Rob & Carol's  HOMEPAGE

the Elder Range approaching from the south

Approaching the Flinders Ranges from the south via Hawker you are overpowered with  the magnitude of the Elder Range rising before you at 887 metres above sea level.

The Arkaba Hills, with the massive ramparts of the Elder Range towering behind, were a favourite subject for Sir Hans Heysen & feature in some of his finest work.

The Adnyamathanha aboriginal people knew the Elder Range as Urdlu Warlpunha, meaning kangaroo bones. The dreaming story relates to a witch doctor who was singing a song on top of the range while sorting out his kangaroo bones in the moonlight.


The Elder Range with Mount Aleck on the right & the Hills of Arkaba in the foreground

a scenic break

Hills of Arkaba  Sir Hans Heysen - Hills of Arkaba