Flinders Ranges & Outback

Flinders Ranges & Outback

The Flinders Ranges is referred to as the 'Gateway to the Outback'. Beginning just an hour's drive north of Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges National Park features rugged mountain scenery, rocky gorges, abundant wildlife and wildflowers in the spring. With rugged mountain scenery, peaceful gorges and a huge array of wildlife and flora, the Flinders Rangers National Park is recognised as one of the finest landscapes in Australia. Highlights include walks to Rawnsley Bluff, Wilpena Lookout, Ferntree Falls and Aboriginal art sites at Arkaroo Rock and Sacred Canyon.

One of South Australia's best-known natural landmarks is Wilpena Pound, a magnificent natural amphitheatre and the centrepiece of the Flinders Ranges National Park. It is rich in wildlife, including emus, kangaroos bird life and the threatened yellow-fotted rock wallaby. You will find a great range of accommodation, 4WD tours, scenic flights and a general store at the award-winning Wilpena Pound Resort, which is also home to the Wilpena Pound Visitor and Information Centre.

In the opal mining outpost of Coober Pedy, half the population lives in underground dugouts to escape high temperatures in summer. It's a fascinating and friendly place to visit, and a must-do on your outback holiday. Only in Coober Pedy will you find underground hotels, restaurants, bars, an underground church, and a golf course without a blade of grass.

Insider's Tips

  1. Sleep Under the Stars: Join a Flinders Range and outback tour to experience this amazing part of the world first-hand. Make the experience even more unique and camp out under the Milky Way.
  2. Full day Camel Tour: Enjoy the Flinders Ranges and gourmet cuisine from a unique perspective - perched upon your very own camel!
  3. Stop for a Cold One: Stopping for a cold beer and a chat with the locals in an outback pub is mandatory. Many of the pubs date back to the 19th century when they played an important role in the lives of the early settlers.

For More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Flinders Ranges & Outback chapter in our online brochure. Click here.

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