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.
The country surrounding the ranges is flat, dry and vast.
This distorted grass tree looks almost as old as the country surrounding it.
Camped in a ring of ancient mountains
Walking in these ranges is compelling. You can’t help walking to the top of the next hill or exploring the next stony outcrop.
Beautiful colors, textures and shapes are everywhere.
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!
The Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby makes it’s home in some of the remote parts of Arkaroola.
Wild white horses along the track into Arkaroola
Early 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.