Located 600 kilometres north of Adelaide in the heart of the northern Flinders Ranges, you'll find Arkaroola. When people picture The Flinders Ranges and Outback, red dust and craggy mountains often come to mind. Well, you won't be disappointed by the vast landscape of Arkaroola.
Spend your days traversing ridgetops, meeting the local (and rare) yellow-footed rock wallabies and come night, you will be gazing up at one of the world's darkest night skies. Despite the arid landscape of Arkaroola, there are magnificent gorges, water holes, hot springs, unique plant life and abundant wildlife. With a geological history dating back over 2 billion years, you will be struck by the power of the land and the stories it has to tell.
Most notably, you will find the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, South Australia's premier ecotourism destination. In 2012 the Arkaroola Protection Act was awarded to Arkaroola, recognising the sanctuary's geological and ecological importance. Arkaroola is an inspiring destination for artists, aviators, astronomers, adventure bikers, birdwatchers, bushwalkers, 4WD adventurers, geologists and just about anybody with a sense of adventure and a quest for knowledge. For accommodation, Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary offers lodges, cottages, camping and a new ridgetop sleepout experience.
While at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, don't miss the opportunity to experience one of their fantastic tours. From 4WD experiences to star gazing, you may never want to leave. Arkaroola is also recognised as an International Dark-Sky Sanctuary. Defined as a place that has been acknowledged for its exceptionally dark and starry night skies. The astronomy experiences run by Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary are a must-do while you are visiting. Seeing our cosmos is an experience you will replay in your mind for years to come.
Facilities include accommodation, fuel, tyre repairs, a restaurant and bar, store, airstrip, swimming pool, public telephones and Wi-Fi hotspot.