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Flinders Ranges & Outback

The Flinders Ranges & Outback, is the South Australian destination that truly embodies the spirit of the outback.

The Flinders Ranges are located on the traditional lands of the Adnyamathanha and Nukunu people.

The Outback area has many other traditional owners, including Arabunna people of the Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre region who share country with the Wangkangurru/Yarluyandi, Adnyamathanha, Kokatha, Barngarla and Antakirinja. And the Yankunytjatjara people of the central interior who share the land with the Antakirinja, Pitjantjatjara, Kokatha and Eringa people.

This is a vast, rugged landscape, where you’ll find towering ancient rock formations, spectacular gorges, and endless expanses of the iconic red earth.

The Flinders Ranges are a haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts, with breathtaking trails and opportunities to spot unique wildlife.

As you venture further into the outback, the night sky unveils a stunning celestial display, making it a prime spot for stargazing.

For a taste of Australian history, you can explore the Wilpena Pound, an ancient natural amphitheater, and discover the Aboriginal heritage of the region.

The Flinders Ranges & Outback is a place of raw, unspoiled beauty that offers an authentic outback experience, making it a must-visit for those seeking adventure and the essence of the Australian wilderness.

Where are the Flinders Ranges & Outback?

The Flinders Ranges & Outback takes up most of South Australia. It is mostly everything north and west of Port Augusta at the top of St Vincents Gulf.

Top Towns

The top towns to visit in the Flinders Ranges & Outback are:

  • Quorn
  • Coober Pedy
  • Hawker

Top Attractions

The top things to see in the Flinders Ranges & Outback are:

  • Wilpena Pound
  • Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre
  • Painted Desert

Top Things to Do

The top things to do in the Flinders Ranges & Outback are:

  • Eat Flinders Feral Food
  • Camp under the stars
  • Do an Indigenous Tour
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