Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide : Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide
flindersoutback.com 4 Useful INFORMATION Spring Spring (September–November) is a great season to visit, offering warm days with a maximum temperature of 25°C, and cooler nights with a minimum of 12°C. Average monthly rainfall is 25mm. Summer Summer (December–February) brings the heat to the Flinders Ranges & Outback. However, occasional summer rain does occur and some roads may be closed due to flooding. The maximum temperature averages from 31°C in the Southern Flinders to 40°C in the very north of the state. Minimum temperatures range from 17°C in the south to 20°C in the north. Be sure to book accommodation in advance as some businesses and parks do close during the summer months. Average monthly rainfall is 19mm. Autumn March–May showcases some of the best weather the region has to offer. It’s comfortable for relaxing and discovering the surrounds on bike, foot or 4WD. The average maximum temperature is 25°C, with a minimum of 11°C. Average monthly rainfall is 22mm. Winter It can be quite cool throughout the winter (June–August), with a minimum temperature of 9°C and a maximum of 18°C. The Flinders Ranges can be quite dry and doesn’t receive a huge amount of rainfall, with a monthly average of 35mm. There are plenty of adventures in the Flinders Ranges & Outback. Here’s some information to help you plan them. FIRE DANGER The Flinders Ranges & Outback is, and has been, susceptible to bush fires. On days of high fire danger you need to think about where you will be for the day and what you would do in the event of a fire. During Fire Danger Season there are strict conditions for lighting a fire, including a campfire. The Fire Danger Season is generally from 1 December to 30 April (however, this period can be adjusted according to seasonal conditions). All fires are prohibited on Total Fire Bay Days. Please note: it’s illegal to collect fire wood from the roadside and reserves. Total Fire Ban Days When a Total Fire Ban is declared, all fires are completely banned. Fire bans are broadcast on radio and television from 4pm and apply for 24 hours (midnight to midnight). Further information can be obtained from the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361 or the CFS website at www.cfs.sa.gov.au. Severe penalties apply for the lighting or maintaining of fires on Fire Ban Days. Days of high fire danger These are days when high temperatures, high winds (particularly north and north- westerly winds with low humidity) are predicted. On these days avoid activities that can place you in areas of high bushfire risk. Instead of bushwalking, go swimming or visit local attractions in low fire risk areas. HOSpITALS Booleroo Centre Hospital Booleroo Centre, Stephens Street Phone: (08) 8667 2211 Coober Pedy Hospital Hospital Road, Coober Pedy Phone: (08) 8672 5009 Crystal Brook Hospital Edmund Terrace, Crystal Brook Phone: (08) 8636 1100 Hawker Memorial Hospital Cradock Road, Hawker Phone: (08) 8648 4007 Orroroo Hospital Pekina Road, Orroroo Phone: (08) 8658 1200 Peterborough Hospital Hurlstone Street, Peterborough Phone: (08) 8651 0400 Port Augusta Hospital and Regional Health Service 71 Hospital Road, Port Augusta Phone: (08) 8648 5500 Port Pirie Regional Health Service Corner of The Terrace and Alexander Street, Port Pirie Phone: (08) 8638 4500 Quorn Health Service Hospital Road, Quorn Phone: (08) 8648 7888 Roxby Downs Health Service 16–28 Burgoyne Street, Roxby Downs Phone: (08) 8671 9020 Woomera Hospital Dewrang Avenue, Woomera Phone: (08) 8673 7788 Rawnsley Park eco accommodation Staying safe Phone 13 14 44 for police assistance or phone 000 for all emergencies. See the town facilities directory at the back of this guide for a list of phone numbers for local police stations.
2013 Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide