Going South in Spring 2016 travel blog











Early start to meet our tour guide Astra and her 4WD. We headed north out to Warren Gorge and onto Proby's Grave and the town that did not happen - Simmonston. Apparently the government advertised that the railway was going to go through here and they started building a pub and store but never finished as they decided to move the line further south. Back onto the bitumen towards Hawker where we stopped off for morning tea at the old Kanyaka Station Ruins.

We then travelled through Hawker (an old railway town) past Rawnesley's Bluff to Wilpena Pound where we did a short walk up to the look out and old farm house before having lunch back at the picnic area near the resort. Wilpena Pound was not what we expected as it is full of trees and difficult to invisage what it looks like as a big bowl.

After lunch we then travelled through Bunyeroo Gorge, travelling along the creek beds and through the water (usually dry, but one of the benefits was to see the country with water in the creeks). We stopped at a couple of lookouts. We then turned onto the Brachina Gorge road, once again travelling along the river beds looking for yellow footed wallabies and we found one. We then drove back onto the Leigh Creek/Hawker road and headed back to Quorn stopping for fuel at the service station which has a seismograph station in it at Hawker.

Got back into Quorn at about 5:30 - big day with lots of great views and much to see. WE would never have seen most of the sites because you needed a 4WD and a willingness to suffer a bit of damage on some pretty poor roads.

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