Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park Sights

Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

  • End of Wilpena Rd. Map It
  • Hawker
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

The numerous steep trails make the Flinders Ranges ideal for bushwalking, even though the park has few amenities. Water in this region is scarce, and should be carried at all times. The best time for walking is during the relatively cool months between April and October. This is also the wettest time of year, so you should be prepared for rain. Wildflowers, including the spectacular Sturt's desert pea, are abundant between September and late October.

The park's most spectacular walking trail leads to the summit of 3,840-foot St. Mary's Peak, the highest point on the Pound's rim and South Australia's second-tallest peak. The more scenic of the two routes to the top is the outside trail (15-km [9-mile] return); give yourself a full day to get up and back. The midsection of the ascent is steep and strenuous, but views from the summit—including the distant white glitter of the salt flats on Lake Frome—make the climb worthwhile.

Sight Information

Address:

End of Wilpena Rd., Hawker, South Australia, 5434, Australia

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Phone:

08-8648–0048

Sight Details:

  • A$10 entry fee per vehicle

Published 07/21/2016

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