Explore the Flinders Ranges

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If you like adventure, you will love the iconic Flinders Ranges and Outback.

Biking, hiking, birdwatching, scenic flights, and off-road driving are just some of the many activities on offer.

Delve into the rich Aboriginal culture on a tour with traditional owners, take a scenic flight over the vast Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, drive across a desert landscape or enjoy a cold beer with the locals at an outback pub. With some of the planet's oldest geological formations and abundant native wildlife, there is always something new to see.

Be rocked by internationally-acclaimed 500 million-year-old Ediacaran fossils and marvel at The Prairie's SA Museum Ediacara Fossil Display, or take a guided tour to the National Heritage-listed, privately-owned Nilpena fossil site. Other famous landmarks include the Painted Desert, Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, Wilpena Pound, the opal town of Coober Pedy, the Heysen Trail, the breathtaking Brachina Gorge and the historic Pichi Richi Railway.

The Flinders Ranges is such an iconic place to visit - you can find your peace at many places scattered around our landscape

Southern Flinders Ranges tourism officer CARLY ARCHER

Learn more about the evolution of this ancient landscape at Wadlata Outback Centre, and visit the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, Go stargazing at Arkaroola, or go off-road on the Ridgetop Tour. Less dusty pursuits include canoeing, sailing, fishing and other water sports in Port Augusta, Port Germein and Port Pirie.

Foodies rejoice because the region produces a huge range of bush foods. Kangaroo and emu are popular menu items, along with quandong ice cream and Southern Flinders' wines. The region also offers a vibrant calendar of country races, rodeos and other community events plus galleries and workshops to explore.

Southern Flinders Ranges tourism officer Carly Archer said visitors would need at least a week to scratch the surface in the Flinders Ranges and Outback - a place where roads are mostly traffic-free and every day is an incredible adventure.

"The Flinders Ranges is such an iconic place to visit - you can find your peace at many places scattered around our landscape. We are known for family getaways, camping, glamping, historic locations and outback pubs. People can simply enjoy just getting away from everyday stresses in life, reconnect and relax in our amazing region," she said.