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Starting at around two hundred kilometres north of Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia, stretching for over 230 kilometres long. The highest peak is St Mary's Peak at 1171m which is found in the natural amphitheatre now as Wilpena Pound. Several national Parks adn Conservation Parks can be found in this region, along with the Heysen Train and Mawson Trail which are excellent for walking, cycling and horse-riding.
An abundance of wildlife lives here, including several species of kangaroo and wallaby, emus, reptiles and a huge range of colourful birds. Springtime can bring a spectacular dislpay of wild flowers such as red hopbush, Sturt desert peas, daisies, mintbush and wattles.
This part of the Australian Outback has a geological history dating back to almost 2 billion years ago. This ancient landscape with indigenous peoples' history and stories for tens of thousands of years is located north of the Flinders Ranges and around 600 kms north of Adelaide. The Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is a place of conservation, education and science unique in this country.
Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre is the largest lake in Australia on the few occasions that it fills, covering around 9,500 km2. The lowest natural point in Australia can be found here, approximately 15 m and is located around700 km north of Adelaide in South Australia. An amazing experience is to visit when there is a lot of water in the lake, as this is when a variety of fish appear, also pelicans, terns, stilts and other bird species can be found here. There is a Yacht Club where on the rare ocasions that there is sufficient water to sail, the yachts appear to be sailing in the sky, as the horiaon line between water and sky is so hard to distinguish.
Coober Pedy is situated around 846 km north of Adelaide, which is on the main route to Alice Springs. The town is sometimes referred to as the opal capital of the world because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called dugouts, which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. You can stay in underground hotels and dine in underground restaurants, which is an unforgettable experience.