Sundown National Park

I set off to explore Sundown National Park for a weekend trip in August of 2014. It was a chance to do a shake down trip of my newly kitted out vehicle to see what worked and what needed to be revised. Sundown is quite a rough somewhat remote place to visit. The tracks are corrugated and rocky and are typically best travelled slowly.

I visited the Red Rock Gorge lookout, Burrows waterhole camping area and completed most of the Rats Castle circuit. While driving along I began smelling a burning odour. Stopping to check a couple times I eventually tracked the smell down to my rear drivers side spring which had become dislocated and was rubbing on the inside edge of the tyre. Thankfully I found it in time avoiding any serious tyre damage. Jacking the car up I was able to nudge the spring back into place and continue on my journey.

Sundown has plenty of wildlife to see and mining and farming relics to explore, although most of the mining infrastructure is fenced off to the public.

Another successful trip.

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Brett is a film maker, hiker, adventurer and Defender owner. He loves the outdoors and feels most at home travelling remote outback places in Australia. The idea of waiting till retirement to begin exploring Australia is not the path Brett has chosen, instead choosing to live life now. Join him on his adventures.

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