Arkaroola and the Flinders Ranges

5 Days – Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November 2024

Accommodation: The Hawker Hotel, The Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and Rawnsley Park Station

Highlights of the tour:

  • «Relax in comfort as you make your way north. Enjoy morning tea at Owen see the freshly painted silos titled, “From wheat bags to sand bags”, depicting the local farmers transition in work during WW1.
  • «Continue north to the Flinders Ranges and visit the ruins of Kanyaka Station, once a busy cattle and sheep station with over 70 families living and working there.  It was eventually abandoned due to severe droughts.
  • «Stop at Blinman and take a guided tour of the old underground copper mine, where the guides re create a unique experience with sound and light, storytelling and a mix of theatre and mining history.
  • «Tour through the nearly deserted coal mining town of Leigh Creek and see how well laid out the town is.
  • «Arrive at Rawnsley Park Station and enjoy dinner in the Woolshed Restaurant, while looking at the  beautiful Flinders Ranges through the floor to ceiling windows.  It is a short 200 metre stroll from the rooms.
  • «Depart on your Arkaroola 4WD Ridgetop Tour. This is the oldest part of the Flinders Ranges, much of it granite, but it also includes some even more ancient sedimentary rock that was laid down nearly 1600 million years ago. This tour is a HIGHLIGHT but can be very rough as you are sitting in the back of a four wheel drive jeep and travelling over rough roads and tracks.
  • «Enjoy a light lunch at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary before having free time in the afternoon to relax, go for a bush walk or swim, or take in one of the other tours or scenic flights (at your own expense) offered by Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.
  • «See the lovely little yellow-footed rock-wallabies come down from the hills for their evening feed provided by the staff at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.
  • «Visit WADNA, a cultural awareness experience and shop on Adnyamathanha country. Hear the stories from Kristian, an Adnyamathanha man and enjoy a welcome to country ceremony..
  • «Stop at Stokes Hill Lookout and admire the stunning panoramic view of the Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound.
  • «Visit the Jeff Morgan Gallery at Hawker and see his amazing Wilpena Panorama which captures the essence of Wilpena and the Flinders Ranges. The panorama is 3.5 metres (11ft) high and 33 metres (98ft) in circumference.
  • «Relax on the coach as you travel south to Orroroo, home of the Big Gum Tree, reported to be over 500 years old. Stand next to it and see just how big it is. Enjoy a two course lunch at Orroroo. Continue on through the rural mid north to Burra to see the remains of the old copper mine, miners cottages and dug out homes in the banks of the river bed.


  • « Morning tea provided on Day 1
  • « Fully cooked or continental breakfast on Day 2, 3, 4, and 5
  • « Lunch provided on Day 1, 3 and 5
  • « Enjoy a two course dinner on Day 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • « Entrance to Museums/attractions listed
  • « 4.5-hour Arkaroola Ridgetop Tour, including morning tea in a four wheel drive vehicle, suitable for all mobility levels. Wear warm clothes and enclosed shoes
  • « Fully escorted with a tour host
  • « Deluxe coach travel

Optional scenic flight details at Rawnsley Park Station and/or optional tours and flights at Arkaroola Sanctuary.

  • FLIGHT 1: ARKAROOLA SANCTUARY SCENIC FLIGHT. 35 minute flight that travels from the ancient sedimentary seabed layers of southern Arkaroola to the unruly granite and quartz outcrops of Mt Gee, the Mawson Plateau and the Freeling Heights. Full commentary by the pilot. (Flight subject to weather conditions and pilots decision). COST: $210.00 per person
  • EXPERIENCE 2: EXPLORE THE COSMOS. See the stars and planets from a whole new perspective, up-close and personal and on the big screen. You’ll be seated indoors, in a relaxing space to view the wonders of our solar system and beyond via a state of the art Digital Astro Experience. COST: $60.00 per person
  • EXPERIENCE 3: UNDER THE STARS – STARGAZING. View the moon, stars, Milky Way and other celestial bodies up-close through astronomy binoculars, while comfortably reclining on your camp lounge in the amazing outback. COST: $55.00 per person
  • EXPERIENCE 4: WILPENA POUND, BRACHINA GORGE SECNIC FLIGHT. 30 minute scenic flight over Wilpena Pound, Bunyeroo Gorge and Brachina Gorge departing from Rawnsley Park Station. Flight subject to weather conditions COST: $230.00 per person
  • Discuss with Eureka Tours office staff if you are interested in exploring more of the area by air or participating in an optional experience.


Twin/Double Share: $2,147 per person
Single Supplement: $305 for 4 nights