Wright Flinders Ranges Pictures


These are some of the pictures we took during our visit to Australia in September 2011. We spent the first week with our Aussie friends Jane and Malcolm and our Japanese friends Michi and Mitsuko on a tour of the Flinders Ranges north of Adelaide. During the second week we visited friends in Canberra.

We've broken the pictures into groups.

We always enjoy flora, so Bush Plants and Gardens contains pictures of not only plants in the wild but also some in botanic gardens in Port Augusta and Canberra, as well as some scenes from the Floriade festival in Canberra. We also visited a wonderful botanic garden in Adelaide, but haven't included pictures from there.

North Flinders contains shots from the North Flinders Ranges, mostly around Arkaroola, including some from the famous bone-shaking Ridge Top Track and a few from the air.

South Flinders contains pictures from south of there in the general area of Brachina Gorge and Wilpena Pound, including a picture of me next to the Ediacaran golden spike (small disk to my right), which it was one of my goals to see.

Panoramas has a few mountain view panoramas.

Finally, there's a little snippet of movie of a papa emu with chicks.

Overall, the Flinders Ranges country bears some strong resemblances to parts of the Southwest United States. It's very dry and there are very deep beds of sedimentary rock, uplifted and massively eroded. Flora and fauna have evolved differently, but occupy similar ecological niches.

We hope that these pictures will convey some of the reasons we had such a good time.

Charley and Leslie


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