From Barossa Valley I drove towards Flinders Ranges, an overrall about 1000km wide area of mountains Northwest of Adelaide. On my way there, I drove along the first mountains of the Ranges to Quorn, a historic railway town with a couple of impressive historic buildings to be viewed on a short walking tour. Driving further towards north, the area becomes even less populated. During the drive to my stay at Rawnsley Park near the Flinder Ranges National Park, I stopped at the ruins of Kanayaka Homestead with the “Death Rock” waterhole, Jarvis Hill Lookout at Hawker, and several other lookouts.
I then spent one full day in the Flinders Ranges National Park, starting with the walk to Wangarra Lookout over Wilpena Pound, the most famous landscape of the National Park. The rest of the day was mostly dedicated to driving and stopping at various lookouts or other points of interest, getting up north to Blinman where I did a tour of the historic copper mine. In the evening, I did another walk to Arkaroo Rock with Aboriginee rock paintings.
The third and last day, I did an early morning walk near my stay to the top of Rawnsley Bluff, one of the higher mountains in the area that provides impressive views. This was the replacement for a scenic flight that I originally wanted to do during my stay at the National Park, but which didn’t work out schedule-wise. On the 4 hour drive back to Adelaide, I stopped at Alligator Gorge near Wilmington, which is part of the Mount Remarkable National Park and forms a deep and narrow gorge with rich wildlife.