Paddling Flinders Ranges and Outback

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The South Australian Outback, including the Flinders Ranges is a vast picturesque but dry area, one that visitors venture into for the desert wilderness experience. It is vital to carry drinking water when travelling in this area. It is, however, still possible to find bodies of water suitable for paddling, particularly near Port Augusta and further north at Leigh Creek. Note that while Lake Eyre seems large on the map it is not suitable for paddling. Access is difficult, the water (when it’s there) is shallow and wind changes result in large movements of water which can result in stranding and death.

Aroona Dam (Leigh Creek) Paddling Trail