Travellers to South Australia’s outback can now enjoy ‘door to door’ flight services landing directly into Wilpena Pound Resort from Adelaide via Port Augusta, with the launch of a new partnership by the Resort with Regional Express (Rex) Airlines and Wrights Air.

Rex flights depart Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from Adelaide for a 55-minute flight to Port Augusta. Guests will then transfer on to a Wrights Air charter flight for a scenic 45-minute journey over the iconic 17 kilometer-long Wilpena Pound, before landing at the Resort’s airfield.

“The new relationship forged with Rex is an exciting evolution for Wilpena Pound Resort, complementing our long-standing relationship with Wrights Air and making it even easier for our guests to access this amazing destination,” said, Resort General Manager, Rebecca Davies.

“This partnership offers our guests the option to fly here in under two hours when the journey by road can take up to five hours,” she said.

Wilpena Pound Resort offers traditional hotel rooms accommodating from two to six people; or a stylish ‘glamping’ option at Ikara Safari Camp offering 15 en-suite safari tents set amongst spectacular river red gums and native pines and adjacent to the Pound.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management