The Arkaba Walk, South Australia
Australia’s outback brings to mind images of the Northern Territory
's Red Center, but it also extends south—where you’ll get another perspective on this fascinating four-day walk through the ancient Flinders Ranges and the private Arkaba Conservancy. The adventure begins at magical Wilpena Pound, a 600-million year-old natural amphitheater surrounded by mountains whose geological history is etched into the stratified layers of the rock. Spend two nights in "star beds," elevated decks with a canvas "swag" bed open to the sky. Enjoy three course camp dinners and evenings spent around the campfire, listening to the Arkaba guides weave tales, history and legends about the bush. Traverse the foothills of the magnificent Elder Range, crossing through Mallee and cypress pine forests before ascending the Red Range and crossing Arkaba Creek to arrive at Arkaba’s 1850s heritage homestead. Along the way, you're bound to encounter some of Australia’s most famous residents, namely, Red and Western Grey kangaroos, wallaroos, and emus.