Blogs from Bunyeroo Valley, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia, Australia, Oceania


Hi everyone, We were up early again for breakfast packing up the bedding and had the first tour on the opal mines in the morning, due to the long drive we had ahead of us!! We drove around Coober Pedy for about 30 minutes (it's very small) Sam the tour guide pointed out the underground church, which we had a look in. Also shown us the different film sets they have used for various movies and we also had a go at "noodling" for opals. We then had an opal tour including a video showing how opal was created millions of years ago, the types and how it is now mined across Australia. We went in an old, and the first mine in Coober Pedy, then we then looked at the opal show room stock. By ... read more

Hi guys, been a few weeks and we have covered lots of miles since Esperance, we left Cape Arid after experiencing the ARID Zone environment and spectacular coastline, we had temps. ranging from 20 - 40 degrees at times with thunderstorms and high winds thrown in, pretty wild place and very changeable, but starkly beautiful. Unfortunately, no photos yet relevant to this entry as memory card not yet downloaded. We started the Nullarbor Plane/Eyre Highway expedition with a warm up of 197km drive along the Parmango Road, a dirt road that crosses part of Cape Arid and huge cattle homesteads. We discovered along the way a disused 1870's homestead called Deralinya that had a fascinating history and was still being used as bothy by passing travellers, one of whom was a lady cyclist! In these temps., ... read more
hitting the bulldust

This is the last of the Flinders series - a month later. The title said it all - with the rain settling in on our visit to the Flinder's Ranges, we did some scenic driving through the Ranges including Stokes Hill Lookout, Bunyeroo Valley, Hucks lookout, the Geological trail and back to Blinman. The wind was in full force on Stokes Hill - we almost were blown off! There is a neat contour map in bronze of the area at the lookout - so it is well worth the visit. The sign going up says no towing vehilces - but we saw several vans with trailers heading up regardless. There was plenty of wildlife about - kangaroos and many flocks of emus. We had a running joke about the animals being planted there for the tourists, ... read more
Geological trail
Pound from Hucks lookout
Hucks lookout

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