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The Oodnadatta Track Part 2: Lake Eyre – Farina

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 by |

Lake Eyre

27/08/13

Hello Lake Eyre!!!

Lake Eyre

Lake Eyre

We stopped at the Lake Eyre South lookout and walked out to the salt plain. 

Lake Eyre

It was a fair walk out there, about 1km, but well worth it.  The kids had a great time running around on the salt crust.

Lake Eyre

Lake Eyre

Lake Eyre

While hamming it up for the camera they both discovered the mud underneath the salt. Yuk!  Cameron made them both have a sand bath on the way back to the car to get all the mud off their feet and legs.

We were really fortunate that there had been some local rain recently so we could see some water in South Lake Eyre. North Lake Eyre is completely empty at the moment so we were lucky to see any water at all.

We were really fortunate that there had been some local rain recently so we could see some water in South Lake Eyre. North Lake Eyre is completely empty at the moment so we were lucky to see any water at all.

Lake Eyre

We visited some more ruins on our way to Marree.

Oodnadatta Track

Oodnadatta Track

Oodnadatta Track

Oodnadatta Track

We’d heard that we could vote in Marree today, but unfortunately we were 2 hours too late. 🙁Had lunch at the Marree Hotel; the owner kindly re-opened the kitchen to cook hot chips for us. Chips and drinks for lunch, this is getting to be a bad habit. Lol

Oodnadatta Track

Marree is the end of the Oodnadatta track, but not the end of the dirt roads.  We saw some interesting artwork and animals as we continued driving.

Lake eyre

Oodnadatta Track

Oodnadatta Track

Cameron particularly liked a Shingle Back Lizard he saw in the middle of the road. I don’t think the feelings were mutual. 🙂

Oodnadatta Track

Set up camp at the Farina Ruins Campground. Great place! Flushing toilets, campfires and even hot showers if you want to fire up the “Donkey” for hot water. 

Farina

The campground is just near the ruins of the town of Farina. 

Farina

Farina

Farina

Farina

People still lived there until the 1980’s so there are heaps of buildings to see.

Farina


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