Wilpena Pound Resort Tours

  • Children catered for
  • National Tourism Accreditation Program

The Flinders Ranges draws visitors from far and wide. The appeal is the unique beauty of this landscape with its indigenous history, ancient geological formations, rich colours and textures, open spaces, clear air and abundant wildlife. The Flinders Ranges are home to nearly half of South Australia's 3,100 plant species, more than 120 bird, 86 reptile and 20 mammal species. The vibrant colours of the 800 million year old quartzite and limestone outcrop that is the Flinders are truly spectacular.

Visitors to Wilpena Pound Resort and campground have access to many tours and activities to explore the extraordinary landscape. From scenic flights, walking trails, four wheel drive tours, mountain bike hire and cultural tours, there are plenty of ways to explore the region.

Contact Details

Wilpena Pound Resort Tours
Wilpena Pound via
Hawker
South Australia 5434

Toll Free Number
+61 1800 805 802

Telephone
+61 (08) 8648 0004

Fax
+61 (08) 8648 0028

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  • Wilpena Pound Resort Tours, Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
  • Wilpena Pound Resort Tours, Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
  • Wilpena Pound Resort Tours, Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
  • Wilpena Pound Resort 4WD tours

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Checkin Desk
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Guide
  • Waiting Area

Activities

  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking
  • Guided walks
  • Scenic Flight
  • Self-Guided
  • Wine Tasting

Scenic Flight - Wilpena Pound 20 Minute

The 20 minute scenic flight provides a fantastic view of our surrounds where you will see Wilpena Pound from the air with the resort nestled in among the River Red Gums just near the Pound Gap. You will also see the Elder Range, Edeowie Gorge, Lake Torrens, the Heysen Range and St Mary Peak.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound, Aroona Valley, St Mary Peak, Heysen Range

Tour duration

20 Mins

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $165.00

Transport mode

Aeroplane

Facilities

Flight Three - Arkaroola

With a flying time of about one hour each way, this flight takes you over Wilpena Pound, the Northern Flinders Ranges, and Lake Frome. On arrival at Arkaroola, we join the Ridge Top Tour that takes us over the rugged and arid mountains of the Northern Flinders Ranges. Arkaroola is privately owned by the Wildlife Sanctuary and is a geologist's dream.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound, Arkaroola

Tour duration

8 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $750.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive, Aeroplane

Facilities

Flight Five - William Creek / Lake Eyre

This flight is a six hour round trip and offers excellent views of outback South Australia. Beginning with a scenic flight over Aroona Valley and Brachina Gorge, you will pass over the Leigh Creek coal fields, Marree (the start of the Birdsville Track) and Lake Eyre. Landing at remote William Creek (population 10 at last count), you'll refresh yourself at the pub with lunch then return, flying over Andamooka and Lake Torrens.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Leigh Creek Coalfields, Lake Eyre, William Creek

Tour duration

6 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $995.00

Transport mode

Aeroplane

Facilities

Guided Walk - Old Wilpena Homestead

Nestled between the ABC Range and the northern ramparts of Wilpena Pound is Old Wilpena Station, one of South Australia's oldest and best preserved pastoral settlements. Walk along Wilpena Creek past magnificent stands of river red gums with stunning views of the Pound wall in the distance. As you pass through the station gate you will step back 150 years to the early days of the pastoral runs. Explore a world of improvisation, dogged self-sufficiency and a powerful instinct for survival. Learn how the land changed with European settlement and how present day pastoralists and park managers are dealing with those changes. Enjoy a cuppa and cake on the verandah of the Old Homestead or Government House, as the early homesteads were known.

Operates: Daily, on demand from the Wilpena Visitor Centre.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena

Tour duration

3 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $35.00

Transport mode

Walk

Facilities

  • Commentary

Guided Walk - Champagne and Shadows

A leisurely late afternoon walk to Old Wilpena Station provides the best there is to see at this outstanding heritage listed site. Described in 1856 as the prettiest place in the Far North, Old Wilpena Station will not disappoint. Follow the interpretive trail with your guide and explore the evocative interiors of the outbuildings, among the oldest and best preserved of their type in South Australia. Be silenced by the extraordinary beauty of the great river red gums backlit by the dying sun. As the evening approaches gather near the Homestead and enjoy the magical last light of day with a glass of champagne and nibbles.

Operates: Daily, on demand from the Old Wilpena Station car park.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound

Tour duration

3 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $50.00

Transport mode

Walk

Facilities

  • Commentary

Guided Walk - Remarkable Reds

Red is the signature colour of inland Australia. Red sand, red soil, red rocks define more than half of the Australian continent. Join your guide for an exploration of Flinders Ranges reds -red gums, red kangaroos, red sandstones, red sunsets. Marvel at the majestic red gums and discover why these giants are icons of the inland. As you watch them grazing in the late afternoon light, learn about the different species of kangaroos in the Wilpena area. Ponder the awesome geological history of the region as you watch the walls of Wilpena Pound change colour, warmed by the dying sun. Over a glass of South Australian red, enjoy the special charm of a Flinders sunset as it reduces the Pound wall to an exquisite silhouette.

Operates: Daily, on demand from the Old Wilpena Station car park.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound

Tour duration

3 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $50.00

Transport mode

Walk

Facilities

  • Commentary

Flight Four - Under 'n' Over: Cooper Pedy and Arkaroola

Day One - Depart Wilpena at 10am and enjoy a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound. Arrive in Coober Pedy at 12:30pm, transfer to the Desert Cave Hotel. Have lunch at the Crystal Cafe before embarking on an afternoon tour of the township. Arrive back at the hotel about 6:30pm. Dine at Umbertos Restaurant before spending the night in your underground room.

Day Two - Breakfast in the Cafe at 7am, catch a ride to the airstrip to depart at 8:30am. Fly over the Painted Desert, William Creek, Lake Eyre and the Gammon Ranges before arriving at Arkaroola airstrip at 11:30am. Check in and enjoy lunch. Next is a four hour four wheel drive tour taking you over the spectacular ridge tops of Arkaroola followed by a delicious dinner in the Native Pines Restaurant. If the sky is clear, at 8pm it's off on an observatory tour. Spend the night in the Mawson Suite.

Day Three - Breakfast at 7:30am. Ride to the airstrip for your departure at 9am. Fly back to Wilpena over the southern Gammon Ranges, Chambers Gorge and the Bunkers Range and arrive back at base around 10am.

Operates: By arrangement..

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound, Coober Pedy, Arkaroola

Tour duration

3 Days

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $2,745.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive, Aeroplane

Facilities

Four Wheel Drive Tour - Time Travel and Gorgeous Gorges

Half day tour with morning or afternoon tea provided

The fascinating geological history of the Flinders Ranges is recorded in the world renowned 'Corridor Through Time'. Explore more than 100 million years of this history and marvel at the rugged beauty of Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges. Search for Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies and enjoy sweeping views of Bunyeroo Valley and the eastern wall of Wilpena Pound.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Brachina Gorge, Bunyeroo Gorge

Tour duration

4 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $180.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meal
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet

Scenic Flight - Wilpena Pound 30 Minute

The 30 minute scenic flight takes you slightly further than the 20 minute, and completes a circuit of Wilpena Pound where your pilot will point out the Elder Range, Edeowie Gorge, Heysen Range, Lake Torrens, Bunyeroo Gorge, Brachina Gorge, St Mary Peak and the Pound Gap. You will clearly see how the Flinders Ranges appears to be a backbone on the landscape - an extraordinary sight and great for photographers.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound, Aroona Valley, St Mary Peak, Heysen Range

Tour duration

30 Mins

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $190.00

Transport mode

Aeroplane

Facilities

Scenic Flight - Wilpena Pound One Hour

For an extensive insight into the Flinders Ranges region, the one hour scenic flight will take you beyond Wilpena Pound, over the Western Plains, Parachilna Township, Parachilna Gorge, Blinman Township and Copper Mine, the Bunkers Range, and Skytrek four wheel drive track. This is a unique opportunity to see the varying colours and textures of this ancient and beautiful landscape.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound, Aroona Valley, St Mary Peak, Heysen Range

Tour duration

1 Hour

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $299.00

Transport mode

Aeroplane

Facilities

Flight One - Lake Eyre In Flood

From Wilpena Pound fly over Parachilna and on to awe inspiring Lake Eyre. After marveling at the wonders of the Lake, land at the remote town of William Creek and enjoy lunch in the local pub. The return flight to Wilpena Pound will cross the Andamooka opal fields and Lake Torrens.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound, Parachilna, William Creek

Tour duration

6 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $995.00

Transport mode

Aeroplane

Facilities

Flight Two - Lake Eyre In Flood

Enjoy excellent views of outback South Australia on this scenic flight over spectacular Wilpena Pound, continuing on to Parachilna and then over the vastness of Lake Eyre. Land and stretch your legs at Muloorina Station, a remote 400,000 hectare property south of Lake Eyre. The return flight passes over the Leigh Creek open cut opal fields and the Gammon Ranges.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound, Parachilna, Leigh Creek

Tour duration

4 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $910.00

Transport mode

Aeroplane

Facilities

Flight Six - Coober Pedy Two Day Trip

Day 1 - Depart Wilpena at 10.00am for a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and the Gorges. Fly across the Western Plains, Lake Torrens, and Andamooka/Roxby Downs to Coober Pedy for lunch. After lunch, we take a tour of the surrounds and opal mines, finishing at the Desert Cave Hotel, the world's only underground international hotel. Dinner will be at Umberto's Restaurant in the hotel.

Day 2 - After breakfast, depart Coober Pedy at 10.00am for a flight over the Painted Desert and back to Wilpena Pound.

Operates: By arrangement.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound, Coober Pedy

Tour duration

2 Days

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $1,855.00

Transport mode

Aeroplane

Facilities

Guided Walk - Into Wilpena Pound

A leisurely walk along Wilpena Creek into Wilpena Pound and on to the Old Hills Homestead where you can learn about the hardships the Hills family had to face at the turn of the century. There is an optional hike up to Wangarra Hill lookout offering panoramic views of Wilpena Pound. Be silenced by the extraordinary beauty of the great river red gums as you nibble on cake and coffee by the Old Homestead.

Operates: Daily, on demand from the Old Wilpena Station car park.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound

Tour duration

2 Hours

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $35.00

Transport mode

Walk

Facilities

Four Wheel Drive Tour - Mining Mysteries, Feral Feasting and much, much more ...

Full day tour with morning tea and lunch provided.

This is Wilpena Pound Resort Tours most comprehensive touring option. Travel to Blinman (highest town in South Australia) and explore the old copper mine. Walk through old mining shafts (not deep) and learn of the toil and tragedies of those early years. Wander the streetscape of this historic town. Travel to Parachilna through the local gorge and indulge in lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel (feral food options available). The homeward journey includes Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges. Learn of the geological history, seek the rare Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby and be in awe at the rugged beauty of this very special place.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Blinman, Parachilna, Wilpena Pound

Tour duration

8 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 8:00-16:00
Tue 8:00-16:00
Wed 8:00-16:00
Thu 8:00-16:00

Fri 8:00-16:00
Sat 8:00-16:00
Sun 8:00-16:00

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $280.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meal
  • Seat belts

Four Wheel Drive Tour - Heightened History

Travel back in time to an early European settlement (Appealinna) which provides a rich insight into the rigours of pastoral life when the Flinders Ranges were first settled. Then join the famous Skytrek track on Willow Springs Station which includes sweeping views from several vantage points, aboriginal rock art and ochre cliffs.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound

Tour duration

8 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 8:00-16:00
Tue 8:00-16:00
Wed 8:00-16:00
Thu 8:00-16:00

Fri 8:00-16:00
Sat 8:00-16:00
Sun 8:00-16:00

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $245.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meal
  • Seat belts
  • Toilet

Four Wheel Drive Tour - Radical Rocks and Rolling

Full day tour with morning tea and picnic lunch.

For a comprehensive experience of the geological past, you can't go past this full day tour. The Time Travel and Gorgeous Gorges tour is expanded to allow time to visit some more secluded areas. Included is the Ediacara GSSP (Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point), several fossil sites and a visit into the Aroona Valley to see early ruins as well as the site of Hans Heysen's first Flinders painting. There is also time to wander through some of the finest River Red Gums in the district. You don't have to have rocks in your head to marvel at all there is to see.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound

Tour duration

8 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 8:00-16:00
Tue 8:00-16:00
Wed 8:00-16:00
Thu 8:00-16:00

Fri 8:00-16:00
Sat 8:00-16:00
Sun 8:00-16:00

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $245.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meal
  • Seat belts

Sunset Spectacular

Tour is approximately two hours and includes beverages and canapés.

Observe the changing colours of sunset over Wilpena Pound and marvel at this vast ancient landscape from a spectacular local viewing location. Don't forget your camera (warm clothing essential in cooler months).

Tour details

Tour destinations

Wilpena Pound

Tour duration

2 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 18:45-18:45
Tue 18:45-20:45
Wed 18:45-20:45
Thu 18:45-20:45

Fri 18:45-20:45
Sat 18:45-20:45
Sun 18:45-20:45

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $55.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive, Coaster

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meal
  • Seat belts
 
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