Category Archives: South Australia

Great Australian Bight

After an overnight stay at Fowler’s Bay, we crossed the Eyre Highway through the expansive plains of Yalata Protected Land and the Nullabor Treeless Plain. Sightseeing stops along the way at the Head of the Bight and other viewing platforms. Unfortunately missed the last of the migrating whales by about 3 weeks.

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Fowler’s Bay, a small town next to large, moving sand dunes at the eastern end of the Bight.

Yalata Protected Land

Yalata Protected Land

Bunda cliffs

Head of the Bight, Bunda Cliff views

Nullabor

The treeless plain of the Nullabor

first view

Viewing platforms along the Eyre Highway

Marine Park

Point 2

Point 3

The last viewing platform we saw at the western end of the Bight

Eyre Peninsula

Left the heat of the outback behind to travel south on the Lincoln and Flinders Highways around the Eyre Peninsula coastline.

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Point Lowly lighthouse marking the entrance to the upper Spencer Gulf.

Whyalla foreshore

Whyalla foreshore

Cowell Boardwalk over mangrove coastline

Cowell boardwalk over mangroves edging Franklin Harbour

Arno Bay jetty

Arno Bay jetty

Pelicans resting from weather at Port Neill

Pelicans staying low in the strong northerly wind at Port Neill

Tumby Bay

Tumby Bay foreshore

Blue fin tuna pens

Tuna farming at Port Lincoln

Lincoln National Park

Woodcutters Bay, Lincoln National Park

Coffin Bay

Coffin Bay, famous for its oyster farms and national park

Salt lake by Flinders Hwy

One of the many salt lakes along Flinders Highway

Big pair of thongs

Elliston’s coastal drive thongs

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Sea lion colony at Point Labatt

Cape Radstock near sea lion colony

Cape Radstock

Sceale Bay

Sceale Bay

Streaky Bay

Streaky Bay, overlooking the only north facing jetty in South Australia.

Surf beach east view      

Our last stop before crossing the Great Australian Bight was the Point Sinclair National Surfing Reserve.

surfer

 

Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges in spring; an ancient landscape full of new life and beauty. A walk to Hills Homestead, then up the steep, rocky slopes to Wangarra Lookout, before driving to Sacred Canyon and the Aboriginal Stone paintings of the Adnyamathanha people.

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Photographs from the Wilpena Pound walks.

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The following photographs are from the ancient, Sacred Canyon.

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