Mt Warren Hastings
The first day we decided to do the Oppaminda-Nudlamutana trail as it started near the Nudlamutana Hut where we were staying for the week. We decided to walk this trail to Mt Warren Hastings where we would have our lunch, and then return to the hut. We chose to do a linear walk along a…
On our last full day in the southern Flinders Ranges we drove through Brachina Gorge which runs through the Heysen Range towards Lake Torrens. We started from the Blinman Hawker Rd, exited on the road to Parachilna + Leigh Creek, then returned to Hawker via the Moralana Gorge Rd through the Elder Range in the…
Whilst we stayed at Hawker I drove out to the 5 Ways Corner and the Hookina Creek floodplain to see if there was public access to Lake Torrens. The Lake Torrens road only lead to a pastoral station.
Arkaroola Creek was the main focus of the day’s walk. The high walls of Arkaroola Creek creek are tillite (Merinjina Tillite?)
Kingsmill Creek + Tillite Gorge
Day 6 involved driving up the road to Paralana Hot Springs, a walk along Kingsmill Creek, Arkaroola Creek and Tillite Gorge.
n the late morning Suzanne and I drove from Balcanoona to Italowie Gap on the Copley Road. We had morning coffee in the Italowie camp ground, drove a kilometre or so into the Gap, and then walked around the bed of the Italowie Creek.
The first days C grade walk on the RASA Bushwalkers camp was in the Balcanoona Range. It was overcast as we walked along Worturpa Creek to Weetoolta Spring had morning coffee at the junction of the Balcanoona and Worturpa creeks, then walked along Belcanoona Creek to Grindells Hut. We had lunch at the hut, which…
Hookina Creek: deep history
Two months after the camel trek from Blinman to Lake Frome we returned to the Flinders Ranges to walk in the Vulkathunha–Gammon Ranges National Park under the auspices of the Retire Active SA Bushwalkers. On the way to Balcanoona we stayed at Hawker in the southern Flinders Ranges and in the afternoon I went looking for the…
Mt Chambers Gorge
After leaving the side gorge with its rock drawings we continued walking through Mt Chambers Gorge (Marlawadinha Inbiri) with its high orange coloured limestone walls and big river gums during the afternoon of the 28th May. Ptilotus or mulla mulla with the purple, pink, silver, and yellow candlestick flowers were growing profusely in the creek…
Day 6 (ie .26th May) was one of clear skies, a cool wind, and puffy clouds during the afternoon. The day temperature was around 18 degrees. This is pleasant walking weather in an arid country. We walked across a plain to the east of the Wirrealpa Range crossing the various creek beds that flowed into…