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Flinders Ranges & Arkaroola 5-day Small Group Tour

  • 5days
  • Flinders & North SA

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This tour has special prices for the following periods :

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Aug 30 2024 Sep 03 2024 16 Single rooms AU$3,245 AU$3,495
Double rooms AU$3,045 AU$3,295

Flinders Ranges and Arkaroola 5-day Outback Small Group Tour

This is an exciting five day 4WD Flinders Ranges tour from Adelaide, exploring the Flinders Ranges and many historic towns and other places of natural interest throughout the South Australian outback. There is an optional 4 hour lake Eyre scenic flight.

See the stunning extremes of Australia’s Outback on this 5 day tour of the Flinders Ranges National Park and surrounds from Adelaide. Join our small group tour (min 4, max 16) to discover the history, wildlife, landscapes and geology of this amazing region.

This outback tour includes a visit to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary! Located 600km north of Adelaide in the ruggedly spectacular northern Flinders Ranges, this 610sq km sanctuary features unique geological features, rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes, and is home to a large range of bird, reptile and mammal species, including the endangered Yellow-Footed Rock-Wallaby.

Tour Highlights:

  • Flinders Ranges National Park
  • Quorn/Old Ghan railway station
  • Warren Gorge Conservation Park\
  • Wilpena Pound
  • Brachina Gorge
  • Blinman Mine Tour
  • Gammon Ranges National Park
  • Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
  • 4WD Ridge Top Tour
  • Bushwalking (optional)
  • Lake Eyre 4 x hour scenic flight (optional - highly recommended)

Included in the small group tour:

  • 4 x nights in 3*- 4*accommodation with breakfast (superior accomodation available).
  • 4 x dinners
  • 5 x lunches
  • Fully escorted from/to Adelaide in comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional, accredited tour guide/driver

Not Included: 

  • Anything not mentioned in 'included'
  • Extra activities (please email us for up-to-date listings)

Notes: 

  • Departs Adelaide last Friday of each month (or on demand)
  • Superior accomodation is available on request
  • You must be aware we are travelling to the remote outback of Australia where medical assistance may be more than 12 hours away, we do not recommend anyone who may require immediate medical assistance to travel on our trips.

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  • Day 1

    Pickup from Adelaide

    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 heading along remote tracks through the deserted Willochra Plains where eagles soar and emus run free. Overnight at Wilpena Pound or Rawnsley Park (picnic lunch included, dinner at own expense)

  • 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 your 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 at: Arkaroola Wilderness Lodge (Breakfast included, lunch at own expense at Blinman cafe, dinner included at Arkaroola)

  • Day 3

    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.

    Optional Extra: Arkaroola & Lake Eyre Scenic Flight Overnight at Arkaroola (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

  • Day 4

    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 coffee 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.

    After a scrumptious picnic lunch, immerse yourself in the ancient landscape. Take that special photograph or just enjoy some of the most spectacular outback scenery all around you. Overnight at Wilpena Pound or Rawnsley Park (breakfast included, lunch and dinner at own expense)

    Optional Extra: Self-guided early morning bushwalk following the tree-lined creek beds to Wangara Lookout. Optional Extra: Wilpena Pound Scenic Flights

  • Day 5

    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. (Breakfast included, lunch at own expense)

    No doubt you will leave with life-long memories to share with family and friends about your journey to the Flinders Ranges & Outback Australia.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jul 26 2024 Jul 30 2024 16 Single rooms AU$3,245
Double rooms AU$3,045
Aug 30 2024 Sep 03 2024 16 Single rooms AU$3,245
Double rooms AU$3,045
Sep 27 2024 Oct 01 2024 16 Single rooms AU$3,495
Double rooms AU$3,295
Oct 25 2024 Oct 29 2024 16 Single rooms AU$3,495
Double rooms AU$3,295
Nov 29 2024 Dec 03 2024 16 Single rooms AU$3,495
Double rooms AU$3,295
Jan 31 2025 Feb 04 2025 16 Single rooms AU$3,495
Double rooms AU$3,295
Feb 28 2025 Mar 04 2025 16 Single rooms AU$3,495
Double rooms AU$3,295
Mar 28 2025 Apr 01 2025 16 Single rooms AU$3,495
Double rooms AU$3,295

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