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Arkaroola

Helivista Pty Ltd

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, Arkaroola, South Australia, 5732
Email: info@helivista.com.au
Website: www.helivista.com.au

Helivista Pty Ltd operates from the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Experience the great outback amongst the rugged landscapes of Arkaroola. Fly along the Arkaroola Creek, through gorges, over waterholes and hot springs. You can see spectacular Lake Frome, one of the largest salt lakes in Australia. Heli Hiking and Heli Camping packages can be tailor-made to your requirements. Private charter, aerial photography and surveying also available. The view from the helicopter allows you to see a different perspective of the ever changing environment at Arkaroola and its surrounds. Flights operate on demand and subject to weather conditions. Please enquire direct for pricing.

Pichi Richi Railway, Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Pichi Richi Railway

Pichi Richi Railway, Railway Terrace, Quorn, South Australia, 5433
Email: info@prr.org.au
Website: www.prr.org.au

Experience the timeless Flinders Ranges in style aboard the Pichi Richi Railway. This historic railway line has been progressively restored and operated as a working museum for the past 40 years by the dedicated volunteers of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society. Operating between Quorn and Port Augusta, this is the last remaining operating portion of the "Old Ghan" railway line. Trains use steam locomotives or historic diesels, and genuine timber-body carriages up to 115 years old. Full or half-day trips are available or hire a private train. The Afghan Express: A steam-hauled train using timber-bodied carriages built in the late 1920s. Port Augusta to Quorn (return), six hours including a two hour stop for lunch in historic Quorn. The Pichi Richi Explorer: A steam train using South Australian railways carriages, some dating from the nineteenth century. Quorn to Woolshed Flat, return two hours. The Barwell Bull: 85 year old heritage diesel railcar travelling the Pichi Richi Explorer route. Twilight Explorer: During March and May, relax with a drink aboard the Barwell Bull and watch the evening sun paint the ranges the colours of sunset. Visit the website for all departure times and costings for all trains.

Heritage Walk,  Port Augusta, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Heritage Walk

41 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta, South Australia, 5700
Email: wadlata@portaugusta.sa.gov.au
Website: www.wadlata.sa.gov.au
9002750 Phone Number: 61 08 8641 9194
Fax Number: 61 08 8642 4288

A two hour Heritage Walk of Port Augusta will allow you to understand how Port Augusta contributed to the development of the Outback of South Australia. It was once a major shipping port which allowed access to our remote areas. The walk commences from the Wadlata Outback Centre, 41 Flinders Terrace. If entering the city from the south, turn left at the second set of traffic lights on Victoria Parade. If entering the city from the north, turn right at the second set of traffic lights and look for the windmill. Details of the recently updated Heritage Walk and a map are included in the local Port Augusta Visitor Guide. The electronic version can be downloaded from the website or is available at information outlets. Pause a while in Port Augusta and stretch your legs on the Heritage Walk.

Bartagunyah Estate, Melrose, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Bartagunyah Estate

7 Survey Road, Melrose, South Australia, 5483
Email: bartagunyah@bartagunyah.com.au
Website: www.bartagunyah.com.au
9049840 Phone Number: 61 08 8666 2136
Fax Number: 61 08 8666 2136

Bartagunyah Estate cellar door is situated five kilometres from the township of Melrose in the Southern Flinders Ranges region of South Australia. The vineyard produces wine from Shiraz and Cabernet grapes grown at an altitude of over 400 metres above sea level. The wine is made from non irrigated vines, producing distinctive and concentrated flavours. Bartagunyah has single track mountain bike trails, self contained accommodation as well as powered sites available for campers, bushwalkers and mountain bike riders. The Mawson and Heysen Trails and the Mount Remarkable National Park are adjacent to the property. Camping is AUD10.00 per person per night, powered sites AUD15.00 per person per night. Self contained accommodation with cooking facilities and ensuite starts from AUD125.00.

Anna Creek Painted Hills, Flinders and Outback, South Australia

Anna Creek Painted Hills

Anna Creek, Anna Creek, South Australia, 5700
Email: wrightsair@bigpond.com
Website: www.wrightsair.com.au/gallery.htm
9126307 Phone Number: 61 08 8670 7962
Fax Number: 61 08 8670 1001

The Anna Creek Painted Hills is a spectacular and recently discovered section of the pristine Breakaways country in the far north of South Australia. Breakaway country appears around Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, Copper Hills, Arckaringa Hills, William Creek and Evelyn Downs. The Anna Creek Painted Hills offers an amazing sight by air. It is a rocky outcrop of large and small hills, which emerge suddenly out of a flat, desert landscape. The area can only be accessed by air, due to its fragility and natural beauty. Air access tours to the Anna Creek Painted Hills is available through Trevor Wright of Wrightsair, from William Creek, Coober Pedy and Arkaroola.

Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

Ikara - The Meeting Place

Wilpena Pound via, Hawker, South Australia, 5434
Email: visitorscentre@wilpenapound.com.au
Website: www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_park/Browse_by_region/Flinders_Ranges_Outback/Flinders_Ranges_National_Park
9127678 Phone Number: 61 08 8648 0048
Fax Number: 61 08 8648 0092

Located in the heart of the Flinders Ranges National Park, Ikara - The Meeting Place is an award-winning public art space that shares an important story of the Adnyamathanha people. The Adnyamathanha community has widely endorsed sharing information with visitors about their land to encourage a deeper appreciation of Aboriginal culture. This contemporary artwork represents the first attempt within the Flinders Ranges (and South Australia) to acknowledge and interpret the impact of pastoralism on an Indigenous community. Ikara provides an inspirational space where Adnyamathanha people can share their culture with park visitors and discuss the role played by their community as the pastoral industry developed. Ikara is the second stage of the award-winning "Living with Land Interpretive Trail". Its presence at Old Wilpena Station, one of the best-preserved pastoral heritage sites in Australia, reinforces its moving story, as this land is also of spiritual significance to the Adnyamathanha people. The Adnyamathanha people translate the word Wilpena as Ikara meaning 'meeting place'.

Witjira National Park, Oodnadatta, Far North, South Australia

Witjira National Park

150 kilometres north of Oodnadatta, Oodnadatta, South Australia, 5734
Email: desertparks@sa.gov.au
Website: www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Flinders_Ranges_Outback/Witjira_National_Park
9002087 Phone Number: 61 08 8648 5300
Fax Number: 61 08 8648 5301

Witjira National Park covers 7,770 square kilometres of gibber, sand dunes, stony tablelands and floodplain country on the western edge of the Simpson Desert in far north South Australia. It is truly spectacular country with vast landscapes including many areas of considerable archaeological, biological and geological interest. Witjira National Park is one of the most popular Desert Parks featuring more than 120 mound springs surrounded by lush vegetation and an abundance of wildlife. The park has recently upgraded visitor facilities and the nearby campgrounds offer a good base to explore the park. You can even swim in the warm waters of the Dalhousie Main Spring. The thermal springs are home to several unique species of fish such as the Dalhousie goby and other rare aquatic life. The springs are also a haven for arid land birdlife. If you're lucky enough to be visiting the park a few weeks after a soaking rain, you'll be rewarded with the ephemeral wildflowers bursting into bloom. The park is part of the lands associated with the Lower Southern Arrernte and Wangkangurru people who in 1989 formed the Irrwanyere Aboriginal Corporation, which co-manages the park with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Blinman Sports Golf Club, Blinman, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Blinman Sports Golf Club

Wilpena Road, Blinman, South Australia, 5730
9002755 Phone Number: 61 08 8648 4861
Fax Number: 61 08 8648 4613

Nestled in the picturesque Flinders Ranges, south of the Blinman township, the Blinman Sports Golf Club offers you the opportunity to play golf outback style. A nine hole, par 68 golf course with scrapes and is 5000 metres. Preferred lie on fairways with rugged creeks and hills surrounding Blinman sits at the northern edge of the Flinders Ranges National Park and is a good base for exploring this rugged, beautiful region of Australia.

Bundaleer Forest, Jamestown, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Bundaleer Forest Reserve

Spalding Road, Jamestown, South Australia, 5491
Email: forestrysa@forestrysa.com.au
Website: www.forestry.sa.gov.au/bund.stm
9001893 Phone Number: 61 08 8724 2888
Fax Number: 61 08 8724 2870

Bundaleer Forest was Australia’s first plantation forest. Experience its textures, sounds and aromas and enjoy the cool tranquillity of a deciduous forest. It’s just 10 kilometres south of Jamestown, and offers delightful scenery and walks. Walking trails that take in the Bundaleer Forest include the Heysen and Mawson Trails, Conservator’s Walk starting at the Arboretum on the Georgetown Road, and the Scenic Walk or Maple Walk, both starting from the Bundaleer picnic ground. See old dry stone walls, a fine panorama of the forest and valley – and look for kangaroos! The Arboretum on Georgetown Road contains a range of native and exotic tree species. The Conservator's Hut - formerly the exclusive residence of the Conservator of Forests - is on the Conservator's Trail. Picnics can be enjoyed in the picnic grounds all year round, except for days of extreme fire danger.

Painted Desert, Coober Pedy, Flinders and Outback, South Australia

Painted Desert

Painted Desert Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, 5723
Email: wrightsair@bigpond.com
Website: www.wrightsair.com.au
9111482 Phone Number: 61 08 8670 7962
Fax Number: 61 08 8670 7962

The Painted Desert is an area of spectacular colourful hills. It's an amazing sight - you'll see rocky outcrops of large and small hills, which emerge suddenly out of a flat, desert landscape. It's perhaps best viewed in bright sunlight which brings out vivid colours such as ochre yellow, oxide red, and deep, rich brown, contrasting with crisp whites and jet blacks. Created more than 80 million years ago, the it forms part of the spectacular breakaway country, located 50 kilometres south west of Oodnadatta. The Painted Desert is a superb example of the forces of nature weathering and eroding the desert landscape. Air access tours to the Painted Desert is available through Trevor Wright of Wrightsair, from William Creek, Coober Pedy and Arkaroola. Costs apply for scenic flights.

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