camping in the flinders

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 19:39
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I am going camping in the flinders ranges in may with a pommy relative . I am taking a camper trailer for four days. where are the best camping spots.also can someone tell me where i can get a map for the P.A.R's. is there any good tracks we could go on? thanks for your help Scott
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 20:41

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 20:41
Come out to Warraweena Good camps and good tracks. See this site Go to blue buttons above Trip Planning then Trek Notes

You can download a PAR off the internet through google
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Reply By: Ricka - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 21:19

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 21:19
Hi Scott,
just spent 9 days touring through the Flinders & Gammon Ranges. Great Spot. Spots to see: Kanyaka Homestead. Wilpena Pound - camp in the resort. Parachilna Gorge good camping spots Parachilna end of gorge. While travelling Parachilna gorge detour through Glass gorge & travel out to the Nuccaleena Ruins. Another pretty spot is Aoona Dam, great camping spot. Check out Blinman and the old mining area. There is a lot more to explore & plenty of great camping areas. Suggest you buy "The Flinders Ranges" by Ron & Viv Moon, gives you all the details you are looking for including PAR's, sights, camping, walking trails and treks.
Good Luck & happy touring
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Reply By: scott - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 21:22

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 21:22
thanks for the reply would i be able to tow a 4x4 camper trailer in there,how long does it take to get there for Wilpera Pound?
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Reply By: peter in sa - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 21:41

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 21:41
HI Scott the flinder,s is a great spot CAMP out at PARACHLINA GORGE it,s free and you can get fire wood [ sleepers ] from the main railway line near parachilna be fore you head into the gorge from parachilna it,s not that far from wilpena if you are going to do day trips around the flinder,s DEFANTLY do the SKYTREK 4WD TRACK out at WILLOW SPRINGS STATION u,ll love it .have a great stay cheer,s GREENDOG
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Reply By: Member - Anni M (SA) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 08:58

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 08:58
Hi Scott,

I agree with all thats been suggested here. However, I'm not sure how easily you'll get a campertrailer into Parachilna Gorge (free or not). I guess it depends on what you've got. We took our CT through the gorge, and up the Aroona Valley and camped at the national parks site there, which was lovely. Your pommy relative would enjoy the wildlife there too - tons of kangaroos at dusk, a pair of emus grazing around the site and lots of other birds. There are lots of kangaroos at Wilpena too. Don't miss Sacred Canyon - its a rare opportunity to see very early aboriginal rock carving, as well as being a lovely place. If you've got a pom with you you should try and have a meal at the Parachilna pub (the Prairie). It will be the best opportunity to eat 'feral food' in Australia.
Hope you have a great time
Cheers
Anni
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Follow Up By: peter in sa - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 12:44

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 12:44
HI ANNI M yes parachilna gorge is free as it,s out side the NP and yes no problems getting a CT in there
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