Unique Tours of the Flinders Ranges and Outback
Find an incredible variety of unique experiences in the Southern Flinders, Northern Flinders and South Australian Outback.
Take exhilarating clifftop adventures, sip bubbles on a sunset cruise in an unexpected outback oasis and take an Aboriginal-Owned Cultural Tour to see treasured artifacts and locations that can only be revealed by the Traditional Owners.
The Yura Mulka Cultural Walk (Sacred Canyon)
Hosted by an Adnyamathanha Aboriginal guide, the Yura Mulka tour invites you to respectfully access beautiful historic sites that are closed to the general public. Follow your Yura (guide) on a gentle trail into a tranquil hidden canyon. See stunning geographic forms adorned with ancient rock carvings and hear expert insights into the symbolism of the etchings, interpreted and shared by an Adnyamathanha elder.
Time Travel and Gorgeous Gorges Tour
On the Time Travel and Gorgeous Gorges Tour, more than 800 million years of history is writ large across the super-sized ranges that frame the valleys and forests of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Hear fascinating geological insights and discover stunning fossils that tell amazing clues about the origins of life and culture across these ancient landscapes.
Book with Ikara Wilpena Pound.
Heading around 60km north to Blinman, follow the signs from the main street to find a little tin shed that houses the Wadna shop on the edge of town. Wadna was founded by Adnyamathanha man, Kristian Coulthard, and his wife, Gaby, in 2020.
Kristian offers a range of Cultural Tours, including an incredible guided experience of Arkaroo Rock, an ancient petroglyph site showing traditional ochre and charcoal paintings.
Become immersed in the landscapes and culture of the Adnyamathanha people as Kristian shares wise, funny and fascinating insights from his family. It’s a privilege to get a glimpse into the depth of understanding the Adnyamathanha people hold about the land, bush tucker, bush medicine and their very, very long history on country.
The Sunset Spectacular Tour
From Wilpena Pound Resort, your tour group will be driven to a breathtaking scenic lookout with expansive views of the surrounding ranges. Drinks and nibbles are served while your Yura (guide) shares a rich tapestry of knowledge about the region’s biodiversity, cultural traditions and creation stories. Gain an insight into the deep connection the Adnyamathanha people share with the land, and reflect on the incredible depth of knowledge passed down between an untold number of generations.
Anna Creek Painted Hills Scenic Flight and Ground Tour
Discover an unexpectedly colour-drenched pocket of the Outback on a scenic flight and ground tour of Anna Creek Painted Hills. Departing from William Creek, the tour is hosted in a remote section of the Anna Creek Cattle Station, a private property that can only be accessed by air and with prior permission.
The scenic flight allows you to take in the breathtaking formations and surreal colours of the Painted Hills. Upon landing, your pilot guides you along a gently-paced trail, beautifully framed with native bushland that lights up with the flash of budgies. Turning a corner from this tranquil oasis, you will suddenly discover a looming landscape of mysterious rock formations; jagged structures of an unbelievable scale that resemble something out of Utah, or Egypt, or Mars. Adventurous, beautiful and a magnificent side of Australia.
Book with WrightsAir.
Arkaroola Ridgetop Tour
Discover the expansive vistas of Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, the property that Sir Douglas Mawson described as “one great outdoor museum”.
The award-winning Ridgetop Tour is a guided 4WD tour of breathtaking tracks and lookouts in the Northern Flinders Ranges. Take in the diverse scenery and wildlife on an invigorating ride in a specially modified open-air vehicle. Your expert guide shares fascinating snippets of Arkaroola’s history, including significant contributions to geological, ecological and astronomical research. A bite to eat and drink will be served during the tour, enjoyed with an unforgettable view of Freeling Heights and Mawson’s Plateau.
Innamincka Hotel Cooper Creek Tours
Innamincka is an unexpected oasis in the South Australian Outback, a tiny remote outpost located on the banks of the Cooper Creek. The region is well-known for its role in the ill-fated story of Burke and Wills, with historic landmarks throughout Innamincka Regional Reserve including the Dig Tree and Burke and Wills memorial sites.
The Innamincka Hotel offers EcoCertified guided tours of the waterholes and historic sites of the surrounding region. The Sunset Cruise includes late afternoon drinks and canapés as you glide along the picturesque Cooper Creek in the ‘Kingfisher’. Your EcoCertified Guide will share the stories of this historic region, and introduce you to the abundant biodiversity of the local flora and fauna.