TRAVEL PLANNER

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WHERE

Al­pana Sta­tion is lo­cated in South Australia’s Flin­ders Ranges, 6km south of Blin­man and 500km north of Ade­laide.

WHEN TO TRAVEL

April to September of­fers the most pleas­ant con­di­tions – day­time tem­per­a­tures can reach mid 20s, but overnight it can fall to near zero. Sum­mers are harsh and hot, with tem­per­a­tures of­ten above 40ºc. In spring, a few weeks af­ter sig­nif­i­cant rain­fall, you can ex­pect to see the sta­tion at its best with wild­flow­ers and a car­pet of fresh green growth.

SUP­PLIES

Campers need to be self-suf­fi­cient with re­gards to food. Nearby Blin­man doesn’t have fuel but it does sup­port a ho­tel and gen­eral store, the lat­ter stocks a range of ba­sic food­stuffs in­clud­ing frozen meat and bread. Fuel and some sup­plies are avail­able at An­gorichina, 15km east of Blin­man.

ROAD CON­DI­TIONS

Al­pana home­stead, 200 me­tres off the sealed Wilpena to Blin­man Road, has easy, all-weather ac­cess. Sta­tion tracks re­quire a 4x4 with good clear­ance (ide­ally high clear­ance). Re­duced tyre pres­sure and good all ter­rain tyres are rec­om­mended for the Mt Sa­muel self-drive track.

CON­TACTS

Al­pana Sta­tion Phone: (08) 8648 4626 www.al­panas­ta­tion.com

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