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
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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



Flinders Ranges Arkaroola Odyssey

4 Day - AHT009

(route map)              (printable pdf)

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 Ridge Top 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 when we visit Stubb's Waterhole, Bollabollana Spring & smelter & Arkaroola waterhole where we may find the Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies venturing down from the mountain tops to take a drink at the waterhole.

At night you may wish to tour the Galaxy from one of Australia's largest privately owned astronomical observatories.


Day four:

Return to Adelaide via Copley and Leigh Creek; visit the historic township of Beltana the first outback posting of the rev John Flynn.

After lunch at Hawker we continue on to Adelaide traveling to the east of the ranges through marginal farming country devastated by the "Great Drought" of 1864-67.

Visit Orroroo, Jamestown and the famous wine producing Clare Valley. Sample some of the local produce, if time permits, before arriving to your Adelaide accommodation approximately 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.