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Old 09-19-2012, 02:12 AM   #31
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South Australia probably stole it from Victoria.

Thieving Bastards.
Yeah right. Like the smelly Vics never stole all the great SANFL players to prop up the VFL eh.

And Outback Jack, that'd be "pastie" mate. A "pasty" is the colour of a Victorians face, 'cos the weather is so good........
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:18 AM   #32
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Yeah right. Like the smelly Vics never stole all the great SANFL players to prop up the VFL eh.

And Outback Jack, that'd be "pastie" mate. A "pasty" is the colour of a Victorians face, 'cos the weather is so good........
That's what we like, ex-pats to the rescue.

BTW, probably no need to book any flights to Adelaide early in Oct!!
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:33 AM   #33
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Don't we get another bite this weekend?

And you never mentioned "that" tree either, Trev.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:36 AM   #34
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Don't we get another bite this weekend?

And you never mentioned "that" tree either, Trev.
Long story about the tree. Yes, another bite but all not looking good.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:48 AM   #35
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Hawker

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Hawker is the largest town before you head in to Wilpena & beyond.

The Pub has new owners who are more customer friendly (they own the Blinman pub).

2 Caravan parks. I recommend the Flinders Ranges Caravan park

General store/caffe opposite the servo, Good Coffee here.

3 places for mechanical repairs/fabrication.

If you want a little upmarket tucker visit the Old Ghan Restaurant
the owner Bob likes a drink. Good food.
The restaurant is in the old Hawker railway station.


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Old 09-19-2012, 03:30 AM   #36
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Yeah right. Like the smelly Vics never stole all the great SANFL players to prop up the VFL eh.

And Outback Jack, that'd be "pastie" mate. A "pasty" is the colour of a Victorians face, 'cos the weather is so good........
So there's no truth to the rumor that the baker from Cornwall was shipwrecked and survived on his Roo and rodent Pasty? Now a SA delicacy
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:49 AM   #37
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Hawker is the largest town before you head in to Wilpena & beyond.

The Pub has new owners who are more customer friendly (they own the Blinman pub).

2 Caravan parks. I recommend the Flinders Ranges Caravan park

General store/caffe opposite the servo, Good Coffee here.

3 places for mechanical repairs/fabrication.

If you want a little upmarket tucker visit the Old Ghan Restaurant
the owner Bob likes a drink. Good food.
The restaurant is in the old Hawker railway station.
Miranda Kerr has sat on one of the chairs in the General store/caffe at Hawker . she even autographed the wall..
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:13 AM   #38
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Patawarta Gap, on the PAR 5

A bit of trivia, just to confirm TJ's story.

Extracted from:
Walk from Parachilna Gorge to Mt Hopeless
Part One - Parachilna to Angepena by Gavin Campbell

"In the mood of the person who named this
area, (Hannigan Gap and Home rule Flat) maybe Patawarta Gap and Mountain had been wrongly spelt
and had in fact been named after that well-known Irishman Pat O’Warta. This would lend credence
to Hans Heysen calling the Mountain “Old Pat”."


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Old 09-20-2012, 03:33 AM   #39
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FACT. Kev 69's beer is the best I've had in the Flinder's Ranges!
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:39 AM   #40
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I'm looking for an interesting fire bucket to enjoy a small fire and a large beer or three by after a long day of riding.

I'm looking for something like a small tractor or excavator bucket however am open minded. I'm willing to spend a few bucks and to organize transport. Please help!
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:57 AM   #41
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Early spring to late Autumn and you need to be on the lookout for these:



Absolutely beautiful in every way but need to be treated with respect.

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Old 09-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #42
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It is not always so dry up here .As most of the photos have shown







This is why you never camp in a creek bed the rain fell about 50km away and the water come down the creek over night .



There is some nice water holes up around that way .Great for a rest up in sumer



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Old 09-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #43
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Thanks!!

This is awesome guys, we are heading thru that way after the GP I don't normally plan my 'adventures' but will certainly be taking in some of those sites!

Thanks for the effort!
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #44
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BRACHINA GORGE and BUNYEROO GORGE.



This ride is one of the MUST DO's for a first time visitor to the Flinders. Brachina Gorge runs east west joining the main road between Hawker and Parachilna, and the almost parallel bitumen road between Hawker and Blinman.

In my humble opinion it is far more scenic on its western end. It is a 4WD two-way gravel track that runs through some creeks and pristine/historic parts of the Flinders. It is within the National Park and you are expected to pay the fee (currently $5) per bike to access if you don't possess a Desert Pass. Through one of the deep areas of the Gorge you will come across what looks like a mammoth landslide on the northern side. Just east of that is a formation made up of large rocks. That area is a Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby nursery and at all times of the day you can get reasonably close (don't cross fenceline) to the animals which park themselves on the rocks and look at you. There is a raised viewing platform (dirt) on the opposite side of the road.



Travel through Brachina Gorge heading east and beyond the turnoff to Bunyeroo you will find a car park with permapine posts on the northern side. That is a great camera opportunity of a large part of the Heysen Trail, you can watch eagles and hawks swooping for dinner and then taking their trophies back to nests on the ranges around you.

The road to Bunyeroo Gorge should also not be missed. That is a sweeping trail into and through hills, almost mountains, as you make your way out of the Gorges and towards Wilpena Pound. DO NOT MISS RAZORBACK LOOKOUT on this part of the trail.

Every brouchure, booklet, TV advert or any reflection of the Flinders carries a photo from here. PBee used one of the photos earlier on and I'll reproduce it here.....




After that you can make your way into Wilpena Pound for all fuel types as well as a very well stocked store (everything) and a fine restaurant with a beer garden which makes burgers and chips to die for.



You can travel back to Blinman via Bunyeroo Gorge but when you hit the Brachina Gorge trail, turn right to head east and that brings you out just a little over 20 kms south of Blinman on the bitumen. WATCH OUT FOR EMUS AND ROOS AS DUSK APPROACHES.
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Early spring to late Autumn and you need to be on the lookout for these:



Absolutely beautiful in every way but need to be treated with respect.

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I reckon they taste like chicken!!
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