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South Australian Outback Adventure – Part 1

South Australian Outback Adventure – Part 1

Ready for an outback adventure? Caravanning Australia has you covered! In our three-part blog series, we will dive into the heart of Australia and take a trip to the Flinders Rangers and Explorers Way.

Day One: Adelaide to Hawker

Travelling along the Princes Highway towards Hawker, the trip will be an estimated 404 kilometres, around 4 hours and 30 minutes. Rawnsley Park Station will be perfect place for respite after the long drive. Rawnsley Park Station is filled with a rich and colourful history and activities. Embark on a four-wheel drive tour of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, take a scenic flight of Lake Eyre, Flinders Ranges or the Chace Range.

Those who are bringing their caravans, powered sites are available, as well as cabins and room for bush camping. Sleeping under the stars is a memorable experience. A variety of walking trails, cycling path and guided bushwalks are all at your disposal.

Day Two: Hawker to Flinders Ranges

After spending the night at Rawnsley Park Station, head an hour up towards the Flinders Ranges, which is the largest mountain range in South Australia. Exploring the breathtaking Flinders Ranges can be done via four-wheel driving, trail walking or in the air. If you decide to book in a flight above, Chinta Air can help.

Spanning a phenomenal 95,000 hectares, the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is home to the Heysen Ranges Brachina and Bunyeroo gorges and the Wilpena Pound. Hikers can challenge themselves with the 25-kilometre-return along the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail. You will also find the largest population of yellow-footed rock wallabies – with 2000 residing here!

After a long day of exploring, relax at the Wilpena Pound Resort where you can choose form hotel rooms, camping grounds or even a glamping safari. With a general store, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, Wilpena Pound Resort will be the perfect place to recharge before you head on the road again.

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Pictured is Rawnsley Park Station, South Australia. Image courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission.

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