Get a birds-eye view of this ancient land on an air safari.

South Australian Outback Air safaris

 “The expanse of nature is absolutely dizzying. On a private, scenic flight over Wilpena Pound at sunrise, it’s impossible not to feel minuscule amidst the vastness of red land and wide-open spaces.”
Quest magazine 

For some of the best birds-eye views in Australia you can’t miss an outback air safari over Arkaba and surrounds.

It’s one of the best ways to get a real sense of place and the scenery is spectacular. An outback air safari provides an all encompassing view of the topology of the ranges, particularly Wilpena Pound, and is an easy way to experience the massive salt pans of Lake Torrens to the west of the ranges. Whether it’s a heli tour of Wilpena Pound or a day trip in small aircraft flight to Lake Eyre, this opportunity is not to be missed.


Early morning flight over Wilpena Pound on an air safari

Scenic Flights over Wilpena Pound

Gain an aerial perspective of this ancient mountain landscape in a single engine aircraft.

30 minutes (1 – 2  passengers) – $390
45 minutes (1 – 2 passengers) – $550
60 minutes (1 – 2 passengers) – $750

Additional guests up to 4 (dependant on combined body weights ) $195 per person


Lake Eyre air safari
Lunch stop at William Creek pub on an Air Safari

Full day Lake Eyre tour

Enjoy this 6-hour experience with 4 hours flying, taking in Leigh Creek, Lake Eyre South and North, Andamooka and Lake Torrens with a stop at remote William Creek Pub (voted #2 outback pub) for a lunch and a beer. 

2 guests (per person) – $1,200
3-5 guests (per person) – $940
Child when travelling with 2 paying adults – $500

NB: This experience is only available on a stay of three or more nights at Arkaba.


3-hour Helicopter safari

Exploring this ancient landscape by helicopter, hugging Wilpena Pound and our Elder mountain Range and then swooping down into Brachina and Edeowie Gorges is quite frankly just exciting. On a three-hour helicopter safari you’ll stop for lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel, one of Australia’s finest outback pubs!

Prices start at $845 per person.