Outback Tracks

The Flinders Ranges and Outback is a paradise for off-road enthusiasts and keen mountain bikers, offering some of the country’s most famous long- distance adventures.

If you’re an off-road enthusiast, you’ll discover many stations that have opened up their properties for four-wheel drivers and campers. This is where you can test your skills on a range of tracks suited for all abilities. Pick up a copy of the 4WD Tracks and Repeater Towers map from an accredited visitor information centre in the region for route details, or download a copy from www.southaustralia.com.

The Munga-Thirri Simpson Desert is an iconic 4WD adventure and a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

This extraordinary place requires a Desert Parks Pass for access, thorough planning,and a detailed map. Be prepared, research the trip well and travel with a group.

Please note: the Simpson Desert is closed during the summer months. For more information on the Simpson Desert, including a map, how to get a Desert Parks Pass and travel tips, visit www.environment.sa.gov.au and www.parks.sa.gov.au.

Iconic tracks including Birdsville, Strzelecki and Oodnadatta are well worn and lead to many famous outback towns and watering holes (pubs).

If you’re not confident driving off-road or don’t have a 4WD, there are plenty of tour options available that will take the hassle out of driving but still allow you to see the best of a 4WD adventure in the Flinders Ranges and Outback.

Many station properties have developed self-drive tracks and tag-along routes to create a wide range of off-road experiences.

Check the conditions

Conditions can change quickly and help may not be close by. Chat to the locals if you can, and always check the roads before you go: www.dpti.sa.gov.au