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Discover the beauty and ancient history of South Australia’s Flinders Ranges, with the new four-night ‘Fauna, Fossils and Food of the Flinders’ – a self-drive experience through ancient landscapes that will take your breath away.

Enjoy two nights of outback hospitality and Flinders fare at Arkaba Conservancy, the 63,000 private wildlife conservancy. Following, continue on the Flinders adventure for the final two nights at Arkaba’s outback neighbour, the Prairie Outback Lodge in Parachilna.

Included is an early morning scenic flight over Wilpena Pound, plus a fascinating day exploring the ancient history of the new Nilpena Ediacara National Park. It’s the single most important site on the planet for the discovery of Ediacaran fossils, representing the rise of first animal life on the planet. Over 40 species have been recorded in the sediments of its ancient seafloors.

Available for bookings from June to October 2024.

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Suggested self-drive itinerary:

Day one: Drive Adelaide to Arkaba Conservancy (drive time approx. 4-5 hours), arriving between 2-3pm for an afternoon safari experience
Day two: Morning and afternoon safari experiences at Arkaba Conservancy
Day three: Early morning scenic flight over Wilpena Pound, before departing for Prairie Outback Lodge in Parachilna (drive time approx. 1.5 hours)
Day four: Shared Nilpena Fossil experience in the new Nilpena Ediacara National Park
Day five: Self-drive via Parachillna Gorge, before continuing your onward journey.


Two-night Arkaba Conservancy stay in Homestead guestroom accommodation

Twice-daily shared, guided safari program with expert field guides including immersive bush walks and safari drives that showcase the abundance of wildlife and Arkaba’s conservation mission to protect it

All-inclusive of meals and alcoholic beverages

Bonus early morning 20-minute shared scenic flight over Wilpena Pound

Two-night Prairie Outback Lodge stay in Parachilna, heritage accommodation including outback culinary dining experience each evening and cooked breakfast daily

Shared Nilpena Ediacara Fossil Experience with lunch.

For more information and to book, please contact our reservations team on:
E: | T: 1300 997 193 or +61 2 9030 6312

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Arkaba Walk acknowledges the Aboriginal Communities and Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and we recognise their continued connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present, as we seek to understand their history and learn from their knowledge.

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