to Bunyip Chasm
It was a slow drive in the Subaru Outback from the Nudlamutana Hut where we staying to Bunyip Chasm via the Mt McTaggart track, then on part of the Wortupa Loop Track in the Illinawortina Pound. We carefully drove to Grindell’s Hut and then onto Loch Ness Well campground. It took us around 3.5 hours.…
Interlude: a video
The little video below was made whilst I was on the 2021 camel trek to Lake Frome from our starting point at the township of Blinman in South Australia. It was made on the morning of the day that we walked into Mt Chambers Gorge just after lunch. I made a couple of ‘loading the…
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…
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 Mawson-Spriggina walk
The second walk was an easy one. It started from the Arkaroola Village complex. It follows the Mawson Valley and returns along the Spriggina ridge. The walk is named after two geologists who had a long association with the northern Flinders Ranges — Douglas Mawson and Reg Sprig. Or more accurately, Spriggina refers to a…
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…
Balcanoona shearing shed
My time in the early morning before breakfast at Balcanonna was spent wandering around and inside the old shearing shed. I didn’t have that much time in the morning to wander too far between sunrise and breakfast as we had to be ready to meetup for the daily walks between 8.30-9am. The shearing shed was…
The drive on the Outback Highway from Hawker to the National Park Head Quarters at Balcanonna in the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges went north to Parachilna and Copley, and then north east via Nepabunna and Italowie Gorge. The highway to Copley followed the old Central Australia Railway, which closed in 1980 when the standard gauge Tarcoola–Alice Springs Railway…