12-13-2012, 07:16 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: 34.9290° S, 138.6010° E
September SA long weekend. Marree and back
A great trip up to the north of the state.
We took the tar from my place, north of Adelaide to Kapunda. Then onto Taylors Run Road through to Powerline Road which took us to Manoora. Next on to Mintaro, Mount Rufus Road, Hilltown, Andrews then Belailie Valley to pass Jamestown, turn left over main road to Tarcowie then to Willowie, Wilmington and up the Old Gunyah Road to overnight at Quorn.
Saturday Arden Vale Road to Simmonstown, then north to Hookina and back onto the tar. Lyndhurst via old Beltana, then onto Marree.
Sunday straight back to Parachilna, up to Blinman (where they were having the food and wine affair), down the Wilpena Road, west on Brachina, up Bunyeroo to Razorback then back down, Brachina to the main drag then down to Morolana.
Sunday back to Mintaro roughly the same track, then west of the Main North Road via Hoyleton, Salter Springs to pop out at Roseworthy Agricultural college.
My digs for the first night Quorn’s Criterion hotel.
Proby’s Grave north of Quorn on route to the Flinders Ranges
Parachilna’s Prairie Hotel
Razorback lookout, Flinders Ranges
Leigh Creek super pit.
Stoping for a bite to eat at Copley’s bush bakery
Martin Dale Hall near Mintaro
Bluey Blundstone's Blacksmith Shop in Melrose. One of the final stops on the way back.
All up about 1,500kms all up and a great weekend
Big thanks to Backonthebike for leading us all the way there and back
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