DAY 1: Depart Adelaide at approximately 7:00am for our Aboriginal cultural experience in the Northern Flinders Ranges – one of Australia’s most beautiful and rugged areas.
Our first stop is Port Augusta, where we explore the Flinders Ranges and Outback and visit Wadlata Outback Centre’s Tunnel of Time where we discover its origins, the Aboriginal Dreaming, European settlement and much more. After morning tea we head towards Wilpena Pound via Quorn and Hawker. From Hawker we visit Kanyaka ruins. Its then on to Wilpena Resort for our first night in the Flinders Ranges.
DAY 2: Today we head to Arkaroola via Brachina Gorge. This Gorge traces the geological history of the Flinders Ranges for hundreds of million years. We can then visit Parachilna’s Prairie Hotel for some Aussie tucker (optional).
After morning tea we head to Iga Warta, where we spend some time learning about the Adnymathanha culture and environment. Today we can also participate in a bush tucker walk and/or an Aboriginal art walk. This evening, after dinner, we spend some time sitting around a campfire sampling traditional damper with quandong jam, and listening to stories and music of the Adnyamathanha People. Overnight we stay at Iga Warta.
DAY 3: After breakfast we head to Arkaroola. We visit the nearby Yudnamutana Gorge – one of Australia’s deepest gorges. We also visit Stubbs Waterhole – an expanse of still water in a delightful setting, reflecting the green foliage of gum trees and the blue the sky. The waterhole is set deep between towering steeply tilted layers of rock formed from the debris dropped by melting icebergs around 700 million years ago. Overnight we stay at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.
DAY 4: After breakfast we head out to The Pinnacles, Bolla Bollanna Smelter, Nooldoonooldoona Waterhole and Wheel Turner.
There are two optional tours available today:
- take an exhilarating Ridgetop Tourto the top of Sillers Lookout. The view after the bone jarring 4WD trip is fantastic and makes you think you are on top of the world.
- take a scenic flight over these majestic mountains.
Note: Both of these tours are at your own expense.
DAY 5: Depart Arkaroola for Adelaide via Blinman. After lunch at Wilpena Resort we head to Quorn, driving through Buckaringa Gorge and Warren Gorge (time permitting). We enjoy some afternoon tea at Melrose and then it’s on to Adelaide. Arrive back in Adelaide at approximately 6:00pm.
COST PER PERSON: $2595:00(including GST), minimum 2 passengers
TOUR INCLUDES: Accommodation (twin share) at Wilpena Resort and Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary; breakfast on days 2, 3, 4 and 5; morning and afternoon teas; and dinner on days 1, 2, 3 and 4.
NOT INCLUDED: Lunches, optional tours and mobile phone calls.
TOUR CONDITIONS: “JUST CRUISIN” reserve the right to alter or modify itinerary if prevailing weather, road conditions or adverse conditions require such change. Tour costs do not include additional accommodation, meals and incidental expenses incurred from flooding, natural delays, unavailable connections or other unforeseen circumstances. It is suggested travel insurance is purchased to cover additional accommodation, meals and incidental expenses resulting from flooding, natural delays, unavailable connections or other unforeseen expenses prior to departure. Due to the nature and remoteness of outback travel it is suggested anyone with health problems should seek advice from their doctor if necessary.
BOOKING CONDITIONS: A deposit of 20% is required to confirm your reservation. Balance is payable 21 days prior to departure.
CANCELLATIONS: Must be made 14 days prior to departure or full deposit is forfeited.
DON’T FORGET: Your camera, good walking shoes and hat. Please limit luggage to a small bag, and most of all don’t forget your sense of adventure. It is suggested that appropriate sickness, accident and personal liability insurance be taken out.