5 Day Flinders Ranges Spectacular

Day 1 – Departing Broken Hill on the Flinders Ranges Spectacular heading to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary:following the Barrier Highway to Yunta, where we leave the bitumen and head into the South Australian outback. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the verandah of the abandoned Waukeringa hotel, and wonder how life may have been in this remote outpost in days gone by. Heading north into the Flinders Ranges on our way to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary you will be amazed and delighted by the everchanging landscape. Late afternoon we settle into our motel lodge accommodation for the next 2 nights overlooking the breath-taking vistas around Arkaroola. (L,D)

Day 2 – Today will be a highlight on Flinders Ranges Spectacular is the Arkaroola Famous Ridgetop Tour – We start today with an experience you will never forget, as we hop on board a specially constructed open-top 4WD vehicle to do the famous Arkaroola Ridgetop Tour! We travel to the top of Sillers Lookout to take in the endless view of this timeless terrain. Your trained local guide will share their knowledge of Arkaroola’s 1600 million year geological history as you enjoy an unforgettable journey through some of the most spectacularly rugged country on earth. Wonder at the beauty of Arkaroola’s crystal Mount Gee, and learn about Reg& Grizelda Sprigg who made it their mission to protect this unique wilderness area. This afternoon there is time to just sit back and relax as you soak up the stunning scenery, or perhaps you would like to take a walk to see if you can spot some of the resident Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies. Tonight after dinner you have the option to join a star tour where you can learn about the heavens in Arkaroola’s own observatory. (B,L,D)

Day 3 – Arkaroola to Parachilna: 184kms – This morning we leave Arkaroola and head through the Gammon Ranges, which are one of many mountain groups that make up the Flinders Ranges. Our first stop is at Chambers Gorge, a magnificent deep canyon eroded into the ancient ranges. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the dry creek bed to a remote gorge where you will see some wonderful examples of Aboriginal rock engravings that are thousands of years and old made by the Adnyamathanha people. Travelling through massive outback sheep stations on our journey today is a great way to get a glimpse into the enormity of our country. Our next stop is at the little village of Blinman, the highest town in the Flinders Ranges, before we take the spectacular drive through Parachilna Gorge on our way to the iconic Prairie Hotel. Enjoy some luxury tonight in the unique rammed earth deluxe hotel rooms and a great outback dinner, with a slightly ‘feral’ twist – a signature of the Prairie Hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 4 – Parachilna to Rawnsley Park Station: 132kms – Heading into the Flinders Ranges National Park today we experience more of this wonderful landscape. Both Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges are highlights of the region, with many great photo opportunities along the way. After a relaxing picnic lunch we visit Wilpena Pound Visitor Centre, the starting point for our afternoon walk into the pound. This area is abundant in bird & wildlife, along with amazing scenery. Tonight’s destination is Rawnsley park station where we will be staying in comfortable cabin style accommodation with a great dinner in the Woolshed Restaurant. There are plenty of opportunities here for walks with spectacular views of Rawnsley Bluff on the southern face of Wilpena Pound. (B,L,D)

Day 5 – Rawnsley Park to Broken Hill: 426kms – For those who would like to get an amazing aerial view of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding ranges there is the opportunity to organise a scenic flight before we leave this morning – please let us know if you would like to take this option when booking (appx $185pp for 30 minute flight). Heading south we visit the small township of Hawker, home to local artist Jeff Morgan, where you can visit his gallery to purchase one of his outback paintings, or perhaps view his stunning panorama of the Flinders Ranges. Soon we are back into wheat country with the landscape changing constantly along the way. A visit to the quaint township of Orooroo, and a picnic lunch is our last stop, before we head back along the bitumen for our return to Broken Hill and your Flinders Ranges Spectacular comes an end. (B,L)

Departs 2017:
21 Mar,  2 May, 13 Jun, 25 July,  24 Oct

2018:  6 Mar

Price Person         Twin Share
Adult$2,890
Senior$2,745

This tour can be run on demand on other dates for a minimum of 4 adult passengers.(Subject to vehicle availability)

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