Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

Wildlife Reserve in Leigh Creek & Copley

A privately operated wildlife reserve–resort 129km east of Copley on unsealed roads, Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary occupies a far-flung and utterly spectacular part of the Flinders Ranges. The visitor centre (open 9am to 5pm) has natural-history displays, including a scientific explanation of the tremors that often shake things up hereabouts. The vertiginous 4WD Ridgetop Tour is a must!

Other things to do here include bushwalks through remote gorges, scenic flights, bird watching, mountain biking and maybe a bit of stargazing.