Discover the highlights of Adelaide and Hahndorf on a morning sightseeing tour. This tour offers an opportunity to see some of Adelaide city, the historic Adelaide Oval, beautiful views from Mount Lofty Summit and the old German village of Hahndorf.
5 Day Flinders and Arkaroola Safari
Flinders Ranges in South Australia is one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth! Experience the unforgettable magic of the desert sky of the Real Australian Outback. The Flinders Ranges are known for their unique beauty, indigenous history, ancient geological formations, rich colours & textures and abundant wildlife. Home to a huge array of plant species, birds, reptiles and mammals, the vibrant colours of Yellow-footed rock wallaby the 800 million-year-old quartzite and limestone outcrop that is the Flinders, are truly spectacular.
On the first night on this Flinders Ranges tour, we stay at Merna Mora its a popular tourist destination in the Wilpena Pound area of the Central Flinders Ranges. Merna Mora plays a vital part in the cattle and sheep station enterprise and offers a genuine and authentic experience for those wishing to escape and witness the outback lifestyle and atmosphere.
Day 2 you will visit the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary it is in spectacular, rugged mountains of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia's remote Outback. Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is set in a privately owned, 610 sq km property, in the stunning Northern Flinders Ranges, which has unique, geological, scenic and ecological significance. Here you can experience a scenic flight over the area (optional at additional cost) Or you can enjoy plenty of hikes from the Arkaroola wilderness sanctuary a mecca for bushwalkers and nature lovers.
Day 3 is your adventure day with Arkaroola's signature 4WD tour - an unforgettable encounter with the timeless terrain and unique natural beauty of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Travelling in a specially constructed open-top 4WD vehicle, Ridgetop passengers are taken on a guided tour of some of the most spectacularly rugged country on earth. Trained tour guides share their knowledge of Arkaroola's 1600-million year geological history as they navigate the steep slopes and hair-raising ascents of the famous Ridgetop Track.
Inspiring images of red granite mountains and golden spinifex covered hillsides give way to a breath-taking view across the Freeling Heights, Lake Frome and the desert beyond. Take in the 360-degree panorama as you enjoy morning tea at Sillers Lookout - a lofty pinnacle at the end of the Track.
Day 4 of your Flinders Ranges Tour explore the old woolshed (once one of the most important in the land), and the stone monument to explorer Ernest Giles, who set out on a death-defying journey from Beltana to Perth, Western Australia in 1875, one of Australia’s most famous pioneering expeditions. Then we head to Wilpena Pound for some bushwalking, trails range from the leisurely hour-long Drought Busters Trail to the 7km Wangara Lookout Hike.
So much outback and nature to explore over the 5 days on tour you will really experience South Australia.
Your 5 Day Small Group Flinders Ranges tour includes Wilpena Pound, Southern and Northern Flinders, Arkaroola including 4WD Ridge top tour.
5 Day Flinders and Arkaroola Safari
Tour itinerary - 5 Days
Adelaide to Flinders Ranges
Commence your wilderness journey heading north via the old coastal towns of Port Wakefield and Port Germein, which boasts the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. During the safari your Tour Guide will introduce you to a remarkable and resilient history of both Aboriginal and white settlement in S.A.
Be amazed by the beauty of the Southern Flinders Ranges, 600 million year old mountain peaks and spectacular views over Spencer Gulf. Travel through picturesque Pichi Richi Pass to the historic township of Quorn. With its typical outback buildings and the original Ghan Railway station, Quorn has been the setting for many iconic Australian films.
Follow in the path of our early explorers driving to Warrens Gorge Conservation Park to search for rare Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies. Dramatic rock outcrops harbour these endangered wallabies with only an estimated 8,000 living in the wild. Sit back in our comfortable, fully equipped 4WD vehicle as we head along remote tracks through the deserted Willochra Plains where eagles soar and emus run free.
Overnight: Wilpena Pound or Rawnsley Park Resort (depending on availability) Meals: (L)
Flinders Ranges to Arkaroola
After a hearty breakfast, travel north, getting a bird’s eye view of this magnificent area from an array
of scenic lookouts. Soak up the clean air, savour the solitude and be enriched by the beauty of these spectacular mountains. At Blinman, a local miner will take you deep underground into an abandoned copper mine with its many shafts, to be enthralled by stories of the hardy Cornish miners.
Venturing into the remote outback of Australia, we will cross ancient creek beds that meander out east to Lake Frome. See the Red Sandhill country that holds thousands of years of sacred believes to the Adnyamathanha aboriginal people
On our way to Arkaroola’s world heritage sanctuary, see a stunning change in the landscape from the high peaks of the mighty Flinders, spectacular deserts to the ancient mountains of the Gammon Range.
Overnight: Arkaroola Wilderness Lodge Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Arkaroola to Beltana Homestead
Buckle up for an exhilarating 4WD Ridge Top tour to Siller’s Lookout. Hang on as your expert guide carefully transverses steep terrain to the top. Breathtaking views as far as your eye can see are witnessed from this unique advantage point.
After lunch take in the awe-inspiring scenery, heading out to a variety of beauty spots. Arkaroola is one
of Australia’s outstanding geological “hot spots” with rocks dating back 1.6 billion years. It has natural arid landscapes, including steep ridges, red gorges and secluded waterholes.
Overnight: Arkaroola Wilderness Lodge
Optional Extra: Arkaroola & Lake Eyre Scenic Flights Meals: (B)
Beltana Homestead to Rawnsley Park Station
This morning travel through some of the most amazing country there is to offer. Meet the locals at the Iga Warta aboriginal community with their collection of local artifacts. Enjoy a Scrumptious lunch of your choice at the Iconic Prairie Hotel. Our local guide will drive you on a wonderful journey to the secluded and ever-changing creek beds of Brachina Gorge. This is an area alive with wildlife and boasts a remarkable geological history including Ediacaran fossils. World-renowned South Australian painter, Sir Hans Heysen was inspired by this country and painted many of his landscapes here. Then immerse yourself in the ancient landscape; take that special photograph or just enjoy some of the most spectacular outback scenery there is.
Overnight: Wilpena Pound or Rawnsley Park Resort (depending on availability) Meals: (B)
Flinders Ranges to Adelaide
Spend a relaxing morning travelling back to Adelaide along the Eastern side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges with its mighty Red Gum forests. The land will change into lush expanses of natural rural beauty as we head south. Enjoy a break in the world-famous Clare Valley wine region.
No doubt you will leave with life-long memories to share with family and friends about your journey to the Flinders Ranges & Outback Australia.
Optional: Self-guided early morning bushwalk following the tree-lined creek beds to Wangara Lookout. Optional Extra: Wilpena Pound Scenic Flights
Meals: (B) (L)
Tour code: HB5DAY
1 night camping 3 nights Cabin Non Ensuite Single
1 night camping 3 nights cabin Double or Twin
3 nights cabin (en-suite)/1 night cabin (non en-suite) Double or Twin
3 nights cabin (en-suite)/1 night cabin (non en-suite) Single
Contact Us with your travel enquiries for our 5 Day Flinders and Arkaroola Safari Now
We are open, and we are taking bookings. Due to the uncertain nature of Covid-19 however, we are not taking payment for any bookings until 90-days before departure when we can be certain of all travel #travellater #booknow
Post-COVID tour departure: 25 September 2020 and 30 October 2020
Departs: Adelaide last Friday of each month except December and January.
Pick up Time: 7.30 am to 8.00 am from your city accommodation or the Central Bus Station.
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Luggage: Luggage should be kept to 15 kg in a soft bag or backpack with an additional day pack
Dietary: Please advise any dietary requirements or medical conditions when reconfirming reservation.
Fitness: Participants should have a good to moderate fitness level for this tour and be aware that walks often take place over uneven ground.
Similar Tours to 5 Day Flinders and Arkaroola Safari
Visit the renowned McLaren Vale wine region for wine tastings at 3 wineries, an opportunity to sample some South Australian sweet treats and then take a leisurely seaside stroll along the beautiful bay of Glenelg.
A day out filled with wine tasting and some of the best wineries in Australia, not just the Barossa Valley. Small vineyards and large are visited as well as some other notable sights including the world’s largest Rocking Horse and the amazing Whispering Wall. It’s not all drinking, a wholesome BBQ lunch is also included.
A beautiful and easy cycle through forests, rolling vineyards with ocean views, visiting local cellar doors.
For those with limited time this day tour starts and finishes in Adelaide and allows you to see the highlights of Kangaroo Island departing from and returning to Adelaide. Visit Seal Bay to walk on the beach with sea lions and visit Hanson Bay wildlife sanctuary. Explore Flinders Chase National park where you will walk to Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. So much packed into one day including lunch.
See the spectacular regeneration of the native vegetation and wildlife that was devastated by the bushfires on our new one Day one Night tour to Kangaroo Island. Small private group touring.
Enjoy the splendour of Kangaroo Island, only a short bus and ferry ride from Adelaide. The island is renowned for the many varied landforms, pristine beaches, national park and wildlife spotting opportunities. Stay at Vivonne Bay Lodge overnight.
Take the time to explore Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s finest nature-based tourism destinations. This relaxed yet comprehensive two-day tour takes in Kangaroo Island’s fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes and unique local produce.
Beaches and Bush! Explore the wilderness, rugged bushlands and discover the hidden treasures of this region. Between Adelaide to Melbourne stretches the treacherous shipwreck coastline, rugged mountain ranges and miles of natural bushland rich in wildlife and Aboriginal history.
Discover why the Great Ocean Road is so great on this three-day adventure tour between Adelaide and Melbourne. Visit Loch Ard Gorge, Bay of Martyrs, and the Twelve Apostles and London Bridge rock formations as well as the towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. You will also have the chance to explore the Grampians National Park with walks and hikes while learning about the Aboriginal stories of the land and spotting wildlife at Halls Gap.
Get a more in-depth look at the Flinders ranges region of South Australia and the surrounding towns and history on this tour that starts and finishes in Adelaide.
This Self-guided cycling tour is tailored for the occasional rider and someone who enjoys great food, even better wine and gentle outdoor activity against beautiful, natural Australian backdrops. Visit the Clare Valley in style.
Travel to the beautiful Yorke Peninsula near Adelaide to experience wildlife, Aboriginal culture and unique wild coastal landscapes and artisan country food, beer and wine. Get off the beaten track to see a unique part of South Australia.
This six-day Adelaide to Alice Springs adventure tour has it all. Visit the magnificent Flinders Ranges and the stunning Red Centre including Uluru (Ayers Rock) while also spending a night at the underground town of Coober Pedy. Roll out your swag under the stars or opt for a bit more comfort with an upgrade to some accommodation on some nights – the choice is yours.
Explore in more depth the southwestern coastline and interior of South Australia known as the Eyre Peninsula. This camping tour departs from Adelaide takes in the stunning landforms and wildlife in the region through the Flinders Ranges to the coast. Options are available to go swimming with seals and dolphins or cage dive with Great White Sharks. Visit Southern Flinders Ranges – Alligator and Warren Gorges.
This exciting 7-day tour will take you from Adelaide to Lake Eyre and the famous South Australian Flinders Ranges. Plus visit Coober Pedy the underground Opal mining town.
This is the ultimate road trip across some of the less-travelled roads of Australia to see sights that will inspire you: the remoteness of the Nullarbor Plain, wildlife experiences, swim with sea lions (optional), national parks and walks, un-touched beaches and towering forests. Stay in a mix of camping and hostel-style accommodation for your comfort.
See all the best bits between Adelaide and Darwin including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National park. A tour package that combines the 6 day Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, 3 day Alice Springs to Darwin tour, and 3 day Kakadu and Litchfield tour including accommodation in Alice Springs and Darwin.