Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Tour

We left Adelaide on Friday morning and travelled to Port Wakefield where we had morning tea. At Crystal Book we had a tour of the heritage sites and visited Bowman Park. After lunch we moved on to Port Pirie for a town tour, learning about the maritime and industrial heritage, the history and visiting heritage sites. After overnight in Port Pirie we visited regional sites of interest including Nelshaby, Napperby, Telowie and Port Germain. We also saw John McConnell Black’s farming land and learned about the Burnside connection. Lunch was at Port Augusta where we were also to stay overnight. In the afternoon we visited Wyalla looking at the town’s industrial history and current economic base. While there we had a tour of the old Wyalla heritage precinct and adjacent Hummock Hill. We visited Wyalla Conservation Park to see some of the diversity of the region. On Sunday we moved in and around Port Augusta touring maritime and pastoral heritage areas. We visited the Wadlata Outback Interpretive Centre where we had morning tea before visiting the Arid Lands Botanic Garden followed by lunch. In the afternoon we returned to Adelaide by the scenic inland route of Wirrabara, Gladstone and Clare, returning to the Burnside Community Centre by 5.30 pm. The tour was put together and led by Colin Harris.