Spanning 400km and extending into Australia's Outback, the Flinders Ranges are South Australia's most ancient and captivating arid mountain chains. Renowned for their natural, cultural and geological significance, the 'Flinders' are rich in heritage and famed for craggy peaks, majestic river red gums, quiet gorges and abundant wildlife. Our overland journey from Adelaide explores the highlights of this ancient part of the world. We loop back in time, deep into geological history, focussing on the Edicara Period, a time when animal life was just beginning. We begin with a short walk in the spectacular Alligator Gorge, part of Mount Remarkable National Park. After stopping in Quorn, the legendary Prairie Hotel at Parachilna is our base for forays into the mighty Parachilna and Brachina gorges at the northern end of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. This is home to Yellow-footed rock wallabies and the vivid heart of 'Heysen country" where we will compare today's landscapes to those captured on canvas by Heysen. At Wilpena Pound (Ikara) we confront the full majesty of the ranges via a network of memorable walks from our base at Rawnsley Park Station. While walking is the main focus of this tour we will also take the opportunity to explore the scenery along the iconic Bunyeroo Valley and Moralana Scenic Drives. On our return drive to Adelaide, we stop overnight in the historical village of Burra.