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to the Outback & Flinders ranges

Incredible adventures lay beyond the borders of Adelaide and the suburbs. Leave the city lights behind, as you explore the majestic landscapes and brilliant night skies of outback South Australia, places where courageous pioneers and explorers of previous centuries bravely strode out into the glorious wilderness, seeking their bounties in mining and pastoral ventures.  Slow down your pace and really experience this wild, remote, lightly inhabited, spectacular countryside where local Indigenous people have lived for millennia; where ragged hills and mountains meet endless plains; where rare and endangered species still survive and where Afghan cameleers plied their trade to the early pioneer communities who later relied on the growing rail network. Every venture into this vast remote outback was met with challenges to overcome, as people balanced their daily needs with the rugged landscape.

Today, you’ll venture into these same challenging landscapes, but with the benefit of our maps, and the knowledge of local information, shared from those who have ventured before you. Set your vehicle to four-wheel drive and see the real outback, off the beaten track! Sure, the sealed Stuart Highway streams through the region as an honourable testament to the first non-indigenous explorer to travel this way, John McDouall Stuart; but there are other trails of exciting discoveries, places that Stuart himself would applaud you for venturing into, in the spirit of great exploring! Relish the spectacular palette of the Flinders Ranges, familiarise yourself with the diverse range of vegetation and landforms along the Oodnadatta Track, surprise yourself with delights hidden around every corner. Meet the locals, sample the pace of outback life and mostly just enjoy the journey, celebrating the differences here.

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Heading inland in South Australia will open your eyes to the glorious landscapes of the outback, where horizons are long-distant; where jagged hills and enormous plains compete for your attention; where the camera will be often in your grasp as you take in the rugged beauty and the beautiful, weathered soul of this nation! Take a deep breath and absorb the history, the culture and the spirit of outback SA.

You have many choices of travel: sealed bitumen highway; historic tracks and 4WD trails; and walks of every ability. Surprising waterways will enchant you and the night skies will captivate you with their vast expanse of stars, more than you could ever imagine possible!

Visitor Information Centres abound with local and seasonal knowledge about everything to do and see as you travel this glorious region!

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