Great Southern Land

From halfway up Rawnsley’s Bluff in the mid Flinders Ranges and looking back to the southwest is a vista that is beautiful, stark and dramatic.

A short 5 hour drive north of Adelaide is all it takes to get to this part of our diverse country and this time of the year is the best time to do it. With nights around 0 degrees C and days around the 20’s hiking through this region is pleasant and rewarding. Come here in the middle of summer and you will find yourself in a parched and waterless 40 degree mountain desert landscape and a very different experience.

I don’t come up here as often but when ever I do I’m reminded of how great our southern really is.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Great Southern Land’ 1/1500s f/5.6 ISO400 70mm

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