Ancient Australian Outback & Flinders Ranges
The Flinders Ranges is one of the oldest landscapes on earth. Spectacular in every sense, this is a land of steep ridges and peaks, narrow tree-lined gorges, bone-dry creeks and rust red soil.
A vast, ancient, and seemingly empty landscape, the Flinders Ranges and the Australian Outback are full of adventure, and a world far-removed from any modern city. Classic Australian wildlife call the Flinders Ranges home. Brilliantly coloured parrots, yellow-footed rock wallabies, kangaroos and emus hide in the shade. Australia’s largest bird of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle, reigns supreme on the thermal currents.
Aboriginal legend thousands of years old, tells of ancient Dreamtime serpents and giants shaping these lands. Take a tour with an Aboriginal guide or drive yourself along the Aboriginal Dreaming Trail to find out more.
Outback Australia is where you’ll find the locals living hundreds of kilometres from their nearest neighbour and loving it! Take note: if you bump into someone, they’ll be keen for a chat. They wait for the twice-weekly delivery of mail and goods from the outside world, brought by a postman and the few lucky tourists accompanying them. Coober Pedy is where people live in underground houses and fossick for opals on a virtual moonscape.
Few sites anywhere are as spectacular as Lake Eyre in flood. This vast saltpan becomes a virtual inland sea attracting a “world” of birds. You’ll never forget a flight over Lake Eyre.
This is where you’ll find the essence of Australia. You’ll never forget the Flinders Ranges and outback of South Australia.
For more information please visit South Australia website.