Itinerary: (click here for route map pdf) (click here for printable itinerary pdf)
4-Day Personalised Four Wheel Drive Tour. See the best that South Australia's majestic Flinders Ranges has to offer.
Fly around the Spectacular Northern Flinders Ranges geological formation called the Mawson Plateau. After dark you tour the universe from one of Australia's largest privately owned astronomical observatory. Enjoy the world famous Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary's Ridge top Tour. Travel through the deep gorges of the Arkaroola Sanctuary.
Tour the length of the Flinders Ranges, enjoy the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary four hour 4WD Ridge Top Tour and 75 minute scenic flight over the Northern Flinders /Gammon Ranges including Lake Frome (salt lake).
Tour Includes: Ridge top tour, scenic flight, Arkaroola Observatory tour, three nights Arkaroola Resort, Dinner, (3 course) Bed & Breakfast (continental or cooked) twin share, Morning teas, lunches. Single supplement applies. Adelaide CBD pick up and drop off.
Day 1: 8.00am Adelaide pick up - Travel to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary via Burra (morning tea) along the Broken Hill road to the lonely township of Yunta (lunch).
From here our outback journey really begins as we leave the smooth tarmac roads behind us. For the next 300 km it's just us, dirt outback roads and the wildlife until
we reach the civilisation of Arkaroola Village. After dinner we view our outer solar system of planets, binary stars and galaxies from Arkaroola's Observatory.
Day 2: After a strong coffee and healthy breakfast we join the morning departure of the world famous "Ridge - top Tour" to witness the amazing views from the heights
of Sillers Lookout whilst taking in the knowledgeable commentary from one of Arkaroola's Eco- Accredited guides. After lunch we explore the Southern tracks of the
sanctuary including the historic Bolla Bollana Smelter and Waterhole, also the amazing Pinnacles which are an outstanding feature of the Mawson Valley and much more.
Day 3: This morning we dicover this amazing region by air with a 75 minute scenic flight over these ancient mountain ranges of the Arkaroola Sanctuary and fly further eastward to witness the vast expanse of Lake Frome (dry salt lake). The afternoon is filled by exploring the Northern tracks of the sanctuary including the Ochre wall, Barrarranna and Stubbs waterhole. (An easy short walk is required)
Day 4: This morning we say good bye to our new friends at Arkaroola and take the whole day to sightsee our way through to Adelaide. We cross the Vulkatana - Gammon Ranges National Park from east to west, passing through a small Aboriginal community of Neppabunna arriving at the old "Ghan" township of Copley just in time for morning tea accompanied with a delicious local specialty, the "Quondong pie". From here we turn south and travel parralel to the Heysen Range of the Central Flinders Ranges arriving at the historic railway township of Quorn where we are treated to a delicous cafe style lunch. After visiting a local gallery we travel through the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass to meet Australia's Highway 1. From here we travel express to Adelaide and say our goodbyes.