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Sep 22, 2017 - Kangaroo dinner!

On the way to our hike, we stopped at an abandoned outpost called Kanyaka Homestead. Made it to Wilpena. It's in Flinders Ranges national park. Saw wild kangaroo again and some emu with his babies. Too cute! Hiked a bunch today at Flinders Ranges National Park. Again, beautiful sights... and even saw some aborigni wall paintings created back before the pyramids. Dinner tonight is kangaroo... yum yum!

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Oct 8, 2016 - A tour into the Flinder's Ranges

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...

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Jul 14, 2016 - An affair to remember

The rain on the tin roof of the mechanic’s shed next door was loud as I did my yoga. I was up at 6 for an early start to Coober Pedy. Little rivulets ran down the street under Lara’s tyres. I was careful not to step in any puddles as I reloaded bags and books. I was stacking up the day’s food flooding gutter when ‘key’ slopped out of my hand into the gutter. It took me a moment to realise just how bad that was – the key’s an electronic signaller which allows the ignition to switch on with the push of a button. ‘Oh shit.’ I retrieved it as...

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Jul 4, 2016 - Trepidation at the foot of Mt Remarkable

I’m in Melrose at the base of Mt Remarkable at the very south end of the Flinders Ranges. I drove here after waving goodbye to Donna in Mildura (who then, very graciously, took herself off to the airport to fly home). I’m grateful to her for doing those first hundreds of kilometres with me. I know that driving off alone from home, even though on a trip of my choosing – one which Donna is not fully convinced is my best idea yet – would have caused me to feel seriously abandoned. Part of my brain does not acknowledge logic, doesn’t seem...

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Oct 17, 2014 - Les Flinders Ranges 17.10 - 19.10

De Wuchenendtrip isch luschtigerwiis scho mis zweite 'französische' Wuchenend do in Australie gsi: Ich bin mit em Joris, em Raphael, de Audrey und de Elodie – alles Franzose wo zeme ade gliiche Uni in Bordeaux studiered – zeme fürs Wuchenend id Flinders Ranges verduftet. Für mich hett das gheisse: Sprochschalter vo Englisch uf Französisch umlege und höchschti Konzentration bim Rede und Zuelose :-D Mir sind also am Friitigobig los in nördlichi Richtig us Adelaide usegfahre (jo halt wieder emol miteme Mietauto... andersch chunsch in Australie...

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Jun 15, 2012 - We are surrounded by kangaroos!

Hi, We left Burra reasonably early (for us). The rain had stopped and it was sunny if a little cool. We stopped at Peterborough and stocked up at the IGA. Memories of Peterborough are a lot of doggy doos on the streets and the people were a little strange - friendly enough though. We made Hawker in good time. Had lunch in the 'van and then went in to the information centre to work out where to go next. Decided on staying in Wilpena Pound itself, rather than Rawnsley Station, which is 20kms out and very popular. Has been a good choice. We...

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Jul 20, 2009 - Driving through The Flinders Ranges

Today Brian took a 30 min. flight over Wilpena Pound, (a huge crater formed by underground subsidence)- no good photos as he was seated on the wrong side of the plane.We then took a drive into the Flinders Ranges on rough dirt roads (about 100 km round trip) and went through some amazing rocky gorges and dry creek beds. We returned via another scenic route of recently greened hills and plenty of fat sheep grazing. All in all we were glad we made the side trip to this area.

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Jul 19, 2009 - Flinders Ranges National Park

We decided after all to take a side trip to the Flinders Ranges National Park. We stayed at Rawnsley Park Station and toured from there. After 8 years of drought there had been some rain and much of the area was green pasture again - a sight not seen for 20 years(according to the locals). However none of the creeks had any water, just an odd pool here and there. The scenery here is spectacular so we saw as much as we could with walks and touring. The first day we did an 8km walk (hike)! and then went to see the Sacred Canyon (Aboriginal...

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