Brisbane to Flinders Ranges in September?

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 14:46
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Hi, we have a couple of weeks off in September, I was wondering is it too late in the year to be heading down to the Flinders Ranges and is two weeks long enough to get down there, have a look around and get back? I know we could spend a month down there, but wondered if it was long enough to just whet our appetites?

Any feedback would be welcome.

Thanks, Db.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 14:55

Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 14:55
Best time in The Flinders is September.
I reckon you could do it OK in two weeks...3 days down, 7 days in the Flinders, and 3 days back, with a day to unpack before returning to work.

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Follow Up By: snapper49 - Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 15:54

Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 15:54
September definately Just nice for all the wild flowers
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 16:52

Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 16:52
Hi aka_db

Like above, it will be one of the best times of the year to visit, with cool nights and perfect days.


It should be perfect.


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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 23:59

Saturday, Jul 07, 2012 at 23:59
Hi Aka,

As the others have said, September is just fine. Cool nights and very pleasant warm days. Should be there about that time myself. Last time we stayed at Rawnsley Park Station which I thought was better than Wilpeena but others have said they prefer Wilpeena so it is personal prefference I guess.

2weeks from Brisy should be OK as the last time we were there it was a small part of a 3 week holiday which included Dubbo 4 days, Broken Hill 4days Wilpeena, Whyalla, Harndorf then back along the Murray and home to Port Macquarie area via Dubbo again.

I was very impressed with the Flinders Ranges that is why we are heading back there. Hopefully we will see some wild flowers along the way this time as the last time it was toward the end of the long drought in Nov. 2007.

Make sure you spend some time in Broken Hill as there is so much to see there as well. This will be my 3rd time in the Hill as I have not seen all of it yet.

Might see you along the way somewhere.

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Reply By: myaussieadventure - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 00:30

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 00:30
Agree with these comments. We were there in September last year. Really nice :)
We camped at the willow springs station. Not too expensive and good camping areas. They also have the famous sky trek 4wd track on their property.
Have a great time, such a beautiful place!!
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Reply By: landseka - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 09:25

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 09:25
We too are hoping to get into Flinders Ranges (from WA) in September before exploring Yorke Peninsula.

To anyone who has been there, what is the situation for furry friends? We will be accompanied by our Golden Retriever and as yet haven't looked at the problems we may face.

If it is too hard we will give it a miss but are hoping at the very least there is a "motel" he can stay at for a couple days if necessary.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 15:50

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 15:50
Hi Neil, There is Redgum Vet & Pet Boarding at Port Augusta just South of the Flinders. And maybe others.

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Follow Up By: landseka - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 10:01

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 10:01
Thanks heaps Allan, that is just what I need and is close enough.

Cheers Neil
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Reply By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 11:16

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 11:16
Hi aka_db. If you can come or go via Arkaroola. It is not to be missed.
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