Lone Windmill in the Flinders Ranges.

Flinders Ranges & Outback

South Australia's timeless Flinders Ranges are an ancient & unique part of the world, and home to the underground opal town of Coober Pedy.

The Flinders Ranges & Outback region in South Australia is an area that needs to be explored. This majestic part of the state is a vast expanse of desert, mountain ranges, and ancient gorges. It’s also home to some of Australia’s best hiking trails and unique wildlife experiences. Here's a quick overview of why you should explore this majestic region.

The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, which starts approximately 366 km north of Adelaide. The discontinuous ranges stretch for over 430 km from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna.

Unique Wildlife Experiences

The Flinders Ranges & Outback are home to more than 500 species of native animals, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, emus, wombats, and many more. You can explore the area by car or on foot to get up close and personal with some incredible wildlife. For example, you can visit Wilpena Pound which is a large natural amphitheater surrounded by the magnificent mountain ranges that make up the Flinders Ranges National Park. Along with a variety of other wildlife species, Wilpena Pound is also home to wedge-tailed eagles so you might even spot one soaring above you as you explore its stunning landscapes.

Hiking Trails and Ancient Gorges

The hiking trails in this part of South Australia are world-class and offer amazing views from atop steep cliffs or along riverbanks. One popular trail is Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary which includes several challenging climbs up rocky terrain as well as serene walks along streams lined with gum trees and lush ferns. There are also several ancient gorges located throughout the region such as Bunyeroo Gorge where you can view Aboriginal art on its walls while listening to bird song echoing through its sandy walls. With well-marked trails throughout the region it’s easy for hikers of all levels to find something that suits their abilities while exploring this stunning part of Australia.

The first humans to inhabit the Flinders Ranges were the Adnyamathanha people (meaning ‘hill people’ or ‘rock people’) whose descendants still reside in the area. Cave paintings, rock engravings and other artefacts indicate that the Adnyamathana people have lived in the Flinders Ranges for tens of thousands of years.

The Flinders Ranges & Outback offer an array of exciting outdoor activities for visitors looking for adventure in South Australia. From spotting native wildlife during your travels to taking in spectacular vistas from atop cliff faces or along riverbanks; there's something for everyone here! Whether it's your first time exploring this part of Australia or if you're a seasoned traveler looking for something new; these unique experiences will surely leave a lasting impression on all those who visit this magnificent landscape! So grab your backpack and head out into the wilds today!



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