Arkaroola is located in the northern Flinders Ranges, 600 kilometers north of Adelaide in South Australia

Most visitors tend to travel to Arkaroola via Leigh Creek and Copley, a trip that is about 130km in distance.  The road from Copley is unsealed but generally in a maintained condition.  The average driving time from Leigh Creek via Nepabunna is approximately 2 hours – certainly not the 5 hours as often quoted by Google Earth!

Alternatively, you can travel to Arkaroola via Blinman. The sealed road ends here so there is 152kms of dirt to travel. Getting there is half the fun and the Blinman to Arkaroola road offers some of the most spectacular outback scenery you’ll ever see. And of course a stop in Blinman gives the traveller a true Flinders Ranges experience a great prelude to your visit to Arkaroola. Travel times are around 3 hours for this route but always drive to the conditions especially if you are towing.

Arkaroola can also be accessed via Yunta on The Barrier Highway and from The Strezleki Track via Balcanoona. These routes are somewhat more remote so do your homework ( be prepared ) before attempting these tracks.

Please note that National Parks Permits are not required for Arkaroola or to travel to Arkaroola.

Hire Car/4WD

If you hire a car or 4WD check to ensure that you are allowed to go on dirt roads. This is a common exclusion with most rental companies and can result in expensive fees.

Pickup/Drop off by Air

We can pick you up by aircraft from Leigh Creek, Hawker, Port Augusta or Broken Hill. See our Rates Page for details.

Bus and Coach Tours

A bus service, by Genesis Tour & Charter, is available to Copley, 130 km to the east of Arkaroola, just north of Leigh Creek .

Organised coach tours – see your local travel agent for details.

Also see our packages and links pages for third-party tour providers.


You fly in to Arkaroola or Balcanoona and we will pick you up from the airfield. We also have a Helipad in the Village.

See the Aerodrome page for details.

Any Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to Email or Call us on 08 8648 4848