Travelling up in to the Flinders Ranges should certainly be on the itinerary if you are coming to South Australia.
Passing through Port Augusta we briefly had a look around the wharf area.
As we started travelling north east we started to get glimpses of what was to come.
Next stop was Quorn, a historic town which has kept much of its charm and buildings have been lovingly maintained.
The Kanyaka Homestead on the way to Wilpena gave us a glimpse of what once was. The remains of the homestead and out buildings are now being preserved. The creek, with its beautiful gums, would have made a welcome relief during the summer months and was obviously the source of the building materials.
We also visited Blinman, an old copper mining town and the end of the bitumen out this way, where we enjoyed lunch.
The drive through Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges at the north of Wilpena Pound was along, and sometimes in, the dry river beds. It is so tranquil and pretty at this time of the year but the fallen trees and debris everywhere are a sign of the ferocity that the winter rains can have.
We returned along the Moralana Scenic Drive to the southern end of Wilpena Pound. Wildflowers were more prolific here and we saw an abundance of wildlife.
And these guys were having a good old box-up!
Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your travels.
Very lovely part of the country.
What a beautiful area. Australia is fabulous.
The diversity is so amazing.
Looks and sounds fantastic. Love the Aussie pie did you forget your pie cooker Jim!!!!
The pie was very good….perhaps a little bit better than Jim’s.
Did you visit the old museum in Quorn?? Nearly all the paintings were done by the owner of the house! She was amazing to chat with.
Loved Quorn…and all it’s history.
We didn’t get to see the Flinders Ranges on our trip. Next time! Did you park up your van somewhere Kerry?
Yes Jenny, we stayed at Rawnsley Park Station for 4 days. Very good.