Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide : Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide
flindersoutback.com 58 Wirrabara 8.8 kilometres from Stone Hut map reference C5, page 7 This pretty town takes its name from the Aboriginal term 'forest with running water'. The Wirrabara Forest is nearby and a haven for mountain-bike and bush walking adventurers. Attractions At Wirrabara Forest there are numerous forest trails you can follow, including a hike from the picnic grounds to the top of the bluff offering great views of upper Spencer Gulf. While here inspect the Old Forest Nursery and marvel at the King Tree, a 400 year old gum. For panoramic views of native woodlands, the Mount Ellen Lookout is worth the two-hour, six-kilometre walk. Another great walking trail is the short Wirrabara Rail Trail section of the Southern Flinders Rail Trail, winding its way from the park in town and around the hills for three kilometres. On the third Sunday of every month you can purchase locally-grown food and produce at the Wirrabara Produce Markets, located on High Street. Stone Hut 8.5 kilometres from Laura map reference C5, page 7 This pioneering town began its life as a stagecoach town with Cobb and Co (a prominent 19th century Australian transport company) calling in on its way from Clare to Port Augusta. Today, the town includes a collection of stone cottages mapped out on a heritage walk and is known for its bakery. Cycling and walking trails are also within easy reach. Attractions Old Bakery Stone Hut is nestled between Laura and Wirrabara and the perfect spot to stock up on homemade pies, cakes and slices for the road. Also in town, Hickory's Run Olive Grove & Café is a family-owned and operated business that produces Australian extra virgin olive oils, with tastings offered in the café. The grove is encompassed by the Rocky River, which provides a home for native animals including kangaroos and kookaburras, as well as magnificent old river red gums. Ph: (08) 8668 4343 Email: email@example.com www.taralee.com.au • Two fully self contained cottages overlooking orchard and Wirrabara Forest • Located on a 115 acre Biodynamic stonefruit property • Quiet and scenic - relax on the veranda and enjoy the views • Walking and cycling trails in Wirrabara Forest • Heysen and Mawson Trails nearby • Green Star rating TARALEE ORCHARDS B&B WIRRABARA At Wirrabara Forest there are numerous forest trails you can follow, including a hike to the top of the blu o ering great views of upper Spencer Gulf. Mountain biking through the Wirrabara Forest Stop for a tasting or two at local cellar doors. Remarkable View Wines affords magnificent views of Mount Remarkable from the tasting area and patio, which it was aptly named after. Nestled near the Wirrabara Forest and Port Germein Gorge, Blesing's Garden Cellar Door is another great place for a break. To pick up some fresh fruits and dried fruits for the road trip, stop off at O'Reilly's Orchard or Taralee Orchards.
2013 Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide