The road between Blinman and Parachilna tracks through gorgeous Parachilna Gorge, where you'll find free creek-side camping and chill-out spots. The northern end of the Heysen Trail starts/finishes here. Halfway between Blinman and Parachilna the Blinman Pools Walk (12km return, five hours) kicks off, following a creek past abandoned dugouts and river gums.

Around 10km north of Wilpena on the road to Blinman, there's a great view back to the outer walls of Ikara from Hucks Lookout.