• 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.…

    to Bunyip Chasm
  • Brachina Gorge

    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…

    Brachina Gorge
  • 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 Mawson-Spriggina walk
  • Camel Trek to Lake Frome: Wirrealpa Mine

    I was able to do some hand held film photography with the Rolleiflex TLR in the early morning of Day 4 in the creek bed opposite our camp. (The film still needs to be processed). I was starting again after losing the previous roll of photos made during the previous three days. This was Adnyamanthanha…

    Camel Trek to Lake Frome: Wirrealpa Mine
  • Terrapina Gorge + Tors

    I mentioned in the earlier maps and territories post that on Day 8 we’d made our way to a camp near Terrapinna Gorge in the north east of the Flinders Ranges, and that we had an afternoon to explore both the gorge and the Terrapinna Tors. By this stage I was beginning to develop a…

    Terrapina Gorge + Tors
  • walking in the Blue Mine Creek bed

    At the end of the first day  of walking we camped at a wonderful campsite close to Blue Mine Gap on the north western edge of the Gammon Ranges. We  were  walking in there of  Sir Douglas Mawson’s  1906  explorations into the geology  of the northern Flinders Ranges.  In the 1920s  and 1930s Mawson amongst others…

    walking  in the Blue Mine Creek bed