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Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

Arkaroola is a multi award-winning wilderness sanctuary operated by the Sprigg family, with an emphasis on science and education. The geologically significant location is an inspiring destination for artists, aviators, astronomers, adventure bikers, birdwatchers, bushwalkers, campers, four wheel drive adventurers and ¬†geologists. With an area of 610 square km (150,000 acres), it is located in…read more »

Arkaroola is a multi award-winning wilderness sanctuary operated by the Sprigg family, with an emphasis on science and education. The geologically significant location is an inspiring destination for artists, aviators, astronomers, adventure bikers, birdwatchers, bushwalkers, campers, four wheel drive adventurers and  geologists. With an area of 610 square km (150,000 acres), it is located in the northern Flinders Ranges, 600 km (370 miles) north of Adelaide and 130 km (80 miles) east of Leigh Creek. There are three fully equipped astronomical observatories on the grounds, available for amateurs and professionals alike, and the site adheres to a low light policy in the evenings.
An EarthSky friend said of Arkaroola: “Very dark skies, very few clouds, range of telescopes for tourists.”

Deborah Byrd