Southern Flinders Ranges 4wd and Ruins Recommendations

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 14:00
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Hi All,

We are looking for tracks and ruins recommendations. We have already done many tracks like Mt Gill, Merna Morra, Sky Treck, Arkapeana and Billy Goat.

This time we would like to experience any challenging tracks south of Hawker. Figured we could do a loop starting form Orroroo, up to Hawker via Bendelby and back down to Quorn.

Also after any recommendations the off track non touristy ruins, they seem to be more interesting.

Many thanks in advance.

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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 14:21

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 14:21
Hi Crusier,
Plenty of tracks around Quorn, Arden Hills and the Horse Shoe Rim to mention two. Check out the visitor information centre at Quorn for the full list.
The ruins along the old north road that is Partacoona to the township of Hookina (not the old railway siding on the main road) are worth a look, but this road will take you just north of Hawker. The cemetery at Hookina town ship is worth a look with a least one of the headstones (Vogelsang) having been moved to there from the side of the road.
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Follow Up By: Colcam42 - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 12:04

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 12:04
And the old school grounds Caravan Park at Carrieton make for a good base to do some of that, and the pub might well be open now.
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Reply By: tuck - Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 14:52

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 14:52
Try Argadells ridge top tour. Great view and track
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 14:53

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 14:53
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Ron and Viv Moon's "The Flinders Ranges - An Adventurer's Guide" is worth a look.
Comprehensive, informative and written by people who know the area - Ron was born at Quorn I think.
I have the 3rd [2005] edition - there may be an updated version published by now. See
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 17:07

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 17:07
Travelling north through Port Augusta, turn right at the traffic lights and follow your nose.
The road takes you north on the plain west of the Ranges and gives a quite different impression of the Flinders. Best light in the late afternoon.
You will pass the Warrakimbo woolshed ruins.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 08:58

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 08:58
Hi Cruiser

When ever we are not in a real hurry to get home, I can recommend this route, and guaranteed that you will not see another vehicle.

Orroroo, Johnburgh, Belton, Baratta, turn off just before Holowilena, Warcowie and enter the Hawker/Wilpena road about 5 kilometres north of Hawker, letting you return to Quorn.



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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 16:54

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 16:54
The other great ruins are at Waukaringa, north of Yunta....

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