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Blinman sits at the northern edge of the Flinders Ranges National Park and is a good base for exploring this rugged region of Australia.

Discover Aboriginal carvings, old homestead ruins, walking trails and rock pools. The rusting ruins of the Blinman mine now form an historic reserve, complete with interpretive information for self-guided tours. The sparse, hilly countryside makes for great 4WD journeys and bushwalks. South on the Wilpena Road is the ‘Great Wall of China’ – lines of rocks topped with ironstone which resemble the Chinese landmark.

To the north-east are the Gammon Ranges and Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Also near Blinman are the ruins of Artimore Station and the Nuccaleena Mine, which can be accessed via pastoral access routes. There are self-drive, tag-a-long and guided four-wheel-drive tours available.

The town offers facilities including a hotel and motel, shearers’ quarters and beautifully restored cottage accommodation.

In 1859 Robert Blinman discovered copper here. The Blinman Mine was the largest mine in the Flinders Ranges and was worked extensively up to 1908.

Activites and Experiences at Blinman

  • Off Road Driving
  • Bushwalking
  • Animal Viewing
  • Fuel
  • Public Bar
  • Post Office
  • Off road
  • Wildlife

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