Southern Flinders

The Southern Flinders region provides a dramatic departure from the hectic pace of big cities and an easy introduction to the Outback, while remaining surprisingly accessible and convenient. The region entices you to stretch your legs and get close to nature on the many walking and cycling trails, which traversing through spectacular scenery. Climb to the peak of Mount Remarkable, trek through Wirrabara and Bundaleer forests, or discover the homegrown tastes of the region on the Southern Flinders Flavours Trail. Friendly locals will give you all the tips you need for an adventure in the Outback. The Flinders Ranges has been named one of Australia's outstanding national landscapes, recognised as an emotionally uplifting destination, where adventure and tranquility co-exist. The township of Melrose is at the foot of Mount Remarkable and is the oldest town in the region which came into existence because of a copper deposit found in the area in 1840s. Wherever you turn in Melrose, you get a sense of the history of the town and a charming reminder of early South Australia. Nowadays, grazing, wheat and barley-growing are the main activities. With Mount Remarkable as a spectacular backdrop, Booleroo Centre is the hub of a rich agricultural area 17 kilometres east of Melrose.


DC of Mount Remarkable

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