Explore the hidden wonders and secluded gorges of the Carnarvon Ranges, Aboriginal rock art, dinosaur plants, and enchanting wildlife with exclusive access to "Wallaroo", a 71 000 acre cattle station.

  • Driving and walking
  • 1 day
  • Spend a magical day in the Carnarvon Ranges on private property with an experienced ecologist, discovering hidden wildlife and plants.

    What to expect:

    Departing Roma at 7am, enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of our off-road vehicle with commentary along the way on the local region, legends and landmarks. Our first stop is the historical Aboriginal “Axe Factory“, involving a short easy walk to the site. Then it is off to the “Wallaroo Discovery Centre” where you can visit the conveniences and enjoy a scrumptious home made morning tea.

    Board the bus again and see and listen to how this cattle grazing property operates and is managed to take care of the environment that sustains it. As we drive along the farm tracks enjoy the spectacular Carnarvon Range scenery.  There will be plenty of great photo opportunites as we make stops at “Date Rock”, have an outdoor picnic lunch amongst “dinosaur plants” at “Cycad Gorge“, while admiring surrounding cliffs and “Arch Rock“. Hoping back in the vehicle we then travel to and partake in a short uphill walk along a wallaby track to “Cathedral Arch“. Last stop, but definitely not least, after a full day of exploring we drive out to the edge of the Carnarvon Range to enjoy light refreshments and take in the breathtaking views overlooking the Arcadia Valley.

    Our day tour is limited to 10 people, so you will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions of our ecological guides and take in the countryside. Learn about fascinating flora and see some of Australia’s iconic and lesser known wildlife with an ecological expert – try to spot a rock-wallaby or find the secretive leaf-tailed gecko.

    Additional Information:

    Tour involves short walks (with various gradients) on unmodified landscapes, with some uneven and rocky ground. Mornings may be cool, but the days can warm up to mid 20’s during winter and late 30’s during summer. Mobile phone coverage is limited on the property.  Bush toileting may be required at times.

    • Walking Difficulty:

      Easy

    • Includes:

      • Exclusive entry to private property
      • Small Groups (up to 10 people)
      • Your own ecological expert as an interpretative guide
      • Morning and afternoon tea with delicious and generous servings of fresh fruit and/or homebaking
      • Hearty picnic lunch
      • Transfers from your accommodation in Roma to Wallaroo (abt 1.5 hour interpretative drive each way)
      • Transport around the property in BOOBOOK’s 4WD air conditioned 12 seater vehicle
      • Access to privately owned gorges, Aboriginal art sites and more
      • Visits to stimlulating locations like Arch Rock and Cycad Gorge
      • Lend of walking poles (if needed) and head lamps for exploring small crevices in the rocks
    • Guests to Bring:

      Sense of adventure, good humour and questions, small day pack, water bottle, comfortable walking clothes and covered-in shoes, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, camera

    • Tour Size:

      2 - 10 people

    • Beginning & End Times:

       

      Begins: Be ready by 6:45am, as we will pick you and your party up at little before 7am from your accommodation, to ensure we leave Roma on time; as a full days adventure awaits.

      Ends: You will be dropped off at your accommodation at approximately 7pm.

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