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Since 1968 Arkaroola has been a privately operated 60,000 hectare wildlife sanctuary and tourist resort developed in harmony with the environment. The award winning Arkaroola Village provides motel and caravan/camping accommodation plus many activities for visitors to enjoy. In keeping with Arkaroola's dedication to the environment, it has achieved an Advanced Eco Tourism rating for its Ridgetop tour, Waterhole tours and Astronomical Observatory tours. This is only achieved if strict guidelines are met regarding environmental impact of the tours, and also if education about the environment during the tour is correct and consistent with good practices. In the immediate area visitors can see old mining sites, waterholes, stone arrangements, remnants of the pastoral industry and the radioactive Paralana Hot Springs, 27 kilometres north of Arkaroola Village.


Arkaroola: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory

Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory provides you with a rare opportunity to tour the universe by combining one of Australia's largest privately owned astronomical observatories with new age Star Chairs.

Under the expert tuition of Arkaroola's guides, this tour makes for the type of intergalactic experience that is not normally available to anyone but astronomers and scientists. You'll find some of the best astronomical viewing conditions in the southern hemisphere - our night skies are free of atmospheric and light pollution to provide you with a truly unforgettable experience.

Three professionally equipped observatories are available for tours and you're encouraged to bring your own equipment.

Bookings subject to suitable viewing conditions. There are various time limitations on tours due to the weather. Three tours per night can be run.

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary,
Arkaroola Road
Arkaroola, SA, 5732

Located 11.7K from Arkaroola

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is located approximately 670 kilometres north of Adelaide and 130 kilometres east of Leigh Creek, in the rugged and spectacular northern Flinders Ranges. This 610 square kilometre multi award-winning Wilderness Sanctuary, operated by the Sprigg family, contains some of Australia's most spectacular mountain views and offers numerous Advanced Ecotourism accredited guided tours.

Arkaroola features rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes, 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 rugged four-wheel drive Ridgetop Tour is world famous; journey to the depths of ancient seabeds and across razorback ridges and peaks of the Flinders Ranges most rugged mountains to the magnificent climax at Sillers Lookout.

Being the first Flinders Ranges tourist organisation to achieve the coveted Advanced Ecotourism accreditation, Arkaroola is truly unique.

Arkaroola Road
Arkaroola, SA, 5732

Located 12.2K from Arkaroola

Helivista Pty Ltd

Helivista Pty Ltd operates from the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

Experience the great outback amongst the rugged landscapes of Arkaroola. Fly along the Arkaroola Creek, through gorges, over waterholes and hot springs. You can see spectacular Lake Frome, one of the largest salt lakes in Australia.

Heli Hiking and Heli Camping packages can be tailor-made to your requirements. Private charter, aerial photography and surveying also available.

The view from the helicopter allows you to see a different perspective of the ever changing environment at Arkaroola and its surrounds.

Flights operate on demand and subject to weather conditions. Please enquire direct for pricing.

New base in McLaren Vale South Australia providing scenic flights over the Sellicks cliffs, beaches and vineyards. Land for lunch at a favourite winery cellar door for wine tasting or lunch!

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
Arkaroola, SA, 5732

Located 13.5K from Arkaroola

Vulkathunha Gammon Ranges National Park

The Vulkathunha - Gammon Ranges National Park is a rugged and remote park in the North Flinders Ranges. The park's deep gorges and chasms, towering ranges, tree-lined creeks and freshwater springs are havens for many rare and endangered plants and animals.

The stark wildness and landscape of Lake Frome is a unique feature of the park. This ephemeral salt lake stretches 100 kilometres long and 40 kilometres wide and plays an important role in the lives of the Adnyamathanha people. The 'Plains Block' leading out to the edge of Lake Frome still remains a traditional hunting ground.

There are several hiking trails to explore the park including the Italowie Gorge Hike which takes you past Mount McKinlay Spring, or the Weetootla Gorge Hike which meanders through the stunning Weetootla Gorge.

There are several tracks to explore the park and its surrounding areas by car. Most tracks are accessible by two wheel drive, although the Wortupa Loop Track and the track to Lake Frome require a four wheel drive.

Please see National Parks South Australia website for details of all fees and facilities.

GPS enabled maps are available for this park, check the website for details.

Copley, SA, 5732

Located 20.6K from Arkaroola

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