South Australia

South Australia is the 5th largest state in Australia with a population of 1.4 million. Covering an area of 983,000 sq km the entire state is located within the temperate zone. The city of Adelaide is a coastal capital on the Gulf of St Vincent and is 9.5 hours ahead of GMT.
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Adelaide and HillsAdelaide and Hills
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia. Cosmopolitan with a quaint olde world charm you'll see trams, heritage stone buildings and an emphasis on culture and art in both the city and surrounding country areas.
Don't let anyone tell you that crossing the Nullarbor is boring! Magnificant cliffs overlooking the Great Austalian Bight, viewing areas for watching the migration of southern right whales, freshwater caves, historic telegraph stations and so much more!
Flinders RangesFlinders Ranges
Always just like a painting, the purple and green colours of the Flinders entices visitors back for more. The Flinders is huge and stretches through outskirts of Broken Hill, Yunta, Hawker and Adelaide regions.
SA DesertsSA Deserts
The real outback and 4WD playground. Famous tracks such as the Birdsville Track, Strzelecki Track, Oodnadatta Track and Simpson Desert. Real outback towns and pubs like Birdsville, Mungerannie, William Creek and Australia's biggest inland lake, Lake Eyre.[Feature Story]

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Arkaroola 4WD LoopArkaroola 4WD Loop
The Arkaroola-Mt Painter Wilderness Sanctuary provides some of the most exciting off-road tracks in SA. The Echo Camp Track & backtracks wind their way through the impossibly steep mountains and deep gorges and will keep the 4WD enthusiast happy.
Birdsville TrackBirdsville Track
The Birdsville Track runs south from Birdsville to Maree and passes through the Sturt Stony Desert. It is an extremely remote region but is strikingly beautiful in its harshness.
Bunyeroo Gorge Scenic DriveBunyeroo Gorge Scenic Drive
If there is just one drive in the Flinders Ranges that you have time to drive, then the Bunyeroo Gorge Scenic Drive is one of the finest scenic routes not to miss. It does not matter how many times you drive this route, you will never get tired of the picturesque landscapes that unfold before your eyes, from sweeping plains covered in Native Pine to the rugged Gorges,
Chowilla Old Coach RoadChowilla Old Coach Road
From forests of large River Red Gums to dense lignum scrublands of the backwaters and billabongs, the Old Coach Road offers everything that you would expect from an outback trip.
Coffin BayCoffin Bay
The Coffin Bay penninsula is a large wilderness area, almost surrounded by water, reaching out into Great Australian Bight. It is situated at the southern-most tip of the Eyre Penninusula near Port Lincoln.
Coorong National Park WaterwaysCoorong National Park Waterways
There are some times when great destinations can only be visited by either foot or water. This predominantly boating trek note lets those with access to watercraft, either powered by motor or by human means visit a small section of one of Australia’s most fragile ecosystems, with almost 50,000 hectares of enormous and stunning scenery, - The Coorong and the Murray Mouth.
Cordillo DownsCordillo Downs
This is the main route from Innamincka to Birdsville. The track is about 420km and conditions vary greatly. The countryside is a seemingly endless gibber plain but this is Australia's prime cattle country - the Channel Country.
Dalhousie to Finke via Bloods CkDalhousie to Finke via Bloods Ck
This trek connects the Red Centre and the Simpson Desert but also intersects the Old Ghan in numerous places and provides an interesting drive.
Dares Hill Tourist DriveDares Hill Tourist Drive
From Ancient Aboriginal Rock engravings and painting, Historic old Ruins from bygone years through to the Worlds Greatest Merino Sheep Stud, from rich cropping pastures through to saltbush covered plains, Dares Hill Circuit offers the traveller a contrasting trip in such a short Distance.
Dig Tree CircuitDig Tree Circuit
This loop trek from Innamincka will take you on a historic adventure, heading towards The Burke and Wills "Dig Tree", which is one of Australia's national icons and an enduring reminder of our pioneering spirit.
This trek covers the eastern, southern and western coastal regions of the peninsula and offers a variety of contrasts of wild beaches, excellent coastal scenery, great family seaside towns, rolling pastoral land and a taste of a popular wine region.
Flinders RangesFlinders Ranges
The Flinders Ranges is semi-arid, harsh yet beautiful. There are many unique features here including gorges, ramparts and dry creekbeds.This is the region that Hans Heysen loved to paint and is a popular part of the Australian outback.
Gammon Ranges Bunyip ChasmGammon Ranges Bunyip Chasm
The drive into the Gammon Ranges National Park will reward you with spectacular views of rugged terrain, chasms and deep gorges, towering mountains, tree-lined creeks and freshwater springs.
Gawler RangesGawler Ranges
This rarely used route is a great alternative to crossing the Eyre Highway from Ceduna through to Port Augusta. Passing through the ranges and saltbush country there is the option to head further north to Kingoonya & onto Coober Pedy.
Glass Gorge Scenic DriveGlass Gorge Scenic Drive
An alternative to Parachilna Gorge, the Glass Gorge Scenic Drive between Blinman and Parachilna offers some stunning scenery and a chance to visit one of the best mining ruins in the Flinders Ranges - Nuccaleena.
Googs TrackGoogs Track
A most adventurous short-cut for those travelling from the west to Coober Pedy & the Alice. Excellent views and plenty of wildlife, featuring memorials dedicated to Goog and Dinger, Goog’s Lake and Mount Finke.
Innamincka Memorials and MarkersInnamincka Memorials and Markers
This trek which lies purely in the Innamincka Regional Reserve follows the memorials, markers and waterholes along Cooper Creek and includes the 15 Mile Track, and Nappa Merrie Road. It is a trek filled with history and culture from the Burke and Wills Expedition to protected Aboriginal sites and artefacts.
Inside TrackInside Track
The Inside Track was gazetted as a public road on 16th January 2002 and provides an alternative route that is also 35km shorter than the main Birdsville Track.
Maralinga  Range TourMaralinga Range Tour
See first hand an area that for decades has been out of bounds to all but Government Officials and learn about Australia's Nuclear past.[Feature Story]
Maralinga via ColonaMaralinga via Colona
Maralinga is set to become one of Australia's top outback travel destinations where you will see first hand an area that was classified as one on Australia's most secretive places for decades. This will be the major route to Maralinga.
Maralinga via Nullarbor RoadhouseMaralinga via Nullarbor Roadhouse
For the more adventurous driver, this route will take you through the very heart of the Nullarbor Plain. It is recommended that you have a very good navigation system, as there are no signs to Watson along the route.
Moralana Scenic DriveMoralana Scenic Drive
The Moralana Scenic Drive connects the main Hawker - Wilpena and Hawker - Parachilna Roads via a good dirt road that offers stunning scenery and features like Wilpena Pound Range, Bunbinyunna Range, Black Gap Lookout, Elder Range and the historic Old Cueing Yards.
Morgan Historic WalkMorgan Historic Walk
There are many times when making the most of many scenic or historic places, the best way to see them is to venture out on foot. This short, but informative walk will show you many of the historic places and buildings in one of the Riverland’s best kept secrets – Morgan.
Mt Dare to Oodnadatta via DalhousieMt Dare to Oodnadatta via Dalhousie
This trek provides an easy opportunity to access Dalhousie Springs, one of the main icons of the Simpson Desert without a significant detour if touring between South Australia and the Red Centre.
Ngarkat CP - Baan HillNgarkat CP - Baan Hill
This trek starts at the town of Keith and journeys north through the magnificent Ngarkat Conservation Park and finishing at Lameroo. It provides an insight into the diverse flora of the Mallee Scrub and provides the traveller with medium 4WD challenges.
Nilpena - A Pinch of SaltNilpena - A Pinch of Salt
This is one of the few access tracks to the shores of Lake Torrens. It is accessable via Nilpena Station
Nullarbor Roadhouse to CookNullarbor Roadhouse to Cook
The appeal of this trek is the ease of which four wheel drivers can visit the ghost town settlement of Cook on the Trans Australian Railway line, and along the way see caves, sinkholes, blowholes, bores, tanks and ruins.
Old Eyre HighwayOld Eyre Highway
Now a 4WD track, this was once the main route across the country linking east to west. It's rough, remote, and inhospitable country but there are many relics of a bygone era to explore.
Oodnadatta TrackOodnadatta Track
If you’re a history buff you’re going to go nuts crossing the Oodnadatta Track. The track follows the orignal Ghan line from Marla to Oodnadatta and then on to Marree. There's stacks of ruins, mound springs, excellent conservation park information & railway sidings/rubble.
Painted DesertPainted Desert
The Painted Desert has to be the highlight of the South Australian Desert experience. This trek from Coober Pedy takes as little as one day, but if you are a photographer or painter, you may choose to spend an entire week in the Painted Desert.
Robe Beach RunRobe Beach Run
From Robe in south east SA to Beachport this trek heads south along a wild windswept beach. Challenging beach driving - 4WD essential.
Simpson DesertSimpson Desert
The Simpson Desert can be crossed via the French Line, WAA line or Rig Road. This trek provides a route using a combination of all 3 routes.
Simpson Desert French LineSimpson Desert French Line
The French Line is the most direct route across the desert and traverses directly across the tops of over 1200 red sand dunes, with Big Red being the major challenge.
Simpson Desert Rig RoadSimpson Desert Rig Road
The Rig Road is the most southern access across the Simpson Desert. It is a longer route because it winds along the edge of dunes and crosses at the lowest points. Old clay-topped track is now eroding, but was once used for moving heavy equipment.
Simpson Desert WAA LineSimpson Desert WAA Line
This track is similar to the French Line and although it has smaller dunes, it is very picturesque especially after rain. While in this area take a look at the Knolls, which is a scenic but fragile part of the Simpson so please stay on the track.
St Mary Peak and Wilpena Pound WalkSt Mary Peak and Wilpena Pound Walk
The St Mary Peak Hike offers the adventurous and fit outdoor person the opportunity to enjoy a challenging, long hike to the highest point in the Flinders Ranges, which is also central to the local Adnyamathanha Aboriginal people Dreaming Story. Hikers will be rewards with 360° views of the ranges, surrounding plains and further west to the dry salt lake of Lake Torrens.
Strzelecki TrackStrzelecki Track
The Stzrelecki Track is strictly the route from Innamincka to Lyndhurst, however our trek note is for travellers going between Innamincka and Arkaroola Village in the heart of the Flinders Ranges.
Walkers CrossingWalkers Crossing
Route for driving between Birdsville and Innamincka through the flood plain country of the nothern overlow of the Cooper Creek before rising onto the Sturt Stony Desert on the Birdsville Track.
Wentworth to Renmark via Old Coach RoadWentworth to Renmark via Old Coach Road
Follow the old stock route that was once used by the ‘Overlanders’ who brought the very first stock to Adelaide overland from New South Wales. Rich with Aboriginal and European history, this trek will take you back in time to some rather turbulent years.
The highlight of this trek is the Innes National Park offering great coastal scenery, excellent fishing and surfing, and beautiful protected bays.

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