Fantastic things to do in the Flinders
23 Mar 2020
Whether you’re a regular visitor to the Flinders Ranges or a first-time visitor, there’s always something new to discover. These six ‘must-do’ experiences are within an easy drive of Rawnsley Park Station – how many can you check off your list?
Stokes Hill Lookout – standing at 750 metres, the look-out offers spectacular 360-degree views of the Flinders - from Patawarta Hill in the north to the Chace and Druid Ranges in the south, east over the Bunkers and Wilpena Pound to the west. There’s also a scale model of the Pound and ranges, and interpretive signs on the cultural heritage of the area.
Wilpena Pound – this giant natural amphitheatre is home to abundant wildlife and flora, and is a must for all visitors. Call into the Visitor Centre for information about the parks, walks and surrounding area. There’s also a licensed restaurant.
Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges – once an ancient seabed, these beautiful gorges are home to 630-million-year-old geological formations including Ediacaran fossils, the earliest animals on earth. There’s also plenty of native wildlife and flora – look out for the Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby.
Parachilna Gorge – from Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges you can continue directly through Parachilna Gorge, past Angorichina Village, or take the narrower, windier route through Glass Gorge which is spectacular in spring. Be sure to stop at Parachilna, home to the famous Prairie Hotel and well-known for its ‘feral food’ menu.
Blinman – tours of the historic Blinman Underground Copper Mine operate daily, and there are many buildings in the town dating back to the 1860s. Stop in at the North Blinman Hotel for a cold drink or a bite to eat.
Moralana Scenic Drive – flanked by Wilpena Pound and the Elder Range, this is one of the most spectacular drives in the Flinders.
You can experience all these attractions on our self-guided full-day drive – pick up an itinerary from Reception. Or let us do the driving and book one of our 4WD Tours. View the experiences page for more information.