FLINDERS RANGES

From Maree we headed south into the Flinders Ranges via the ruins of Farina and the soon to be abandoned town of Leigh Creek.
The Flinders Ranges contain some of Australia’s most spectacular landscape. We zig zagged our way from the south, back and forth up through the ranges until we reached Arkaroola in the north.

© John Lovett 2016
Farina chicken run

© John Lovett 2016The country surrounding the ranges is flat, dry and vast.

© John Lovett 2016This distorted grass tree looks almost as old as the country surrounding it.

© John Lovett 2016Camped in a ring of ancient mountains

© John Lovett 2016Walking in these ranges is compelling. You can’t help walking to the top of the next hill or exploring the next stony outcrop.

© John Lovett 2016Beautiful colors, textures and shapes are everywhere.

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© John Lovett 2016 © John Lovett 2016

© John Lovett 2016

The Arkaroola Ridgetop Tour is something not to be missed. Almost 5 hours exploring some of the wildest four wheel drive tracks and gazing over the most spectacular views I have ever seen. These landcruisers get just 2000 kilometers from a set of tyres!

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The Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby makes it’s home in some of the remote parts of Arkaroola.

© John Lovett 2016 © John Lovett 2016 © John Lovett 2016    © John Lovett 2016 © John Lovett 2016 © John Lovett 2016 © John Lovett 2016  © John Lovett 2016 © John Lovett 2016 © John Lovett 2016 Wild white horses along the track into Arkaroola

© John Lovett 2016

© John Lovett 2016

© John Lovett 2016Early morning Drink. This guy was sharing a tiny, cereal bowl sized waterhole with half a dozen of his mates and a couple of noisy Galahs.

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7 thoughts on “FLINDERS RANGES

  1. John , Thanks again for your tour photos. The Flinders Ranges are spectacular!! I spent 2 weeks in 1993 sketching, painting and photographing the Central and Northern Flinders. Then in 1995 I had an exhibition of the Flinders Ranges at the Holdsworth Galleries in Sydney.

    Kind regards

    Richard

    Richard Lane

    32 Peter Street

    Kelso Townsville Qld

    Australia 4815

  2. ​Your photos are exemplary. I’m certain we all would love to see your watercolor interpretations of those scenes.​ Will you post some of your inevitable paintings? Ron Raasch

    On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 9:27 PM, Splashing Paint wrote:

    > splashingpaint posted: “From Maree we headed south into the Flinders > Ranges via the ruins of Farina and the soon to be abandoned town of Leigh > Creek. The Flinders Ranges contain some of Australia’s most spectacular > landscape. We zig zagged our way from the south, back and forth” >

  3. We have always wanted to go to Australia and, so, your photos are much appreciated. Do you allow artists to use them in their work?
    Diane

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