Enjoy the ultimate Flinders Ranges experience based at Arkaba Homestead, plus a unique outback stay at the iconic Prairie Hotel


Immerse yourself in outback South Australia, exploring the unique Ikara/Flinders Ranges and Nilpena Ediacara, Australia's newest national park. This private self-drive journey begins with a night of luxury at the new Oval Hotel in Adelaide, before travelling through the South Australian outback the next morning to historic Arkaba Homestead. Nestled in the heart of the Flinders Ranges, you'll enjoy all-inclusive luxury lodge accommodation with gourmet dining and wine showcasing South Australia's best producers. Here you'll have the opportunity to discover the wildlife and ancient landscape of the Arkaba Conservancy and Elders and Flinders Ranges through a range of guided walks and safari tours. On Day 4 you'll drive to Parachilna for a stay at the iconic outback pub, the Prairie Hotel. Renowned for its Australian 'bush tucker' featuring indigenous, and native ingredients, a dinner here is an experience and exclusive to Prairie Hotel guests. The following day, explore the remarkable Nilpena Ediacara National Park - Australia's newest - and the Nilpena Fossil Fields on a unique guided tour with the station owner who first discovered them. You'll then return to Arkaba Homestead for two more nights of outback hospitality, walks, sundowners and outback sunsets. Your luxury outback journey ends back in Adelaide, perhaps with a scenic lunch stop in the Clare Valley en route. This is a truly unique journey.

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2Trip Highlights

Hike the Ikara-Flinders Ranges and Elder Ranges

All-inclusive luxury lodge, Arkaba Homestead

The Prairie Hotel's Hallmark Regional Dinner

Parachilna's iconic Prairie Hotel & Outback Lodge

Discover the Nilpena fossil beds at Australia's newest national park

Car hire included so you can self-drive at your own pace

What's Included
  • Car hire for the duration of the journey, commencing and ending in Adelaide
  • One night of luxury Adelaide accommodation at the new Oval Hotel, in the premier Cathedral Suite
  • Four nights of luxury lodge accommodation at Arkaba Homestead in the Flinders Ranges (split into two separate stays of two nights each)
  • One night at The Prairie Hotel and Outback Lodge in Parachilna
  • Guided walking, safari tours and sundowner drinks in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges and Arkaba Conservancy
  • All-inclusive food, wine and spirits at Arkaba Homestead
  • Daily breakfast throughout your journey
  • Gourmet dinner at the Prairie Hotel
  • Exclusive Guided tour of Nilpena Ediacara National Park & Fossil Fields
  • Option to upgrade or extend your Adelaide stay
4Location & Access
Location & Access

This journey commences and finishes in Adelaide, South Australia, and includes 7 days car hire. Our Journey Designers will be happy to make recommendations for pre and post-tour extensions based on your preferences.

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