Just like the infamous navigator Matthew Flinders, of whom these landmarks were named, you will uncover a world of spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife, as you journey from Flinders Chase National Park to the Flinders Ranges.
Flinders Chase National Park
Covering an expansive 326 square kilometres of western Kangaroo Island, Flinders Chase National Park encompasses rugged bushland, pristine coastlines and a myriad of native flora and fauna. Recovering well after the devasting 2019-20 fires that burnt 96% of the park, expect to spot kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and amazing birdlife, all scattered amongst the yaccas, hakeas and mallees.
Views of the Remarkable Rocks and the vast Flinders Chase by South Australian Tourism Commission
Flinders Chase is home to some of Australia’s most stunning, iconic sites. From the fascinating Remarkable Rocks your camera will get a workout; whether it’s the stunning Southern Ocean views from the clifftop or the beautiful arrangement of granite boulders that have been sculpted naturally by wind, sea spray and rain over the course of 500 million years. Take the picturesque boardwalk as it winds you down to the captivating Admirals Arch. This rock cave structure created by the intense forces of nature forms the perfect home for the adorable New Zealand fur-seals. Spot these mischievous mammals as they sunbathe, swim and even climb the rocky cliff side, a true natural haven.
If you only make it to Kangaroo Island once in your life, then Flinders Chase is an absolute must!
Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island by South Australian Tourism Commission
Admirals Arch, Kangaroo Island by South Australian Tourism Commission
Incredible wildlife of Kangaroo Island by South Australian Tourism Commission
Just 200 kilometres north of Adelaide, you will enter the largest mountain range in South Australia, the Flinders Ranges. As you traverse the dusty red roads of this outback escape, witness the native wildlife in all their glory as they negotiate the rocky scrubland, through creek beds and jagged hills. The ranges will mesmerise, from the sun rising over the vast plains, to slowly setting in brilliant deep golden-red hues. Or take to the skies and witness the geographical marvel that is Wilpena Pound and its ancient landscape forming a natural amphitheatre of mountains.
Visually stunning, natural amphitheatre in Wilpena Pound by South Australian Tourism Commission
A quick hour drive south of the Flinders Ranges you will discover the historic, railway town of Quorn. First construction of this once buzzing Pichi Richi railway line began in 1879, with this significant route utilised by the famous Ghan route from 1923 to 1956. Take in the charm of the heritage buildings and gain insight into its interesting past as you wander through this quaint town.
Quorn's Pichi Richi railway by South Australian Tourism Commission
While you’re in the region, you’d be remiss not to stop in the mining township of Burra on your way back to Adelaide, two hours south of Quorn. The beautifully restored railway station is a must-see along with the famed cottage, known as the ‘Midnight Oil House’, recognised as one of the most photographed ruins in Australia. With fascinating remnants of its past as a thriving, copper mining community, Burra will beguile you with its landscape, heritage buildings and friendly locals alike.
Midnight Oil House, Burra South Australian Tourism Commission
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Captivating images of the Flinders Ranges landscape by South Australian Tourism Commission