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Previous Hot Spot - FLINDERS RANGES - South Australia

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Flinders Ranges - SA

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The Flinders Ranges of South Australia epitomises the beauty and sheer grandeur of ouback Australia, These quintessent, desert washed mountains offer the adventurous traveller a vast array of experiences, with unforgettable 2WD and 4WD touring, camping, walking or cycling.

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At the moment the Flinders is a kalidescope of color, with many wildflowers in bloom, including Salvation Jane and Wild Hop which create a tapestry of red and purple across the landscape. In the Southern and Central Flinders much of the countryside is also looking like a park land with a carpet of green, having received some very welcome rain over the last few months.

For four wheel drivers there are a heap of 4WD tracks, both PARs (Public Access Routes) and self-drive tracks on private properties that can keep you touring the region for a week or two



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In the Northwest Flinders is another great area not to be missed - the Warraweena Private Conservation Park, which is located 25km east of the historic Beltana township. Within this park you will find the ruins of the Sliding Rock smelter and mine site, as well as a number of self-drive 4WD tracks which are again available at a nominal fee. The Warraweena Self-drive 4WD Tracks are dedicated 4wd tracks which include the Cockatoo Dunbar Loop, the Mt Gill Track and the Old Coach Road. There are also some great camping spots within the Park. For more information on visiting the park, fees, camping, accommodation and 4wd tracks, phone / fax: Stony Steiner on: (08) 8675 2770, or check out their web site: www.warraweena.com/

 

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There are lots of other places to explore and enjoy, such as ...

The Horseshoe Rim and Horseshoe Range tracks, east of Quorn has opened up for self-drive four wheelers to enjoy – and they are very good! For info on these two tracks, or the excellent 4WD tracks on Argadells or around Mt Arden, contact Ron Cunningham at the Austral Hotel in Quorn, ph: (08) 8648 6017, email: austral@ihug.com.au.  
praire hotel Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, not only offers travellers a cold beer, along with great meals and accommodation, but also some great 4 wheel touring. Check out their web site at: www.prairiehotel.com.au

 

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  For more info on this fabulous area, check out our guide book - The Flinders Ranges - An Adventurer's Guide.

 

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