I've written a few articles on some of my favourite places (so far) in the Flinders. There is so much to see, so much to do and so many wonderful experiences in the Flinders. This article is to summarise those articles as an easy reference for those who are travelling to the Flinders.
Let's start with accommodation: there's plenty to choose from. There's the resort in Wilpena Pound, there are glamping and camping and pub and station stays. When I've travelled to the Flinders, I've loved my accommodation at Merna Mora Station. It's close to everything, is cheap, clean, comfortable and has a true outback feel. There's air conditioning in the rooms for the warmer months and a great big open fire pit outside for stargazing for those cooler nights.
Close to Merna Mora Station is the western entrance to the Moralana Scenic Drive . The 28km drive takes you through some incredibly stunning landscapes in and around Merna Mora Station, Arkaba Station, Wilpena Pound and Elder Range.
When exiting the Moralana Scenic Drive from the west, you'll be on the main bitumen road to Wilpena Pound. There are many roadside parking bays where you can pull in and enjoy the spectacular views of the ranges.
The drive through Brachina Gorge or through the Moralana Track will take you to the western side of Wilpena Pound. The Bunbinyunna Range at sunset is simply magical and it's a fantastic spot to be if you want spectacular sunset photos. The bitumen road from Hawker is an easier drive, but can be tricky at sunrise and sunset due to the large number of kangaroos on the road.
Great summary Paula, love it. Will be there for the annual pilgrimage over the first few days of October (never long enough). Am trying something different this time in terms of accommodation. Will be a great test for all of us !