The Oodnadatta Track Part 2: Lake Eyre – Farina
Hello Lake Eyre!!!
We stopped at the Lake Eyre South lookout and walked out to the salt plain.
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.
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 visited some more ruins on our way to Marree.
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
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.
Cameron particularly liked a Shingle Back Lizard he saw in the middle of the road. I don’t think the feelings were mutual. 🙂
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.
The campground is just near the ruins of the town of Farina.
People still lived there until the 1980’s so there are heaps of buildings to see.