Flinders Ranges & Outback

Heading north from Adelaide, you’ll leave behind green farming land of the South Australian coast and into the red terrain of Australia’s Outback. But travellers expecting little more than red dirt as far as the eye can see will be surprised by the diversity of scenery here and the abundance of plants and animals that call this harsh environment home. As you hit the Flinders Ranges, you’ll be in awe of the rugged mountainous landscape, lush hidden gorges and dramatic craters that are ready to explore. Whether you’re discovering the southern edge around Mount Remarkable or heading deep into the desert around Coober Pedy, you’ll be left amazed by the beauty of this incredibly unique landscape.

Best Day Trips and Tours to Flinders Ranges

Discover the southern section of the mountain range on our 6 Day Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Tour. Departing from Adelaide, we journey north to spend six days exploring this picturesque pocket of South Australia. You’ll enjoy an authentic Outback experience, swag camping at night in remote campgrounds, gazing at the astonishing night sky and waking to the sounds of nature. Enjoy walks through the rugged terrain and hopefully spot some of the area’s adorable wildlife including the yellow-footed wallaby, echidnas and western grey kangaroos.

Located three hours east from Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges are included in our tours running between Adelaide and Perth. Enjoy a night camping at Mount Remarkable before heading back to the coast and crossing the Nullarbor into Western Australia on our Adelaide to Perth Tour. If you’re heading east, you’ll spend your last night on the Perth to Adelaide tour discovering Warren Gorge before arriving in the city in the evening.

Our Flinders Ranges Tours – Explore the Red Centre

For travellers looking to explore Australia’s vast Red Centre, the Flinders Ranges are an essential stop on the way from Adelaide. You’ll cover a huge chunk of the impressive mountain range on our tours between Adelaide and Alice Springs, swag camping a couple of nights amongst the mountains and spending a night underground at Coober Pedy. Enjoy a hike at Alligator Gorge to explore the rugged terrain and spot the native wildlife. In the evening, sit back and relax as the sunset transforms the colours of the surrounds and gives way to an incredible starry night sky.

The opal mining town of Coober Pedy marks the northern edge of the Flinders Ranges. Here, life has developed underground to escape the intense heat of summer. Experience life as a local on our Alice Springs – Adelaide tours with a night spent sleeping underground in a traditional bunkhouse.