Outback Camping Trip Day 13 - Winton

October 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Wednesday 16 Sep 2015

We weren't sure whether it would be worth the 110 km each way drive to see the Lark Quarry dinosaur footprints but in the end we decided to do the drive. It was worth it for the landscape alone. This is the view from the car park back along the approach road.

Lark QuarryLark Quarry

While the footprints and the guide's description were interesting, I thought the lighting could have been better as it was placed low so the shadows would bring out the footprints but it was quite dim.

After the tour we tried the short Spinifex Walk (in the midday sun) which takes you to the top of a hill behind the building.

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On the way back we took a short detour to the Nareen jump-up where the plain drops 60 metres or so. You are driving along on a typical flat plain when the plain suddenly drops and continues at a lower level. Here is the view looking South-West - what appears to be a ridge in the middle distance is the edge of the same plain I am standing on.

Nareen Jump-up Looking WestNareen Jump-up Looking West

And here is the view from close to the same spot looking back along the road to the east.

Nareen Jump-up, looking EastNareen Jump-up, looking East

Later in the afternoon we returned to Bladensberg National Park to have a look at the homestead and shearing shed. This was a grazing property before being acquired as a national park.

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The shearing shed is a short drive from the homestead.

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Tomorrow we start the trip home.


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