Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges

Following serious rainfall many travellers had abandoned the Flinders so there were not many people around the campsite.

We climbed the hill behind the campsite to watch the sun set over Wilpena Pound then early to bed in preparation for a walk the next day. We chose the Mount Ohlssen Bagge walk so everyone could make it (Mary’s Peak walk had only re-opened that morning) but also it is renowned for all the reptiles that can be found along the walk – a big drawcard for the kids. A reasonably challenging walk for the kids was rewarded at the peak with outstanding views across Wilpena Pound, views all around and as promised many different lizards, dragons, skinks and goannas. It was also fairly surprising to see feral goats running along a ridge just below us, bleating cautiously as they edged along the cliff edge. Even here there was still ample evidence of the rain, with a significant water course flowing past the campsite.

The hot afternoon saw weary feet being soaked in the swimming pool. Checking in at the Information Centre the roads further north were starting to open up again, and the one I was immediately interested in was the road to Brachina Gorge. Time to edge further north. The Oodnadatta Track was still closed though.



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4 thoughts on “Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges

  1. Danielle

    Hi Amanda, we did the Flinders & the Pound about 20yrs ago. Amazing & beautiful place to visit. Sounds like you guys are taking in lots & experiencing heaps. Hi to X from Jesse – he & Mitch have been catching up a bit through the holidays. Both missing their mate.
    Happy travels. xx


    • Hi Danielle
      John here. I’m a bit behind on posts and trying to catch up. X is missing his mates – I’ll get him to send a blog postcard soon. Today’s hobby/pets – grasshoppers.
      Flinders was great with very few people around after it had been closed due to floods. Will post from Brachina Gorge soon! X sends his school buddies best wishes


  2. leonie morris

    Stunning photo’s John. Sounds like exciting times, if not somewhat hot.


  3. Bec

    Beautiful photos! One of my favourite places. Bec and the Rutherfords


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