Located approximately 200 kms north of Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, with a discontinuous stretch for over 430 kms from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna.
Driving up north you will see the most rugged mountain ranges, dramatic gorges, peaceful creeks lined with river red gums and abundant wildlife and this is just the beginning of what awaits you at one of South Australia’s most popular tourist destinations Ikara National Park. The park comprises approximately 95,000 hectares. It includes the Heysen Range, Brachina and Bunyeroo gorges and the vast amphitheatre of mountains that is Wilpena Pound a gigantic natural amphitheatre which has been created by millions of years of erosion. Be prepared for some unexpected but stunning ruggedness. Looking at the landscape will take your breath away and you might think you have been transformed to a crater on Mars. And don’t forget to take a tour with an Aboriginal guide and explore some of the renowned rock art sites.
For the more courageous ones, there is always the possibility to take your 4WD up those very steep slopes but if you have never ventured into such terrain before, you might elect to be chauffeured by your hosts and just take in the spectacular view.