FLINDERS RANGES

1. TRIP INFORMATION

Summary
Dates: June 10th to 13th 2022

Duration: 4 Days

Trip Cost: $750.00 Per vehicle

Where: Flinders Ranges

Degree of difficulty: Moderate to Advanced

Accommodation: Quorn Caravan Park & Peterborough Caravan Park
Fees: Included (Caravan parks, Track & National Parks)

Approximate Distance: 1000km including 4wd tracks

Trip Details
Flinders Ranges trip covers the surrounding areas of central Flinders Ranges South Australia. As this a National Park, there are no dogs allowed.

We invite you to join us on our Flinders Trek driving experience; If you have never explored the Flinders Ranges then you are in for a real treat. You will learn about correct tyre pressures, driving techniques and some basic recoveries. This is a great learning experience as well as being enjoyable and safe. Each evening we return to base camp and prepare for the next day fun. This trip is suitable for four wheel drive vehicles only and Caravans or Campers of any type are welcome.

If you don’t have a UHF radio then we have loan units available. We will also provide all the recovery gear that you will need for the trip and a First Aid kit to help lighten the load.

Friday: Our meeting point on Friday morning is at the Terowie Roadhouse Motel at 9am.
Take advantage of the Motel or Caravan park on site for Thursday night. Your host Adrian can cook you a fantastic meal to take away or dine in.
We will then head to Willangi Bush escapes for our first day of fun. The tracks range from easy to challenging. From Willangi Bush Escapes we will hitch up and head to the Carrieton Caravan Park for a night around the camp fire.

Saturday: Day 2 of our Flinders Ranges adventure. After breakfast we head to Horse Shoe Rim about 30min away. Horse Shoe Rim is a spectacular drive, with numerous challenges along the way. The track takes about 4 hrs to complete and the highlight is the climb to the top of Mt. Stokes, where you will see some amazing views of the Flinders Ranges.  After airing up, we will head back to the caravan park to pick up our sleeping arrangements and head to Rawnsley Park which is 2hrs away (see attached Map).

Sunday: Day 3. Our day starts on the All Wheel Drive track and then over to the 4wd track. This property will take your breath away. The views of the Chase Range and surrounding area is magnificent. Then back to camp for another relaxing evening.

Monday: Our last day of exploring. Once we are packed, we will hitch up and head south to the Argadells about 1hr away. The highlight of our trip will be on the top of Mt Arden. The view from the top is simply spectacular and the 4wding is not bad either, so enjoy! After a fun filled day, we will head back to camp to pack up for the journey back home.

You will be in safe hands with our expert and experienced trainers.

Note: To take advantage of the 4 days, it is suggested that you are packed and ready to go on the Thursday straight after work, or if you can knock off early, even better. Quorn is approximately 3.5hr (336km) drive from Adelaide and I will be leaving Thursday after noon if you would like to follow me. Please let me know what your expected arrival will be so I can book your site.

2. TERRAIN/ TRACK/ DIFFICULTY
Terrain type, Track type, Degree of difficulty which will be encountered during a trip.

Scenic/
Easy

Moderate/
Advanced

Hard/
Extreme

Sand Driving
x
Winding Bush Tracks
x
x
Gravel Roads, Out Back Tracks
x
x
Rocky Terrain
x
x
x
Ascents/ Descents
x
x
x
Mud Driving
x
x
Water Crossings
x
x

Note: X indicates the types of terrain, Tracks and Degree of difficulty encountered.

3. TRIP RATING

SCENIC: Limited 4 wheel driving / Bitumen & Dirt roads / Lookouts, flora and fauna / other points of interest.

EASY: Mainly dirt tracks, roads / Some 4 wheel driving / Easy inclines or declines.

MODERATE: Bush tracks / Beach terrain / Inclines, Declines, Side slopes / Muddy areas or Soft sand / Water crossings.

HARD: Rough terrain / Steep Inclines, declines, Side slopes / Possible deep creek crossings / Possible recoveries by towing, snatching or winching.

Is the trip likely to involve or demand any of the following?
Yes / No
Detail
Remote area travel
No
Long distance between fuel stops
No

Fuel available at Quorn or surrounding areas

Limited water availability
No
This trip is suitable for AWD vehicles
No
Travel outside mobile phone coverage
Yes/ See Note

Possibly no coverage for certain providers.

On-road trailers, camper trailers and caravans
Yes
Base camp in caravan parks
Off-road trailers, camper trailers and caravans
Yes

Note: A Sat Phone is available for emergency calls only.

4. RECOMMENDED VEHICLE PREPARATION AND EQUIPMENT

Minimum Equipment requirements, each vehicle should be equipped with
Recommended
Mandatory
Long Handled Shovel
Yes/ See Note
Yes
Water Blind
Not Required
Air Compressor and Tyre Pressure guage
Yes/ See Note
Sand Flag
Not required
No

Note: If you wish to purchase the underlined products, please contact us prior to the trip

  1. CLOSING DATE / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
This trip is limited to the following number of vehicles
10 Vehicles
Closing Date
2 weeks prior to departure
  1. MINIMUM VEHICLE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT
Additional equipment for the trip
Recommended
Mandatory
UHF Radio
Yes
Rated front and rear Recovery Points
Yes
Snatch Strap
See Note
Cable Dampner
See Note
Rated Shackles
See Note
Spare Tyre
Yes
Yes
First Aid Kit
Yes
Fire Extinguisher
Yes/ See Note

Note: All recovery equipment supplied. Loan UHFs available. Handheld UHF are satisfactory but not ideal. Please advise us ASAP if you require a loan UHF radio so a loan unit can be arranged.
If you which to purchase the underlined products, please contact us prior to the trip


EXTRA INFORMATION:

Quorn Caravan Park:

Phone: +61 8 8648 6206
Email: info@quorncaravanpark.com.au

Welcome to Argadells Homestead

An historic working sheep property set amongst 32 square kilometres of spectacular scenery, just 28 kilometres north of Quorn on the Arden Vale Road. Nestled between Warren Gorge and Buckaringa Gorge, Argadells offers the perfect location for a getaway in some of the best scenery anywhere in the Flinders Ranges.

The calm of the Australian bush immediately hits you as you turn onto the road into Argadells. There is a sense of timelessness that massages your subconscious telling it to slow down and relax. Soon the body catches up as you sit back and take in the views and sounds of Argadells.
Whether you stay for a day or a week, you can’t help but feel the pace of your life slowing to the natural rhythms of the environment around you.
Its peaceful and awe-inspiring landscape of rugged mountain ranges, river red gum lined gorges and ever changing colours both humble and inspire. Wildlife is abundant with kangaroos, yellow footed rock wallabies, lizards, emus and wedge-tailed eagles are common sights.
With its spectacular gorges, Mount Arden and natural springs Argadells property is ideal for bush Camping, bush walking and Four Wheel driving. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, working property accommodation within four hours drive of Adelaide and also wish to enjoy the Flinders Ranges scenery then this is one place you must keep on your list.
Horseshoe Rim 4wd Adventure Track

This 4WD track runs around the rim of the Horseshoe Range. There are two loop tracks, one for intermediate and one for experienced 4 wheel drivers. Magnificent views of the Flinders Ranges from Mt Remarkable in the South to Wilpena Pound in the north. Lookouts along the way provide many spectacular photo opportunities. A highlight is the challenging section to the top of Mt Stokes – the highest point in the Horseshoe Range.

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