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6-day Flinders Ranges - Arkaroola - Leigh Creek  
Departs:  Thursday, 6 October 2022    
Duration:  6  Days Tour Number: 3658    
Cost $2090p.p.twin Share
Travel Club $1985p.p
Single Supplement $450
$300 p.p. Deposit on booking
Balance due 17/09/22
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Tour Includes:
5  Breakfasts, 5 Evening Meals, 3 Lunches
5 Nights  Accommodation Entrance Fees
Home Pick up and Return
Special Highlight

Day 1 : Adelaide - Port Augusta - Leigh Creek
Your chauffered car will pick you up from home and drop you at Our Aust-wide tours Depot 101 Muller Rd Hampstead Gardens for our 7.30am departure. We travel through Port Wakefield, Snowtown to Port Augusta where we visit the Wadlata Outback Centre and step back in time and travel through to modern times. Lunch is own cost. After lunch we travel through the Pichi Richi Pass to Quorn, onto Hawker, Parachilna and finally Leigh Creek Tavern with time to freshen up before dinner. (D)
Leigh Creek Tavern

Day 2 : Leigh Creek - Blinman - Leigh Creek
After a cooked breakfast we make our way to Brachina Gorge, This spectacular gorge meanders its way through sharp sawtooth ridges of resistant quartzite. The Gorge was once used as a pass through which bullock teams pulled their loads and is now a favourite picnic and camping area. Brachina” derived from the Aboriginal word ‘vachina’, meaning cranky, refers to a mythical argument between birds over a grind stone. And continuing to Blinman for lunch. After lunch we travel to Parachilna via the Parachilna gorge, it cuts through jagged desert gorges and this area of the Flinders Ranges is noted for its harsh, spectacular colours and its raw beauty. Traveling back towards Leigh Creek we take time to have a look at the Aroona Dam. Aroona Dam was once the key water source for the former coal mining town. The dam is no longer used as a water supply, with an alternative source in place, but it remains an important recreation space and Sanctuary with pectacular views and peaceful surrounding. Arriving at Leigh creek with time to freshen up before dinner. (B L D)

Day 3 : Leigh Creek - Arkaroola
After breakfast we make our way to Farina. We have time to walk about Farina’s ruins. Farina being lovingly transformed from ruins to town by devoted volunteers, with plenty of signs to show and explain to you what once was there, returning for lunch at Copley After lunch we proceed to Arkaroola, via Iga Warta and check into our accommodation and have time to freshen up before dinner. (B D)
Arkaroola Widerness

Day 4 : Arkaroola - Arkaroola
This morning we take the famous 4WD ridge-top tour, including morning tea, where we see many geological features and stunning scenery from the top of Sillirs lookout with plenty of photo opportunities before returning to the Village for lunch (supplied). This afternoon there is time to put your feet up in the tranquil surroundings or perhaps take one of the short walks on offer. Dinner at the Village. As an Option you may wish to join in on an evening at the Arkaroola planetarium to go stargazing in this unpolluted, dark outback sky. (own cost) (B L D)

Day 5 : Arkaroola - Water Holes - Leigh Creek
After our breakfast we hop on the 4-wheel drives and take in the Waterholes experience. We marvel at the scenic beauty, timeless geology and even spot Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies, Ring Necked Parrots, Euros and Wedge-Tailed Eagles to name but a few. We stop at Bolla Bollana Spring and then out to the old Bolla Bollana Copper Smelter with a quick stop at the old Police Station and Post Office ruins. Next is the majestic and mysterious Nooldoonooldoona Waterhole,before traveling back for lunch (supplied). After our thrilling morning tour we farewell Arkaroola, pack the coach and travel along some outback roads back to Leigh Creek with time to freshen up before dinner. (B L D)
Leigh Creek Tavern

Day 6 : Leigh Creek - Adelaide
We pack the coach and make our way back to Adelaide via Orroroo, Jamestown and Clare with comfort stops along the way. Arriving in Adelaide at approx. 5.30 where your car will be waiting to take you home. (B)