Flinders Ranges

Day 5-9 Having left the lush greenery of the Barossa to head for the  more iconic arid outback Australian landscape of the Flinders Ranges, we set up camp at Rawnsley Park, a working sheep station that offers accommodation of all standards for people visiting the region. We were in the camping area and found the facilities were clean and quite modern compared to some. There is a camp kitchen that would outclass some restaurant kitchens! Rawnsley Park is close enough to access the main attraction of Wilpena Pound and partake in the many drives and walks that can be done over this vast area. We had booked to stay here for 7 nights with a view to having some R&R time doing some short walks and getting some photo opportunities. We found that after three nights we had seen most of what we were interested in and the flies were way too invasive (well advised totake one of those little nets that covers your head and face to avoid invasion) and thick to be able to just sit, relax and enjoy the scenery. We shouted ourselves a flight on a little 6 seater plane that took us over Wilpena Pound,  further north and back south of the range giving us a spectacular birds-eye view of the mountain range. Well worth doing!

IMG_0873 Almost sunset at the peak.

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Wilpena Pound from the air.

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Some of the local wildlife, a bearded dragon enjoying the sun.IMG_0797An oasis amongst the dust. Time to head off and go to Port Augusta for a look.

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One Response to Flinders Ranges

  1. Barbara Good says:

    Mr Good and I had a lovely camping trip to the Flinders Ranges pre-children. We started in Echuca and then followed the River through to SA, staying at Mildura (for a bit of luxury on our anniversary), Peterborough (another fascinating little town) and then seven days in Wilpena Pound. Unfortunately on our second last day we had a bad car accident which saw our car towed to Port Pirie and not repaired and ready for us to take home for another THREE MONTHS! The silver lining of all this was that we ended up with a hire car, three days in the Barossa and another four with Mr Good’s Aunt in Larg’s Bay, Adelaide, all unplanned. Thankfully I was on school holidays (being a teacher) and had two weeks off and Mr Good was able to extend his leave by a week, all in the hope of being able to drive our own car home. That didn’t happen but we did have a nice time exploring country SA.

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