Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia © @saltythebus and Isaac Forman
Guide to the Flinders Ranges
- Getting to the Flinders Ranges
- When to visit
Explore a landscape more than 600 million years old.
The rugged, weathered peaks and rocky gorges of the Flinders Ranges in outback South Australia form some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the country. It's a place rich in Aboriginal history and home to a vast array of wildlife. Following the scenic roads, 4WD tracks and walking trails that crisscross this wild countryside will take you on a remarkable adventure.
The best way to get to The Flinders Ranges is by flying into Adelaide Airport (ADL) and continuing your journey by car.
- The Flinders Ranges are located 500km (311mi), or a five-hour drive, north of Adelaide.
- Alternatively, fly to Port Augusta Airport (WYA) via Adelaide and drive two hours to the park entrance.
- Hire car options are available at Adelaide Airport and Port Augusta Airport.
Most of the park's top attractions are accessible with a 2WD car. If you're looking to access all tracks, consider hiring a 4WD vehicle. Or, book a guided tour departing from Adelaide.
The ideal time to visit Flinders Ranges is during the cooler months from April to October. The temperatures are mild and make for a comfortable bushwalking experience. Meanwhile, the summer months are no stranger to hot weather and, as a result, many of the longer walking trails are closed or have limited operating hours from December through February.
- High season: Spring (September - November)
- Low season: Winter (June - August)