According to Aboriginal legend, the northern parts of the Flinders Ranges were formed by an argument between two kangaroos, who were separated from a sweep of a kangaroo’s tail forming Lake Frome. This region is rich with Aboriginal history, a lot of which you can see and hear on tours. Gain a greater understanding of the indigenous significance on your visit to the Flinders Ranges and Outback.
The vastness of this region means you’ll have a lot of ground to cover. To make your trip worth your while, we’ve collated places that we love.
The Ecomotel in Port Augusta was purpose built to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient. With a variety of accommodation options, the Ecomotel has a room for everyone, even for pets. Make these spacious rooms your home-away-from-home on your next visit.
43-47 Eyre Highway, Port Augusta West
08 8642 2540
Arid Air – Outback Tours
If you want to experience the Outback, drive to the end of the bitumen road to the Marree Hotel and Arid Air will take it from there. Some remote parts are only accessible from the sky on a scenic flight tour. See Lake Eyre, Dalhousie Spring, deserts and lots more.
Port Augusta and Marree
0488 444 544
Wilpena Pound Resort
If traditional camping isn’t your idea of a good time, try the Ikara Safari Camp at Wilpena Pound Resort for a glamping experience to remember. Each tent has a modern ensuite bathroom, a king bed and air-conditioning. Enjoy a camping experience in the Flinders with all the creative comforts.
Wilpena Road, Hawker
08 8648 0004
William Creek Hotel
Experience the authentic Outback at the William Creek Hotel with a range of accommodation options. Camel House, a self-contained cottage with a verandah that overlooks the vast landscape, is an ideal spot to watch the sunset. If you’re in the mood for camping, there are sites among the gum trees.
Lot 1 Oodnadatta Track, William Creek
08 8670 7880
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
See ancient sedimentary rock structures, flood plains and Lake Frome, the whitest salt lake in Australia, from the air all while hearing about the history and geology of the area. Take your choice of a 35-minute, 45-minute or 75-minute scenic flight with Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary to experience the Flinders from a different perspective.
2948 Arkaroola Road, Arkaroola
08 8648 4848
Almerta Station is a family-owned property and unique accommodation opportunity. Stay on the 35,000-acre property among the 5000 to 8000 sheep and really experience country living. Choose to stay in a secluded campsite or opt for a room in the Shearer Quarters if you desire an authentic farm stay.
235 Almerta Road, Yanyarrie
08 8658 9076
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