Top 5 things to do in the Flinders Ranges

As the Flinders Ranges is a pretty large national park. So here are a few things that you can do on and around the Eastern side (near Wilpena) of the Flinders Ranges.

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1.Wilpena Pound

Wilpena is located 429km from Adelaide in the Flinders Ranges. There is no shortage of things to do in this area, from bushwalking to bike riding, 4wd driving to scenic flights or hot air ballooning. You can camp here to stay i the holiday accommodations.

Wilpena Pound from the air

2. Willow Spring Skytrek 4WD track

Willow Spring Station is a 70000 acres sheep station. The 60km Skytrek 4WD track was constructed in 1995, then in 2012 the route was changed  to remove the Mt Caernarvon track and is now exclusively on Willow Springs Station.

The 60km track takes about 6-7 hours to complete!! There are 42 points of interest, stops and gates in total along the Skytrek.

Willow Spring Skytrek 4WD track

3. Hot Air Ballooning or Scenic Flights

You can choose between Hot Air Ballooning or Scenic flights around Wilpena Pound. We choose to do the Hot air ballooning just to try something different. We didn’t regret it!

One of the people who came on the balloon with us, said she had been on a scenic flight and now hot air ballooning, she said she preferred the ballooning, as you go so much slower and get to take things in rather than speeding past.

Hot Air Ballooning in the Flinders Ranges Hot Air Ballooning in the Flinders Ranges

4.Moralana Scenic Drive

Moralana Scenic Drive is a stretch of 28km dirt road between the Wilpena road and the Leigh creek road. 

Along this road you will see the southern wall of Wilpena Pound, the ABC ranges, Black Gap Lookout, Elder Range and much more!

Moralana Scenic Drive

5. Brachina Gorge

Brachina Gorge is located in the Flinders Ranges National Park and is one of the most popular tourist attractions. This gorge has a large habitat for the Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby.

The Brachina Gorge Geological Tour is a 20 km self-guided trail that passes through 130 million years of earth history, there are signs showing what type of rock is shown and how old it is.

Yellow Footed Rock Wallay in Brachina Gorge

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Top 5 things to do in the Flinders Ranges


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