Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Flinders Ranges, South Australia

The Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Rugged and severe in the northern sections. Green and lush in the southern sections. The iconic Wilpena Pound, with it's fascinating geology and it's weather extremes ... don't visit in summer ... it's hot! Thriving stations ... and ruins of dreams. Flinders Ranges ... wild, rugged, ... inviting. Go explore it one day!

Aussie Stories - telling about Australia in words and pictures

Joe Mortelliti's life long love, from when he was first given a Brownie camera as a boy, was photography. It was the focus of his work life for many years. He loved to travel with his wife Marion to as many parts of Australia as he could. He had the ability to 'see' the beauty of our land in such a way that he could photograph it for the delight of others. These photos are a legacy that he has left us. Used by permission and with appreciation.
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Huck’s Lookout in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Huck’s Lookout in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Huck’s Lookout in the Flinders Ranges with Wilpena Pound in the distance. September 2005.

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Wilpena Pound, one of the best known features in the Flinders Ranges, was discovered in 1850 by William Chase. It is a natural amphitheatre of mountains in the heart of the Flinders Ranges National Park.

More info on Wilpena Pound at Wikipedia

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Sky Trek Track, Willow Springs Station, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Sky Trek Track, Willow Springs Station, Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Willow Springs Station has 62km of private tracks that wind through the Flinders Ranges. It is a working sheep station of 70,000 acres.

For a small fee you can enjoy an outing that requires around 7 hours and takes you through some spectacular scenery on exhilarating rugged tracks. September 2005.

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Willow Springs Station was one of the early pastoral leases in the Flinders Ranges and was purchased by the Reynolds family in 1952. Willow Springs which was formerly known as Appealinna was taken up by Joseph Wills in 1856. Willow Springs remains a pastoral lease of 70000 acres or 28300 hectares.

More info on Willow Springs Station at Skytrek Willow Springs

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Razor Back View, Willow Springs Station, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Razor Back View, Willow Springs Station, Flinders Ranges, South Australia. We headed up to the Razor Back, and due to the stormy weather, conditions were very wet and slippery.

I was aiming to get a photo that had atmosphere and we waited for a considerable amount of time watching the weather. A mixture of sunshine, passing rain, low clouds and the wet winding dirt road came together to make a strong image. September 2005.

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More info on Willow Springs Station at Skytrek Willow Springs

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Arkaba Station woolshed, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Arkaba Station woolshed, Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Built in 1856 the Woolshed retains its historic charm while still operating as a modern shearing shed. Last century it served as a depot shed, with up to 40 blade shearers handling the flocks of many surrounding properties.

One of the oldest stone sheds in the country it contains original sheep pens made in local native pine, as well as an original cobblestone floor. About 7500 sheep now graze the 100 square miles of station property. September 2005.

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More info on Arkaba Station at Arkaba Station

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