Where are we?
The Flinders Ranges starts just south of Port Pirie, approximately 220km north of Adelaide and spreads out into townships such as Melrose to the east and takes in Port Augusta to the north west before heading on up all the way up through the heart , incorporating townships such as Wilmington, Quorn, Hawker, Blinman, Parachilna, Leigh Creek and Copley. One of the main geological attractions is Wilpena Pound, a large natural ampitheatre covering nearly 80 square kilometres, containing the range’s highest peak, St Mary Peak (1,170 m high) and adjoins the Flinders Ranges National Park. The northern ranges host the Arkaroola wilderness sanctuary and the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park.
The Outback incorporates the area north of Copley and spreads to the New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia borders and follows the Stuart Highway back to Port Augusta. Main townships in the Outback are Lyndhurst, Innamincka, Marree, Mungeranie, William Creek, Oodnadatta, Marla, Mintabie, Cadney Park, Coober Pedy, Glendambo, Kingoonya, Tarcoola, Pimba, Woomera and Roxby Downs.
The Gawler Ranges are a range of stoney hills situated to the north of the Eyre Peninsula. The Eyre Highway skirts the south of the ranges. The Gawler Ranges National Park and Gawler Ranges Conservation Reserve are in the ranges north of Wudinna.
How to get here
There are many travel methods that can take you to the spectacular Flinders Ranges and Outback SA areas.
Firstly, for the time poor, you can fly into Port Augusta via Sharp Airlines direct out of Adelaide. From here you can hire a car and drive yourself around or you can link with one of the many tourism operators in the region. If you want to go further north to start your trip, you can also fly into Coober Pedy direct out of Adelaide via Rex Airlines.
You can also take the bus to the region with regular services and stops in many of our townships.
You can also be flexible in your travel and drive from your desination. The Flinders Ranges start just over two hours drive from Adelaide.
Once you are here, call into any of our Visitor Information Centres and staff can provide you with detailed maps and other relevant information on the region.