Arkaroola Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
Places nearby Arkaroola
- Cadney Park
- Coober Pedy
- Flinders Ranges
- Frome Downs
- Kalka Homeland
- Leigh Creek
- Mambray Creek
- Manna Hill
- Merty Merty
- Nectar Brook
- Olympic Dam
- Port Augusta
- Port Augusta North
- Port Augusta West
- Port Germein
- Regional SA
- Roxby Downs
- Stirling North
- The Ranges
- William Creek
- Wilpena Pound
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
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, SA, 5732
Located 11.7K from Arkaroola
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
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, SA, 5732
Located 12.2K from Arkaroola
Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park
The stark wildness and landscape of Lake Frome is a unique feature of the park. This ephemeral salt lake stretches 100km long and 40km 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 though the stunning Weetootla Gorge.
There are several tracks to explore the park and its surrounding areas by car. Most tracks are accessible by 2WD, although the Wortupa Loop Track and the track to Lake Frome require 4WDs.
Murnpeowie, SA, 5731
Located 12.9K from Arkaroola