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Where do Flinders Ranges start and finish?

Where do Flinders Ranges start and finish?

The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, which starts about 200 km (125 mi) north of Adelaide. The discontinuous ranges stretch for over 430 km (265 mi) from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna.

Which Australian state are the Flinders Ranges?

South Australia
Flinders Ranges/State
Flinders Ranges is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located in the mountain range of the same name, about 380 kilometres (240 miles) north of the state capital of Adelaide, about 86 kilometres (53 miles) north-east of the municipal seat of Quorn and about 131 kilometres (81 miles) north-east of the …

What towns are in the Flinders Ranges?


  • ANGORICHINA VILLAGE. 22 kilometres from Parachilna.
  • ARKAROOLA. 129 kilometres from Copley.
  • BELTANA. 45 kilometres from Parachilna.
  • BLINMAN. 64 kilometres from Wilpena Pound.
  • COPLEY. Five kilometres from Leigh Creek.
  • CRADOCK. 45 Kilometres from Carrieton.
  • HAWKER. 66 kilometres from Quorn.

    Do you need a 4WD to get to Arkaroola?

    A 4WD vehicle is highly recommended although it is possible to get there using a 2WD. Whatever type of vehicle you take you should ensure you have two (2) spare tyres! The road into Arkaroola is littered with blown tyres. The road can be impassable after rain as there are many floodways that cross the road.

    Do I need a 4WD for Flinders Ranges?

    Driving is a great way to experience the Flinders Ranges and Outback. You do not need a 4WD to explore the region. Check out our maps section to see the sealed road network and be aware that the unsealed roads are not 4WD tracks, they are just unsealed roads.

    How to get to the Flinders Ranges in Australia?

    The Flinders Ranges are about 500 kilometres (311 miles) north of Adelaide, or a five-hour road trip. You can also fly from Adelaide to Port Augusta with Sharp Airlines, which takes about 55 minutes. Ride the Coffee Pot. Ride the rails back in time on one of Australia’s best-known steam train journeys.

    What kind of animals live in the Flinders Ranges?

    Since the eradication of dingos and the establishment of permanent waterholes for stock, the number of red kangaroos, western grey kangaroos and wallaroos in the Flinders Ranges has increased. The yellow-footed rock-wallaby, which neared extinction after the arrival of Europeans due to hunting and predation by foxes, has now stabilised.

    When was the boundary of the Flinders Ranges changed?

    Its southern boundary was altered in November 2013 with the addition of land from Hawker and the transfer of land to Shaggy Ridge. The sites of the government towns of Edeowie and Mernmerna are also within its boundaries.

    Where are the fossils found in the Flinders Ranges?

    Cuesta forms are also very common . The Ranges are renowned for the Ediacara Hills, South-west of Leigh Creek, where in 1946 some of the oldest fossil evidence of animal life was discovered. Similar fossils have subsequently been found in the ranges, although their locations are kept secret to protect the sites.