A picturesque town in the southern Flinders Ranges, Wirrabara is distinctive for its large pine forests, timber mill, peach orchards and the variety of birdlife.
Standing guard over the region’s history is the King Tree - a 400-year-old gum with a girth of 11.5m - which makes an impressive centrepiece of a nursery established in 1877.
A gentle climb to the top of a bluff above the picnic grounds opens up views of the region to inspire you to try the walking trails that snake through the pine forests. You will, however, need a permit both to enter the forest and to pitch a tent in the nearby Ippanitchie camping ground.
Wirrabara is 50km north of Crystal Brook, the largest regional town and gateway to the southern ranges, while Laura, 18km to the south, was the boyhood home of C.J. Dennis, celebrated author of The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke.
The increasingly popular Spencer Gulf coastal resort of Port Germein is a comfortable drive to the north-west.