Echo Camp 4wd Guided Tour
Echo Camp Back Track guided tour is available on request which takes about 4-5 hours. Departing at 8am and 1pm with a morning/afternoon tea stop about half-way round.
The tour takes its name from the historic and picturesque Echo Camp which was originally noted in 1898 by the prospector W.B.Greenwood when he discovered this route into the rugged mountains to the north. The camp was used on many occasions by Sir Douglas Mawson in later years and the location was even utilized as a base camp for The Manhattan Project in 1944.
The tour itself makes a short call to the camp and then moves on making its way along the wide expanses of Arkaroola creek with its majestic River Red Gums. Then up a sharp ridge and down a rather steeptrack into the Arkaroola Creeks lower reaches making our way in and out of the creek along a rugged, at times, 4WD track. We visit the eastern end of Barrarana Gorge for a short walk then making our way out via arid rocky hills to the Wooltana Plains and stopping for a tea break, of course including more of those “World Famous” Arkaroola Lamingtons, at the historic Lady Buxton Copper Mine and the mysterious dry stone wall. All in all a fascinating journey through this part of the region punctuated by an informative and entertaining commentary by your driver/guide.
We return via Claude’s Pass and Stubbs Waterhole eventually returning to Arkaroola Village.