Waterholes

The Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is home to dozens of spectacular waterholes. While most are remote and only accessible on foot, several spectacular examples are accessible by 4WD track.

At Arkaroola we conduct 4-5 hour guided tours by 4WD to a number of these spectacular natural features. With a guide, take a tour out to Arkaroola Waterhole and experience the scenic beauty, timeless geology and even spot Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies, Ring Necked Parrots, Euros and Wedge-Tailed Eagles to name but a few species. Then on to The Pinnacles, a geological wonder located at the northern end of The Mawson Valley. Then we move on to Bolla Bollana Spring and then out to the old Bolla Bollana Copper Smelter with a quick stop at the old Police Station and Post Office Ruin. Next is the majestic and mysterious Nooldoonooldoona Waterhole ( if you can pronounce this you may have an extra bit of lamington at our morning/afternoon tea stop ) This is an area where, in the local Adnyamathanha Legend, warriors pushed down massive rocks to try to stop the giant serpent Arkaroo from returning to its lair in The Gammon Ranges. Time permitting on our return we will climb up onto a ridge in the 4WD to The Spriggina lookout for a spectacular view of the surrounding area.

Whilst these attractions are splendid all year round it would be important to note that Arkaroola is a semi-arid wilderness area so the optimum time to visit these areas would be in the weeks and months after rain.

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