By John Pedler
Published: Monday, July 1, 2019
Updated: August 27, 2021 at 4:47 pm
Much of South Australia is wild, untamed and breathtaking – come see for yourself with our top 5 road trips.
Flinders Ranges, Parachilna to Hawker, via Brachina Gorge and Bunyeroo Valley
In places where extreme movements of the earth’s crust have twisted and folded the landscape, and thrust it into the air, it’s fair to expect some dramatic scenery.
Rightly labelled ‘a corridor through time’, Brachina Gorge is flanked by escarpments that have been torn open by erosion to reveal 650 million years of geological history. There are rocks patterned with ripples from a prehistoric inland beach, imprints of stromatolites – some of the earliest creatures ever to appear on Earth – and even a layer of debris from an asteroid impact in the Gawler Ranges, some 300km away.