Towns and Attractions

Day 230 – Coober Pedy

coober pedy

Coober Pedy – Opal Capital of the World Coober Pedy is the Opal capital of the world, producing 95% of the worlds commercial supply of opal. From a distance vast mounds of waste sandstone dumps are strewn across the surface from 100 years of mining. All the underground area is sandstone, a result of the vast inland ocean that once …

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Day 227 – Oodnadatta Track

Oodnadatta Track

Oodnadatta Track – Dust, Mound Springs and the Old Ghan Leaving Olympic Dam the signage gives me the all clear to take Borefield Rd, which eventually spits me out on the Oodnadatta track. I spotted one of the local lizards sunning on the road so was eager to pull up and say g’day. He loved showing me his big blue …

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Day 224 – Lake Hart & Woomera

woomera

Woomera – Rocket capital of Australia After a wonderful 4 days on the Googs track I get on the Stuart highway and head towards Woomera. Along the way I stopped in to Lake Hart which is a large salt lake. It is the first salt lake I’ve seen which was made of salt. The base of the lake was made …

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Day 174 – Adelaide

adelaide

Crossing the border into South Australia I stayed a few days in the Murray River national park before heading into Adelaide. Having developed a bad gearbox oil leak my first call was to a mechanics to get some quotes on gasket replacement. I later headed to Semaphore to begin exploring. Semaphore is a beautiful little coastal suburb. I later attempted …

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