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Lookouts Along Flinders Ranges Way

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Published January 17th 2022
Just remember to bring a camera
Flinders Ranges Way is the main road linking Hawker in the south and Blinman in the north. It spans 110 kilometres and features five scenic lookouts. During a recent trip to the region, I decided to take a slow drive and stop at each of the lookouts to see what views they have to offer. My only regret was not having a proper camera (as opposed to an iPhone) with me.

Arkaba Hill Lookout
View from Arkaba Hill Lookout

Approximately twenty kilometres from Hawker, I found myself at the Arkaba Hill Lookout on the left-hand side of the road. Besides Wilpena Pound, the hills of Arkaba can easily be seen in the foreground. If you're familiar with the fine works of Sir Hans Heysen, you'll recall that these hills were his favourite subject. He loved the Flinders Ranges and became the first artist to capture its raw beauty.

Elder Range
Elder Range and Red Range

Driving along just another two kilometres led me to the Elder Range Lookout. This spot on the right offers a good view of Elder Range and Red Range, as well as Arkaba Hill. Named in honour of the abovementioned artist, the Heysen Trail traverses between these two ranges.

Arkaba Hill
Arkaba Hill and Elder Range

Approaching Flinders Ranges National Park, there's a carpark on the right-hand side which also serves as the Rawnsley Lookout. Here, I got a clear view of the Wilpena Pound wall.

Rawnsley Lookout
View from Rawnsley Lookout

Well in the heart of the national park, about halfway between Hawker and Blinman is the Hucks Lookout. It looks down the valley and provides a rather impressive view of its vast surroundings. This also became my lunch stop as I munched my Vegemite sandwich.

Hucks Lookout
View from Hucks Lookout

Lastly, a further four kilometres took me to the turnoff for the Stokes Hill Lookout. Do be mindful though that the road leading up this hill is narrow and unsealed, but amazing views await at the top. I reckon it's a great location to admire the sunset if you happen to be here at that time of the day.
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