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Northern Flinders Tour

5-Days Adelaide to Adelaide

Journey from Adelaide on a 5-day loop through the mighty Flinders Ranges up to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and back.

We will be experiencing the raw elements of nature as we travel, camp, and explore our way into some of the most beautiful and underrated landscapes in Australia.

These tours are for ages 16+ and require basic fitness.

Trip Highlights:​

  • The best food, music, and information from Sid your guide (Entertainment is subjective)

  • Bask in one of the most beautiful parts of the country

  • Immerse yourself in the ancient landscapes and ranges

  • See some of the most geologically significant sights in Australia

  • Sleeping under the brilliant outback stars around a campfire

  • Witness the famous features of Wilpena Pound

  • Experience a 5-hour Ridgetop Tour at Arkaroola (price incl.)

  • Dinner at Arkaroola Village restaurant (price incl.)

  • Connect with the traditional culture of the Adnyamatanha

  • Visit the old mining towns of Blinman and Copley

  • Travel through the 'corridor of time' at Brachina Gorge 

  • Sid in general

Tour Details

Duration: 5-days

Date: 22-26th September 2023

Start and finish:

Adelaide to Adelaide

Group size: 12


Guide: Sid

Cost: $1595 total

($395 deposit to secure your seat)

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Early pick-up in Adelaide. Straight though the Clare Valley, through historic towns, and into the Northern Flinders Ranges, to camp at the incredible formation that is Ikara-Wilpena Pound. A visit to Arkaroo Rock on the way to learn about the Yura Muda (creation stories) of Arkurra the serpent. 

Day 2

We'll take the time today to enjoy the Pound and the ranges in Adnyamathanha Country. Walks and scenic flights are available this morning. From Ikara-Wilpena Pound we head north towards Blinman before heading towards Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary to set up camp and have dinner under the stars.

Day 3

The day is spent at Arkaroola. The morning begins with a Ridgetop tour (inc. $195 value) which is a 4.5-hour 4x4 adventure to the famous Sillers Lookout through the ancient history-rich Mt. Painter Inlier. (I used to run these tours, It's breathtaking!) The afternoon has a few options for walks, drives, rest, or scenic flights. Dinner at the restaurant (included in price), with the option to visit the observatory at night. 

Day 4

Leaving Arkaroola, we head to Iga Warta, then Copley, and then into the ancient waterway of Parachilna Gorge to set up camp and enjoy the peace and wonder of the ancient waterway. 

Day 5

Waking up in Parachilna Gorge, drive back down through the ranges and into Brachina Gorge, the famous 'corridor of time', a geological wonderland.

We then return to Adelaide along the Spencer Gulf. Arriving at 6 pm.


Tour Information

What's included: ​
  • Sid

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Ridgetop tour at Arkaroola (Included - $195 value)

  • Camp gear: swags, kitchen equipment.

  • Transport to all destinations

  • Dinner at Arkaroola Village restaurant (meal included in price).

  • All meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners; plus lots of snacks and delicacies. 

  • National park passes & campsite fees

  • Accommodation & private tours

What's NOT included: ​

  • Sleeping bags are NOT included at the moment

What to bring: ​​
  • Clothes - this is the most comfortable time of year in the ranges. It "shouldn't" be too cold or too hot.

  • Swimmers - if you would like to swim in the pools

  • Hiking shoes- sneakers are okay, but there will be some rough terrain, so make sure they are sturdy.

  • Sandals / thongs

  • Hat

  • Toiletries

  • Camera / phone

  • Chargers

  • Battery pack

  • Head torch and spare batteries (a must!)

  • Fly net (optional)

  • Day pack

  • Water bottles or camelback (2 liters at least)

  • Travel pillow

  • Towel

  • A good sense of humour

Upcoming tours:

  • 5-Day 'Geo-Disney' Northern Flinders Tour 22-26 Sep 2023
    5-Day 'Geo-Disney' Northern Flinders Tour 22-26 Sep 2023
    Fri, 22 Sept
    22 Sept 2023, 6:30 am ACST – 26 Sept 2023, 6:00 pm ACST
    Adelaide, Adelaide SA, Australia
    It's more than a tour... It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 5-day Camping Adventure Tour 10 people max. Age 16+ Adelaide - Northern Flinders - Adelaide
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