Auscountry Tag Along Tours

Flinders Ultimate Adventure Tour (9+1 Days)

Tour the Flinders Ranges from Hawker through to Willow Springs Station, Wilpena Pound, the historic mining town of Blinman and the amazing Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Visit the shores of Lake Frome, drive a reasonably challenging, medium grade 4WD track to utilise the capabilities of your 4WD vehicle, experience the exhilarating beauty of the surrounding landscape and take in the magnificent views from the numerous heights.

Drive through the Bunyeroo, Brachina, Parachilna and Glass Gorges and learn about the geological importance of the region whilst stopping at numerous lookouts to be bowled over by the breathtaking views of the ranges. Accompany us on a tour through the Blinman Heritage Mine and the recently opened Nilpena Ediacara National Park.

Then join us for an experience of a lifetime in the amazing Arkaroola region. You will be overawed by the absolute scenic country we will drive through, the awesome history behind each of the destinations we will visit and learn about the magnificent geological past of this region and its significance in our lives.

We will travel through country of great cultural and historic importance including Iga Warta Aboriginal Community, Balcanoona Woolshed, ruins of the Bolla Bollana Smelter, Grindell’s Hut, learn about the history of mining in this region, take in an Astronomy tour and camp in serene campgrounds to reflect on the days travels.

We will then drive through the North Flinders Ranges visiting Lake Frome and Mt Chambers Gorge to arrive at Wilpena Pound where we finish the tour with a well-earned farewell dinner.

Tour participants are welcome to accompany us the following day as we head to Hawker via the Moralana Scenic Drive.

You will come away inspired to learn more- this we promise!

Map of tour route (Click on link or Copy & Paste into Web Browser):

Tour Information:

Tour Grade

Medium-Mainly high range 4WD but some low range may be required. Experienced guidance will be provided at all times.

Basic requirements

  1. Suitable for vehicles with high and low range 4WD and standard factory clearance, although a heavy duty suspension upgrade is recommended
  2. A minimum of All Terrain tyres with 70% tread
  3. Front and rear recovery points
  4. Suitable for Off Road classified camper trailers
  5. Minimum 5W UHF radio- either fitted or hand held
  6. Fuel- Carry at least 60L Diesel or 80L Petrol including fuel tank- fill up at every opportunity
  7. Be self-sufficient for food and water (10L/person/day) for at least two days at a time
  8. Be self-sufficient for all camping equipment

Camping and facilities

Night halts will be at Camp Grounds with amenities including hot showers, toilets and camp kitchen. Camp fires will be arranged if permitted by prevailing fire danger permits. Participants may arrange alternative accommodation at their own expense.

Tour starts at Hawker and finishes at Wilpena Pound, South Australia, with optional free of charge guidance back to Hawker through a scenic route with stops.

More detail information will be supplied on receipt of a completed Tour Reservation Form submission.

Duration: 10 Days. Participants pay for nine days only.

Total distance: approximately 1400Km

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