Wallaby Tracks Adventure Tours

5 Day Tour – “Discover Arkaroola & Wilpena” (WT05FR)

Highlights:

Departs Adelaide on demand - See the best that South Australia's majestic Flinders Ranges has to offer. Including scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and the world famous Ridge Top Tour at Arkaroola Sanctuary. Visit the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park including the incredible Bunyeroo, Brachina and Parachilna gorges, visit two ancient rock engraving site and more....

Cost:

$2,995.00 per person -twin share ($90 per night single supplement)
(includes all meals from morning tea on Day 1 to lunch Day 5
plus 30 min scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and the 4 hour world famous Ridge Top Tour)

(min 2 passengers required for guaranteed departure)

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Departure:

Depart Adelaide and return Adelaide. Tours depart on demand any day of the week.

Minimum of two persons, Maximum of four persons / vehicle.

On demand (subject to guide / vehicle availability)

Times:

Pick up at 8.00 am from your Adelaide CBD motel and return at 6.00 - 6.30pm

Itinerary:  

Day 1: 8.00am Adelaide CBD Motel 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 remote 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 breakfast head out for the world famous 4wd Arkaroola Ridge Top Tour. Followed by lunch at Arkaroola and after lunch we explore (by 4wd) 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. Spend another night at Arkaroola.

Day 3: This morning we say good bye to our new friends at Arkaroola and take the whole day to sightsee our way through to Wilpena Pound Resort, we'll be taking in sights like the historic Balcanoona Woolshed along the way. We travel to Mount Chambers Gorge, the most spectacular accessible gorge in the Flinders Ranges. 4WD trek into the gorge to witness River Red Gum surroundings and easy walk along the floor of Mt Chambers Creek to view the gallery of aboriginal rock engravings reputed to be thousands of years old. We then travel to Blinman the highest town in SA for lunch and then head to Wilpena Pound Resort via the Parachilna gorge and Glass gorge loop as well as the spectacular Stokes Hill lookout and into the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Spend this night at Wilpena Pound Resort.

Day 4: Today is dedicated to look, learn and listen about the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Early breakfast before an easy nature walk exploring this spectacular, ancient geological formation called Wilpena Pound. Morning tea, visit highlights including Sacred Canyon (aboriginal site), followed by lunch then 4wd through the Bunyeroo Gorge, Aroona Valley, Razorback lookout, Brachina Gorge stopping to hopefully view some endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies, Ediacara (550 million years old) Fossil sites in the Heysen Range, Moralana Valley, Elder and Chace Ranges. Return to Wilpena Resort

Day 5: We start the day with the first scheduled 30 minute scenic flight over Wilpena Pound to get the best flying conditions and best light. Return to the Resort for a leisurely breakfast. After breakfast we travel to the town of Quorn for lunch via the historic Kanyaka Homestead ruins, a visit to Proby’s grave and Warren Gorge. After lunch we head to Adelaide via Pichi Richi pass to meet highway one. Arrive in Adelaide approx 6.00 – 6.30pm.





(Please note: Itineraries may vary slightly depending on weather and road conditions)

 
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