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Alligator Gorge,  Wilmington, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Alligator Gorge

Alligator Gorge Road, Wilmington, South Australia, 5485
Email: mrnp@sa.gov.au
Website: www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Flinders_Ranges_Outback/Mount_Remarkable_National_Park/Bushwalking
9048852 Phone Number: 61 08 8634 7068
Fax Number: 61 08 8634 7085

Alligator Gorge within Mount Remarkable National Park is the premier natural attraction in the Southern Flinders Ranges. This spectacular gorge cut through ancient quartzite by the Alligator Creek is easily accessible to visitors along a ten minute walking trail. Toilets, a picnic area and barbecue facilities are provided for visitors who can spend an hour or full day exploring the network of walking trails surrounding the gorge. Wildflowers and native orchids are abundant through spring. Accommodation is available at Alligator Lodge (sleeps eight to ten) located near the northern entrance to the park. This spacious three bedroom self-contained lodge at Alligator Gorge is surrounded by nature. The lounge room's floor to ceiling windows provides stunning views of the surrounding bush. Facilities include solar power, gas appliances, hot water and a combustion heater. For accommodation details please contact the park. Bookings are essential.

Horrocks Pass, Wilmington, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Horrocks Pass

Main North Road, Wilmington, South Australia, 5485
Email: cedo@mtr.sa.gov.au
Website: www.mountremarkable.com.au
9001948 Phone Number: 61 08 8666 2014
Fax Number: 61 08 8666 2169

Just west of Wilmington on the road to Port Augusta lies Horrocks Pass. The pass was named after the explorer John Horrocks who descended through the pass in 1840 on his ill-fated journey north. A lookout at the historic Cairn at the top of the pass gives an excellent view of the pass.

Vulkathunha - Gammon Ranges National Park, South Australia.

Vulkathunha Gammon Ranges National Park

via, Copley, South Australia, 5732
Email: DEWNRGammonRangesNationalPark@sa.gov.au
Website: www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Flinders_Ranges_Outback/Vulkathunha-Gammon_Ranges_National_Park
9001770 Phone Number: 61 08 8648 4829
Fax Number: 61 08 8648 4853

The Vulkathunha - Gammon Ranges National Park is a rugged and remote park in the North Flinders Ranges. The park's deep gorges and chasms, towering ranges, tree-lined creeks and freshwater springs are havens for many rare and endangered plants and animals. The stark wildness and landscape of Lake Frome is a unique feature of the park. This ephemeral salt lake stretches 100 kilometres long and 40 kilometres wide and plays an important role in the lives of the Adnyamathanha people. The 'Plains Block' leading out to the edge of Lake Frome still remains a traditional hunting ground. There are several hiking trails to explore the park including the Italowie Gorge Hike which takes you past Mount McKinlay Spring, or the Weetootla Gorge Hike which meanders though the stunning Weetootla Gorge. There are several tracks to explore the park and its surrounding areas by car. Most tracks are accessible by two wheel drive, although the Wortupa Loop Track and the track to Lake Frome require a four wheel drive. Please see National Parks South Australia website for details of all fees and facilities.

Port Augusta Aquatic and Outdoor Adventure Centre, Port Augusta, Flinders Ranges and Outback, South Australia

Port Augusta Aquatic and Outdoor Adventure Centre

Corner Gibson Street and El Alamein Road, Port Augusta West, South Australia, 5700
Email: paa.oac@portaugusta.sa.gov.au
9165207 Phone Number: 61 08 8642 2699
Fax Number: 61 08 8642 2699

Situated in the old Port Augusta Yacht Club building right on the water front, the Port Augusta Aquatic and Outdoor Centre has many activities for young and old alike. Water based activities you can try include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, and snorkelling - are all taught by qualified instructors or just hire a kayak for a day. Land based activities such as rock-climbing and abseiling, bushwalking, cycling, team games and orienteering are all available. Bikes are also available for hire. Charges vary depending on activity. We cater for school groups, youth groups or just a bunch of friends who want to have some fun. Accommodation is also available with a fully equipped kitchen, bunks, and being located right next door to a supermarket makes things so much easier. The centre is open by arrangement weekends and throughout winter. Please phone and enquire about special summer school holiday activity sessions.

Iwantja Arts and Crafts, Indulkana via, Marla Bore, Far North, South Australia

Iwantja Arts and Crafts

Stuart Highway, Indulkana via, Marla Bore, South Australia, 5723
Email: artcraft@iwantjaarts.com.au
Website: www.iwantjaarts.com.au
9084933 Phone Number: 61 08 8670 7722
Fax Number: 61 08 8670 7712

Iwantja Community is mainly Yankunytjatjara people living on the eastern side of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands, eight kilometres from the Stuart Highway in the far north of South Australia, on a dusty rocky ridge called Indulkana. Indulkana Arts Association started in the seventies. Initially used for secondary student's art lessons. Skills were learnt and the beginnings of a clear identity formed. People did traditional wood carving (punu), batik, patchwork, dying, painting and around the early eighties linoblock printing started. Over 100 prints and many drawings from that time are in the South Australian Museum. They are mainly monochrome using dreaming symbols. Later, artists worked with Studio One in Canberra where some multicoloured prints were developed. Iwantja Arts and Crafts moved into the Family Centre in January 1995. Since then Iwantja has gone from strength to strength on the basis of its strong cultural identity and impressive output.

Taralee Orchards, Wirrabara, Flinders Ranges and Outback, South Australia

Taralee Orchards

1087 Forest Road, Wirrabara, South Australia, 5481
Email: info@taralee.com.au
Website: www.taralee.com.au
9212182 Phone Number: 61 08 8668 4343

Taralee Orchards is a Demeter certified biodynamic stone fruit orchard located in the Wirrabara Forest area of the Southern Flinders Ranges. We produce a range of stone fruits including apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums, as well as quinces and a small amount of apples, pears and figs. Fresh fruit is available in season, and we produce a range of sulphur-free dried fruit and jams. We also have a vegetable garden producing mainly summer vegetables, as well as beehives, free range poultry and a small beef cattle herd. Our produce is available direct through our farmgate as well as at several local producers markets, such as Wirrabara, Port Pirie and Port Germein, and at local Shows and events. The farmgate is generally open seven days, however please phone ahead to confirm. Our aim is to produce a range of good quality organic produce, and to market it ourselves, primarily within our region.

Barbed Wire Pub and Museum, Spalding, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

The Barbed Wire Pub and Museum

19 Main Street, Spalding, South Australia, 5454
Email: tiller7@optusnet.com.au
Website: www.barbedwirepubspalding.com.au
9168090 Phone Number: 61 08 8845 2006

The Spalding Hotel, affectionately as the Barbed Wire Pub and Museum is located about 170 kilometres north of Adelaide at the lower end of the Flinders Ranges in the small rural town of Spalding. You will discover all of the traditional country pub hospitality including meals, coffee, cold beverages, accommodation as well as one of Australia's largest collections of antique barbed wire and fencing equipment which is on display within the pub. The collection includes over 500 varieties of antique barbed wire mounted on boards and labelled with brand origin and date of manufacture, as well as over 200 iron droppers and a multitude of fencing tools. Entry to the barbed wire collection if free, but we encourage people to make a donation to cancer research if they have enjoyed their experience. Package deal morning and afternoon teas and lunches are our specialty for groups of visitors.

Talc Alpha Rink Outback Rep-Public Art Gallery, Lyndhurst, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Talc Alpha Rink Outback Rep-Public Art Gallery

Talc Town Road, Lyndhurst, South Australia, 5732

This gallery houses an open-air talc stone carving display of about 60 permanent works of art, depicting the thoughts of Cornelis Johan (Talc Alf) Alferink. Talc Alf is an Outback character who has become a fixture for Uluru-bound backpackers and tourists. Talc Alf's Nissan hut home sits on a rise of red land. You can see a wind and bicycle powered washing machine in a shade house, and more talc statues than locals! For 35 years he has chipped away at his beloved talc and pursued an obsession for unravelling what he declares to be the true meanings of alphabets and word origins. It is possible to quickly summarise Talc Alf's theory - which he demonstrates to visitors - by taking random words and using a stick of talc to dissect them. Alf’s work includes recording the modern history of the district and country.

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

Arkaroola Road, Arkaroola, South Australia, 5732
Email: res@arkaroola.com.au
Website: www.arkaroola.com.au
9111689 Phone Number: 61 08 8648 4848
Fax Number: 61 08 8648 4846

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is located approximately 670 kilometres north of Adelaide and 130 kilometres east of Leigh Creek, in the rugged and spectacular northern Flinders Ranges. This 610 square kilometre multi award-winning Wilderness Sanctuary, operated by the Sprigg family, contains some of Australia's most spectacular mountain views and offers numerous Advanced Ecotourism accredited guided tours. Arkaroola features rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes, the home to over 160 species of birds and the shy and endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby. Arkaroola is a mecca for bushwalkers and four-wheel drivers. The spectacular Advanced Ecotourism accredited rugged four-wheel drive Ridgetop Tour is world famous; journey to the depths of ancient seabeds and across razorback ridges and peaks of the Flinders Ranges most rugged mountains to the magnificent climax at Sillers Lookout. Being the first Flinders Ranges tourist organisation to achieve the coveted Advanced Ecotourism accreditation, Arkaroola is truly unique.

Yacka Golf Club, Yacka, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Yacka Golf Club

South Terrace, Yacka, South Australia, 5470
9002133 Phone Number: 61 08 8846 4091

Situated two hours drive north of Adelaide alongside the River Broughton, Yacka is a picturesque nine-hole course with scrapes, Par 70 with an Australian course rating of 66 and is 5,537 metres long. Yacka is one of the few clubs outside of the metropolitan area that have artificial Supertee blocks installed. The course is immaculately kept although only playable in the months of April through to September. The clubhouse has recently been extended and the bar facilities prove popular. Men's competition is conducted on Saturdays and Ladies on Wednesday. The club hosts an annual Mens Open Day on the first Sunday in July, along with several novelty days and events throughout the season. Mixed social competitions, followed by barbecue teas are often held. Junior coaching and competition is conducted monthly. Please enquire direct for green fees.