Central Ikara-Flinders Ranges Explorer: A Journey of Discovery

650 kilometres 9 Days This tour has a maximum of six vehicles. Difficulty: Moderate

Central Ikara-Flinders Ranges Explorer

Join us on an enthralling 9-day adventure, unveiling the region's beauty, history, and culture. From captivating Silo Light Shows to conquering the renowned Skytrek, this journey promises to leave you in awe of this barely touched wilderness.

Exciting 4WD Experience

This tour is made for the thrill seekers. Join us as we explore amazing off-road tracks including the iconic Skytrek!

Outback Trek

Unravelling history and nature on an adventurous trek amidst the natural beauty of Flinders Ranges backdrop.

Soul-Enriching Experience

Embrace the spirit of Flinders Ranges with our captivating tours, delightful local culinary experiences, and serene moments in nature's embrace.

Mesmerizing Landscapes

From Devils Peak to the historic Blinman and Cradock Hotels, along with Wilpena Pound, every moment is a feast for the senses.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
The journey begins with a warm meet and greet at the Quandong Cafe in Quorn complemented by morning tea. Check-in to your powered site at the Quorn caravan park. Meander through the recently established Bush Garden. After lunch, venture into the world of Flinders Gin. The day concludes with a late beverage at Scruffy Fella, followed by the enchanting Silo Light Show.
Day 2
Hitch up and join us at Silo Road at 10 am as we set off to explore the Kanyaka Ruins, and have morning tea. After which we head to Hawker. Our adventure continues as we drive to Merna Mora station to setup on a powered site and unhitch.
Day 3
Complete the Merna Mora 4wd Heritage trail, which is an informative trek through time. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the natural features of the Northern Elder and Bunbinyunna ranges.
Day 4
Leaving at 10am, we hitch up and head to Alpana Station, via Parachilna Gorge Road. We will stop for morning tea at the Prairie Hotel. On arrival at Alpana we will unhitch at our powered site. We head off to Blinman and on our arrival we enjoy a delightful lunch at the historic Blinman Pub and then delve into the areas rich mining history with a captivating mine tour. The day concludes with a visit to Wadna Cultural Centre and a mesmerizing 4wd track to Sunset Hill back at Alpana Station.
Day 5
Be hitched up ready for a 9am departure. As we venture into the heart of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, you’ll witness the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China, before heading into Willow Springs station and unhitching. From here we will travel to Hucks Lookout. We then continue our exploration with a visit to the Golden Spike and briefly along a part of the Geological Trail to take us to the spectacular Stokes Hill Lookout. This lookout offers panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscapes. The night is spent Off-Grid at peaceful Willow Springs Station.
Day 6
We spend today on an exhilarating off-road adventure as you complete the renowned Skytrek, an 80-kilometre offroad track that promises to leave you in awe of the rugged beauty of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges.
Day 7
We hitch up, leave at 9 a.m., and head for Wilpena Pound. Here, we will unhitch at our powered site and immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of Wilpena Pound. The day offers opportunities for short walks, scenic flights, and an opportunity to observe a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony.
Day 8
Today we begin by visiting the Cazneaux Tree and explore the picturesque route through Bunyeroo Gorge to Brachina, with an option to visit the amazing Aroona Hut for lunch. The day concludes with a scenic return to Wilpena Pound via the memorable Geological Trail.
Day 9
We hitch up and depart at 10 am as we continue on our journey by heading to Hawker for a visit to the famous Jeff Morgan Gallery, followed by a delightful lunch at the Flinders Food Co. We will conclude our tour with a leisurely cruise to the iconic Outback Cradock Hotel, where there is unpowered camping included for the night. There will be time for a debrief and an opportunity to savour a complimentary dinner, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges Explorer.

Tour Route

Package Inclusions

Our pricing includes the following...


•Quorn caravan park powered site •Merna Mora powered site x2 •Alpana Station powered site •Willow Springs unpowered site x2 •Wilpena pound powered site x2 •Cradock Hotel unpowered site

Food Provided

•Quandong café morning tea •Blinman Pub lunch •Flinders Food Co. lunch •Cradock Hotel dinner •Aroona Hut lunch •Scruffy Fella – Drinks discount

Third Party Tours

•Flinders Gin Tour •Blinman Mine Tour •Heritage Trail 4x4 Tour •Jeff Morgan Gallery •Sunset Hill 4x4 Tour •Skytrek 4wd Tour •National Parks entry fee

Tour Pricing

1 Vehicle 2 Adults
$2,995 2 Adults
  • Child under 15 years additional $350
  • Child under 5 free

Upcoming Central Ikara-Flinders Ranges Explorer Tour Dates

17-25 May 22-30 August 22-30 September 23-31 October

from $2995
1 Vehicle 2 Adults

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What an experience!! Deon and his team were so great and my wife and I had a great time. We've been on a few outback tours but this was the most fun and we met a bunch of really nice people
Gordon Lawley
March 2024
Loved, loved loved! Thanks Deon and crew!
Mandy Bradley
February 2024
This was a dream experience for me. I enjoyed all 9 days. Every day was very different, and we got to spend it with a great people who my boyfriend and I will stay in touch with after we return home. Thank you, Flinders and Beyond, for making my holiday to Australia totally unforgettable!
Octavia Laskey
Octavia Laskey
February 2024

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