Flinders Ranges

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Where is a good central camping area in the flinders to base yourself for 4wd treks etc. We will be camping in a tent

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Reply By: Mike - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:26

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:26
Hi All.

When we stay in the Flinders, it's normally at Brachina East campground. There are long drop loos, fire pits and seclusion, it's central and not too big a drive to the Prairie hotel at Parachilna or the Blinman hotel, both of which do outstanding lunches. Enjoy.

Happy trails, Mike.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:28

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:28
Allan,

Rawnsley Park, just north of Hawker and backs onto Wilpena Pound.

From there you can do most of the 4WD tracks in the area and some you can book and pay for at the caravan park office.


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Follow Up By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:37

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:37
I agree with that, and there is a great 4wd track just across the road at Arkapena.

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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:35

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:35
The Acraman camp area is also nice towards the northernn end of the drive to Brachina from Wilpena. A bit more away from it and in the lee of one of the ranges.

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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 14:47

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 14:47
Totally agree, the Acraman site is quite sheltered and has good toilets. One of our favourites in the area.
It is on the northern end of Bunyeroo Gorge road under the ABC Range.

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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 12:25

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 12:25
Our favourite is in the Koolamon camping area in the Aroona Valley. The last site in the 4WD area is a lovely sheltered site near the creek.

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Reply By: dact - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 13:26

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 13:26
We just spent 10 days touring the Flinders Ranges and stayed at Willow Springs www.skytrekwillowsprings.com.au for our few days around Wilpena Pound. Skytrek is a paid 4wd track on the property itself, but has some awesome views.

We then moved onto to Warraweena station, which was our favourite. Great large campsites with big iron ringed fire pit, exceptionally clean drop toilet. and the 4WD tracks.... We did Mt Gill, only 35km but challenging driving through dry creek beds, then up along the ridges to Mt Gill. Apparently has approx 250km of tracks so was sad we couldn't stay longer and do more of them, but unfortunately we had an itinerary, and were due to move onto Arkaroola.
Stoney runs Warraweena and he is a top bloke who appreciates his guests, unlike any other place we have ever stayed. If you stay there stay g'day from the Easter 09 4 x patrol group.
Cheers and happy travels
Terry & Amanda


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Follow Up By: Blaze (Berri) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 22:11

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 22:11
Gday Terry,

You guys have just had some of the best the Flinders has to offer. Both area's have great people running them also, Brendan and Carmel at Willow and Stony & Gina at Warraweena.

Great Camp sites and great tracks, will be great after this weeks rain up there to.
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Reply By: Louie the fly (SA) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 19:32

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 19:32
I'll second Willow Springs. Sites # 5 & 6 are nice and quiet and you have your own loo. They also have showers there, which is a welcome thing, especially for the bride & teenage daughter.

Parachilna Gorge is also good but maybe a bit high up to be "central". Still, handy to some great PAR's.

Louie
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