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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

Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park

Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park was proclaimed in 1970. The park forms part of the traditional country of the Adnyamathanha people and is rich with cultural significance. The spectacular terrain in Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park can be explored by the many hiking trails and via the 4WD tracks that lead you deep into the heart of the rugged landscape. The park is a haven 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 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

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