Flinders Ranges, Outback and Nilpena Fossil – 5-day Small Group 4WD Eco Safari

5-Day Flinders Ranges, Outback and Nilpena Fossil Small Group 4WD Eco Safari

Nilpena Fossil Site ~ Wilpena Pound ~ Arkaroola
Includes 4WD Ridge Top Tour
Optional extra: Lake Eyre 4 hour scenic flight

Departs Adelaide last Friday of every quarter (or on demand).

Professional, accredited tour guide/driver
Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
Flinders Ranges National Park
Nilpena Fossil Site
Quorn/Old Ghan railway station
Warren Gorge Conservation Park
Wilpena Pound (Ikara)

Brachina Gorge
Blinman Mine Tour
Gammon Ranges National Park
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
4WD Ridge Top Tour
Bushwalking (optional)


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This is an exciting five day 4WD Flinders Ranges tour from Adelaide, exploring the Flinders Ranges and many historic towns and other places of natural interest throughout the South Australian outback. There is an optional 4 hour lake Eyre scenic flight.

See the stunning extremes of Australia’s Outback on this 5 day tour of the Flinders Ranges National Park and surrounds from Adelaide. Join our small group tour (min 4, max 16) to discover the history, wildlife, landscapes and geology of this amazing region.

This outback tour includes a visit to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary! Located 600km north of Adelaide in the ruggedly spectacular northern Flinders Ranges, this 610sq km sanctuary features unique geological features, rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes, and is home to a large range of bird, reptile and mammal species, including the endangered Yellow-Footed Rock-Wallaby.


Commence your wilderness journey heading north via the old coastal towns of Port Wakefield and Port
Germein, which boasts the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. During the safari your Tour Guide will introduce you to a remarkable and resilient history of both Aboriginal and white settlement in S.A.

Be amazed by the beauty of the Southern Flinders Ranges, 600 million year old mountain peaks and
spectacular views over Spencer Gulf. Travel through picturesque Pichi Richi Pass to the historic township of Quorn. With its typical outback buildings and the original Ghan Railway station, Quorn has been the setting for many iconic Australian films.

Follow in the path of our early explorers driving to Warrens Gorge Conservation Park to search for rare
Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies. Dramatic rock outcrops harbour these endangered wallabies with only an estimated 8,000 living in the wild. Sit back in our comfortable, fully equipped 4WD vehicle as we head along remote tracks through the deserted Willochra Plains where eagles soar and emus run free.

Overnight: Wilpena Pound, Rawnsley Park or Quorn Motel (depending on availability)
(L) Included: Picnic Lunch
(D) Own Expense: Restaurant


After a hearty breakfast, travel north, getting a bird’s eye view of this magnificent area from an array
of scenic lookouts. Soak up the clean air, savour the solitude and be enriched by the beauty of these
spectacular mountains.

At Blinman, a local miner will take you deep underground into an abandoned copper mine with its many shafts, to be enthralled by stories of the hardy Cornish miners.

Venturing into the remote outback of Australia, we will cross ancient creek beds that meander out east
to Lake Frome. See the Red Sandhill country that holds thousands of years of sacred believes to the
Adnyamathanha aboriginal people.

On our way to Arkaroola’s world heritage sanctuary, see a stunning change in the landscape from the high peaks of the mighty Flinders, spectacular deserts to the ancient mountains of the Gammon Range.

Overnight: Arkaroola Wilderness Lodge
Optional Extra: Night sky observatory
(B) Included: Continental
(L) Own Expense: Blinman Café
(D) Included: Arkaroola Restaurant


Buckle up for an exhilarating 4WD Ridge Top tour to Siller’s Lookout. Hang on as your expert guide carefully transverses steep terrain to the top. Breathtaking views as far as your eye can see are witnessed from this unique advantage point.

After lunch kick back and relax, breathe in the fresh air while taking in the awe inspiring scenery that
surrounds you. Arkaroola is one of Australia’s outstanding geological “hot spots” with rocks dating back 1.6 billion years. It has natural arid landscapes, including steep ridges, red gorges and secluded waterholes.

Overnight: Arkaroola Wilderness Lodge
Optional Extra: Arkaroola Scenic Flights
(B) Included: Continental
(L) Included: Arkaroola Café
(D) Included: Arkaroola Restaurant


This morning travel though some of most amazing country there is to offer. Meet the locals at the Iga Warta aboriginal community with their collection of local artefacts. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the old Copley Bakery.

Our local tour guide will then drive you on a wonderful journey to the secluded and ever changing creek beds of Brachina Gorge. This is an area alive with wildlife and boasts a remarkable geological history including Ediacaran fossils. World-renowned South Australian painter, Sir Hans Heysen was inspired by this country and painted many of his landscapes here. Then immerse yourself in the ancient landscape; take that special photograph or just enjoy some of the most spectacular outback scenery there is.

Overnight: Wilpena Pound Resort, Rawnsley Park Station or Quorn Motel (depending on availability)
Optional Extra: Wilpena Pound Scenic Flights
(B) Included: Continental
(L) Own Expense: Café/Bakery
(D) Own Expense: Restaurant


Enjoy an early morning walk, breathe in the fresh air while listening to the unique sounds of the Australian Bush. Spend a relaxing morning travelling back to Adelaide along the Eastern side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges with its mighty Red Gum forests. The land will change into lush expanses of natural rural beauty as we head south. Have a break in the world-famous Clare Valley wine region.

No doubt you will leave with life-long memories to share with family and friends about your journey to the Flinders Ranges & Outback Australia.

(B) Included: Continental
(L) Own Expense: Café/Bakery

Please note:
CODE (B) (L) (D) indicates which meals are included and which meals are at the passengers own expense.
Optional extras are on request and can only be booked while on tour!
Advertised itineraries & vehicles may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

Departs Adelaide last Friday of each quarter (or on demand).

All prices are Per Person

4 nights Standard Motel Unit

4 nights Superior Motel Unit


What to Bring

  • One small day pack (a smaller bag to be carried in the vehicle)
  • One duffel bag or small suitcase for clothing (a larger bag to be stored in the trailer)
  • Any special medication you require
  • Warm clothing, including long sleeve tops & pants
  • Shorts & t-shirts
  • Fly nets are advisable
  • Insect repellent, hat, sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Swimming gear
  • A 1-litre water bottle per person (we carry bulk water on board that you can refill from)
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