu, Litchfield and Arnhem Land: Unveil wonders of the Top-End

Embark on a Top-End journey through the heart of Australia’s natural and cultural marvels with Park Trek’s recently revamped and improved 6-day tour. This tour has been designed to immerse you in nature and inform you around the deep cultural significance of this amazing region. Here’s some the reasons you will love this adventure: 1. The Top-End is an iconic

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Vic Alps Highlights Sept 23

Why it’s great to explore in your Australian backyard.

Summer is a time of endless possibilities, and as the sun graces the southern hemisphere, it’s the perfect time to explore the wonders of your own backyard, and what better way to explore Australia than on a walking adventure.  Australia offers a vast array of natural beauty, from lush forests and pristine coastlines to rugged mountains, arid zones and unique

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Why we love our reimagined Daylesford-Goldfields track tours

Our Daylesford-Goldfields track walking tour has long been one of our most popular offerings and for good reason. Its accessibility from the bustling city of Melbourne has been a significant draw for adventurers and explorers alike Just a short journey from the heart of Melbourne, you can find yourself amidst the serene beauty and tranquillity of the Goldfields, making it

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Walking for well-being: Embracing community on group holidays

In a world that often feels hurried and disconnected, the allure of group walking holidays shines brighter than ever. These unique experiences offer not only a chance to explore breathtaking landscapes but also the opportunity to forge meaningful connections with like-minded travellers.   In this blog, we’ll delve into the myriad social benefits of joining group walking holidays. From the

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Exploring the World Step by Step: The Art of Walking Holidays

In a world that often seems to be moving at the speed of light, the allure of slowing down and savouring the journey has grown stronger. One way to embrace a more deliberate and mindful approach to travel is by embarking on a walking holiday.   But what exactly is a walking holiday? And why has it become an increasingly popular

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Birragung Wurundjeri Country

How Park Trek is committing to reconciliation – Our RAP

Australia stands proudly as a land of diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and a rich history that dates back tens of thousands of years. At the heart of this history lies the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who possess the world’s oldest continuing culture. Embracing and celebrating this heritage is important. As Dr. Tom Calma AO, Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia,

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Photo of the owner and his family on the Victorian Surf Coast

Introducing the owner of Park Trek

Growing up in the city, I was fortunate to have parents who loved Australian landscapes and the bush. From the Sapphire Coast to the Snowy Mountains and the Victorian High Country to the Surf Coast, being immersed in nature was an integral part of my life. As an avid hiker, camper and traveller, I’ve always found solace in the wild while balancing these pursuits with professional and other

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Happy Larapuna / Bay of Fires walking group

Wellness and walking: Why walking makes us feel good!

Why does walking makes us feel so good? We explore the links between walking and wellbeing, and the scientifically grounded model, known as the Five Ways to Wellbeing. Whether it be a local walk with friends (or your four legged-friend), or a more epic multi-day adventure, walking is an activity most of us can participate in and reap its many benefits.

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International Women's Day

Park Trek Celebrates International Women’s Day

Park Trek is proud to have wonderful women in our team that helps us deliver memorable and safe outdoor experiences to our guests. We would like to express our appreciation and celebrate women in our team. We asked women in our team to share their favourite Australian walks and reasons why they love outdoors. Read their answers below and get

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Proudly Supporting Greenfleet

Park Trek partners with Greenfleet to offset our carbon emissions

As an advanced eco-certified business with Ecotourism Australia, guests book with Park Trek knowing our tours are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and that we provide high-quality nature-based tourism experiences.  We take our commitment to the environment seriously and our guests know the commitment we have to Leave No Trace principles and minimising waste on tours –

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Purnululu National Park - walking tour

Walk the highlights of the beautiful Kimberley region

Walk the highlights of the beautiful Kimberley region The remote and beautiful Kimberley region in Australia’s northwest is a walkers’ paradise. The wilderness is vast and rugged and the walking – through gorges and beside pristine waterholes – is fabulous. Join Park Trek’s 10-day Kimberley walking tour and you can get right out amongst the highlights of this beautiful region. And right now is the perfect

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Book the Tarkine for 2022 and 2023

In the Tarkine (takayna) – the forest floor comes to life With borders in Tasmania largely closed until December 2021, it’s time to start planning for 2022 and beyond. Summer and autumn is a great time to visit the Tarkine, or more appropriately “takayna”. The rainforest comes into bloom and a huge array of fungi push their heads from the

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Billabong Northern Territory walking tours with park trek

Top 3 reasons to visit Kakadu and the Top End with Park Trek

Top 3 reasons to visit Kakadu and the Top End with Park Trek  (And $200 off our Top End trips is reason number 4)   1. It’s an iconic part of Australia  The top end of the Northern Territory is an important part of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage. Wetlands teeming wth birdlife, rugged escarpments, stunning waterfalls and significant rock art make

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Autumn fungi - Tarkine walking tours Tasmania

Autumn in the Tarkine – the forest floor comes to life

Autumn in the Tarkine – the forest floor comes to life We have limited places available at the special price of $1699 per person* this March As we roll gently in to Autumn, things begin to happen in the Tarkine. As the rain picks up, the rainforest comes into bloom. A huge array of fungi push their heads from the forest

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Great Ocean Walk walking tour with park trek

Hike the Great Ocean Walk in 2022

Hike the entire length of the Great Ocean Walk in 2022 Very few of us have had the chance to stretch our legs in 2020 & 2021, but we’re optimistic about 2022 being a good year, so what better time to start planning a great adventure! The Great Ocean Walk is a 105-kilometre trail running along Victoria’s southern coast. This

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Wilsons Prom Lightstation & Gippsland – NEW dates for 2022

Due to popular demand we have launched some new Wilson’s Prom and Gippsland departures for 2022. Monday 28 Feb to Thursday 3 March Monday 16 to Thursday 19 May  Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 October Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 November Wednesday 30 November to Saturday 3 December This trip offers an outstanding opportunity for walkers to explore this beautiful

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Victorian Alps Bushfire Charity Walk

Park Trek is offering four days of classic pack-free hiking this November to help support Victoria’s tourism industry with 100% of profits going to bushfire recovery. Parktreks’ Victorian Alpine Walking Tour is the perfect way to explore this magical region. The Victorian Alpine region has been hit hard this year. To offer our support we have put together a Victorian Alps

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Tigers Nest walking tour Bhutan

New trip! Spectacular Bhutan hiking

New trip! Spectacular Bhutan hiking Himalayan hiking, a cultural festival, the Tigers’ Nest and more  Bhutan is no ordinary country. It’s a place where happiness is part of the national identity. It’s a place where the people are warm and welcoming, the Himalayan peaks are spectacular and the travellers are few and far between. Join us on on our brand new 10-day

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Great Ocean Walk walking tour with park trek

#HolidayHereThisYear and receive $100 off these Victorian tours

#HolidayHereThisYear and receive $100 off these Victorian tours Support our hard-hit regional tourism businesses by holidaying at home this Autumn Right now, many of our local tourism operators are struggling to stay afloat. Tourist numbers have had a dramatic decline in the wake of recent events and small businesses are suffering.  The brutal bushfire season has affected many regions across the

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Daylesford Goldfields Track walking tour

A charming walk through the Victorian Goldfields

  Part walking holiday, part relaxing getaway, our Daylesford Goldfields Track walking tour treats you to the best of this beautiful region.  On this tour we’ll walk through the best of the Goldfields region of Victoria. These are quintessential Australian landscapes reminiscent of the paintings of the Heidelberg group.  Along the way we’ll pass reminders of the gold rush era – diggings, mining ruins

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arctic norway hiking - northern lights

Spectacular Arctic Norway hiking – new tour date just released

Glaciers, fjords and the Northern Lights – join us in September 2020  Our first ever Arctic Norway tour is almost sold out. With just one place left, we’ve opened a second tour date in September 2020, so there is another a chance to join us for this magical hiking trip-of-a-lifetime.  The tour departs from the northern Norway city of Tromso,

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The best long pack-free walks for 2020

Fjords, waterfalls, deserts and mountains – take a look at our line-up of the best fully-guided, multi-day, pack-free hikes for 2020. Walk with a group of like-minded hikers each day and settle in for a delicious home-cooked meal each night – these are spectacular hiking challenges without the heavy back pack. Arkaroola & Lake Eyre duration:  8 days departs:  from Adelaide; May & Sept walking:

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Cape Hauy Three capes walking tour

Three Capes final summer sellout – $1399 per person, limited availability

We are selling out the last available places on the 2019-2020 summer season at a huge discount! It’s your last chance to jump on our Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walking tour for the upcoming season. Our Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walking tour is enormously popular. Our 2019-2020 summer season is largely booked out, however we still have a few remaining places available on some tours.

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*Three Capes* – 8 places available in January 2020 – special price $1,399pp twin share – be quick

*Three Capes* – 8 places available in January 2020 – special price $1,399pp twin share – be quick   Due to cancellation we have 8 places available on the Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walking tour 16-19 January 2020. Grab your spot at a one-off special price. The Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walking tour is one of our most popular tours and it is usually

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great ocean walk walking tour park trek

Walk the full length of one of Australia’s most iconic trails

Take on the 105-kilometre challenge of the complete Great Ocean Walk The Great Ocean Walk is a trail that traverses Victoria’s spectacular southern coastline. It winds along clifftops, drops on to sandy beaches and wanders through rainforest. The full end-to-end trail is 105 kilometres – it’s a solid physical challenge wrapped up in spectacular scenery.  Park Trek’s Great Ocean Walk 7-day walking

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Tarkayna

Explore Tassie’s vast and ancient rainforest – the Tarkine

Explore Tassie’s vast and ancient rainforest – the Tarkine *Tarkine for Two* – special deal – bring a friend and save 20% off their tour price  The Tarkine is one of the largest tracts of cool-temperate rainforest in the world. Set in remote north-west Tasmania, this region is well known for its towering trees, lush understory, beautiful waterfalls and mighty rivers. Our

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Take $200 off the Kimberley in 2020!

Take $200 off the Kimberley in 2020! Our 20th birthday celebrations continue with another great special offer As you may have heard last week, Park Trek is turning 20 in 2020. To add to our 20th birthday celebrations we’re offering another brilliant special: $200 off all of our 2020 Kimberley tour departures.  Our Kimberley tours have been revamped for 2020 and for the

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Last minute – two places now available on our Vic Alps packhorse walking tour

There’s time to squeeze in one more adventure for 2019 A late cancellation has left two places available on our popular Victorian Alps packhorse tour. This nine-day tour takes us through the spectacular Victorian Alps with hiking highlights including the summits of both Mt Bogong and Mt Feathertop. Packhorses will carry our food, clothing and camping gear, leaving you are free to walk with

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Join us for a breathtaking day walk in October

A fun and social day out along Victoria’s spectacular south-eastern coast will launch our day walk program Our new day walk program kicks off in just over two weeks with our first walk along the breathtaking George Bass Coastal Trail in south-eastern Victoria on Saturday 19 October. This spectacular 15km return trail wanders along the clifftops of Victoria’s Bass Coast.

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Hiking clothes – what should you wear for day walking?

We investigate the best way to dress for a day on the walking trail The clothes you wear while hiking will impact on your comfort and safety. While specific garments are a matter of personal choice, some types of garments will offer more flexibility, safety and comfort. With the right range of clothes, you’ll be comfortable in any conditions. Here’s

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Walk with us on Tassie’s island gem, beautiful Bruny

Hike, birdwatch and get back to nature on our new Bruny Island walking tour Bruny Island is a like a little retreat from the ‘mainland’ of Tasmania. It is undeveloped and quiet, with rolling hills, eucalyptus forests and deserted beaches. It’s a great place for a getaway, with beautiful scenery, delightful walking and amazing birdwatching opportunities. Bruny Island sits off the

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Hike the incredible landscapes of Arctic Norway 

This is as far away from home as you can get. The far north of Norway is one of the most remote and spectacular regions of the world. The mountainous landscape is studded with lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and fjords. Elk and reindeer roam the land, kittiwakes and storm petrels fly overhead. Villages in this region are few and far between.  This is

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Three new day walks to get you out on the trail

Test out your hiking legs and get a taste of small-group walking on the spectacular trails of coastal Victoria. Last week we released our new Get Hiking Ready brochure to help you get the right gear and the right fitness levels for hiking.  In conjunction with Get Hiking Ready, we’re pleased to be launching a series of day walks that will go one step further

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Getting ready for a hike? We can help.

Getting ready for a hike? We can help. All the information you need is at your fingertips in our new ‘Get Hiking Ready’ brochure If you’ve booked on one of our walking tours in Australia or overseas and you’re wondering how to get prepared, we can help.  We have put together a comprehensive new brochure called Get Hiking Ready. It’s full

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Daylesford Goldfields Track – a walking tour with a seriously relaxing edge

Daylesford Goldfields Track – a walking tour with a seriously relaxing edge Wander along bush trails, sample local produce and explore the heritage towns of the beautiful Victorian goldfields While Park Trek’s Daylesford Goldfields Track trip is most definitely a walking tour, it’s fair to say it’s one of our most civilised and relaxing tours. We’ll do a substantial walk each

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Nine days in the wilderness – a true outback adventure 

Nine days in the wilderness – a true outback adventure  One hundred kilometres of walking in the spectacular northern Flinders Ranges – with a team of camels to do the heavy lifting. If you’re looking for a true wilderness experience and a unique adventure, consider our nine-day Flinders Ranges walking tour. This is not like most of our tours, which have a comfortable

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Cradle Mountain Group

Want to walk with other women?

Kangaroo Island, Tarkine Wilderness, Bay of Fires and the Bibbulmun Track – we have the country’s best walks on offer as women-only hiking tours. Park Trek has put together a full range of hiking trips which we offer to women only. These trips offer a friendly, welcoming and non-competitive space to take on a personal challenge, explore a beautiful environment

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Arkaroola and Lake Eyre – an incredible trip to the heart of Australia 

Arkaroola and Lake Eyre – an incredible trip to the heart of Australia Venture into the remote outback wilderness of South Australia  If you’re prepared to travel long distances into the outback, to venture into rarely-visited wilderness, to clamber over rocks on rough tracks and traverse along steep mountain-side trails, this trip will reward you with an outback experience like

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Hiking and yoga – a spectacular alpine retreat 

This serene combination of hiking and yoga in the Victorian Alps will nourish your mind, body and spirit  We are very excited to offer a brand new journey – a tour that will take you to the heart of the Victorian Alps, challenge your body and enliven your spirit. Park Trek has teamed up with yoga instructor and personal trainer Liz Donohue to

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Should I use hiking poles? Our answer to the walker’s question

Hiking poles? Or no poles? It’s a question that many walkers will ponder at some point. Here’s our advice to help you make an informed choice. Hiking poles (also known as trekking poles or walking poles) look a lot like stocks for skiing. People use them while hiking to aid with propulsion along the trail or to assist with joint support,

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Three reasons we’re super-excited about the Kimberley in 2020

Our 2020 Kimberley season dates and itineraries have just been released – and it’s going to be amazing! We’re always excited about the Kimberley. The rugged landscapes, dramatic gorges and pristine waterholes make the remote Kimberley region one of Australia’s most spectacular destinations.  But there are three very special reasons why we’re super-excited about the 2020 Kimberley season launching next

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Snap up an early bird deal – take $300 off Kakadu in 2020

Be an organised Jabiru and book ahead for 2020. You can take $300 off the trip price on our incredible 8-day Top End walking tour.  Our popular Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Nitmiluk and Litchfield 8-day walking tour takes you to the highlights of this fascinating and beautiful region.  Brilliant Top End experiences include:  Exploring the amazing Nourlangie rock art site – the famous Namarrgon

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Looking across to Mt Feathertop

Get amongst Victoria’s highest peaks in the Vic Alps

Incredible walking in the Bogong High Plains awaits on this magnificent 4-day tour. The Bogong High Plains offers a very special mountain experience. This large, undulating plains area sits up at an altitude amongst the highest peaks in Victoria – Mt Bogong, Mt Feathertop, Mt Nelse, Mt Hotham and Mt Jaitmathang. You can walk on the High Plains at mountain-top-altitude

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Walk the Grampians Peaks this Spring

We’ve got a special deal on our 4-day Grampians tour this Spring – bring a friend and they can take 25% off the tour price*. Details below.  Spring is surely the best time of year to visit the Grampians. The array of wildflowers spray delicate colour across the rugged, rock-strewn landscape. And the weather is perfect for hiking.  The Grampians Peaks

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12 Apostles at Sunset. Great Ocean Road Victoria

Take The Challenge – Walk The Entire Great Ocean Walk This October

Take the Challenge – walk the entire length of the Great Ocean Walk this OctoberThe Great Ocean Walk is a 105-kilometre trail running along Victoria’s southern coast. This magnificent track winds its way along beaches, across clifftops and through coastal forests from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles.   Park Trek is offering the opportunity to walk the entire length of

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Experience Kangaroo Island in Spring (and save $200)

After the cold winds of Winter have blown away and the pale Spring sun begins to warm the ground, things start to happen on Kangaroo Island. Birds forage in the undergrowth. Goannas emerge from their winter burrows. Wildflowers bloom in a carpet of vibrant colour.    When spring arrives, the bloom of colour and life add magic to the rugged coastlines and

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Explore the unique landscape of the Flinders Ranges

From Alligator Gorge to Blinman Pools, discover that landscapes that inspired Hans Heysen  Australian artist Hans Heysen travelled to the Flinders Ranges when he was 49 years old and was captivated by the landscape. Over the next twenty years he made 10 more trips to the Flinders Ranges and what he found there inspired him to create some of his

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