Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2016-2017 Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide
exploreeyrepeninsula.com.au | wirrulla, gawler ranges and wudinna 46 • 23 motel rooms, 5 cabins • Licensed à la carte restaurant • Powered and unpowered sites, onsite van • Free sullage disposal • Indoor pool • Wi-Fi internet • Pets allowed – with conditions Eyre Highway, Wudinna Ph: (08) 8680 2090 Fax (08) 8219 0147 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gawlerrangesmotel.com GAWLER RANGES MOTEL AND CARAVAN PARK WIRRULLA 93 kilometres from Ceduna map reference N3 Wirrulla is the springboard for journeys to the Gawler Ranges, Kingoonya and Glendambo. The name is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ’to make haste, to be quick’. It is a service centre for the surrounding community and provides basic facilities for the traveller such as a pub, caravan park and general store and a number of sporting facilities including bowls and golf courses. Although situated in the Eyre Peninsula’s inland wheat belt, fishing, swimming and crabbing aren’t too far away. It also has an unusual tourist attraction - an inland jetty, possibly one of few in the world. GAWLER RANGES map references P3–S3 The Gawler Ranges were formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago and are now home to many rare species of birds, animals and native flora. Among its most impressive formations are the huge domes of colourful volcanic rock set against a backdrop of white salt lakes as well as the famous Organ Pipes found in the Gawler Ranges National Park. The area is also famous for its spring wildflowers. Some 140 species of birds have been sighted in the Gawler Ranges, including the Wedge-tailed eagle, Major Mitchell’s cockatoo, flycatcher, White-winged chough, Fairy-wren and Singing honeyeater. Three species of kangaroos are also found here, plus Southern Hairy-nosed Discover the southern uncharted Outback, where Desert meets Ocean • Experience stunning wild landscapes, crystal clear stars • Abundant wildlife viewing all year, three kangaroo species, emus, wallabies and wombats • Swim with sea lions and dolphins • Vast Lake Gairdner salt pan • Luxury Kangaluna Camp, large glamorous tents • Small groups • Private facilities Freecall: 1800 243 343 Mob: 0428 827 375 Email: email@example.com www.gawlerrangessafaris.com GAWLER RANGES WILDERNESS SAFARIS GAWLER RANGES NATIONAL PARK The national park is accessible via the road from Iron Knob, Kimba, Wudinna and Minnipa. There are no services available within the park and water is scarce, but there are a number of camping areas. Alternatively, the house at Pondanna Outstation is available for hire. Access is by 4WD vehicle only. For more information, phone (08) 8680 2090. To travel through the pastoral lease land or camp, you will need permission from the station manager. Please observe the following rules: • Remain on designated public roads at all times and do not camp on the roadside • Obtain permission before camping, hiking or touring on station properties • Camp outside a one kilometre radius of any building, or a half kilometre radius of watering points • Take your rubbish with you • Bring food and water and wood for campfires For more information on the Gawler Ranges National Park, contact the Gawler Ranges Visitor Information Outlet. wombats, Pygmy possums, hopping mice and Yellow-footed Rock wallabies. Mount Ive Station offers facilities for visitors and access to some of the most spectacular scenery in the area. The station also allows access to Lake Gairdner National Park. Keys, maps and permits are available at the homestead. Access from the west is via a public route. WUDINNA 38 kilometres from Minnipa map reference Q5 With a population of just over 600 people, Wudinna has a relaxed Outback feel. The township has a good range of services including several shops, a hospital, medical practice, accommodation, caravan park and sports facilities. Wudinna is a paradise for 4WD enthusiasts. The huge granite sculptures of Mount Wudinna Rock and Turtle Rock, the stunning west coast beaches and Pinkawillinie National Park are all worth visiting. While 32 kilometres south of Wudinna, Ucontitchie Hill is a geological formation of international significance. Located 12 kilometres north-east of Wudinna, Mount Wudinna is South Australia’s largest exposed monolith. Like many of the bare granite hills in the district, it’s encompassed by low stone walls that were built by the early settlers and provided the only source of water for farms and the town for a number of years. Polda Rock Recreational Reserve is another nature spot to explore. Popular with birdwatchers, this reserve has shelters, a barbecue, picnic and toilet facilities, and an interesting walking trail. Look out for The Australian Farmer sculpture by renowned artist Marijan Bekic. This eight metre high statue reflects the commitment and spirit of the rural people. Another attraction to visit is the Gawler Ranges Cultural Centre. Housed in the Wudinna and Districts Memorial Hall, the centre is open by appointment and features local artworks and cultural displays. Passing through undulating scenic farming country, the 25 kilometre Wudinna Granite Trail leads to a number of attractions, including water reserves developed by the early settlers, fauna and flora reserves and great panoramic vistas. Detailed information is available from the Gawler Ranges Visitor Information Outlet.