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The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia. Starting roughly 200km north of Adelaide at Port Pirie the range stretches for over 400km up to Callabonna. Given the vast area these mountains cover there are a lot of great spots to hike, run and explore so it can be kinda overwhelming deciding where to go, especially if you're short on time.
We visited the Flinders Ranges in a few spots and did a couple of great hikes. Our highlight however would have to be spending a few days at Wilpena Pound and exploring around there. There are hikes for all ages and fitness abilities
We stayed at Wilpena Pound Resort, and at $26 per night for an unpowered site - hot showers, coin laundry, IGA, camp kitchens, included on site we thought it was pretty good value. Apparently there is a pool on site too, although we didn't go looking for it as it rarely got above 10 degrees whilst we were there. Wilpena Pound was also in a wonderful location, close to plenty of trails for day hikes, as well as the super-long multi day Mawson and Heysen trails passing right through the campground here.
There is also a large amount of national park campground available throughout the Flinders.
St Mary's Peak
Wangara Lookout Hike
So far we've been super impressed by what South Australia has to offer and we can't wait to explore more of it!