16 Jul 2015
Many people only experience the romance of a rugged, untamed natural landscape when they’re watching a classic western film. Escaping through movies is all well and good for some, but if you want to see beautiful rocky terrain in real life, you need only look as far as your backyard. The Flinders Ranges are not for the faint of heart, but for real adventurers looking for an unforgettable trip. Interested? Then read on to find out the top things to do in the Flinders Ranges.
The Flinders Ranges are close by to the cozy Discovery Parks - Port Augusta, which will give you a great place to rest your head after a full day of exploring.
Scenic Flight around Flinders Ranges
From the ground, Wilpena Pound can provide visitors with a gruelling yet satisfying hiking trail or a fascinating 4WD experience. However, no one can truly appreciate the sheer vastness of this natural basin until they take a scenic flight and see the 100km bowl that took millions of years to form. This is one of the most impressive Flinders Ranges tours you will ever take and should be a high priority on your bucket list.
Credit: Wilpena Pound Resort
Coober Pedy is more than just a fun name to say. It is also one of the most captivating Flinders Ranges attractions you can find. Search, or as the locals say “noodle”, for opals in this abandoned mine that is now a museum. Grab a hard hat and explore the labyrinth to see what life was like for miners in the early twentieth century. You can even see a number of underground facilities, including a grassless golf course!
Credit: Coober Pedy Retail, Business & Tourism Association
Steam Powered Ride through Flinders Ranges
The Flinders Ranges are for people who like to do things the old fashioned way, and nothing is more old fashioned than taking a steam train through this gorgeous landscape. The Pichi Richi Railways take you through a moving museum between Quorn and Port Augusta. Do not miss your opportunity to travel back in time and find out how things were done in the good old days.
Credit: Pichi Richi Railway
The Port Augusta Flinders Ranges experience is unlike anything you’ve done before.
Book your accommodation at Discovery Parks - Port Augusta now and get involved with the Flinders Ranges things to do.