How much time for Flinders Ranges

I am in the beginning stages of planning our next trip and looking at heading to the Flinders Ranges for part of it, what would be the minimum amount of days you would spend there? We've only driven past on the way up the Oodnadatta previously.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:23

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:23
I have been going to the Flinders almost every year since I can remember (65 years plus).
I have not seen everything yet and never tire of exploring it.


1950.

Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: Member - rooster350 - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:40

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:40
We are doing the same thing in about 3 weeks time and would be interested in any answers. We can allow up to around 2 to 2.5 weeks or maybe a bit more if needed , we just have to be at Quorn on the 6th June on the way back from there.
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Reply By: Member - mike g2 - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:41

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:41
Hi litlbalt, not been there personally, but a look at camps book for the Nat Park shows several camp areas, 3 - 4 gorges and a few tracks in area about 50 km sq.
its age old Qn about 'how long'- as long as you want to basically. I drove thru Gawler Range NP on a trip some time ago- good roads, not that much there in my mind to warrant a stopover and took about a day- from Wudinna and return to Minnipa. That area is about 80 sq km and has one campsite.
all the best.
MG
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 11:35

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 11:35
The National Parks represent just a small piece of the Flinders Ranges.
They extend unbroken for over 400km from south of Mount Remarkable to north of Arkaroola.
Each piece is different.

Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 13:39

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 13:39
The Moon's book should be on your must-buy list.

And it's hard to help without you saying what you're interested in.
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Reply By: nickj - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 13:47

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 13:47
We were there in March this year. Could spend quite a few days there easy, lots to see and do. Would be nicer when it is a bit wetter after rain. You will find this handy.
PAR tracks and repeaters

Nick
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 13:52

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 13:52
Reminds me of an old tongue twister.

Q. "How much wood could a Woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

A "As much would as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood!"
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Reply By: 322 - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 19:23

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 19:23
My mate and his wife reckon its the best place they've been for a 4x4 holiday. From memory they spent three weeks there and said it was no where near enough.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 20:41

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 20:41
Hi Litlbalt

The general term "Flinders" can be broken down to 3 distinct areas, namely Southern, Central and Northern Flinders and all areas are very different from each other.

The Southern Flinders will take in the areas from around, Melrose through to the Wilmington area, while the Central will be from Quorn through to Parachilna, and the Northern Flinders will see you in the Coply, Arkaroola area.

Every area will offer different places of interest and scenery and for this reason you can not rush your trip to the Flinders, and for this reason, I would allow an absolute minimum of at least 2 weeks to give you a good taste of what the area has to offer.

Like many people, we have been regular visitors to the Central Flinders for over 40 plus years and have seen many changes, from dirt roads making way to bitumen, and from private pastoral stations to the creation of national parks.

Below is a cross section of photos of what you can expect to see in the Central Flinders, and gives a taste of what you can expect to see. The Flinders in the last few weeks has received very good opening rains and many of the creeks were closed due to flooding, including the main highway up to Leigh Creek.

Enjoy our very special part of our State.



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Reply By: Crusier 91 - Friday, May 01, 2015 at 07:46

Friday, May 01, 2015 at 07:46
Great shots Stephen L, our favourite spot is Sarah's place, very well care for and fantastic plaque write ups on all the ruins.
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Reply By: Brett T7 - Friday, May 01, 2015 at 11:48

Friday, May 01, 2015 at 11:48
I love the Flinders my Grandmother does not. I think 4 days gives you enough time to taste the area and not commit over the top amounts of your limited time. If you love them come back and spend more time later on.

I have a few pictures from some of our trips to the flinders but warning its no where near as comprehensive as Stephens.

http://www.yourtripright.com/gallery-flinders-ranges--sa.html
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