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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Hi,
In March i'll be going to Australia. Want to visit Flinders Ranges NP and the area around Uluru.
As I don't want to climb Uluru (of course!) I want to walk around it, i've heard it's a nice walk as well.
Does anyone has any experience with this?
And what about walking in Wilpena Pound in Flinders Ranges, are there possibilities here?
Any advice is appreciated, thanks.
Michael.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Come on, it's not THAT off the beaten track..;)

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 9y

I never made it over to the Flinders Ranges, unfortunately, though everything I've seen and heard about it make it sound like an sbolutely lovely place. (Just hard to get to without your own transport.)

The way I did Uluru was to drive around it, stop at each of the parking spots and do short (15-30 minute) walks from there. Very much not my type of scenery, but quite nice all the same, if you don't count the flies. (If you want to see what it's like, I have... *counts* ...19 pictures up on my websites from those stops, starting here.) I don't think I'd recommend doing the entire basewalk in one go, especially not as close to Summer as March, unless you're very used to taking care of yourself wrt walking around in really really hot and dry weather like that. (I wasn't. Suffered quite a lot from dehydration.)

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Thanks Sander, I knew I could count on someone...
Pictures are nice as well, as usual. Maybe that's actually a good idea, we have our own transport and I am not used walking in dry heat. I didn't know you could also drive around it. Is the road paved by the way? There are some rules considering the rental car, it's not a 4 wheel drive. And although probably unpaved roads are in good condition, I hope I won't be put up with major costs.

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

I didn't know you could also drive around it. Is the road paved by the way?

Yes, it is - a very nice quality road, really. :)

Googling, here's a 'map' of the area, with the dotted line being the walking track, and the solid line the road.

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting Sander

Quoting Utrecht

I didn't know you could also drive around it. Is the road paved by the way?

Yes, it is - a very nice quality road, really. :)

Googling, here's a 'map' of the area, with the dotted line being the walking track, and the solid line the road.

Ok, but I thought that's the road towards the olgas right? Well, I will see anyhow.
By the way...is that you on one of the pictures? Some months ago there was that thread that there was no picture of you known to the TP members! ;)

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Ok, but I thought that's the road towards the olgas right?

Ah, yes it is, but the road to and around Uluru is identical. :)

By the way...is that you on one of the pictures?

Not on those, no. The one you saw is probably of one of my friends from uni who came visit while I was down under.

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting Sander

Quoting Utrecht

Ok, but I thought that's the road towards the olgas right?

Ah, yes it is, but the road to and around Uluru is identical. :)

By the way...is that you on one of the pictures?

Not on those, no. The one you saw is probably of one of my friends from uni who came visit while I was down under.

aah, d*mn, I thought the mistery was solved;)