Contact: Paul Keen or Astrid

Mobile: 0428 48 66 55

Phone:
Australian International code +61 8 8648 6655
Within Australia: (08) 8648 6655

E-mail: ahtours@chariot.net.au 

Your Flinders Ranges & Australian Outback Specialists
Departures


Aussie Heritage Tours

Prop: Paul Keen

6 Railway Tce. Quorn 5433.

RBNO 37153446

ABN 302 940 174 69

E-mail: ahtours@chariot.net.au

www.aussieheritagetours.com.au

Australian: Telephone: 08 8648 6655

Mobile: 0428 48 66 55

International: Phone: +61 8 8648 6655

Mobile: +61 428 48 66 55




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** Our tours only require a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 persons / vehicle (larger groups using multiple 4wd's)
** Tours depart Adelaide on ANY day of the week to suit your travel needs.
** All accommodation quoted on twin share basis. Single supplement applies.

The Flinders Ranges Adventure

2 Day - AHT006

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Included: Morning tea, lunches, 4WD tour and scenic flight, dinner (main course), bed & breakfast (continental) Twin/share.

Day 1:

7.30 am. pickup from your hotel in Adelaide, and travel 300 kms North to Pichi Richi Pass and the historic Ghan Railway township of Quorn, visit the spectacular Warren Gorge & the Kanyaka Homestead Ruins abandoned during the Great Drought of 1864-7. Lunch at Hawker the Hub of the Flinders Ranges and the gateway to the Outback before traveling through the Moralana Scenic Drive, one of the best in the Flinders Ranges, continuing on to the Pugilist Hill Lookout for views of the Chace Range & Wilpena Pound. Book into accommodation at Rawnsley Park Station or Wilpena Pound Resort depending on availability of accommodation.

Day 2:

Early breakfast before 30-minute flight around this spectacular, ancient geological formation called Wilpena Pound. After your unforgettable flight return to Adelaide via Bunyeroo Valley / Gorge & Brachina Gorge, a geological journey through 640 million years. Lunch at Hawker before continuing on through the quality wine producing Clare Valley. Stop to sample some local produce, arrive in Adelaide approx 6.00 - 6.30pm.

The Flinders Explorer

3 Day - AHT007

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Included: Morning tea, lunches, 4WD tour and scenic flight, dinner (main course), bed & breakfast (continental) Twin/share.

Day 1:

Same as day one of two-day tour.

Day 2:

Depart for Mount Chambers Gorge, the most spectacular accessible gorge in the Flinders Ranges. 4WD trek into the gorge for morning tea in idyllic river Red Gum surroundings and walk along the floor of Mt Chambers Creek to view the gallery of aboriginal rock engravings reputed to be thousands of years old. Visit the old copper mining town of Blinman for lunch and return to Wilpena Pound Resort via Parachilna Gorge, Bunyeroo Valley / Gorge & Brachina Gorge within the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, a geological journey through 640 million years.

Day 3:

Early breakfast before 30 minute flight over Wilpena Pound. Then return to Adelaide Lunch at Hawker or Orroroo before continuing on through the quality wine producing Clare Valley. Short stop in Clare, then arrive in Adelaide approx 6.00 – 6.30pm. Another unforgettable Aussie Heritage Tour


Flinders Ranges Arkaroola Odyssey

4 Day - AHT009

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See the best that South Australia's majestic Flinders Ranges has to offer. Fly around the Spectacular geological formation called Wilpena Pound. Travel through the deep gorges of the Flinders Ranges National Park. View aboriginal rock engravings thousands of years old.

Enjoy the world famous Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary's Ridge top Tour.

A former Governor of South Australia, Sir Mark Oliphant, is quoted as saying "The Northern Flinders Ranges exercise a subtle attraction to return upon any sensitive person who once visits the region."

Day 1:

7.30 am. Pickup from your accommodation in Adelaide, travel in a modern, air-conditioned Four Wheel Drive Station Wagon to the Flinders Ranges 400Kms north, stopping near Port Pirie for comfort stop & morning tea.

Continuing on we enter the Flinders Ranges via the Pichi Richi Pass a famous location on the "Old Ghan Railway".

Visit Warren Gorge where we may be lucky enough to see the rare Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby. Follow the River Red Gum lined Willochra Creek to Proby's Grave (an early settler drowned in a flash flood) before crossing the Willochra Plain where we see the remains of settlers dreams. Call into Old Kanyaka Ruins once home to 70 people abandoned due to the Great Drought of 1864-67. Lunch at Hawker.

After lunch we journey through the beautiful Moralana Scenic Drive and on to Pugilist Hill lookout for a view of the Chace Range & Wilpena Pound before booking into our accommodation at the Wilpena Pound Resort or Rawnsley Park Station subject to availability of accommodation.

Day 2:

8.30 am. After breakfast enjoy an unforgettable 30-minute Scenic Flight around this spectacular geological formation called Wilpena Pound.

After the flight we continue our Journey to Arkaroola as we travel through the heart of the Flinders Ranges National Park via Bunyeroo Valley & Gorge, spectacular Brachina Gorge, picturesque Parachilna Gorge & on to the historic copper mining town of Blinman for lunch.

With abundance of wildlife in the area there is a good chance you could see Kangaroos, Euros (Wallaroos) Emus, Parrots and the graceful Wedge Tailed Eagle.

Follow the "Dreaming Trail" as we carry on to Arkaroola via the eastern side of the Flinders Ranges across remote sheep station properties before we stop for a 4WD trek into Mt Chambers Gorge, where you can view the gallery of ancient Aboriginal Rock Engravings.

Continue on into the Gammon Ranges National Park and the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary Resort. Founded by Reg & Griselda Sprigg now operated by their children Margaret & Douglas.

Day 3:

Early breakfast before joining the exclusive, world famous, Arkaroola Ridgetop Tour, travel through the creeks, valleys & over the ridges of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, climaxing with an amazing view from Sillers lookout. After lunch, capture more memories of the flora, fauna & rugged beauty of this wondrous, ancient area. We spend the afternoon exploring the Pinnacles, Bollabollana Spring & smelter, as well as Nooldoonooldoona waterhole – if we are lucky, we may find the Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies venturing down from the mountain tops to take a drink at the waterholes. At night you may wish to tour the Galaxy from one of Australia's largest privately owned astronomical observatories (at own cost).

Day 4:

Return to Adelaide via Copley and Leigh Creek. After lunch at Hawker or Orroroo we continue on to Adelaide travelling to the east of the ranges through marginal farming country devastated by the 'Great Drought' of 1864-67. Visit Jamestown and the famous wine producing Clare Valley. Short stop in Clare, before arriving back at your Adelaide accommodation approximately 6 - 6.30 pm.

**Scenic flights of Arkaroola are available only by prior arrangement.

Minimum 2 persons Maximum 4 persons / vehicle Will take 6 persons only if one group i.e. Three couples or a family. 4 only when passengers come from different locations.


The Outback Discovery Tour

Coober pedy, Lake Eyre & Wilpena Pound - 4 Day - AHT008M

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Depart Adelaide for Local tour of Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre 60 minute scenic flight from William Creek, 4WD trek to Halligan Bay, Lake Eyre, see the sights of the Oodnadatta track, & the Old Ghan Railway, enjoy a 30 minute scenic flight around Wilpena Pound. Travel in the comfort of a modern air-conditioned 4WD station wagon, registered chauffeured vehicle. Follow in the footsteps of the famous explorer John Mc Douall Stuart and the old Ghan Railway. See the sights of the Oodnadatta Track, Curdimurka railway siding, mound springs & Lake Eyre South. Visit the true outback. See some of the harshest country in Australia. Realize the hardship of people building the Ghan railway and the overland telegraph line. Tour includes: Pickup and drop off anywhere in Adelaide Central Business District. Included: Morning tea, lunches, dinner (main course), bed & breakfast (continental) Twin/share.Single supplement applies. 1Hour flight over Lake Eyre, 4WD trip to the shores of Lake Eyre and 30 minute scenic flight around Wilpena Pound. Tours depart Tuesdays, other days by arrangement. Minimum of two persons, Maximum of four persons / vehicle.

Day 1:

Tour departs Adelaide at 6.30 am for Coober Pedy via Pt Augusta and Woomera (brief visit to Heritage Park in Woomera). Arrive Coober Pedy approx 5.30 pm. Tour around Coober Pedy on arrival including The Breakaways, Dingo Fence, Big Winch Lookout & Underground Catholic Church. O/night accommodation at Coober Pedy.

Day 2:

8.00 am. Visit an Opal shop before departing for William Creek via Anna Creek Station, the largest cattle property in the world. One hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre on arrival. Lunch at William Creek Hotel before 4WD trek to Halligan Bay at Lake Eyre (5 Hour, 134 Kms return trip). O/night at William Creek Hotel or Camp ground cabins.

Day 3:

Depart William Creek approx 8.00 am for Wilpena Pound Resort via Marree, Lyndhurst & Copley. Stop in at the Bubbler and Mound Springs before morning tea at Curdimurka siding. Stop at Lake Eyre South before continuing on to Marree for lunch. Visit the ghost town of Farina, Lyndhurst Ochre pits, Beltana, Parachilna Gorge, Historic Blinman Copper Mine & Flinders Ranges National Park before o/night at Wilpena Pound Resort or Rawnsley Park Station.

Day 4:

1/2 Hr scenic flight before departing for Adelaide traveling through the heart of the Flinders Ranges, visiting Bunyeroo Valley & Gorge, Brachina Gorge, Hawker, & the Clare Valley for wine tasting (time permitting). Arrive in Adelaide approx 6.00pm.

NOTE: Tour content may change without notice due to weather conditions and the availability of accommodation. Unsealed roads in this area are impassible when wet and may be closed after heavy rain. If in the unlikely event we are unable to proceed beyond Coober Pedy, we will return via the main highway. Tour price will be adjusted accordingly. Costs extra to Itinerary are the responsibility of clients.


The Ultimate Outback Experience

Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre, Arkaroola & Wilpena - 5 Day - AHT008ME

(route map)           (printable pdf)

Depart Adelaide for local tour of Coober Pedy, 60 minute flight over Lake Eyre from William Creek, local 4WD trek to Lake Eyre, sights of the Oodnadatta track, Arkaroola 4hr 4WD Ridge Top Tour & Astronomical Observatory tour, 30 minute scenic flight around Wilpena Pound.

Travel in the comfort of a modern air-conditioned 4WD station wagon, registered chauffeured vehicle. Follow in the footsteps of the famous explorer John Mc Douall Stuart and the old Ghan Railway, visit the true outback, see some of the harshest country in Australia, realize the hardship of people building the Ghan railway and the overland telegraph line, take the famous Arkaroola ridge top tour and a spectacular scenic flight around Wilpena Pound.

Return to Adelaide via Bunyeroo Valley / Gorge & Brachina Gorge. Finish off the tour sampling the produce of the Clare Valley, famous for quality wine production. Tour includes: Pickup and drop off anywhere in Adelaide CBD, (All Meals) Morning teas, Lunches, Dinner (main course) Bed and Breakfast (continental) with twin share accommodation. Single supplement applies.. 1 Hour Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre, 4WD trip to the shores of Lake Eyre. 4hr 4WD Arkaroola Ridge Top Tour, 30 minute spectacular scenic flight around Wilpena Pound.

Tours depart Mondays, other days by arrangement. Minimum of two persons, Maximum of four persons / vehicle.

Day 1:

Tour departs Adelaide at 6.30 am for Coober Pedy via Pt Augusta and Woomera (brief visit to Heritage Park in Woomera). Arrive Coober Pedy approx 5.30 pm. Tour around Coober Pedy on arrival including The Breakaways, (location for Mad Max 11, beyond thunderdome), underground church, Big Winch Lookout, O/night accommodation at Coober Pedy.

Day 2:

8.00 am. Visit an opal shop before departing for William Creek via Anna Creek Station, the largest cattle property in the world. 60 minute scenic flight over Lake Eyre on arrival. Lunch at the William Creek Hotel before our 4WD trek to Halligan Bay at Lake Eyre (5 Hour, 134 Kms return trip) O/night at William Creek Hotel or Caravan Park cabins.

Day 3:

Depart William Creek approx 8.00 am for Arkaroola via the Oodnadatta Track & Marree. Artesian springs the Bubbler and Mound Springs, Curdimurka railway siding, Lake Eyre South, before lunch at Marree. Visit the ruins of the ghost town of Farina the original old Ghan railhead & Lyndhurst Ochre Pits. Leave the desert behind as we enter the Gammon Ranges arriving at Arkaroola approx 5.30 pm.

Day 4:

Take the famous 4 hour 4WD Arkaroola ridge top tour before leaving for Wilpena Pound, traveling through the heart of the Flinders Ranges, before visiting the old copper mining town of Blinman. Visit Stokes Hill lookout before our arrival at Rawnsley Park Station under the rim of Wilpena Pound.

Day 5:

8.30 am. Spectacular Scenic flight around this ancient, geological formation called Wilpena Pound. Return to Adelaide via Bunyeroo Valley & Gorge, Brachina Gorge, (a geological journey through 640 million years) & the Clare Valley, famous for Quality wine production, before arriving in Adelaide approx 6.30pm.

NOTE: Tour content may change without notice due to weather conditions and the availability of accommodation. Unsealed roads in this area are impassible when wet and may be closed after heavy rain. If in the unlikely event we are unable to proceed beyond Coober Pedy, we will return via the main highway. Tour price will be adjusted accordingly. Costs extra to the Itinerary are the responsibility of clients.