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Flinders Ranges and Outback: Go for the outback, stay for the romance

Driving through the Flinders Ranges, you’ll find silent, dusty red roads bordered by towering ancient cliffs and deep craters. The jewel in the crown is Wilpena Pound - a natural amphitheatre that spans about 100 kilometres. 

Memories of the rugged 540 million-year-old Flinders Ranges will stay with you forever. You can spend hours, even days, in the Flinders with parrots, yellow-footed rock wallabies, kangaroos and emus as your only companions. 

Tempt your taste buds with bush tucker, combined with European and Asian style cuisine at the famous Prairie Hotel in Parachilna. Wash it down with a glass wine from Bundaleer Wines - one of the largest producers in the Southern Flinders Ranges. 

Looking to get there faster? Regional Express flies from Adelaide to Port Augusta and Coober Pedy.

The Painted Desert, Coober Pedy

The Painted Desert, Coober Pedy

Things To Do

Parks and wildlife in the Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges: wondrous national parks and wildlife

See rare native animals, hundreds of bird species, rugged mountains, towering granite peaks and ancient gorges, all in the Flinders Ranges.

The Arkaba Walk, Flinders Ranges

Try native food and boutique Flinders Ranges wines

Ever eaten an emu egg omelette or kangaroo tail soup? How about camel sirloin with sweet potato wedges, native thyme and garlic chive butter?

Arkaba, Flinders Ranges

See it all: join a Flinders Ranges and Outback tour

Want to experience the best of the outback? Find unbeatable tours that will take you right to the heart of South Australia.

The Ghan, travelling through the Flinders

Ride The Ghan through the heart of South Australia

Experience the dramatic scenery of the Flinders Ranges and Outback on the unforgettable Ghan. Dine, drink and rest in luxury.

Where to stay  

Rawnsley Park Station, Flinders Ranges

Go camping in the Flinders Ranges and Outback

Experience the adventure of camping in the Flinders Ranges and Outback. See blazing orange sunsets and sleep under the stars.

The Arkaba Walk, Flinders Ranges

Accommodation in the Flinders Ranges and Outback

Book accommodation in the Flinders Ranges and Outback. Choose from cabins, caravan parks, homesteads and luxury resorts.

Angorichina Station, Flinders Ranges

Experience the real outback with a station stay

Stay on a farm or a working cattle station. Set up camp using a swag in the bush. Unforgettable Flinders Ranges Accommodation.

Featured Accommodation

Arkaba Walk by Wild Bush Luxury

Australia's environment is one of the most specialized and diverse on earth and the best way to appreciate its subtleties is on foot. With expert guides to interpret the geology, flora and fauna of the Flinders Ranges, the three-day walking...

Wilpena Pound Resort

Wilpena Pound Resort sits within the stunning Flinders Ranges National Park, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in South Australia - 430 kilometres north of Adelaide. This extraordinary landscape is 800 million years old and has been home...

Rawnsley Park Station

Located on the south eastern edge of Wilpena Pound, Rawnsley Park Station adjoins the Flinders Ranges National Park, 420 kilometres from Adelaide, a comfortable five hour drive on sealed roads. Stay on an operating sheep station - experience the natural beauty...

Prairie Hotel

The Prairie Hotel is where the Flinders Ranges meets the Outback, in Parachilna, South Australia. A family owned and run hotel, and licensed since 1876, it is a jewel of the region, a perfect base for exploring the Flinders Ranges and...

Self-Drive Road trips

Bunyeroo Valley, Flinders Ranges

Self-drive the Flinders Ranges and Outback

Take a self-drive holiday through the Flinders and outback. With so much to see, driving is the best way to experience this spectacular landscape.

Follow the Explorers Way through the Flinders Ranges

Explorers Way road trip: Explore the Flinders Ranges and Outback

Prepare for an epic Australian road trip through the heart of the Outback on the Explorers Way.

William Creek, Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges and Outback maps and brochures

Don't get lost in the Flinders Ranges and Outback. Be prepared and plan your trip with these brochures and maps.

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Flinders Ranges National Park
Rawnsley Park Station, Flinders Ranges
Flinders Ranges National Park
Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges

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