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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.

Head off-road

There’s something magical about four-wheel driving (4WD) through the Flinders Ranges and Outback of South Australia.

Tackle the Skytrek four-wheel drive (4WD) adventure at Willow Springs Station and look out over the Northern Flinders Ranges. The track takes you over old mining tracks and station roads. Discover just how vast Australia’s interior is.

Hit the open road and self-drive

There's no limit to your adventure on a self-drive Flinders Ranges and Outback holiday.

An experience of a lifetime

Come for an adventure. Bring your four-wheel drive (4WD) and tackle the rugged peaks of the ranges or conquer the corrugated red dunes of the Simpson Desert.

The Outback is an adventurer’s paradise that you can see in style by yourself or with tour guides. The choice is yours. Strike out on your own, go in a convoy of like-minded travellers or let a host do all the driving. Camp under millions of stars or relax in a resort.

Explore the tracks

Cross the rippled, red sand and drive along the Birdsville Track, Oodnadatta Track or follow The Outback Loop. Climb the amazing rock formation at Wilpena Pound.

See sky bluer than you'll ever see in the city on a hike to the summit of St Mary Peak. Traverse the Simpson Desert, but remember to get a Desert Parks Pass before you leave, along with a detailed map. The Strzelecki Track will take you from Lyndhurst to Innamincka, where you can visit the graves of explorers Burke and Wills. See the breathtaking view from Ridgetop Lookout.

The Explorer's Way

Embark on an unforgettable journey through South Australia’s outback landscapes and historic towns where you can meet the locals, get back to nature and experience the wonder of the outback sky at night. Download your copy of the Explorer's Way road trip map. 

Drive safely

Always check for up to date information before travelling on four-wheel drive (4WD) tracks in the Flinders Ranges and Outback of South Australia. Take adequate food, water and petrol in case of a breakdown, and tell someone your journey plans. When travelling in remote areas, always carry a satellite phone in case of emergencies. Regular mobile phones will not work. 

Find out more about outback driving safety

Flinders Ranges and Outback - an unforgettable experience

Memories of the rugged land will stay for you forever. At Rawnsley Park Station, Prairie Hotel and Wilpena Pound Resort, watch the sun change colour as it bakes the earth.

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