Moralana Scenic Drive

Moralana Scenic Drive, a must do in the Flinders Ranges

Located in the Australian state of South Australia, Moralana Scenic Drive is a beautifully scenic drive running through the Flinders Ranges. The road is usually closed when wet.

Located within the Flinders Ranges area, the road is totally unpaved. It's a good dirt road and it's certainly not necessary to have a 4WD vehicle in dry weather. The road is also known as Moralana Gorge Road. This drive is always pleasant to the eye and mind and is usually at its best late Winter into Spring.

The road is 27.5 km (17.08 miles) long running from the Outback Highway (B83) to Flinders Ranges Way. It is advisable, however not to be negotiated in wet weather. Driving the road in wet weather or in the days following rain is not a good idea as it has a few creek crossings with the largest and widest being the Moralana Creek. During very wet weather and flooding this creek will be impassable. It's always advisable to check the road conditions before going on any outback road.

The dirt road tops out at 429m (1,407ft) above the sea level. It takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes. There are many excellent photo opportunities here. It offers stunning scenery and features like Wilpena Pound Range, Bunbinyunna Range, Black Gap Lookout, Elder Range and the historic Old Cueing Yards.

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.