Flinders Ranges & Outback

Experience South Australia’s Flinders Ranges & Outback: vast, ancient landscapes painted in mesmerising hues, teeming with wildlife and captivating tales.


Embark on a 3,000km Road Trip adventure from Adelaide to Darwin, leading you through the renowned Clare Valley wine region in South Australia.

The journey to Flinders Ranges into Australia’s mesmerising outback is vast open spaces, dusty, rust-coloured roads, untouched wilderness and starry skies.

Rich in history the Flinders Ranges & Outback tells the tales of Australia’s pioneering spirit and unique identity.

Take the Explorers Way Road Trip to experience South Australia’s authentic heart and soul.

Your unforgettable Flinders Ranges & Outback adventure begins here, why wait?


Soak up Flinders Ranges & Outback travel inspiration to uncover what to see and do while you’re exploring the region.

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In remote areas, camaraderie thrives as travellers build mutual respect on the tracks. Caravan parks and campsites foster a sense of community, with host gatherings featuring music, warm fires, and occasional hearty meals.

Some outback resorts elevate the experience, offering five-star dining, exhilarating 4WD tag-along tours, and convenient access to scenic flights.

Remote regions often offer essential road and weather information at road stop homesteads and holiday parks, guaranteeing safe travels.

Seeking solitude? camping on Aboriginal lands provides a profound spiritual connection. However, be sure to secure permits, often months in advance.


  • Ikara-Wilpena Pound: Discover a colossal amphitheater sculpted by millions of years of erosion.
  • Stargazing: Experience the breathtaking night sky at designated dark sky sites like Arkaroola International Dark Sky Sanctuary.
  • Flinders Ranges National Park: Explore the diverse landscapes, rugged gorges, and ancient rock formations through various hiking trails.
  • Oodnadatta Track: Embark on an adventurous road trip along this historic route, dotted with unique landmarks like the Pink Roadhouse.
  • Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre: Witness the transformation of this salt lake, Australia’s largest, when it fills with water after heavy rains. Visible from the Oodnadatta Track near William Creek or experience an aerial tour.
  • Coober Pedy: Explore the underground opal mines, unique desert landscape and underground dwellings in this opal mining town.
  • Brachina Gorge: Take a self-guided drive through this geological time capsule, featuring well-preserved fossils and stunning scenery.
  • Birdwatching: Spot a wide variety of bird species, including wedge-tailed eagles, at birdwatching hotspots like Wilpena Pound and the Bunyeroo Gorge.
  • Flinders Ranges Wildlife: Encounter native wildlife like kangaroos, emus, and wallabies in their natural habitat.
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tours: Join guided tours to learn about the rich Indigenous heritage of the region, including rock art and Dreamtime stories.
  • Marree Man: Spanning 3.5km from top to bottom, Marree Man is a geoglyph, a design made from earthen materials, it’s so large, it’s best viewed from above.


Immerse yourself in the region’s nature on a walking trail – there’s something for all experience levels.

  • Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens 
    Choose from four scenic walks in the Garden. Stroll through specialist and regional collections, woodlands, red sand dunes, and saltbush plains. Walk options: Children’s Walk (500m, 20 mins), two walks under an hour, and a 4.5km 2-hour loop, offering views of Spencer Gulf and the Flinders Ranges from red cliff tops. Access from Port Augusta.

Visit Walking SA for more walking trails in the Flinders Ranges & Outback.