Embark on an unforgettable journey through South Australia's most striking outback landscapes and historic towns.
The Heart of Australia’s Outback
Embark on an unforgettable journey through South Australia’s outback landscapes and historic towns. Explorer’s Way is one of the great long-distance drives of the world.
The breathtaking scenery of the outback is beautifully entwined with the history of our State along the Explorer’s Way. The 1851mi journey from Adelaide to Darwin takes you through one of South Australia’s famous wine regions, the Clare Valley, before making its way to the spectacular Flinders Ranges. From there, follow it to some of the most important historic townships that have chronicled cultural and social change in South Australia.
Hike trails blanketed with native wildflowers; wind your way through dramatic natural rock formations; visit towns and museums that have shaped part of South Australia’s identity.
Explorer’s Way is an epic journey highlighting the spectacular Australian outback. Get back to nature and experience the wonder of the Explorer’s Way.
Map and Itinerary
Visit South Australian Roadtrips for an easy-to-follow touring route, area map and list of walks, wineries, landmarks and highlights. If you’re looking for a pre-planned route, download our itinerary suggestions. This itinerary is perfect for those who want to experience it all.
Adelaide to Clare Valley - 2 hours
Cellar doors, Martindale Hall, Skillogalee, Annie’s Lane, Burra
Clare Valley to Flinders Ranges - 3 hours 30 minutes
Alligator Gorge and Mt Remarkable, Hawker, Wilpena Pound, Rawnsley Park Station
Wilpena Pound, Bunyeroo Gorge, Brachina Gorge, yellow-footed rock wallabies, Blinman, Stokes Hill Lookout
Flinders Ranges to Port Augusta - 1 hour 40 minutes
Via Hawker, Pichi Rich Railway, Wadlata Outback Centre
Port Augusta to Coober Pedy - 6 hours
Woomera Heritage Centre, salt lakes, Lake Hart, outback landscapes
Umoona Opal Mine, Old Timer’s Mine, noodling, underground churches, the golf club, opal shopping, sunset at The Breakaways
Coober Pedy to Uluru - 9hrs; or Alice Springs - 8 hours
Marla, Erldunda, border crossing into the Northern Territory