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Old 09-18-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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FLINDERS RANGES Facts

FLINDERS RANGES, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

http://www.flindersranges.com/index.htm




Each year people ask about the Flinders & we dig out the same info & post it up.
DRTrev even sends out a sheet of info to individuals via PM.

So the idea is just to refer people back to this thread.









INDEX:---------------------------------------------------------------
Underscored post numbers are linked


EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:

Hawker Memorial Hospital.............................08 8648 4007
Quorn & District Memorial Hospital..................(08) 8648 7888
Hawker Police Station.................................Phone (08) 8648 4028
Leigh Creek Police Station...........................Phone (08) 8675 2004


MAPS:

Maps.............................................. ............................Post # 2 & 10


ACCOMODATION:

Angorichina Village........................................... .............Post # 7 & 9

FUEL:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871560


TRACKS ,TRAILS & POIs :

Public Access Routes. P.A.R
. 3,4 & 5.................................Post # 17
Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges............................................ Post # 44
Moralana Scenic Drive............................................. .......Post # 68
Hancock's Lookout........................................... ..............Post # 87
Arkapena Stn 4WD tracks............................................ ...Post # 91
Yunta to Hawker............................................ ...............Post # 104





TOWNS:


Blinman........................................... ............................Post # 11
Hawker............................................ ...........................Post # 35


PUBS/FOOD:



FLINDERS CLASSIC:

2014 FLINDERS RANGES CLASSIC
2013 Flinders classic
Masterbrewer's reports.................................................P ost #61
DRTrev's.................................................. ..................Post #62

MECHANICAL REPAIRS:



Chris's Mechanical Sevices.. (Repco).HAWKER..................................08 8648 4611










RIDE REPORTS:


Yunta & Ango August 2013



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Old 09-18-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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I'll start with the basics. A good map.

HEMA make a good general map with everything you would need to know.



I have no affilliation with HEMA maps.

SA RAA Maps:
http://www.raa.com.au/download.aspx?...ownmap_128.pdf

http://www.raa.com.au/download.aspx?...ownmap_131.pdf

I will add more map suggestions here as they come to hand.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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As I said up there Pete, a great idea. Two examples during last week were the guys from the UK and from the Hunter who basically just arrived in Blinman and thought that, apart from a beer and a feed, there was nothing else to see/do.

I'll work on my Trek Notes for the PARs, drop it into a word doc and post it up. Might even borrow some photographs from previous RR's and include a pictorial.

As a suggestion, you might want to think about an index on Post #1, such as Accommodation, Trails/Tracks, etc and then add post numbers to take the reader to various parts of the thread without having to trawl through the whole thing - it's likely to get lengthy.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #4
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #5
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Terrific Idea and I must say Pete you do take a bloody nice photo, cheers Kev
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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Never been thru the Flinders and its on my bucket list to do in the next year or two. This thread will be handy for sure. Like the post #1 Index idea too.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:38 PM   #7
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Angorichina village

ANGORICHINA VILLAGE


HEMA Maps


Ango as the locals say, is a very bike friendly business.
Run by Dave & Caroline, Top bloke, Top place.
Located on the Parachilna Gorge Rd, Enter via Parachilna or Blinman



Accomodation
Mini Mart / food & drink
Booze
Tyre changing & sales
Premium Fuel
Workshop

Link: Angorichina Village
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As a suggestion, you might want to think about an index on Post #1, such as Accommodation, Trails/Tracks, etc and then add post numbers to take the reader to various parts of the thread without having to trawl through the whole thing - it's likely to get lengthy.
Capital idea, Done.

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Terrific Idea and I must say Pete you do take a bloody nice photo, cheers Kev
& you make a Top Shelf Brew
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Angorichina Tourist Village

PBee rightly starts it off with Maps and the Angorichina Tourist Village overview. Dave and Caroline run a great facility with options of cabins, dormitory (for larger numbers) and camping (power/non power). Their shop carries everything including groceries, frozen meat packs, veggies, booze of all sorts, oils, etc. PULP and ULP + Diesel as well as cans and stubbies for $4.50 compared to the Blinman Hotel's $6.20 - $8.20. Dave has a great workshop with the ability to work on bikes if required.

They are located in the middle of the Parachilna Gorge which runs east west between Parachilna and Blinman. It is a very scenic part of the Flinders with many creek crossings (very shallow water, if any) on the Parachilna half of the Gorge.



Every April/May we run the Flinders Ranges Classic out of this facility and last April (2012) we had 100 riders from all over Australia there.

http://www.angorichinavillage.com.au/
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Maps and General Info

This website provides free detailed maps for touring the Flinders plus other info. The maps come in Northern and Southern Flinders guise (plus Outback SA) and although not as detailed as HEMA, they are very useful.

http://www.flindersranges.com.au/happy-trails/maps/
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Blinman town

Blinman is a great piece of the Flinders, with bitumen now right up to the front door from Wilpena Pound .

There is the Wild Lime Cafe, the General Store and the famous historic pub. Blinman is the highest surveyed town in SA. It is easy to reach Arkaroola from here, or take the Parachilna Gorge to Parachilna, or Glass Gorge out north of town which eventually meets up with the Parachilna Gorge. Both Gorges are great bike rides, and roughly 30 kms each.

There are B&B's in the town, which are quite expensive, and the pub and general store run some bunk accommodation and the pub has rooms and camping also. The beer is cold and the meals are great. They have just completed a large beer garden over what used to be the swimming pool.

There is NO fuel in Blinman, but available at Ango Tourist Village, 15 kms away.

http://www.blinmanhotel.com.au/
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Tell them about Parachilna Pete
I'll leave that for the more qualified among us

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Tell them about Parachilna Pete
He had a couple of beers there on Sat just gone!!!!
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Flinders Rangers FACTS:

South Australia probably stole it from Victoria.

Thieving Bastards.
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