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Brachina Gorge Geological Trail

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Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia 5434, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a half day 4wd guided tour along this trail. The visual aspect along this trail is enough on its own. Add the in-depth knowledge of guide and it opens a whole new world of history and understanding of how these rock formations...More

Thank Stuart T
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We passed a few other vehicles but for a lot of the drive no one else was in sight. Numerous kangaroo and emu sightings and for the wallabies suggest late afternoon when they come down out of the rocks to feed. Lots of interesting geological...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The Flinders Ranges were our last stop before going home to WA and I have to say the whole experience was a highlight. The Brachina Gorge is amazing to drive through, if you love nature and geology then this is a must do.

Thank Reddustwoman
Reviewed 9 September 2018

It may have been an interesting trip but the drive in the 4WD was very, very rough. For a load of older people it was not at all comfortable.

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Are you the sort of person that mulls about deep time ? Well this is the trail for you . It has rock from before and after 541 million yeas ago. It has fossils. It has the spot where geologists say are the oldes official...More

Thank Francesco N
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

1000 million years in the making and you can travel it in an afternoon. Some signage may be missing. You need a car with reasonable ground clearance, leave the Lamborghini at home.

Thank patsparks
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The way is signposted so that you know which are the main rocks that you are driving over and how many millions of years back these go. The gorge is great with beautiful large river red gums peppered along the way. As with Bunyeroo Gorge,...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This is a well set up drive through 150m years from 530m years ago to 680m years ago. Information boards along the drive describe what you are looking at as you go. A gravel road but was in good nick when we drove it despite...More

Thank ChrisandGillRussell
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The timeless beauty of this area needs to be explored as words just wouldn't do it justice. Over each hill and around every corner there are amazing scenes of rock formations, dry river beds with the most amazing photo opportunities and an abundance of wildlife....More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Great walk. We started our walk around 8:30 am which seemed to show the gorge in a better light than later on when the sun was higher. The explanatory signs and notes are excellent and the blue navigation signs mean that finding the way along...More

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Response from Darren M | Reviewed this property |
I would call Wilpena Pound. They have heaps of info there and would help you out. Rawnsley Park is about 30 minutes drive away from the drives through the gorges.