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Flinders Ranges Tours

Arkaba Lodge South Australia

Flexible Flinders Ranges Tours. Combine a professionally-guided outback hiking adventure with the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island. The luxury hike offers both deluxe swag camping under the stars and gracious hospitality at renowned Arkaba Station Homestead. Walks, which include a section of the famous Heysen Trail, are graded moderate to challenging, and your luggage is transferred by vehicle between camps: you carry only your lunch, snacks and water. Afterwards, reward yourself with a luxury two night stay at Southern Ocean Lodge with the opportunity to explore Kangaroo Island – the Galapagos of Australia

Duration: 6 days

Highlights:

– Deluxe swag camping under the stars
– Walk to the glorious morning light on the Elder Range
– Experience a taste of wild bush luxury at the elegant homestead with a beautifully prepared meal and some
excellent South Australian wine

Flinders Ranges Tours – Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Arkaba
Transfer by road to the Flinders Ranges and meet your walking guide for an informative briefing. Set off on the first leg of your journey covering approximately 12km across the interior of magnificent Wilpena Pound before the brief ascent to the rim of this natural mountain amphitheatre. Enter the Arkaba Wilderness and walk in to camp in the late afternoon. Your guide and camp assistant will prepare a three-course alfresco camp dinner. Settle into your deluxe swag and enjoy a night under a canopy of stars (Approx.12km, 4–5 hours).
Overnight: Black’s Gap Camp
Meal Plan: L, D
Day 2 – Arkaba Walking Safari
Today’s route is varied according to your fitness and interests, and reveals rolling hills and open vistas. The first 2km of the hike will follow the famous Heysen Trail through Black’s Gap. Red and grey kangaroos and emus are regularly sighted. The last leg takes you into the hills and up to the base of the Elder Range amid graceful stands of native cypress pine trees. Arrive at camp around 5.30pm in time for a hot shower, three-course dinner and another beautiful night under the stars (Approx.10–14km, 6–7 hours).
Overnight: Elder Camp
Meal Plan: B, L, D
Day 3 – Arkaba
Wake to the glorious morning light on the Elder Range. The pace is unhurried, with plenty of time to stop for photographs, bird watching, botanising and discussion. Arrive at your final destination – Arkaba Homestead – early to mid-afternoon. This is the quintessential Australian outback experience with your evening spent in the elegant 1850s homestead enjoying a beautifully-prepared meal and some excellent South Australian wines. Retire to the comfort of your homestead bedroom and your final night in the bush (Approx.8–12km, 6–7 hours).
Overnight: Arkaba Homestead
Meal Plan: B, L, D
Day 4 – Arkaba Station – Kangaroo Island
Depart from Hawker on your charter flight to Kangaroo Island. On arrival, transfer to the luxurious Southern Ocean Lodge located at Hanson Bay and commanding spectacular ocean, beach and wilderness views, the 21- suite escape offers the ultimate fusion of nature and luxury. Featuring an environmentally-sensitive design, eco chic interiors, premium lodge facilities, personal service, contemporary dining and a signature spa retreat, you will discover the magnificent coastal scenery and abundant wildlife for which the Island is renowned in impeccable style.
Overnight: Southern Ocean Lodge
Meal Plan: B, L, D
Day 5 – Kangaroo Island
Today is at your leisure to enjoy the many touring options on the island. Your day may include the Wonders of KI with a visit to Cape du Couedic, Remarkable Rocks and the seal colony. Late this afternoon, enjoy canapes with the kangaroos and observe them in their natural environment whilst sipping premium South Australian wines.
Overnight: Southern Ocean Lodge
Meal Plan: B, L, D
Day 6 – Depart Kangaroo Island
Today you will be transferred to Kingscote for your departing flight and additional products in Australia.
Meal Plan: B
To make your reservation on one of our Flinders Ranges Tours plus  flights to Australia please contact Dave Pope on 01926 658797 or email escape@popeandsons.co.uk