It’s not surprising that for decades Auswalkers have been calling the Flinders Ranges (Ikara) out as one of Australia’s best walking destinations. Mainly due to the unique access to the very heart of the Australian Outback, but also to something grander than the much visited Uluru, Wilpena Pound.

Wilpena Pound is an magnificent natural amphitheatre that stands 300m higher than the famous red rock, substantially larger at 18km by 8kms and arguably as culturally significant. Most importantly for us, it doesn’t have the crowds.

The Flinders is a hiker’s El Dorado  There’s the one of a kind colour scheme, the red ochre vistas that this place is known for. But there’s also abandoned homesteads that pepper the landscape, eagles that soar overhead in thermal winds that sweep off the Pound and so much more that you can only truly get a feeling for by walking here.

Dutchman’s Stern, Rawnsley Bluff and Tanderra Saddle are just some of the major hikes on offer. There’s also a gentler side of this unique destination walking the Pound floor avoiding the territorial emus and roos. In other valleys, native cypress pines cover gently rounded hills and massive meandering creek beds studded with majestic river red gums.

We take care of every last detail. Experience the beauty of this remote landscape from the air with a helicopter flight up to Rawnsley Bluff. Indulge yourself at award winning Rawnsley Park with a la carte meals each night and cooked breakfasts at the Woolshed. With two outstanding guides looking after you, it’s easy to pace yourself with a choice of easier or harder walking options along the way.

**please note flights are subject to weather conditions

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Unfortunately, this destination is not currently available as a Self-Guided walk for a 4 day itinerary.

We do offer the Flinders Ranges as a 8 day self guided itinerary however. This can be customised to suit your timeframe.

If you’re interested in a Self Guided walking holiday, here are some alternative destinations for you to consider also:

Blue Mountains Traverse

Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair

Grampians Hike

See all of our walking holidays walks here.

Many of our walks can also be customised to suit individual preferences.

Contact us here or call +61 3 9597 9767 to talk to us about the options available.