5 Day Flinders Ranges & Outback Inc Arkaroola (4nts Standard Motel Unit - Double/Twin)

Additional Information

This is a tour into the sometimes unpredictable outback of Australia. Passengers need to bring an easy going outlook and a willingness to assist the tour guide at times. Advertised itineraries may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. No refund will be offered if SA Eco Tours are unable to achieve all locations within the itinerary.

Included in price:
Professional, accredited tour guide/driver, Comfortable air-conditioned off-road tour vehicle, National Park Entry Fees, Mine Tour, Ridge Top 4WD Tour, sightseeing and bushwalking per itinerary. Accommodation is double/twin-share in a Standard Motel Unit.
What to bring:
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, Spending money for snacks, drinks and souvenirs, Shorts & t-shirts, Fly Nets, Insect Repellant, hat, sunscreen, Comfortable walking shoes, Refillable Water Bottle (1 ltr Min).
Fitness level required:
Low
Child policies:
Children must be at least 7 years of age and at least 140cm tall
Departure points:
Adelaide, South Australia
Departure time:
No Specific Times Fri
Pickup/departure instructions:
Departs Adelaide between 6.30am and 8.00am from your city accommodation or the Central Bus Station.
Duration:
5 Days 4 Nights
Approximate Return Time:
7:00 pm
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Tour Details

Operator
SA Eco Tours
Destinations
Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola, Wilpena Pound, Clare Valley, Yourambulla Caves and Brachina Gorge
Departs From
Adelaide

Tour Description

Join us on a 5 day tour of the Flinders Ranges and the Australian Outback. See history come alive in the old townships of The Outback and see spectacular scenery and the flora and fauna of the Flinders Ranges. Visit Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and Wilpena Pound. A great tour for nature and geology lovers.

Highlights include:
Flinders Ranges National Park, Gammon Ranges National Park, Quorn/Old Ghan railway station, Warren Gorge Conservation Park, Brachina Gorge, Blinman Mine Tour, Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, 4WD Ridge Top Tour, Wilpena Pound (Ikara).

DAY 1 FRIDAY
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 South Australia. 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) (D)

DAY 2 SATURDAY
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)

DAY 3 SUNDAY
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) (L) (D)

DAY 4 MONDAY
This morning travel through 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 there is.
Overnight: Wilpena Pound or Rawnsley Park Resort (depending on availability)
Meals: (B) (L) (D

DAY 5 TUESDAY
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)

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5 Day Flinders Ranges & Outback Inc Arkaroola (4nts Standard Motel Unit - Double/Twin)

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