Bushwalking and hiking

Bring your boots and explore on foot

Put on your bushwalking boots and explore the outback on foot. Go it alone or join a guided tour - either way, let your feet help you discover your adventurous spirit.

Bush walking Flinders Ranges

Hike along the Heysen Trail from Parachilna. Push yourself to the highest point in the Flinders Ranges, St Mary Peak. Venture into Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and hike to mountain top ridges for spectacular views of the land below.

Angorichina Village

Angorichina Tourist Village Angorichina Village

Angorichina Village, near Parachilna is surrounded by a panorama of breathtaking rugged hills, mountains and countryside and is central to most of the major attractions within the Flinders Ranges, including the Heysen Trail, Nuccaleena Ruins and Hanigans Gap. You can spend the days discovering the gorges, seeing the wildflowers when in season and spotting the native fauna such as kangaroos, emus, lizards, goannas and wedge-tailed eagles.

Arkaba Walk

Arkaba Walk Arkaba Walk

Australia's environment is one of the most specialised and diverse on earth and the best way to appreciate its subtleties is on foot. Arkaba Walk has expert guides to interpret the geology, flora and fauna of the Flinders Ranges. The four day/three night walking safari brings a few luxury touches to an immersive bush experience. Traversing Wilpena Pound and 40,000 acres of Arkaba's private wildlife conservancy, the walk is an opportunity to share with just a privileged few one of Australia's most spectacular outback landscapes.

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is located in the rugged northern Flinders Ranges. This multi award-winning wilderness sanctuary, operated by the Sprigg family, boasts some of Australia's most spectacular mountain views and offers ecotourism-accredited guided tours. Arkaroola features rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes. It's home to more than 160 species of birds and the endangered yellow-footed rock wallaby. Arkaroola is a mecca for bushwalkers.

Brachina Gorge Geological Trail

Brachina Gorge Brachina Gorge

The Brachina Gorge Geological Trail is a 20 kilometre self-guided trail that passes through 130 million years of earth history. Trail signage provides an insight into past climates, the formation of the ranges and the evolution of early life forms. The trail is best travelled from east to west, commencing at the Brachina Gorge/Blinman Road junction. A geological map and more detailed information on the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail are available from the Wilpena Pound Visitor Centre.

Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park Flinders Ranges National Park

The Flinders Ranges National Park is one of South Australia's most popular destinations. This area is world-renowned for its geological history, Aboriginal rock art sites, impressive fossils and ruins from early European settlement. The park is located in the Flinders Ranges between the townships of Hawker and Blinman. The park offers a wide range of activities including bushwalking, camping, scenic touring, bird watching and Aboriginal and European cultural experiences.

Heysen Trail

Heysen Trail Heysen Trail

The Heysen Trail is one of the world's great walking trails and the longest in Australia. The 1,200 kilometre Heysen Trail extends from Cape Jervis on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. Named after the famous landscape artist Sir Hans Heysen, the trail boasts some of the state's best landscapes through national parks, forests, vineyards and historic towns. Join the trail at any point. Enjoy a section as a series of half-day walks or complete the entire trail as a 60-day hiking adventure.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

What's on

There are plenty of events on in the Flinders Ranges. Here are some ideas you might like.

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