The Flinders Ranges offer one of the most accessible outback destinations in Australia - just 4.5 hours drive or 1 hour's flight from Adelaide or Kangaroo Island, 4 hours drive from the hills and valleys of the Barossa, 3 hours drive from the Clare Valley wine region and little over an hour from Port Augusta.
The Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia and stretch for over 430 km. Its most characteristic landmark is Wilpena Pound, a large, sickle-shaped, natural amphitheatre covering nearly 80 square kilometres, containing the range's highest peak, St Mary Peak (1170m), and adjoining the Flinders Ranges National Park.
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SA Wine, Outback and Wildlife
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Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia, which starts approximately 200 km north-west of Adelaide. The discontinuous ranges stretch for over 430 km from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna. The Flinders Ranges National Park is some 450km north of Adelaide
The Flinders Ranges generally enjoy clear sunny days all year round. This results in cool winters with many frosty nights. Light snow has been recorded on the tallest peaks. Summers are characteristically hot and dry but extreme heat is rare. Most of the area receives an average of 250 to 300mm of rain a year. The maximum of around 350mm falls in a small area centred around Wilpena Pound. Most of the rain falls during the winter months but the falls from summer thunderstorms and monsoonal influences can be very significant in some years.