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Flinders Ranges in South Australia is one of Australia’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes you’ll find yet access by vehicle is much easier than you think. Easy doesn’t mean without risk however, you’ll need to take all the usual precautions for remote travel.
Our Flinders experience begins at Hawker with a last minute top up on fuel and supplies and considering who is among our convoy, copious cans of the amber liquid for our week in the remote foothills. Heading north along the Flinders Ranges Way the landscape is truly breathtaking winding through rugged hills and valley’s in between. If remote camping and ancient landscapes excite you, this region will provide it in spades without leaving the main track., however, there are some other adventures and places to see.
Skytrek and Willow Springs Station is one of those must visit places in the Flinders with a 4wd trek that will amaze you with views without needing big suspension lifts etc. Camping at the station is first rate with plenty of space and facilities such as fire pits, toilets and showers. There is plenty of history to be experienced and you’ll be grateful for the stop over.
Wilpena Pound Resort is another great spot if you feel like some civilised comfort or need fuel and supplies. Camping with your camper or caravan is also welcome .
Blinman to the north is a good spot to stock up and nearby it’s well worth checking out the Flinders and Beyond Camel Treks. The staff here are simply a delight and will take you on a camel trek which I think is mandatory for the full Flinders experience.
When to go: Late May through to mid October will present the best weather for the trip Fuel: There are plenty of opportunities to purchase fuel and supplies along the way but make sure you prepare well as spares will take time. Contacts:
Skytrek and Willow Springs Station Hawker SA 5434 Ph: 08 8648 0016 E: [email protected] http://www.skytrekwillowsprings.com.au/
Wilpena Pound Resort Ph: 08 8648 0004 E: [email protected] https://www.wilpenapound.com.au/
Flinders and Beyond Camel Treks Ph: 08 8648 3713 www.flindersandbeyondcamels.com.au