The Flinders Ranges National Park, at 100 000 hectares, covers just a small part of the Flinders Ranges, which stretches to around 300 km.
Rugged mountain ranges, spectacular gorges, creeks lined with river red gums, abundant wildlife, Aboriginal rock art, ancient geological history, impressive fossil remains and ruins of early European settlement.
Best described by Sir Hans Heysen, South Australian painter, who, in 1932, said 'It was in the Flinders Ranges that I was made curiously conscious of a very old land where the primitive forces of Nature were constantly evident. The barren hillsides, incised and torn by Nature's forces, hold a peculiar attraction. Their geological structure is seldom obscured by foliage, and in many parts where great masses of stone are piled layer on layer in regular formation, as if built up by some very ancient people, their appearance is given an architectural order.'
Latitude: -31.36121 | Longitude: 138.65366