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30 November 2017:

Seasons' Greeting:

The Sprigg family and Staff wish all our guests and friends a joyful Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

25 November 2015:

Season's greetings to all:

Arkaroola and Staff wish all our friends, associates and guests a safe and peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year.  Thank you for your support over the past 12 months.

Marg and Doug Sprigg and Staff.

18 October 2014:

Pet Dogs at Arkaroola:

Many of our guests ask about our policy regarding bringing their pet dogs with them when visiting Arkaroola.  Please click here for further information.

16 October 2014:

PDF brochures for the following Arkaroola Walking Trails have now been added under the 'Activities' tab:

1.  Acacia Ridge

2.  Bararranna George

3.  Mawson-Spriggina

4 February 2014:


Join artist mentors Peter Griffen and Paul Macklin for a unique experience of studio 'en plein air', abstract and landscape painting, drawing and photography at Arkaroola.  Bookings essential.  Phone Arkaroola reservations on (08) 8648 4848(08) 8648 4848 or email

Please click here to download a brochure for further information.  Also, see us on Facebook.

21 March 2013:

Latest From the ARK Newsletter:

Please click here to download / read our lastest (Summer 2012-13) edition of our newsletter, From the ARK.

28 July 2010:

Simpson Desert Crossing Re-enactment:

Marg and Doug Sprigg participated in a re-enactment on 21 and 22 July of their crossing of the Simpson Desert with their parents Reg and Griselda in 1962.  Click here for an interesting article by freelance journalist Michael Browning (of Browning Inc Pty Ltd).


16 June 2012:

From the Ark Newsletter - Please respond to be placed back on our database:

Unfortunately we have had problems with our previous database of those who have received and/or those who would like to receive our electronic newsletter, From the ARK.

Would you please email (Peter Whellum, our Marketing Manager) with a request and we will place your name and email address back on our database.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


28 February, 2012:

Arkaroola Protection Legislation Now Law:

Please click here for a Media Release from Mark Parnell MLC regarding the creation of the new Arkaroola Protection legislation.

Click here for a copy of the SA Government Gazette proclamation for the Arkaroola Protection Act 2012 (SA).

16 October 2011:

Open Letter to SA Members of Parliament + Media Release:

Please click here to read an open letter to all SA MPs from Marg and Doug Sprigg and click here for the latest media release from the SA Pemier, the Hon. Mike Rann.


Promotional Video - '30 days in Oz' - of Arkaroola:

Please click here for a wonderful YouTube video from one of our great staff members.

July 22, 2011:

Arkaroola Saved from Mining Forever!

Please click here for this wonderful news!


April 16, 2010:

New Bus Service to Arkaroola - Genesis Tour & Charter:

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in association with Genesis Tour & Charter are pleased to announced that a new Bus Service is now available twice weekly from Adelaide to Arkaroola and return.

The coach departs Adelaide on every Sunday and Thursday, returning to Adelaide every Monday and Friday.  A full time table of services offered can be downloaded by clicking here.

 Bookings for this service can be made by telephoning Genesis on (08) 8552 4000(08) 8552 4000 or by emailing   Full details about Genesis Tour & Charter can be found on their Internet site at

The coach will travel between Adelaide (departing from the Central Bus Station in Adelaide) and Arkaroola via the mid-north, collecting passengers from:

Both passengers and freight will be carried.  Please contact Genesis or Arkaroola for full details.

Please Click Here for details of the new packages that we're offering in conjunction with Genesis Tour & Charter.


Arkaroola Newsletters - From the ARK - Previous Editions:

Previous editions of Arkaroola's From the ARK e-newsletters can be downloaded from below:

Please Note:  If you decide to print the newsletter, set your printer settings to print in grey-scale to save your colour ink.

Previous editions are also available by clicking the links below:
First Edition - Winter 05 (about 695 KB)
Second Edition - Spring 05 (about 926 KB)
Third Edition - Summer 05/06 (912 KB)
Fourth Edition - Autumn 06 (695 KB)
Fifth Edition - Winter 06 (800 KB)
Sixth Editon - Spring/Summer 06 (1.3MB)
Seventh Edition - Spring 2007 (1.4MB)
Eighth Edition - Summer08 (1.5MB)
Ninth Edition - Autumn / Winter 08 (1.5MB)
Tenth Edition - Spring / Summer 08 (1.8MB)
Eleventh Edition - Autumn / Winter 09 (1MB)
Special Edition - (Mining) November 2009 (1MB)
          Special Edition - Update 14/12/09   (Mining)
          Special Edition - Update 17/12/09   (Mining)
          Special Edition - Update 22/12/09   (Mining)
          Special Edition - Update 6/1/10       (Mining)
          Special Edition - Update 10/1/10     (Mining)
          Special Edition - Update 14/1/10     (Mining)
          Special Editon - Update 25/1/10      (Mining)
          Special Edition - Updae 01/02/10    (Mining
          Special Edition - Update 15/02/10   (Mining)
          Special Edition - Alert 24/02/10       (Mining)
          Special Edition - Alert 01/03/10       (Mining)
Twelfth Edition - Summer 2009 / 2010 (1.2MB)
          Special Edition - Update 10/10/10 (Mining)
Thirteenth Edition - Winter / Spring (1.1MB)
          Special Edition - Update 28/10/10  (Mining)
          Special Edition - Update 13/11/10  (Mining)
Fourteenth Editon - Autumn / Winter 2011 (1MB)
          Special Edition - Update 24/07/11 (No Mining!)
          Special Edition - Update 18/08/11 (Mining
Fifthteenth Editon - Summer 2011/12 (1.1 MB)
          Special Edition - Update 29/02/2012 (Arkaroola Protection)
Sixteenth Edition - Spring 2012
17th Edition - Summer 2012-13


Armchair Ridgetop

The Armchair near Ridgetop track

Lake Frome

Lake Frome - one of many small islands

Sillers Lookout

Sillers Lookout with Freeling Heights in Background