Marvel at exquisite geology and the ever-changing palette of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges on a stunning 30 minute scenic helicopter flight. Watch as the light changes with the late afternoon sun hitting the raw natural appeal of the outback.
[expand title=”Read More”]You’ll be treated to views of Wilpena Pound, the Chace Range to the east and Elder Range to the west – a complete 360 degree panorama of natural beauty– before landing on a remote ridge top, only accessible by helicopter, to enjoy the last light of the day with a glass of bubbles in hand and a picnic canape platter. Return to the homestead by road as the light finally disappears and sit down to a bush-inspired three course dinner.
$600 per person operating with a minimum 2, maximum 5 guests. This is a 1.5 hour experience with 30 minutes of flying time. Minimum two night stay at Arkaba. [/expand]
Soar with the spirits over Wilpena Pound along the ancient ramparts of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges. Allow your sense of freedom to take over as you pass Rawnsley Bluff, down the spine of Wilpena Pound, weaving amongst the cliffs of the incredible Heysen Range, exit the ranges through Brachina Gorge and let the vastness of Lake Torrens and the outback stretch out in front of you.
[expand title=”Read More”]Touch down at one of Australia’s iconic outback pubs, the Prairie Hotel in Parachilna, for a platter of ‘feral food’ (or something else that takes your fancy). You’re back in the helicopter for round two tracking south along the old railway and through Edeowie Gorge, around St Mary’s Peak before returning west along Arkaba’s spectacular Elder Range. Get your last bird’s eye view of Arkaba’s folded landscape, spotting wildlife from the air before landing back on Arkaba in time to head out for a sundowner drink on top of the ranges.
$995 per person operating with a minimum 2, maximum 3 guests. This is a 3 hour experience with 1 hour flying time. Minimum three night stay at Arkaba. [/expand]
Depart the Homestead in the early afternoon for a scenic 30 minute flight over our 60,000 acre private wildlife conservancy, allowing you to take in the raw natural appeal of Australia’s outback. Soaring over the incredible natural amphitheater of Wilpena Pound, the 1060m high peak of Mount Aleck and the Elder Range beside and below you.
[expand title=”Read More”]The light will begin to change as you land at your exclusive swag camp for the evening, a place that will give you an opportunity to connect with your surroundings. There will be time to grab a glass and sit around the fire as the last of the light disappears behind the ranges. A full bush dinner will be served under the stars (weather permitting) before retiring to your cosy swag for a night out under the Milky Way.
Wake as the fiery orange sun hits the ranges, with a hot drink warming your hands you can watch the colours of the rock change before your eyes. Following a bush breakfast, return to the homestead via a two hour safari drive to view the best of the morning wildlife before a beautiful lunch back at the homestead.
$1,500 per person for guests 1-3 in a group and $1,200 per person for guests 4-10 in the same group operating with a minimum of 2, maximum of 10 guests. This is a an overnight experience with 30 minutes of flying time. Minimum three night stay at Arkaba. [/expand]
Take off for a soaring 30 minute scenic helicopter flight up into the reaches of the Elder Range, touching down mid-way up the range. Awaken your inner explorer with a two hour climb, taken nice and slow, through the mauve and fiery orange range before reaching the summit. Trent Dalton joined our Heli-Hike experience for Weekend Australian and here’s what he had to say about it. Read Article.
[expand title=”Read More”]The views during this ascent are like nothing else in the Flinders Ranges. Have you ever looked down on a wedge tail eagle? Or scanned scree slopes for Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies?
Sit back and take in the views with a packed lunch at the summit, where you can enjoy uninterrupted views out to Lake Torrens in the west and panoramas of Arkaba and Wilpena Pound. Begin a longer climb down to meet your guide and vehicle at the base of the range, returning you to the homestead in time for a well-deserved glass of South Australian wine and canapes before dinner.
$800 per person operating with a minimum 2, maximum 4 guests. This is a full day experience with 30 minutes of flying time. Minimum three night stay at Arkaba.[/expand]