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Well worth a detour from the Oodnadatta Track to stay a night at Arckaringa Homestead.
The view of the ranges at sunset is better from the homestead than driving back to the viewing area. But sunrise from the viewing area is spectacular. The ever changing...More
The Painted Desert Arckaringa was the highlight of our outback adventure trip. We travelled for 3 weeks and a fellow tourist reccommended we see it, otherwise we would not have given it a thought. What a surprise, it was absolutely stunning and worth the drive....More
This is stunning wild scenery. And you can just drive here for free! Having gone west along the Oodnadatta Track, we were going to return via the highway but on TA I read that the Painted Desert was worth a detour - so glad we...More
Painted Desert area is located around Arckaringa Hills. It can be accessed via the Kempe road between Coober Pedy and Oodnadatta. The road is unsealed and subject to closures so make sure you check the road signs in Coober Pedy. You can camp at Arckaringa...More
Not sure if the road is always as good as it was for us, but I would drive to the Painted Desert in a 2WD. Not are are the mountains/hills and rock formations worth the drive, the drive in itself is spectacular. The colours are...More