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Taking in areas such as Wilena Pound, Arkaroola, Morialana, Hawker and nearby Regions. We have many, many images of the area ranging from aerial photographs to aerial and ground level video footage featuring high mountain ranges, creek beds, long winding dusty roads, drought torn areas, livestock, cowboys and amazing geological rock formations. This is Outback Australia at its best!
A bit about the Flinders Ranges
The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia. They start approximately 366 km (227 mi) north of Adelaide. and stretch for over 430 km (270 mi) from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna. Its most characteristic landmark is Wilpena Pound, a large, sickle-shaped, natural
amphitheatre covering nearly 80 square kilometres (31 sq mi), containing the range's highest peak, St Mary Peak (1,170 m (3,840 ft) and adjoining the Flinders Ranges National Park. The northern ranges feature the Arkaroola wilderness sanctuary and the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park.
The southern part of the ranges are notable for the Pichi Richi scenic railway and Mount Remarkable National Park.
There are a number of National Parks including the Flinders Ranges National Park near Wilpena Pound and the Mount Remarkable National Park in the southern part of the ranges near Melrose. The Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is a scenic protected area at the northern end of the ranges. In addition, the Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park, west of Quorn and the Mount Brown Conservation Park, south of Quorn, are protected areas of the ranges. The Heysen Trail and Mawson Trailrun for several hundred kilometres along the ranges providing scenic long distance routes for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.
The Flinders Ranges are largely composed of folded and faulted sediments of the Adelaide Geosyncline. This very thick sequence of sediments were deposited in a large basin during the Neoproterozoic on the passive margin of the ancient continent of Rodinia. During the Cambrian, approximately 540 million years ago, the area underwent the Delamerian orogeny where the geosynclinal sequence was folded and faulted into a large mountain range. Since this time the area has undergone erosion resulting in the relatively low ranges today.
Most of the high ground and ridgetops in the Flinders are sequences of quartzites that outcrop along strike. The high walls of Wilpena Pound are formed by the outcropping beds of the eponymous Pound Quartzite in a synclinal structure. The same formation forms many of the other high parts of the Flinders, including the high plateau of the Gammon Ranges and the Heysen Range. Cuesta forms are also very common in the Flinders.
The Ranges are particularly renowned for the Ediacara Hills, north-west of Leigh Creek. This was the site of discovery in 1946 of some of the oldest fossil evidence of animal life. Since then similar fossils have been found in many other parts of the ranges, though their locations are a closely kept secret due to the risk of sites being desecrated. In 2004 a new geological period, the Ediacaran Period was formed to mark the appearance of Ediacara biota.