Take a journey through this wondrous landscape


One of Australia's most accessible outback destinations.

“The Flinders Ranges is quite simply an epic outback road trip par excellence; filmic landscapes, cute bush towns that time almost forgot and one of the world’s most incredible land formations at it’s heart: Wilpena Pound”



  • An easy five hours drive from Adelaide
  • Drive Adelaide to Hawker - then exactly 22km along the Flinders Ranges Way

TAKE YOUR TIME (allow seven hours) 

The road to Arkaba is pretty. Very pretty. You’ll travel through the boutique wine country of the Clare Valley specialising in Riesling. The ‘Riesling Trail’ links towns, restaurants and more than 30 cellar doors over 36 kilometres. The oldest vineyard dates back to 1848 when the Jesuit priests fled religious and political persecution in Silesia, migrated to Australia and established Sevenhill Cellars.

You’ll have the chance to admire many gorgeous outback towns with Quorn retaining much of its old world character. There’s wide streetscapes and charming heritage buildings, interesting bric-a-brac stores and art galleries. Warren Gorge is home to a colony of Yellow-footed rock wallabies and for the energetic there is a hike to the summit of Devil’s Peak, 670m above sea level. The town of Wilmington was named “beautiful valley” by the pioneers who settled the region in the mid 1850’s and offers views of the southern section of the Flinders Ranges to the west and Willochra Plain to the east. Red canyons and unusual rock formations can be found in the stunning Alligator Gorge.

Melrose is cradled at the base of impressive Mount Remarkable, is the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges and arguably one of the prettiest in Australia, while the pioneering town of Stone Hut began its life as a stagecoach town with Cobb & Co calling in on its way from Clare to Port Augusta. Today the town includes a collection of stone cottages mapped out on a gorgeous heritage walk.


If self-drive is not your style, our reservations team are happy to arrange private air transfers for your journey to Arkaba.
Below are pricing indicators in AUD and are subject to change. Please call 02 9030 6312 to arrange.  

Private Scenic Flight Transfers

Flights are into / out of Hawker Airstrip, a 20-minute drive to Arkaba. Guests will be collected from Hawker by our team and driven to Arkaba.

Scenic flight upgrade options are available on all of the below air transfers. The scenic flight can be conducted on arrival or departure into Hawker airstrip. The scenic flight will include the Elder Range, Arkaba and Wilpena Pound, with views across Lake Torrens.

  • Third parties operate all extra services. Although all care is taken, Arkaba does not accept responsibility for any expense incurred by a passenger due to any delay, alteration or mechanical failure with a charter aircraft.
  • Weight restrictions apply to all air transfers. Bodyweight & luggage weights must be supplied for confirmation of flights.
  • There is a general luggage weight restriction of 12kgs per passenger in soft-sided bags to fit in the aircraft luggage compartments at maximum capacity. This weight restriction is subject to the flight’s overall payload restriction.