Step in the very heart of the outback on this four-day luxury bushwalk and camping adventure. Connect to the raw beauty and deep history of the Australian landscape as you hike through the private wildlife conservancy that makes up the Arkaba bush region. Traverse the ancient Flinders Ranges National Park and tap into the 600 million-year-old geography of Elder’s Range and Wilpena Pound. Learn about the land and the people who have called it home from experienced and passionate local guides. Soak up sweeping mountain views, enjoy home style ranch living, sleep under the full sky of the Southern Hemisphere and tuck into delicious homemade Australian food and wines.
Camp out in traditional outback style in spectacular and remote locations that let you get up close and personal with the native wilderness. Supporting the important environmental work of the Australian Wilderness Conservancy, this immersive bush experience is the Australian outback at its best!
As one of the most biologically diverse countries on earth, Australia is home to a huge range of unique creatures, plants and environments. Over 80% of flora and fauna species found in Australia are endemic to this unique landscape. Since increased settlement and interaction with the rest of the world started around 200 years ago, Australia’s natural biodiversity has faced many challenges including the negative impact of agriculture and the introduction of invasive plant and animal species.
The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is an independent non-profit organisation that is dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural Australian wildlife and ecosystems that are under threat. Working in the field, their important programs focus on implementing a variety of conservation and educational initiatives that allow Australians to experience and enjoy the beauty of their natural wilderness and wildlife. The many wildlife sanctuaries operated by the AWC cover millions of hectares across Australia, protecting over 100 threatened ecosystems and 170 threatened wildlife species.
The donation component of this trip goes towards the environmental conservation efforts of the AWC and supports their mission to implement programs and establish sanctuaries that protect threatened wildlife and ecosystems in Australia. Their practical on the ground programs target such issues as feral plant and animal control, weed irradiation, fire management, restoration of natural habitats, translocation of endangered species and environmental education initiatives.
As always, by participating in responsible tourism that respects and honours the people and places you visit, you are helping to support local communities in maintaining their way of life. Your travel time in their villages and towns, and your interest in their culture and heritage helps to bring money to the community, supports local guides, farmers, fishermen and artisans, and allows them to take pride in their traditions, communities and land.
* Travellers are responsible for valid visas throughout the duration of the trip