Flinders Ranges Warnings and Dangers

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    DIRT ROADS

    by balhannah Written Jun 5, 2012

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    Not all roads in the Flinders Ranges are sealed, mainly only the major ones.
    If you want to see quite a few attractions, then there is a good chance you will be driving on dirt.
    We found many were in good condition, but some were badly corrugated. Most are suitable for 2WD's, like we travelled in. If a 4WD is needed, it usually states this on the map or at the beginning of the road.

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    WALK TO YOURAMBULLA CAVES

    by balhannah Written Jun 5, 2012

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    I am not sure how long the walk is to the Caves, but recommended time is 1.5hours.

    From the start, the pathway is rather rough, gradually getting rougher as you proceed. It is gradually going uphill all the way. The walk is scenic, it's amongst many boulders and there were some flowers out.
    Once you reach the cave, then you have a set of VERY STEEP STEPS TO CLIMB into the Cave, not for anybody afraid of heights.

    Also remember to wear a hat, wear sunburn cream and take a bottle of drinking water.

    Even in April [Autumn] it was quite warm in this part of Australia.

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    BE CAREFUL CAMPING

    by balhannah Written Jun 5, 2012

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    The Flinders Ranges is home to many beautiful Red Gums. They are my favorite tree, and probably by the end of your visit, will be yours too!

    IN the Summer heat, they do drop big limbs without warning.
    You also need to be aware, in the Flinders Ranges, the empty creek beds look very enticing camp areas, but be very careful, many lives have been lost.
    Why? As often rain falls higher up in the Ranges from a sudden thunderstorm, and the water comes rushing down these creeks taking everything before it.

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    WATCH THOSE EMUS!

    by balhannah Written Jun 5, 2012

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    Most people say, watch out for the Kangaroos, true, they are bad, but mainly morning and late afternoon.

    Emus on the other hand, are around anytime of the day. We always slow down to a crawl when we see wildlife on or near the road, as you never know what they are going to do.
    Emus are much more reliable than Kangaroos, as if they are heading in one certain direction, they will keep on heading that way at a very fast pace. Guess my photo didn't come out too good!

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