The Flinders Ranges

27 03 2013

Excitement was in the air as we drove to The Flinders Ranges.  Most of us have quite a love affair with the outback and to be finally heading that direction was wonderful.  You forget how majestic it is until you enter into the region again.  Everything is so grand.  The skies are big, the open spaces immense, rocky rangers and gorges spectacular, wildlife different, birds galore …. I love it.

We only visited the south tip of the Flinders Ranges with the other regions hard to pass by but our call to the west is keeping us focused.  We stayed in Warren Gorge about 25km north of Quorn.  It is a top camping area with pit toilets, great spaces, terrific scenery and the rare yellow footed rock wallabies found no where else in Australia except The Flinders Ranges.  We saw them at quite a distance on our last trip to the Northern Flinders but this time it was such a treat to get a closer look.  We counted 18 all up on our evening stroll and once back to camp and looking through the photos we realised it was 19 as one had a joey in the pouch!

There is a 5km walk around the gorge and I must confess we didn’t do it.  Others that did said it was lovely.  It’s a little tricky getting motivated for walks, the youngest can’t do them and is too heavy to carry and it’s easy to say it’s too hot, too windy, too cold, too close to dinner time etc …. Once on a walk you rarely regret it, so we mustn’t make this the norm and give a few more walks a go.

The Flinders is quite stunning and being reminded of the beauty again from this short visit I highly recommend it and to give it the time it deserves to visit all its regions.  You could easily spend a few weeks exploring all it has to offer.

This mother and her young one hung around our camp every morning, afternoon and evening.  Seems they just get by with a midday nap.

This mother and her young one hung around our camp every morning, afternoon and evening. Seems they just get by with a midday nap.

Warren Gorge

Warren Gorge

Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby

Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby

Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby - notice its stripy tail

Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby – notice its stripy tail

Enjoying a campfire again

Enjoying a campfire again

Wedge Tail Eagle

Wedge Tail Eagle

Apostle Birds "Angry Birds".  These come in abundance, run about, chirping ... quite cute really

Apostle Birds “Angry Birds”. These come in abundance, run about, chirping … quite cute really

How adorable are these two :-)

How adorable are these two 🙂

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Dan trying out his swag a little further away from our trailer.

Dan trying out his swag a little further away from our trailer.

Ball games!

Ball games!

Our campsite with Mum & Dad

Our campsite with Mum & Dad

Morning glow

Morning glow

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2 responses

27 03 2013
Lorna

Hi Intrepid Adventurers!
What a magnificent country we share. Absolutely unique & amazing! Lovely that you’ve had Les & Barb with you for this leg of the trip. Jane & Ross look forward to meeting up with them at The Alice.
Fab speaker on Sunday from Open Doors – bought a couple of great books.
Very hot & humid here at present. When you get to WA I can put you in touch with the Walkers in Mandurah if you would like.
Loving getting all your news & brilliant pics!
Blessings,
Lorna xx

6 04 2013
christinemcpherson

Thanks Lorna that would be great, especially if they had somewhere or knew of somewhere we could set up our camper to stay.

Missing BBC – might download some podcasts off iTunes to catch up. xx

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