Australia immediately conjures images of the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, big-wave surfing, miles of Outback and a rather strange, and endearing, assortment of animals. While the country’s main cities offer charm, glamour, unique festivals, a well-preserved historical heritage, fabulous beaches and fun events, it’s also a land of immense contrast and captivating nature. The nation offers something for just about everyone – from water lovers, desert wanderers and canyon climbers, to arts and culture buffs, historians, and foodies. The country’s vast size makes it almost impossible to take it all in during a single visit, but you can pick and choose a perfect holiday according to your personal preferences.
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Stretching from Port Pirie to Lake Callebonna, the ancient mountain range known as the Flinders Ranges (or simply the Flinders) is the largest in South Australia and is known as an iconic Australian environment. Made up of a number of mountain ranges – the ABC, the Elder, the Chace and the Gammon in the far north - the rugged landscape is characterised by rolling hills, deep gorges, ridges and razorbacks and wide plains. The area is perhaps best known for the improbable rock formation, Wilpena Pound, but also includes a number of wonderful national parks, the historic outback town of Quorn, the Clare Valley for wine tasting as well as numerous ancient Aboriginal art sites. Visitors to the Flinders are likely to encounter a wide range of local wildlife including Kangaroos, Emus, Wedge Tailed Eagles and the rare Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby.