Outback wildflowers

Desert rainbows

After the outback Flinders Ranges landscape is hit with rain, the plains, gullies and rugged mountains turn to flower. In spring, the iconic brown, grey and orange colours of the Flinders Ranges are splashed with bright reds, purples, yellows and white.

Wildflowers, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

With colours of the rainbow decorating the panorama and native plants and wildflowers rejuvenating the landscape, the Flinders Ranges will delight you - whether you're after a burst of inspiration or a glimpse of rare wildlife.

Drive yourself or take a tour

Travel through the Flinders Ranges region and watch the roadside and open plains for thriving native flowers. For a bird's eye view, take a scenic flight across this vast landscape to see nature's palette in full bloom. Join a guided four wheel drive (4WD) tour and relax in the back seat as you discover or revisit the iconic Flinders Ranges - with an added splash of colour.

A botanic garden in the bush

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, in Port Augusta, will give you a glimpse of the Aussie bush - and it too is now in bloom.

Explore the rare plants collection or take a stroll along one of the garden walks that wind tthrough dappled woodlands, fragile red sand dune country and chenopod plain and claypan country. Spy on native birds and enjoy spectacular views of the ancient Flinders Ranges from the historic Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

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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