The Flinders Ranges are among the oldest land formations on the planet, like the back-bone of the earth. On this trip you will visit the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary founded by geologist, pioneer and astronomer Reg Sprigg. Stay at the surprisingly luxurious Prairie Hotel in a town with an official population of just 2! It's your ideal base to explore Brachina Gorge, Wilpena Pound and you will experience true outback hospitality. A great short trip that gets you right out into the wilderness and gives you a taste of the outback.
Day 1 Arkaroola The advantages of travelling in the Outback Jet will quickly become evident as by lunch you will already be in the Flinders Ranges and ready to explore them. This afternoon enjoy the guided 4WD tour up to Siller’s Lookout over the northern ranges, fringed by the deserts. Tonight go star gazing and take a tour of the galaxy with the high powered telescopes at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.
Accommodation: Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
Day 2 Prairie Hotel Air Adventure has a long standing relationship with the Prairie Hotel and they always enjoy welcoming Air Adventure’s guests. Your host, Ross Fargher a fourth generation grazier and co-owner of the Prairie Hotel will give you a great insight into the history and modern day life in this picturesque region between the ranges and the desert. They have also carved out a reputation for their unique outback ‘feral’ cuisine and you will have the opportunity to sample it yourself.
Accommodation: for the next two nights is at the surprisingly luxurious Prairie Hotel
Day 3 Wilpena Pound After a sumptuous country style breakfast, enjoy an incredibly scenic drive south from Parachilna to explore the wilderness inside the Pound where Captain Starlight famously hid stolen cattle.
Accommodation: Prairie Hotel, Parachilna
Day 4 Broken Hill En route for home, it’s the perfect opportunity to take in some of the highlights of this remote outback centre. Some famous Australian artists have called Broken Hill home over the years and you will visit Pro Hart, Jack Absalom and Howard Steer’s galleries before tracking home for Melbourne.
What's included in the tour price when you fly with Air Adventure?
In a word, everything!
We make our tours as inclusive as possible so there are no hidden or unexpected surprises along the way, or a hefty credit card statement awaiting your return.
Included in the price for all air safaris is:
Once you meet us at the airport for departure, there's nothing to do but sit back, relax and enjoy your adventure!