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$2,375

The Flinders Ranges Long Weekender – Wild Bush Luxury

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  • Walk the Flinders Ranges in style, with luxury camps on two nights and a night at Arkaba homestead
  • Three course meals and South Australian wine included
  • Includes return transfers from Adelaide (one way by air)

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THE DETAILS

$2,375 per person (plus $1,500 single supplement for a room to yourself)

From May to August, the four-day Arkaba walk runs as The Long Weekender, with a slightly different walking itinerary. This new package departs every Thursday and includes a flight from Adelaide to Port Augusta and a transfer to Arkaba Homestead. At the end of your trip, you’ll be taken by road back to Adelaide, taking in gorgeous outback towns and stopping for lunch and wine tasting in the Clare Valley.

 

In between, you’ll traverse the ancient landscape of the Flinders Ranges in style, walking with only a day pack and returning to established private camps each night where attention is paid to every detail. You’ll enjoy a three-course camp meal and a bush shower each night before sleeping in comfort and waking to incredible views. During the day you’ll soak up the natural, Aboriginal and European history of the area, and have the opportunity to spot emus, kangaroos, wallabies, and incredible birdlife.

INCLUSIONS

  • A friendly and knowledgeable guide and camp assistant.
  • Transfers from Adelaide (one way by air, returning by road).
  • Accommodation – two night’s camping in deluxe swags on one of our signature star beds and one night in the 1850s Arkaba Homestead, in a Homestead Guestroom with ensuite.
  • Meals – 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners – and trail snacks
  • All drinks including premium South Australian wine
  • Support vehicle for transporting your luggage between camps
  • Suitable hydration backpack for you to use with room for your lunch, camera and items of a personal nature
  • Basic toiletries
  • National park entry fees
  • A donation to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy
  • Sock Protectors
  • Fly net

WHAT TO BRING

  • You are welcome to bring your own water bottle for use if you would prefer to the water bladders built into your day pack
  • Hiking boots offering good ankle support and are well worn in
  • Light long pants – eg zip-off leg types or shorts
  • Light wicking shirts (with SPF resommended) or light cotton shirts, preferably long sleeved
  • Camera and spare batteries (no charging facility available until you reach Arkaba Homestead on day three)
  • Wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Small personal first aid kit including blister protection and insect repellant
  • Good socks and gaters for sock protection (if walking in shorts)
  • A spare pair of shoes for wearing around camp in the evening
  • Head torch for evenings in camp, with spare batteries
  • Warm clothing for the winter months including a hat, thermals, scarf, gloves and fleece (May-August). Note: in mid-winter the nights and mornings can be very cold
  • Walking poles are optional depending on your preference
  • Wind cheater / waterproof jacket
  • Binoculars for wildlife and bird viewing
  • Swimming costume to use outdoor pool at Arkaba Homestead (in season)

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Walking time: 4 – 7 hours per day
  • Walking distance: 10 – 14 kilometres per day
  • Difficulty: A good level of fitness is required.
  • Child friendly: Not suited for children under 12.

VIDEO


ITINERARY

Day One Adelaide to Arkaba Homestead / Arkaba Homestead to Black’s Gap Camp
Meet your Sharp Airlines Flight SH861 departing Adelaide Domestic Airport 06:45 arriving Port Augusta 07:40. A guide will transfer you 75 minutes by road to the Arkaba Homestead where breakfast will be served on arrival. Set off on foot through the basin of Wilpena Pound before walking onto Arkaba’s private property and descend into Black’s Gap Signature Camp.
Day Two Black’s Gap Camp to Elder Camp – Approximately 10-14km, 6-7 hours
A challenging hike through creeks and broken country approaching the foothills of the Elder Range to Elder Camp.
Day Three Elder Camp to Arkaba Homestead – Approximately 10-14km, 6-7 hours
Walk across varying terrain through Mallee and cypress forests before ascending the beautiful Red Range for views across the neighbouring ranges and crossing Arkaba Creek to arrive at the Arkaba Homestead.
Day Four Scenic Transfer to Adelaide
Depart Arkaba Homestead after breakfast at 09:00 for a scenic transfer through gorgeous outback towns with wine tasting and lunch in the Clare Valley. Arrive Adelaide Airport or hotel at 17:00 to meet onward flights departing from 18:30.

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