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A walking holiday can be a very personal experience - one man's stroll can be another's expedition. It is important that you choose the right holiday for your capabilities.
The Arkaba Walk is a 'moderate to challenging' walk. You will cover between 6 to 15km per day over various terrain; along creeks beds, flat plains and some steep, hilly ground with mountain scrambling over rocky surfaces. You can be walking for up to 7 hours per day with plenty of ascents and descents. Whilst you do not need previous trekking experience a good level of fitness is required.
Please advise the following when making a booking request:
To confirm a reservation a 20% deposit (AU$430) per person is required within 7 days of making the booking. The deposit is payable to Arkaba Trust Pty Ltd.
Payment of your deposit will constitute acceptance by you of these terms and conditions. We will invoice you for the remainder of the cost, which must be paid, along with any other surcharges, no later than 30 days prior to arrival. If you do not pay the balance by the due date your booking is subject to cancellation and the deposit is forfeited. If you book less than 30 days before arrival, full payment must be made on the booking within 48 hours.
Acceptance of your booking will be confirmed in writing to you and a contract comes into existence on the date shown on that letter or email. The booking conditions are binding when your reservation is confirmed in writing to you.
Departures every Thursday between 14th March - 3rd November 2013.
Departures every Thursday and Sunday between 5 September - 31 October 2013.
Departures every Thursday between 13th March 2014 - 2nd November 2014.
3 night / 4 day Arkaba Walk itinerary download
Detailed packing list is available for download
Driving directions from Adelaide to Arkaba Station download
We ask that all guests arrive at Arkaba Homestead for 10:00am on day 1. Enjoy a cup of tea, overview and briefing before departure. On day 1, you will be transferred to Wilpena Pound at approximately 10:30am where we will set off on foot at 11:00am.
On day 4, the morning is at leisure. You may like to take the opportunity to book an optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound before check out at 11:00am.
The best preparation for a walking holiday is to walk. It is a good idea to start conditioning a couple of months before your walking holiday, depending on your existing fitness level. A combination of short and long walks as well as hill climbs and stairs will help to prepare walking over varied terrain. You should be physically active for at least 1-2 hours three times per week. Enjoy some day hikes at your local national park as this can help you get used to walking on uneven surfaces and break in your walking boots. It is essential that the boots you wear on any walking holiday are well broken in. You will need to carry a daypack for the walk for your water, camera, snacks, lunch, binoculars etc. Walking with a day pack weighing between 4-5 kg will also assist with your preparation.
Please make your payments to Arkaba Station Trust, referencing your booking number.
MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards are accepted. An administration fee of 2.3% will be levied on MasterCard and Visa and American Express payments.
If you cancel your booking, cancellation fees apply. Notification of cancellation must be made to The Arkaba Walk by letter or email. The date when written confirmation of cancellation is received by The Arkaba Walk will determine the charges applicable.
Days before departure Charge applicable
More than 45 days $50 handling fee + any charges incurred by us from credit card fees
Within 45 days Loss of deposit
Within 30 days All monies will be forfeited
Depending on your reason for cancellation, these charges may be recovered under your travel insurance policy.
No refunds will be made if you leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun.
The rate includes two nights deluxe swag accommodation, under the stars with eco-friendly, communal shower and toilet facilities at each swag camp, all meals, beverages (beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee & water) National Park entry fees, services of walking guide and assistant, 1 night at the beautifully restored 1850's Arkaba Homestead. A support vehicle will transfer camp items, swags, food, bedding, luggage etc. Complimentary road transfers between Hawker airstrip and Arkaba Station can be arranged.
Scheduled domestic and international flights, comprehensive travel insurance, items of a personal nature, pre/post walk accommodation.
Before making a booking you must advise The Arkaba Walk of any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of you requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. The Arkaba Walk may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify The Arkaba Walk of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, The Arkaba Walk reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.
The Arkaba Walk is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which The Arkaba Walk could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure The Arkaba Walk will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.
Our guides are all trained in First Aid and will be equipped with the following:
Unforeseen circumstances may result in you having to change your plans or even cancel at the last moment. To protect non-refundable deposits and payments we strongly recommend you purchase comprehensive travel insurance. This is available from travel agents, some health care & credit card companies and via various websites. Please be sure to consider such things as pre-exisiting medical conditions, valuable items and that the policy is right for you. We are authorised to provide QBE Insurance - for more information and a quote please click here.