Where is it? East of Parachilna, 200km north of Port Augusta Outside the Flinders Ranges National Park
How to see it for yourself?
Reach this scenic outback gorge by turning right at Parachilna (if approaching from the south) towards Blinman. It’s a dirt road and OK for 2WDs unless it’s been raining and the creeks are flowing. You can camp anywhere in the gorge for free at any time of year, but it’s best seen in spring. This region is great for 4WDs, with a network of Public Access Routes allowing you to traverse private land – download a map and always check road conditions. Parachilna itself is home to not much beyond the Prairie Hotel, famous for its Flinders Feral Food using local ingredients.
Why I love it
“This is a photo that had existed for years in my mind before it became a reality. Travelling along this road, we were caught in the dust of another car when suddenly I saw the possibilities, so we stopped and set up the camera. I asked my assistant to get back into the vehicle and drive by nice and fast. Much to his delight we had to do it again and again before the dust, the light and the wind came together.” – Ken Duncan