Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide : Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide
flindersoutback.com 24 Take the road less travelled and you'll discover countless stations which have opened up their properties for four-wheel drivers and campers, where you can test your skills on a range of tracks for all abilities. Pick up a copy of the 4WD Tracks and Repeater Towers brochure from local Visitor Information Centres or download it from www.flindersoutback.com The Simpson Desert is an iconic must-do 4WD adventure and a once in a lifetime trip. You don't need a 4WD vehicle to have fun exploring the region's secrets but if you do, lock those hubs and latch onto some serious fun. This is an extraordinary place that requires a Desert Parks Pass for access, thorough planning and a detailed map. Be prepared, research the trip well and travel with a group, but not in summer months. It's recommended you travel with a satellite phone or UHF radio, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) and know how and when to use them without interfering with pastoral and transport industries. Stay in the heart of the Flinders Ranges, at Merna Mora, in your choice of accommodation or camping styles. Purpose built S/C units and facilities for up to 50 persons. • Families, singles • Interest groups (large or small) Camping & Powered Sites Ideal venue for • Photographers • Artists • Exploring the Flinders • Mawson Trail rest point Exclusive 4WD tracks • Western escarpments of Wilpena Pound • Rugged & historic Elder Range • Desert landscapes to Lake Torrens Ph: (08) 8648 4717 www.mernamora.com.au MERNA MORA STATION - WESTERN WILPENA POUND Make sure you stick to channels above 31 on UHF radio for socialising. If you don't own a satellite phone, it's recommended that you hire one before you leave home. If you're not confident driving off-road or don't have a 4WD, there are plenty of tour options available that will take the hassle out of driving but still allow you to see the best of a 4WD adventure in the Flinders Ranges & Outback. 4WD TRACKS Touring through the Simpson Desert Advertisement on page 37 You don't have to be far from the bitumen to have no communication with civilisation. Better safe than sorry, speak to our friends at Electric Bug and get it right the first time. Phone: (08) 8346 9234 Safety When Travelling!
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