Australian Air Holiday Tours to Flinders Ranges
The Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia. Starting approximately 200 km north west of Adelaide, it stretches for over 430 km from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna. Arkaroolain, in the north, and Rawnsley Park, in the south, are the main air tour destinations.
Arkaroola features rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes. It is the home to over 160 species of birds and the shy and endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby. Arkaroola is a mecca for bushwalkers and four wheel drivers. The spectacular Advanced Ecotourism accredited 4WD Ridgetop Tour is world famous. It takes you on a journey to the depths of ancient seabeds, across razor-back ridges and peaks of the Flinders Ranges most rugged mountains and to a magnificent climax at Sillers Lookout. See Arkaroola.com.au
Arkaba Station is set amongst 60,000 acres on a private wildlife conservancy. An escape to Arkaba’s beautifully restored homestead is like staying with friends in the country. With the backdrop of the Elder Range and Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges, guests enjoy exclusive use of the entire five bedroom 1850’s homestead and private guiding while a few ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ touches ensure comfort, style and a truly memorable outback experience. great walks, a 4WD Ridge Top tour and understanding of the conservation experience. See Arkabastation.com
Overlooking the southern side of Wilpena Pound, Rawnsley Park Station provides the perfect base for exploring the Flinders Ranges. Accommodation includes luxury eco-villas, holiday units, a caravan park and some of the best campsites you’ll find in the Flinders Ranges. Wildlife, birdlife and flora abound on the Station, and four-wheel drive tours, bushwalking, scenic flights and cycling are all available. The airstrip is right next to the lodge. See Rawnsleypark.com.au
Prairie Hotel – Parachilna
Parachilna is a country town in South Australia. The town was first surveyed in 1863 due to its closeness to a governmentwater well. It is on the railway line and road between Port Augusta and Leigh Creek. Today, the Prairie Hotel, railway station, airstrip and a few buildings remain. The road east into the Flinders Ranges leads through Parachilna Gorge, recognised for its scenic beauty, to Blinman. The Prairie Hotel restaurant is renowned for innovative dishes with Australian native and ‘Flinders Feral Food’ twists, and a focus on local and South Australian produce. See Prairiehotel.com.au
Amidst the vibrant colours of the 800 million-year-old quartzite and limestone outcrop that is the Flinders Ranges lies Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre 17km long and 7km wide. Shaped by the weathering and uplifting of land over time, this place has strong significance to the indigenous Adnyamathanha people.