Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours

Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours

Adelaide (or Broken Hill option) for Arkaroola Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre Tour. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill, Adelaide or Melbourne.

6 days/5 nights tour – Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours includes 4WD to Lake shore walk, wetlands walk birds area, spectacular Arkaroola walks or Ridge Top Tour (optional), spot endangered rock wallabies as we drive through Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges, incredible rock art at Sacred Canyon & Chambers Gorge. We also experience the Old Ghan Railway, Tom Kruse “Outback Mailman” from “Back of Beyond” mail truck & history, Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Marree, Leigh Creek, Copley, Lake Eyre National Park, Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, Wilpena Pound walk & optional Wilpena flight.

Departs March 15-20, March 22-27,  April 7, 11, 22 &  27,  May 6, 10, 16 & 23 September 12-19  + September 20-27, October 18-25, 2016

Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours  – Itinerary

Day 1  – From Adelaide pickup (or Broken Hill option) approximately 8 am from airport or your accommodation for departure via spectacular mountain scenery as we travel via Clare Valley wine country, then in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges to Marree. Our journey takes us through rural SA to enjoy picturesque roadside stops for lunch and a morning teas. Visit historic Quorn & Hawker before arrival at Marree near Lake Eyre, for our comfy overnight stops. Enjoy a sunset walk and a relax at the bar before dinner & overnight at Marree Hotel. L, D

wilpena pound

Wilpena Pound

Day 2 –  From Marree, we take a 1 hr 30 min (or options 2.5 hours) scenic flight over Lake Eyre. Our flight allows us to see the latest highlights of the ever changing vast environment. See the Warburton Groove, the main inflow channel to Lake Eyre, Elliot Price Conservation Park, Halligan Bay, Lake Eyre South and learn of the Marree Man (a 4 km long, giant engraving in the landscape). We visit the shores of Lake Eyre and connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life. We visit a permanent water hole by Muloorina Station, a favourite spot for birds (including brolgas) and birdwatchers. On return to base, we see some of the sights of Marree, this once thriving Ghan Railway town. Marree is caretaker for some interesting railway relics, plus  the old mail truck used by legendary outback mailman Tom Kruse on the run from Marree to Birdsville. Overnight Marree. B,L,D

Arkaroola Sillers Peak Tour

Arkaroola Sillers Peak Tour

Arkaroola Resort Tour

Arkaroola Resort Tour

Day 3 – Today we visit the Old Ghan Railway ghost town of Farina, view the giant Leigh Creek coal mine, the fascinating and colourful Ochre Pits and travel via old Ghan railway towns. At Copley we head east  through the stunning Gammon Ranges to Arkaroola.  There’s plenty to do here in this remote, rugged area, including scenic flights or relaxing walks in the paths by nearby creeks After a spectacular day, relax by the fireside and share your experiences. Overnight Arkaroola BLD

Day 4 – Today we head out on the Arkaroola highlight, the Ridge Top Tour. The 4.5 hour Ridge Top Tour showcases the magic of the Northern Flinders Ranges timeless terrain and unique natural beauty of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Witness some of the most spectacularly rugged country on earth as you travel through Arkaroola’s 1600-million year geological history, as the inspiring images of red granite mountains and golden spinifex hillsides give way to a breath-taking view across the Freeling Heights, Lake Frome and the desert beyond. Overnight Arkaroola BLD

Day 5 – Today we leave Arkaroola & the Gammon Ranges to head south for Chambers Gorge, for insights and introductions to this stunning Aboriginal Rock Art Gallery and picturesque mountain and riverside landscape. Enjoy a walk in the gorge, and some of the most elaborate ceremonial rock art in Australia.  After morning tea we travel back-country roads that once supported a thriving wool industry, and head for the historic copper mining town of Blinman for insights into early days of the region. After lunch we cross through the Flinders, ABC and Heyson Ranges via Parachilna Gorge to the Prairie Hotel at Parachilna on the Old Ghan Railway Linefor refreshments and viewing the oldest complex life forms – the Ediacra Fossils, some of the oldest life forms on the planet. We then join the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail & Bunyeroo Gorge through the ancient rock layers that uplifted to form this spctacular geology, including Wilpena Pound. Stunning lookouts are a highlight of this journey as we wind our way to Wilpena Pound for the evening, nestled amongst the River Red Gums. BLD

Day 6– This morning we recommend the spectacular optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound.  There’s time also to enjoy the Wangarra Lookout & Hills Homestead walk into the Pound oer other nearby walks including Sacred Canyon. (more rock art).  Time permitting we visit the extensive Yourambulla Caves Aboriginal rock art sites and the impressive Kanyaka Station & stone woolshed ruins as we follow the Old Ghan Line via Quorn, through the Pitchi Ritchie Pass and the breathtaking view of Spencers Gulf & Port Augusta to arrive Adelaide around 6pm, delivered to your accommodation or airport connection. B,L

Arkaroola, Chambers Gorge, Wilpena Pound & Lake Eyre Tours & Flights

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From Adelaide to Arkaroola, Wilpena Pound, Lake Eyre (flight included), Flinders Ranges to Adelaide or Broken Hill. Cost including all meals, 1.5  hour Lake Eyre flight & accommodation in hotel / motel / chalet is $3,850 twin share (single supp $695) or comfy camping rate is $2,995.

Departs March 15-20, 22-27,  April  7,11, 22 &  27,  May 6, 10, 16 & 23 September 12-19  + September  20-27, October 18-25, 2015

Small Group Luxury 4WD Tour – Hotel upgrade options or camping

From Broken Hill or Adelaide options return to Adelaide or BH – Please ask

Call 1300 763 188 or email with any questions to [email protected]