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Gawler Ranges

The Gawler Ranges at the top of the Eyre Peninsula are a spectacular wilderness area of unspoiled beauty. Vast domes of volcanic rock display a vivid array of color against the pure white of the many salt lakes in the area, including Lake Gairdner. The Ranges are renowned for their display of wildflowers in the spring, and some 140 species of birds have been recorded. Also found in the Ranges are the Red and Western Grey Kangaroo, Euro, Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat, Pygmy Possum and Hopping Mouse. Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris combine a tour of this region with the Baird Bay swimming experience with the Australian Sea Lions and Dolphins.

Touring with Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris includes a stay Kangaluna Camp, which are luxury safari tents set in the stunning mallee wilderness region. Not far from the camp , volcanic rock formations can be seen, which are 1600 million years old. The stargazing in this area mesmerizing, providing one of the best opportunities to see the Milky Way.


Top 10 Things to See and Do:

  1. Swim with sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay
  2. Get close to wild koalas at Mikkara station
  3. Visit the ancient Organ Pipes Amphitheatre
  4. Walk out on Lake Gairdner with its glistening white salt pan set
  5. Gaze over a carpet of desert wildflowers in Springtime
  6. Witness Red Kangaroos bound across open planes
  7. Spot over 140 species of birds
  8. Learn about the ancient geology at Kolay Hut, Micira Rocks, Boundary Gorge and Nukey Valle
  9. Experience glamping at Kangaluna Camp
  10. Extend your trip and organize a cage dive with the Great White Shark

Weather/ Climate:

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius)  Seasonal Comments
Spring 12º C to 27º C
Summer 19º C to 33º C
Fall 11º C to 25º C
Winter 4º C to 18º C
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