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Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, which starts about 200 km north of Adelaide. The discontinuous ranges stretch for over 430 km from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna. There are rugged, weathered peaks and rocky gorges which form dramatic and beautiful landscapes. It's a place rich in Aboriginal history and home to a vast array of wildlife.
Map of Flinders Ranges. We travelled from Marree towards south on Outback Highway and turned left on Brachina Gorge Road into Flinders Ranges. At the entry of park there is information board with some weird information which meant entry fee is $15/per vehicle per day but actually it is for one week. We filled in the form, attached correct amount and dropped the envelop in the box.
23rd May

Brachina Gorge track is beautiful drive which passes through few shallow creeks and valley. It is gravel but 2WD can also go with care.
Aroona station ruins. We stayed there in Aroona campground just behind it.
Bush walking track near Aroona. It goes up the hill and back to Brachina Gorge Road.
Bunyaroo Road. It is about 30km long drive with beautiful scenery at every corner.
Track to Bunyeroo Valley Lookout.
View from Bunyeroo Valley Lookout.
Few locals at Appealina Ruins (after Bunyeroo Road).
Razorback Lookout
View from Heysen Lookout.
Appealina Station ruins before Dingly Dell campground.
Station has lots of history.
Emu roaming in the ruins.
Stayed one night at Dingly Dell Campground on the eastern side right next to sealed Flinders Ranges Way. Tyres need normal pressure as we would be traveling black top in coming days.

Sunset and campfire is ready to start.
Campfire time.
Next day visited Wilpena Pound.
From Wilpena visitor center there is walk to Wangarra Hill lookout.
This popular 7.5km (return) bushwalk is along Wilpena Creek into the Pound, via Sliding Rock and Hills Homestead.
View of Wilpena Pound from the hill top.
Lookout platform offers panoramic views of Wilpena Pound.
View from Wangarra Lookout.
A sculpture at Hills Homestead, just before the final climb to lookout.
Next day visited Arkaroo Rock Cave close to Wilpena Pound.
The views of the Ranges from the track are stunning
Arkaroo Rock is a significant cultural site for the Adnyamathana (pronounced Ad-na-mut-ta) people. The ceiling of the cave is named after mythological serpents, called Akurra (or Arkaroo)
View of car park from the track to Arkaroo Rock Cave.

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