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  • 5 chats, 5 grasswren species
  • many other rare outback birds
  • Guiding to this area - 3 days or more
  • NEW: Wings & Wine Escape Package

    The exclusive 4 day, 3 nights Wings 'n' Wine Escape Package offers a unique combination of birdwatching and sampling the local delights of two of Australia's top wine producing areas: the Barossa and Clare Valleys. Stay at luxury heritage and exclusive bush retreat accommodation. Sample local produce and taste renowned wines. Observe some of SA's unique bird species. Birdwatching in style! Download brochure

    The package is only available on request and includes:

    Day 1. Early afternoon transfer from Adelaide to Barossa Valley. Accommodation of the highest standard in the homestead at “Wings Barossa Bird & Bush Retreat”, an exclusive bush retreat in the Barossa ranges only 1 hour from Adelaide. Slate and polished timber floors, antique and leather furnishings enhance your stay. Spend the afternoon leisurely taking in the abundant birdlife by using the many well-marked walking trails in the gently rolling hills and valleys that make up this unique 170 acre retreat. Enjoy an evening glass of wine on the verandah by the lake while watching water birds and kangaroos. This conservation reserve property is home to beautiful old gumtrees, yuccas and a large bird list including Adelaide Rosella, Red-browed Firetail, White-throated Treecreeper, Australasian Grebe, Square-tailed Kite and many more. Dinner will be delivered to your doorstep.

    Day 2.. As you awake to the morning bird chorus you'll be amazed by the fully stocked fridge containing supplies for a scrumptious breakfast. After breakfast your guide will collect you for a full day of birdwatching in the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley. Your guide has intimate knowledge of the area and will discuss your requirements with you, targeting the day to the birds (for example, Adelaide Rosella, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, rails and crakes, raptors, and mammals such as Eastern Brown Bandicoot, Koala) you wish to observe. Lunch will be taken at a local winery followed by a vineyard tour and winetasting. This evening your guide will accompany you to one of the exquisite local restaurants for dinner and return you to your accommodation.

    Day 3. After breakfast your guide will collect you for a leisurely drive to the Clare Valley, visiting the impressive Murray river on the way, and a patch of mallee scrubland for some of the drier-country species such as Chestnut Quail-thrush, Southern Scrubrobin and Gilbert's Whistler. We may even come across a Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat. After lunch and optional wine-tasting in Clare you check in at your accommodation at the unique, heritage-listed Bungaree Station. We'll explore the bird and wine delights the Clare Valley has to offer before returning to Bungaree for a home-cooked 3-course dinner.

    Day 4. You will be guaranteed to be impressed by the unique nature of Bungaree Station and its beautifully restored heritage buildings. What's even more amazing is that it is still a fully operational sheep station! This morning, after breakfast, you'll get the opportunity to witness first-hand the workings of this historic station complex, established in 1841, including Station Store, Homestead Gardens, Church and Woolshed as we stroll around the property with its wildlife, birds, deer, kangaroos and farm animals. You'll reluctantly leave for a short drive back to Adelaide, picking up any bird species you still need on the way. Your guide will return you to your accommodation (or the airport) in Adelaide shortly after lunch. Tour ends.

    For further details please download the information brochure

    Departure from Adelaide, South Australia. Available on request only. Minimum 2, maximum 4 participants.


  • Or phone +61409 763172.

    Leader: Peter Waanders or local guide

    Cost for package: $1600 AUD per person for 4 people, or $2200 AUD per person for 2 people. including accommodation and all meals, based on double or twin-share occupancy. Single occupancy is not available. Not included: breakfast and lunch on day 1, dinner on day 4, drinks and personal expenses.

    Download information brochure Trip reports of our previous tours

    Want just a day's birding from Wings Bird & Bush Retreat? Click here

    Of course you can stay at “Wings Bird & Bush Retreat” for a day or two guided birding. Your guide will pick you up from Wings.

    More about "Wings"          Report on a day's birding around Adelaide from Wings


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