We have just published our new Flinders Ranges Map and I spent last week touring the Flinders and Mid North promoting it to potential retailers; shops, service stations, newsagents & tourist outlets.
The countryside is looking magnificent at the moment. Plentiful late winter rain promises a bountiful harvest, with the wheat, barley and pulse crops knee deep green and the fields of canola a blaze of golden yellow. Further north, into the Flinders Ranges, the often bare ranges are now clothed in green while the desert wildflowers are starting to put on their spring show.
The roads were all in good condition, including almost 300 km of dirt road between Blinman-Arkaroola-Copley, and they presented no problem for a standard two wheel drive sedan with a bit of care at the unsealed creek crossings.
There is plenty to do in the Flinders; bushwalking, mountain biking, birdwatching or just enjoying the outdoors in a magnificently scenic setting. Many of the stations offer accommodation, which can range from basic camping to luxury living. As well, many provide various 4WD self-drive and tour options. These stations are listed on our map with their contact details.
Our new map features full coverage of the Flinders Ranges from Orroroo up to Farina, showing major & minor roads, tracks, parks & reserves, hill shading, major creek lines, historic sites, facilities, campgrounds, stations & towns as well as the Heysen and Mawson walk & bike trails.
The reverse side features a full, high detail, topographic map of Wilpena Pound area showing the walking trails in this spectacular and popular area. Additionally, there are 1:100,000 scale, topographic maps of Flinders Ranges National Park and the Quorn/Pichi-Richi area. We also have a 1:200,000 scale map of Vulkathunha-Gammon National Park and Arkaroola Protection Area with 4WD and walking tracks shown where scale permits.
Our Flinders Ranges map was very well received with lots of outlets agreeing to sell it for us. If you can’t find it locally you can obtain it direct from our website.
The Flinders Ranges is one of Australia’s most scenic areas and I strongly recommend you take a visit up there in the next month or two to experience this glorious country at its glorious best.