The Northern Safari

We left on a Friday and had morning tea at Auburn. Then on to see the exterior of the Gladstone Goal followed by lunch which was organised by Burnside Historical Society members John and Elizabeth Rogers at Remarkable View Winery where we also sampled their wine courtesy of the owners Karen and Malcolm Orrock. Our very knowledgeable local guide Peter Venhoek then joined us, taking us through Melrose, Quorn and Hawker and on to the ruins of the Kanyaka sheep station. Accommodation was two nights at the Wilpena Pound Chalet. On Saturday we visited the old mining town of Blinman and travelled through many beautiful parts of the Flinders Ranges, seeing the inspiring view of the Heysen Ranges from Stokes Hill and other interesting areas. On Sunday we left to return to Adelaide, travelling through the small towns of Euralia, Craddock and Carrieton to Orroroo where we saw the Yesteryear Costume Gallery. We had lunch in Peterborough prepared by the Home Economics students of the High School and then a town tour. Then on to the almost ghost town of Terowie where we saw the remains of what was once an important railway junction. The tour was organised by Peter Davies with support from his wife Wendy (both members of the Burnside Historical Society).