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By car, take Highway 1 out of Adelaide to Port Augusta (3 1/2 hr.), and then head east on Route 47 via Quorn and Hawker (45 min.). It's another hour to Wilpena Pound, next to the tiny settlement of Wilpena. Alternatively, take the scenic route, which doesn't have a specific name, through the Clare Valley (around 5 hr.): From Adelaide, head to Gawler and then through the Clare Valley; follow signs to Gladstone, Melrose, Wilmington, and Quorn.

Premier Stateliner (tel. 08/8415 5500; www.premierstateliner.com.au) runs several buses every day from Adelaide to Port Augusta for A$50 one-way (half-price for kids). Genesis Tour & Charters (tel. 08/8552 4000; www.genesistours.com.au) runs a twice weekly bus service from Adelaide to Arkaroola (in both directions); it stops at most of the main towns in the Flinders except Wilpena Pound (fares range from A$35-A$150 each way), so if you want to explore further you'll need you own vehicle -- or take a tour. Heading Bush Adventures (tel. 08/8356 5501; www.headingbush.com) has great trips, including a 10-day tour to the Flinders Ranges, the Oodnadatta Track, Coober Pedy, the Simpson Desert, Uluru, the Olgas, Kings Canyon, and Aboriginal communities. This four-wheel-drive trip, which focuses on Aboriginal culture, costs A$1,895 -- or A$1,840 with a student or YHA card -- and includes meals and bush camping. It departs Adelaide every Monday and alternate Thursdays and has a maximum of 10 passengers.

Another good operator is Banksia Adventures (tel. 08/8431 9311; www.banksia-adventures.com.au), which has 1- to 4-day trips to the Flinders, either in hotels or camping. The 2-day trip from Adelaide, including a hotel, costs A$891 for adults.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.