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The Flinders Ranges is one of my favourite destinations, been way too long since I've been there

Quorn is a nice little town, home to the Picci Ricci Railway

Wilpena Pound looks like a crater but is a series of folds in the crust. If you have a day to spend there, walk around to the St Mary's Peak lookout. Be careful, the last bit is (or at least was) a pretty skinny track with a steep drop off. Amazing views are totally worth it!!

Brachina Gorge is another must do easy drive. Spectacular gorge that has been laid on its side, so as you drive through it you are going through rock layers from different geoloical periods, essentially traveling through time!! There are fossils to see plus if you keep your eyes open you should see some Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies, locally extinct in most other areas.

Brachina Gorge 01
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Further north, the Echo Camp Backtrack out of Parachilna is spectacular but a difficult drive.

Echo Camp 01-1
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Thanks Nachaluva, some good advice and suggestions.
By chance I had a "high country" horseman, Bill call in to see me tonight. Bill does some jobs around my place every now and then.
I didn't realise he had been through the Flinders Ranges. Bill is going to give me some ideas too!
I have to say I am always envious of Bill, when he heads off on horse back with his pack horse to the most amazing destinations in the Victorian high country. Bill has a Forester SG which he is very passionate of as well his trusty Land Cruiser tray.
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No problems with Menindee. Friendly people run the servo and takeaway in town and we never felt unwelcome at the National Park or camping at the lakes. Wilcannia also has a good side, make sure you drop into Miss Barretts Cafe for a coffee and a sandwich and have a chat to the friendly owner - John is his name if my memory is working....
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Brachina Gorge 01
Brachina Gorge 02

Further north, the Echo Camp Backtrack out of Parachilna is spectacular but a difficult drive.

Echo Camp 01-1
This looks very much like Southern Utah and some parts or Arizona.
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This looks very much like Southern Utah and some parts or Arizona.
Lots of mountainous outback areas look like this too, all through the Flinders & Gammon Ranges, the West Macdonnell Ranges, & I'm sure others I haven't been lucky enough to visit yet
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That's awesome.

I have also seen some footage from Morocco that shows Atlas mountains terrain resembling Arizona.
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Sure is MAS, that is why I am going there!!
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Mutawintji on the other hand, is magical. Make sure you spend a couple of days there, take a few walks and a tour (which you have to do to get to much of the art).

Penrose Park in Silverton is a nice spot to pull up for a night -- with a few oddball locals thrown in (and the mad max museum nearby).
^ this is good advice. Mutawinji is like a sample of Central Australia located in NSW. Fantastic spot. Make sure you book the tour to the Mutawinji Historic site.

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/...-historic-site

Would also recommend:
  • Mt Chambers Gorge
      • Arkaroola
      • Iga Warta community: top place to stay and do side tours

You'll find it pretty easy getting to Farina
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Thanks Greg some more googling to be done!!
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Sounds like a terrific trip, HC. Wish I were following along behind ... .
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