We got away from Arkaroola by about 10ish and headed for Blinman. The trip was pretty much uneventful and ranged from flat to undulating terrain and the miles slipped away. At Blinman we stopped for lunch at the Lime tree café which was a nice interlude. Home-made focaccia bread was a nice touch. We arrived in Wilpena mid-afternoon and set up. We had a bit of a planning session and decided, since we had 3 days at Wilpena, that next day we would take Wendy to Quorn. We had been there on a previous trip so I am not going to say too much this time around. On the way back we visited the Kanyaka ruins. Day 2 saw us walk out to the old homestead at the entrance to the pound. It is quite well preserved and is about 4km round trip. After lunch we drove up to Blinman across through the Parachilna gorge to Parachilna. We stopped at the Prairie Hotel in Parachilna for coffee tghen down to the Blinman geographic road and back through Brachina Gorge to Wilpena. Tomorrow we head off for home and the end of another trip.
|Quorn’s historic rail station|
Di loves the Flinders ranges and I must say it is one of the most enjoyable (for us anyway) locations we have visited. The characters and locations we have visited and seen on this trip is no exception and we have been privileged to see some of Australia’s hottest and driest area green and full of life
This was an interesting trip also for a number of reasons a) it was our first camping experience b) it took in some iconic Australian sites and c) it was Wendy’s first trip with us. By all accounts we came out on top on all three. Next trip Perth.