Starting about 200 kilometres north-west of Adelaide are the mighty Flinders Ranges and part of this area forms the Flinders Ranges National Park. The park itself is huge and about 450 kilometres from Adelaide
Naturally the ranges are an attraction but beneath and beside them are spectacular gorges with stands of cypress pines leading to sheltered creeks lined with Red River gums. The wildlife is a sight to behold. This park is big.
One walking track, the Heysen Trail, is 1200 kilometres long and is closed during the summer. It's an arid park with little permanent water but it offers so much in animal and bird life, plants and stunning scenery. There are publications which detail the walks both easy and hard.