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


“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 private single engine aircraft. (1 – 2  passengers)

30 minutes  – $485
45 minutes  – $695
60 minutes  – $915

Please enquire for additional adults up to 4 pax.


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. 

2-5 guests – $1,470 per person

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


Private Heli-Outback Lunch Experience

Private Heli-Outback Lunch Experience, departing Arkaba

– Three-hour experience over the ancient Ikara-Flinders Ranges
– 1-hour flying time in a Robinson R44 Helicopter
– Lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel, one of Australia’s finest outback pubs.

Minimum of 2 pax / maximum of 3 (dependant on combined body weights).

Recommended for stays of three nights or more.

30-minute scenic Helicopter flight

Scenic helicopter flight over to Wilpena Pound with views out to Lake Torrens, departing Arkaba

This is a private experience in a Robinson R44 Helicopter with a maximum of 3 flying at one time (dependent on combined body weights).
Departs from Arkaba. Please enquire for longer durations.