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Getting There & Away

Blinman is an hour north of Wilpena on a wiggly, 59km sealed road (watch out for wash-outs after rains).

From Blinman you can tackle the unsealed 32km road through Parachilna Gorge to Parachilna itself: this road is often passable in a conventional car, but be prepared for creek crossings, potholes, sandy sections and corrugations. There's a sign at the Blinman end of the road indicating its current status, or check road conditions with the Royal Automobile Association in Adelaide, online at www.dpti.sa.gov.au/OutbackRoads, or the Outback Road Report on 1300 361 033.

Alternatively, Parachilna is a straight 89km dash up the sealed Outback Hwy from Hawker.

Genesis Transport stops in Parachilna ($140, eight hours) on Mondays and Thursdays on its Adelaide–Copley run, and on Tuesdays and Fridays in the other direction.