Our Arkaroola Tours take you to Arkaroola Village, located in the Northern Flinders Ranges and home to a rugged scenery with breathtaking views.
The remote location is a legally protected wilderness sanctuary and an important part of the Gammon Ranges and Arkaroola Bird Area.
Whether you are a keen bush walker, bird watcher or you are coming to paint, photograph or relax, we offer you a great mixture of activities.
Experience Arkaroola on the world famous Ridgetop Tour, watch millions of outback stars at the Observatory and discover the many layers of the ochre wall nearby.
Optional Arkaroola Scenic Flights to witness the beauty from a bird’s eye view and extra time at Arkaroola for bird watching, bush walking, painting and photographic journeys.
Enjoy an overnight stop in Clare Valley and visit the Martindale Hall in Mintaro followed by tasty gourmet lunch platters at Reillys Cellar Door.
Arkaroola Tours Highlights & Inclusions
- Pickup from Adelaide City Hotel
- Drop Off Adelaide City Hotel or Airport
- All Meals from Morning Tea Day 1 until Lunch Day 7
- Drinking Water, Snacks and Fruit
- 1x Night Prairie Hotel and their unique “Flinders Feral Food” Dinner
- 4x Nights Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
- 1x Night Clare Valley
- Historic Township of Quorn
- Wilpena Panorama Gallery
- Observatory Tour at Arkaroola
- Arkaroola Ridgetop Tour including Siller’s Lookout
- Arkaroola Half Day 4WD Tour to Echo Camp and waterholes
- Arkaroola Ochre Wall
- Arkaroola Free Time (walking, bird watching, photographs, painting)
- Blinman Historic Copper Town
- Great Wall of China
- Angorichina Station
- Clare Valley
- Martindale Hall
- Reillys Wine Tasting and Gourmet Lunch
- Fully Guided Activities
- All National Park Fees
Arkaroola Tours – Travel from Adelaide to the Prairie Hotel
Day 1 Leave the busy city district of Adelaide behind and let us take you on a tour filled with wonder and secrets of Arkaroola. Our first stop takes us to Laura, home of the heritage icon Golden North Ice Cream. We then take a short drive to Quorn and enjoy some free time to explore the historic town before lunch. We continue our journey to Hawker. Visit the Wilpena Panorama Gallery and view Wilpena superbly portrayed by local artist Jeff Morgan. The iconic Prairie Hotel is our final destination for tonight. Check out the fossil collection, talk to the friendly locals and have a look at their innovative menu with a “Flinders Feral Food” twist. We finish the day with a delicious and unique Prairie Hotel meal. Lunch, Dinner, Prairie Hotel overnight
Day 2 After a hearty breakfast it is time to explore the old copper mining town of Blinman. Visit a historical working shearing shed at Angorichina Station. In addition we also stop at the Great Wall of China before making our way to the most ancient of lands Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Arkaroola features rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes. We follow the Vulkathanha Gammon Ranges Road deep into the Northern Flinders Ranges and you can take a first glimpse at the ancient ridges and the remoteness of this area. Upon our arrival at Arkaroola Resort we settle into our rooms for the next four nights. This tour offers the best opportunity to really explore the uniqueness of Arkaroola. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Arkaroola Sanctuary overnight
Enjoy the Ridgetop Tour and Observatory at Arkaroola
Day 3 Today we experience Arkaroola’s world famous signature tour – the Ridgetop Tour. We travel in specially designed vehicles for an unforgettable encounter with the timeless terrain and unique natural beauty. Witness 360 degree views at the top of the Ridgetop track. After a late lunch we wind our way to the Ochre Wall and be amazed by the different colours and rock layers. Furthermore you can join us for a wonderful creek walk. And tonight we watch the various planets and million stars through telescopes at Arkaroola’s own Observatory. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Arkaroola Sanctuary overnight
Day 4 Arkaroola is such a special and awe inspiring area that most travellers wished they had one extra day out here. On our Arkaroola Tours we give you exactly what you are looking for. Spend the day at your own leisure. Venture on a bird watching or photographic journey. Look out for some of the 160 recorded bird species to the area or the various flora and fauna abundant at this time of the year. Or how about you bring your painting brush and drawing tools. Plenty of inspiration, photographic opportunities and great encounters with wildlife out here. We will all meet back with the group as the sun sets over the ranges. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Arkaroola Sanctuary overnight
Half Day 4WD Tour to Echo Camp and Barranna Waterholes
Day 5 This morning we join a guided 4WD Tour passing by Echo Camp and Barraranna waterholes as the track follows the winding gorge carved by the Arkaroola Creek. It is the perfect contrast to the famous Ridgetop Tour. We have a late lunch at the resort and why not take an optional scenic flight over Lake Frome or Arkaroola Sanctuary this afternoon. The Arkaroola scenic flight will give you a bird’s eye view of the ancient southern Arkaroola to the granite and quartzite outcrops of Mount Gee, the Mawson Plateau and the Freeling Heights. This flight is 30 minutes. Or fly for 75 minutes taking you over Arkaroola and east across the flood plains to the whitest salt lake in Australia, Lake Frome. You will see old sand dunes trapped forever in the Lake’s crusty grasp, a relic of the time when central Australia was once an inland sea. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Arkaroola Sanctuary overnight
Depart Arkaroola and travel to Clare Valley and Adelaide
Day 6 Wow, what an amazing time at Arkaroola, but it is time to say goodbye. Our journey takes us south through the country towns of Eurelia, Orroroo and Jamestown, home to the iconic man R.M.Williams. Our final destination is one of the oldest wine regions of Australia, Clare Valley, which is also the Riesling capital of Australia. But the Clare Valley is not just about Riesling. It is also about organic lamb, free range chicken, wood fired bread, extra virgin olive oil, Shiraz and rich in history. Enjoy a beautiful dinner and an overnight stay in Clare. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Clare Valley overnight
Day 7 Wake up in the heart of Clare Valley surrounded by beautiful old wines and warm hospitality. After breakfast we make our way to the very impressive Martindale Hall in Mintaro. Embark on a self-guided tour of this stunning sandstone mansion with significant heritage value. For lunch we take you to Reillys Cellar Door, enjoy the delicious gourmet platters and a wine tasting. Packed with amazing memories we drive back to Adelaide and arrive around 4.30 pm. Breakfast, Lunch
I’ve recently downloaded my photos and am putting them onto a CD with some background music. Yes, the memories of the trip are still very much at the front of my daily thoughts – Arkaroola made such an impression on me. On Sunday afternoon, there was a 4WD show on TV which commenced at Arkaroola and down through the Flinders Ranges including some places we visited. Seeing this, only enhanced the great memories I have. Thanks you for providing such an enjoyable trip, I’ve forwarded on your recent newsletter to some friends of mine who were very interested in the tour. Stay safe until next time. LindaLinda V.
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