Flinders & Mid North
The Hornsdale Wind Farm outside of Jamestown
About the Flinders & Mid North
The Flinders Ranges is a desert landscape of ancient mountain ranges, dusty red roads, and spectacular gorges.
Renowned for its pioneering history, wide open spaces, and iconic landmarks, the region is located approximately four hours’ drive from Adelaide. It is also accessible from Adelaide by a short plane trip to Port Augusta and Cooper Pedy, which are the major regional centres.
Hiking along The Heysen Trail, enjoying a ride on the historic Pichi Richi Railway, sampling some iconic bush foods and game meat, or taking a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound are just some of the many activities on offer in the Flinders Ranges. There is also a vibrant calendar of community events, including country races and rodeos, and many arts and cultural experiences to explore, including ancient Aboriginal art sites which are thousands of years old.
The Mid North region stretches north of the Adelaide Plains, and is the gateway to the Flinders Ranges and Outback.
The area is predominantly farmland, dotted with pretty, historic towns, majestic colonial homes, and historic stone buildings. The major regional centres are Clare, part of the Clare Valley wine region, and Port Pirie, an industrial town home to a large lead smelting industry. Only a 90-minute drive from Adelaide, the Clare Valley is a vibrant and diverse rural community, best known for its Riesling wines. There are more than 40 cellar doors alone along a 40km corridor between the towns of Auburn and Clare.
Fun Fact: The Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia, and has been the location of many famous, international movies.