Flinders Ranges and Outback

Step back in time and discover the raw, rugged and natural beauty of the Flinders Ranges and Outback. This truly wonderous, 540 million-year-old landscape covers more than half of South Australia. It has the ability to leave you speechless, yet invigorated. You’ll see a landscape that changes its colours in every light, gnarled gum trees, stony ruins, red earth and a carpet of wildflowers during spring. Fly over Wilpena Pound and marvel at the vertical rock faces below, hike through Mother Nature’s most beautiful scenery or soak in a sky full of bright stars. Covering more than 70% of the State, and made up of nearly 50 towns, the Flinders Ranges and Outback is a region of great diversity with drives to the region ranging from a three-hour drive to Melrose, 263km north of Adelaide, to a nine-hour drive to Coober Pedy, 842km north of Adelaide. Coober Pedy is an opal mining town where many of the residents live underground. The Heysen Trail meanders through the rugged Mount Remarkable National Park and past the spectacular Alligator Gorge. This park is close to Hancocks Lookout, which has panoramic views of the Spencer Gulf.

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#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
FIND OUT WHERE TO STAY IN THE FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK

From camping and glamping to luxury resorts and homesteads, there's a variety of accommodation in the Flinders Ranges and Outback. Cabins or eco-lodges or for unparalleled luxury, treat yourself at Arkaba or Wilpena Pound Resort.

Contact to list in the South Australia App and website

FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
SA Government – Departments and agencies

As of July 2016 there were twenty one (21) lead agencies This link connects to those relevant Department or Agencies. The Government of South Australia, is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Formed in 1856 as prescribed in its Constitution.

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CBD

ADELAIDE

 
Airports in South Australia

Link will take you to information about airports in South Australia. Use their links for basic information about airports in South Australia: Flights and Weather

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide iconic open-air festival 6 Mar-9 Mar 2020 set in Adelaide’s Botanic Park. The explosive blend of performances and workshops from over 500 musicians, dancers and DJs from 30 plus countries only skims the surface of the 4-day festival

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Botanic Park

ADELAIDE

 
TASTE NATIVE FOOD AND BOUTIQUE WINE IN THE FLINDERS RANGES

Unique cuisine, iconic pub food and local wine await in the Flinders Ranges and Outback. Surprise your tastebuds at Parachilna's Prairie Hotel with emu egg omelette, kangaroo tail soup or even camel sirloin.

Contact to list in the South Australia App and website

FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK

 
Coober Pedy Opal festival

2020 Coober Pedy Opal Festival June 19th to 21st June Round up your pals! It’s time to get organised! Join the Opening Night festivities on Friday from 6pm at the Racecourse, with a truly Outback Fireworks Spectacular against the Night Sky.

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HTTPS://WWW.OPALFESTIVAL.COM.AU/

 

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WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide iconic open-air festival 6 Mar-9 Mar 2020 set in Adelaide’s Botanic Park. The explosive blend of performances and workshops from over 500 musicians, dancers and DJs from 30 plus countries only skims the surface of the 4-day festival

Website

Botanic Park

ADELAIDE

 
WIRRABARA PRODUCERS MARKET

A genuine farmers market, where local growers and producers display their produce and products. Market is held in Wirrabara on the third Sunday of every month from 8.30am to 12pm, and the Market site is opposite the Wirrabara Hotel on High Street.

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36 High Street

WIRRABARA

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival

Every August the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is celebrated. A statewide festival of Visual Art. The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia.

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Lion Arts Centre Laneway off Morphett Street

ADELAIDE

 
Coober Pedy Opal festival

2020 Coober Pedy Opal Festival June 19th to 21st June Round up your pals! It’s time to get organised! Join the Opening Night festivities on Friday from 6pm at the Racecourse, with a truly Outback Fireworks Spectacular against the Night Sky.

Website

HTTPS://WWW.OPALFESTIVAL.COM.AU/

 
Superloop Adelaide 500

The Superloop Adelaide 500 is the largest domestic motor sport event in Australia, showcasing the very best of the motoring world. Experience the roars and screeches of some of the fastest cars in the world. You’ll also find loads of entertainment.

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ADELAIDE

 
The Bend Classic

Introducing the inaugural Bend Classic!The event is due to be held from 7-8 December 2019, and provides an opportunity for owners of historic, and performance vehicles to test their vehicles and themselves on a world-class motor racing circuit.

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543 Dukes Highway

TAILEM BEND

 
Airports in South Australia

Link will take you to information about airports in South Australia. Use their links for basic information about airports in South Australia: Flights and Weather

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
Adelaide Metro

Adelaide Metro is Adelaide’s public transport system. Adelaide’s transport system is extensive, accessible and responds to a variety of community and individual needs services include buses, trains and trams throughout the greater metropolitan area

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ADELAIDE

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
SA Government – Departments and agencies

As of July 2016 there were twenty one (21) lead agencies This link connects to those relevant Department or Agencies. The Government of South Australia, is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Formed in 1856 as prescribed in its Constitution.

Website

CBD

ADELAIDE

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
The Bend Classic

Introducing the inaugural Bend Classic!The event is due to be held from 7-8 December 2019, and provides an opportunity for owners of historic, and performance vehicles to test their vehicles and themselves on a world-class motor racing circuit.

Website

543 Dukes Highway

TAILEM BEND

 
Balcanoona Creek Hike

Balcanoona Creek Hike (2 hrs 30 mins one way, 6km) This hike meanders through the Balcanoona Range to the Weetootla Gorge and its network of hikes. The hike passes by Grindells Hut The stark wildness and landscape of Lake Frome is a unique feature.

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Mount McTaggart Track,

WOOLTANA SA 5732, AUSTRALIA

 
Superloop Adelaide 500

The Superloop Adelaide 500 is the largest domestic motor sport event in Australia, showcasing the very best of the motoring world. Experience the roars and screeches of some of the fastest cars in the world. You’ll also find loads of entertainment.

Website

ADELAIDE

 
WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide iconic open-air festival 6 Mar-9 Mar 2020 set in Adelaide’s Botanic Park. The explosive blend of performances and workshops from over 500 musicians, dancers and DJs from 30 plus countries only skims the surface of the 4-day festival

Website

Botanic Park

ADELAIDE

 
The Heysen Trail

Over the rugged peaks and valleys of the Flinders Ranges as it heads to Parachilna Gorge where it ends. The Trail passes through some of South Australia’s most diverse and breathtaking landscapes, traversing coastal areas and native bushland.

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Wilpena Pound

FLINDERS RANGES

 
WIRRABARA PRODUCERS MARKET

A genuine farmers market, where local growers and producers display their produce and products. Market is held in Wirrabara on the third Sunday of every month from 8.30am to 12pm, and the Market site is opposite the Wirrabara Hotel on High Street.

Website

36 High Street

WIRRABARA

 
Coober Pedy Opal festival

2020 Coober Pedy Opal Festival June 19th to 21st June Round up your pals! It’s time to get organised! Join the Opening Night festivities on Friday from 6pm at the Racecourse, with a truly Outback Fireworks Spectacular against the Night Sky.

Website

HTTPS://WWW.OPALFESTIVAL.COM.AU/

 
FIND THINGS TO DO IN THE FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK

Take a tour with an Aboriginal guide or drive yourself along the Aboriginal Dreaming Trail. Marvel at Wilpena Pound start at Coober Pedy Visitor Information Centre; armed and ready, travel through mountain ranges, visit Aboriginal rock art sites.

Contact to list in the South Australia App and website

FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK

 
Bararranna Hike

Scenery is always changing along this winding route, as it crosses shaly hills and passes between the high walls of Arkaroola Creek. There is plenty to interest geologists. There are massive Merinjina Tillite deposits from glaciation 700million years

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Welcome Mine Trailhead Paralana Hot Springs road

ARKAROOLA

 
Mawson Trail

Starting in Adelaide and travelling to the Outback town of Blinman in the Flinders Ranges, the Mawson Trail is the ideal option for mountain bikers wanting to travel through South Australia’ s remote rural areas. Close to nine hundred kilometres long

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Blinman

ADELAIDE

 
JOIN A TOUR THROUGH THE FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK

Follow the lead of excellent tour operators who love imparting their local knowledge. Choose your method of transport. Walk, hike, cycle, take a minibus, four-wheel drive or even ride a camel.

Contact to list in the South Australia App and website

FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK

 

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SHOPPING IN THE FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK

Some of the Flinders Ranges' best food and wine at markets and stores throughout the region. Go shopping for art, craft, dips, native plants, clothing and jewellery at the Ooroo Markets or visit the Wirrabara Producers Market

Contact to list in the South Australia App and website

FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
Airports in South Australia

Link will take you to information about airports in South Australia. Use their links for basic information about airports in South Australia: Flights and Weather

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
SOUTHERN FLINDERS WINE

Southern Flinders is a unique wine regions, producing Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. The region boasts more than 20 growers. Notable wineries and cellar doors include Bundaleer Wines, Bartagunyah Estate and Remarkable View Wines.

Contact to list in the South Australia App and website

FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK

 

More about the Flinders Ranges and Outback

Try some local dishes that creative chefs serve in the Flinders Ranges and Outback, such as an emu egg omelet, kangaroo tail soup and camel sirloin. From Port Germein, where coastal winds cool the vines, to the hillier vineyards around Jamestown and Wilmington, vines grow in everything from deep sandy loam, to red clay and shallow stony ground. Like the soil, Flinders Ranges’ wines are mostly red. Famous for its spectacular geology of rugged mountains, steep peaks and deep gorges, the Flinders Ranges hold a number of surprises with beachside experiences nestled at the base of the picturesque Southern Flinders Ranges. Port Augusta and Port Pirie are among the seaside towns with the Spencer Gulf teeming with aquatic life, large and small, including dolphins, blue swimmer crabs, snapper and King George whiting. Wilpena Pound, a natural basin in the Flinders Ranges, has some of the best hiking trails, bush walks and 4WD experiences in the country. Lake Eyre National Park is Australia’s largest salt-lake; it has only reached capacity three times in 150 years.