4WD – Flinders Ranges and Outback
The Flinders Ranges have long been celebrated for their beauty and variety of landscape. Beyond them are the great spaces of the Outback. When travelling south to the Eyre Peninsula you experience spectacular coastline ranging from towering limestone cliffs, sweeping surf beaches and sheltered coves.
A trip combining all three – the ranges, vast outback landscapes and rugged coastline – is one of the most memorable to be made anywhere in Australia.
One of Australia’s most scenic and wonderfully diverse regions, the Flinders Ranges are a must for any 4WD enthusiast. Its peaceful and awe-inspiring landscape of rugged jag-edged mountains, river red gum lined gorges and ever-changing colours both humble and inspire.
Wildlife is abundant here, with kangaroos, lizards, emus and wedge tailed eagles a common sight.
The Outback has some of the greatest desert 4WD destinations in the world. The tracks here are your path to exploring permanent waterholes, historic sites and vast salt lakes. Follow the trails blazed by explorers, stockmen and Afghan camel drivers, the Overland Telegraph and the original Ghan Railway.
Eyre Peninsula offers a diverse four-wheel drive experience including towering sand dunes and beautiful beaches amidst rugged limestone cliffs and abundant wild life.
In recent years extensive tracts of terrain have been opened for 4WD exploration, adding to the variety of 4WD experiences on offer. Many station properties have developed self-drive tracks, tag-along routes, bush camping and accommodation to create a wide range of off-road experiences previously unavailable to recreational four-wheel drivers.
The routes on these properties combine serious driving with seclusion and stunning views.
In addition, Outback travellers can now use Public Access Routes (PARs) in our rangeland and pastoral country. Each PAR is sign-posted with specific information regarding usage of the route, so please read the signs before traversing each PAR. Be aware that most PARs cross privately owned working pastoral properties.
If you are planning your first 4WD trip consider taking a 4WD course in your own vehicle before setting out.