5 Day Flinders and Arkaroola Tour

    An exciting small group Eco-Adventure from Adelaide in the famous Flinders Ranges: see the incredible rock formation of Wilpena pound, an abundance of wildlife, wilderness, local Aboriginal artworks culture as well as multiple accommodation options from sleeping under the stars in a tent to luxury cabins.

    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 on our 5 day Flinders Ranges tour.

    The Flinders Ranges are known for their unique beauty, indigenous history, ancient geological formations, rich colours and textures and abundant wildlife. Home to a huge array of plant species, birds, reptiles, and mammals, the vibrant colours of the Yellow-footed rock wallaby the 800 million-year-old quartzite and limestone outcrop that is the Flinders, are truly spectacular.

    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 Ridgetop tour.

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      Day 1: Warrens Gorge Conservation Park

      Commence your wilderness journey heading north via the old coastal towns of Port Wakefield and PortGermein, 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, Rawnsley Park or Quorn Motel (depending on availability)
      Meals included: Picnic Lunch
      Own Expense: Restaurant dinner

      Day 2:

      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
      Optional Extra: Night sky observatory
      Meals included: Continental
      Own Expense: Blinman Café
      Included: Arkaroola Restaurant dinner

      Day 3: 4WD Ridge Top tour to Siller’s Lookout

      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 kick back and relax, breathe in the fresh air while taking in the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds you. 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 Scenic Flights
      Meals included: Continental breakfast, Arkaroola Café lunch, dinner Arkaroola Restaurant

      Day 4: Wilpena Pound

      This morning travel though some of most amazing country there is to offer. Meet the locals at the Iga Warta aboriginal community with their collection of local artefacts. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the old Copley Bakery.

      Our local tour guide will then 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 Resort, Rawnsley Park Station or Quorn Motel (depending on availability)
      Optional Extra: Wilpena Pound Scenic Flights
      Meals included: Continental breakfast,
      Own Expense: Café/Bakery
      Own Expense: Restaurant

      Day 5: Clare Valley

      Enjoy an early morning walk, breathe in the fresh air while listening to the unique sounds of the Australian Bush. 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.

      Have 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.

      Meals included: Continental breakfast
      Own Expense: Café/Bakery

      What To Bring
      • Flinders Ranges and Gammon Ranges National Parks
      • Quorn/Old Ghan railway station
      • Warren Gorge and Kanyaka Ruins
      • Flinders Ranges National Park
      • Wilpena Pound
      • Brachina Gorge
      • Bunyeroo Gorge/Ediacaran fossils
      • Blinman Mine Tour
      • Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary 4WD Ridge Top Tour
      • Beltana Homestead Aboriginal Rock Art
      • Clare Valley Wine Tasting

      Essential things to pack

      • Carry on bag
      • Bag for clothing (stored in trailer)
      • Any special medication needs you have
      • Toiletries including towels
      • Warm clothing including long sleeve tops & pants
      • Shorts & T-shirts
      • Fly Nets (Snowys stock these)
      • Carry on bag
      • Insect Repellant, hat, sunscreen
      • Comfortable walking shoes
      • Water Bottle

      Important Booking Info

      How much luggage can I bring?

      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.

      How fit do I have to be?

      Participants should have a good to moderate fitness level for this tour and be aware that walks often take place over uneven ground.


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