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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. Wilpena Pound Resort is right next to the incredible 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.







Tour highlights

  • Stay at the stylish Prairie Hotel and explore the ancient Flinders Ranges guided by fourth-generation local grazier, Ross Fargher
  • Experience Wilpena Pound from the air and ground, staying at Wilpena Pound Resort at the entrance to the formation
  • Stay at the Sprigg family's Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
  • 4WD tour along the Ridge Top up to Siller's Lookout. One of the most scenic points in the entire Flinders Ranges
  • Visit the bush artists galleries of Pro Hart and Jack Absalom in Broken Hill
  • Get right into the outback in just 4 days
  • Scenic flights: Wilpena Pound, Lake Frome, Murray River and more....

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.


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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:

  • All private charter flights in the Air Adventure Outback Jet (where applicable) crewed by an experienced, Commercially Licensed Captain

  • All accommodation - the best available at every stop - from 5 star luxury to comfortable remote accommodation

  • All meals - cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner ranging from 2 courses to a 5 course degustation. We always aim to showcase quality and fresh, local produce at every destination

  • An experienced Air Adventure Tour Leader to ensure everything 'just happens' plus local and expert guides at each destination. These can be cattle station owners, indigenous elders, artists, conservationists, winemakers, artisans, geologists and many more authentic characters!

  • Wine is also included with dinner, carefully selected to complement the cuisine

  • All entry fees and permits to National Parks and Restricted Aboriginal Lands

  • All sightseeing and wildlife viewing drives, cruises and guided walks and tours

  • Complimentary DVD of photos from your tour

  • Complimentary Air Adventure drink bottle which also helps to reduce the impact on the environment along the way

Once you meet us at the airport for departure, there's nothing to do but sit back, relax and enjoy your adventure!

From
$3,650 Per person, twin share
Oct 16 - 19, 2014


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"5 star trip! Nothing was too much trouble. We are still remembering different things from the tour - it was jam packed with a lot of useful information and beautiful scenery"

Kerry & Anne,
Chelsea, VIC


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