Adelaide to Flinders Driving Route
A must do journey
Take Main North Road from Adelaide and head to the Flinders Ranges. It’s a 220 kilometre (137 miles) drive from the city to the Southern Flinders Ranges.
Watch the scenery change from urban and vine covered hills, to rugged outback. If you want to go off-road, you’ll need a four wheel drive (4WD).
The road to the Flinders Ranges passes through the Clare Valley wine region. Stop for a drop of the finest Rieslings. If you have more time, take a leisurely walk along the Riesling Trail. It’s the perfect place to stretch your legs along the way.
Next stop Melrose
Make your next stop Melrose. This is the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges and is home to the North Star Hotel. The hotel is the cellar door for Bundaleer Wines. Stay for a drink, lunch or spend the night in one of the boutique, modern rooms. North Star Hotel is close to Mount Remarkable National Park walking trails. There are guided cycling and walking tours, which will show you the sights.
Stop at Quorn
The town is home to the heritage Pichi Richi Railway. - D Drop into the Prairie Hotel at Parachilna for some Outback cuisine also referred to as “feral food”. Hawker is the hub of the Flinders Ranges –and the last major petrol station stop before Leigh Creek.
If you don’t have a four wheel drive (4WD) and want to explore further, take a 4WD tour of the Central Flinders Ranges. Travel across grasslands, rugged mountains and past creeks lined with river red gums. Visit St Mary’s Peak, Brachina Gorge Geological Trail and the awesome Wilpena Pound.Travel further to Arkaroola, a private wilderness sanctuary and join the famous Ridgetop Tour and view the night skies from the Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory.
If you want to get the most out of the Flinders Ranges, stay for at least a few days. A round trip from Adelaide through the Flinders Ranges’ main towns is around 1,000 kilometres (621 miles).
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
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