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Welcome to "Great Places To Visit."


We are currently touring this beautiful country of ours. I hope you enjoy the photo's and information on the many wonderful places we visit as I blog them to you.

©Cindy Schulz Photography

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Great Places To Visit-Fraser Range Station WA.

We recently crossed the Nullabor from East to West and stopped at Fraser Range Station for 2 nights for a breather. It's only 3kms off the main road, on a well graded dirt road (we don't have a 4 x 4 caravan) and is peaceful, beautiful, with good amenities that are cleaned daily.  We liked it so much we ended up staying 5 nights.

They offer a main meal each evening which varies in price depending on the menu. The caravan park is excellent with plenty of shade and they are adding to it and doing up the old shearing shed to be another amenities block and office. They also have unpowered sites, and camping sites. Very well set out. They are developing more sites for the future.

Fraser Range Station is a MUST stop for a good look at an Australian Working Station that has diversified. They have an assortment of walking tracks well sign posted which allow you to see different sections of Australian Bush and animals. We went on a couple of the tracks available and saw, kangaroos, lizards, wallabies, emu's, a variety of birds, a python or two (not poisonous), goats, sheep and I can't remember what else! They have a little golf course also which is part of the Nullabor Plains Course.

Staff are friendly and welcoming and very hospitable. We purchased tickets each day for the evening meal and thoroughly enjoyed it! You get sweets as well in the price! They have an assortment of drinks on sale at regular prices. We had a stubby of beer, which was served icy cold.....just how beer should be! The food was good and the company great. They had tables set and you just sit anywhere with your fellow campers. Good camaraderie all around. Lovely way to end a day getting to know fellow travellers whilst enjoying a cold drink and a lovely meal.

A very enjoyable break. We will be staying there again, and can only highly recommend it.




Traded for a camel!





The entry drive way.

A local getting a drink.

The watering hole! Meals to.

Units

The garden.

Camp Kitchen and Nullabar - meals and drinks!

The Office.

The Caravan park Amenities Block.

The fire pit for fun on cold nights.


Busy bee.



Lovely shade and views from caravan powered sites


To the golf course, or for a walk.

Wildflowers

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Great Places To Visit- Wilmington S.A. - Mt. Remarkable - Flinders Rangers.

Just spent a week in the Beautiful Valley Caravan Park. Old park, but very clean, plenty of hot water and very peaceful.  Like country people's attitude to life. The have "resident lawn mowers." They are a small mob of friendly sheep and a creamy miniature mare called Snowy. Adorable! The kids of all ages love them. Really enjoyed our stay here at it truly is a beautiful valley. Our stay included a drive up to Hancocks Lookout, which is a must by the way. Also we went for a walk along one of the bush tracks. About 5kms through the bush, over rocky creek beds etc. Gorgeous scenery.

The area was originally named Beautiful Valley, as was the township of Wilmington, but the named was changed to Wilmington due to confusion with a local property by the same name. So the town is Wilmington, the local Cafe and Caravan Park are Beautiful Valley...

They have a great service station/grocery store/hardware store, come everything store at Wilmington also. The prices are reasonably for everything. We shopped there for diesel, food, groceries, and odds and ends. Staff are typical of country, friendly and welcoming.

The weather was great also. 20-30C every day. Spring time.

This area is filled with history. Lots of old ruins to see. I love old buildings. Something about them. Anyway, here are some pics from our stay in Wilmington and our tripping about the local area.

We also enjoyed bush walking/trekking around the Mt. Remarkable area. LOTS of different trails to tackle depending on your fitness level. We chose easier tracks to moderate. That was PLENTY challenging enough for us.  Paths are easier to see and well signed at the beginning. I took a photo of the map of the area before we left the car park....just in case!
Had no problems, really enjoyed our walk. When we got back to the car park, we pulled out our fold up chairs and sat in the shade and enjoyed our picnic we had bought with us. We deserved it! The cup of tea was especially welcome!



Canyon Walk





Creek Bed Walk








Original National Bank - Wilmington


Beautiful Valley Caravan Park - Wilmington



"Snowy" the lawn mower.



Tenacious trees!




Reflections in rock pool




Look up!


Canyon Walk

Dry Creek Bed Walk





Where the water flows, it grows.




Beautiful canyon walls




Gum growing against/into rock wall.




Bush walking near Mt. Remarkable.

























Old ruins  




The Stables




Old Shearing Shed





Click go the shears boys.





Mt. Remarkable. 






































Dry Creek Bed near Melrose.


Needing a drink.
Beautiful Red Gum
Melrose Memorial Lookout
Melrose Memorial Lookout  










Moving the mob.