attractions along the Connie Sue?

Hi everyone, ive found two mentions of arranged stones about 20-30km along the Anne Beadell highway from where it crosses the connie sue. Now i would like to see these while on our trip, but dont want to waste too much time driving in circles, can anyone give me a better idea of where im looking (and if its east or west, im assuming east of the junction) if you have a GPS co-ord that would be fabulous, but even a decent description of distance, landmarks etc would do me.

also if you have any other places of interest along the connie sue or gunbarrel back to wiluna Im up for an adventure.
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Reply By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 19:48

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 19:48
First of all Jo, the confluence of the Anne Beadell and the Connie Sue Highways is called Neale Junction.

Are these the Aboriginal Stone Arrangements east of Neale Junction you are talking about?

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 at 08:56

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This is what I see in Firefox. Things did not gel for you.
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 at 09:45

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No photos for me either.

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Reply By: Member - Jo and Allan C - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:00

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:00
Hi Steve,
i had looked at that and discounted it as it said SA and the map showed a site in SA. but having followed the Anne Beadell all the way back to the Connie i see it has got the site im looking for marked. Thankyou for your assistance!

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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:02

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:02
can you see any of my images?

It shows they are blank for me?

I will try again, but there must be a problem in the system, as I have loads thousands of images and never had this before
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:05

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:05
The images that I put up but can not see are around 20 kilometres or so east of Neale Junction.

The other big site that has stone arrangements and large circles is well into South Australia and would be a good days drive from Neale Junction
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:15

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:15
I cannot see them either, Stephen. Gremlins, I'm sure.
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:16

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:16
Definitely Frank, as I have uploaded countless thousands of images over the years and fully know what I am doing
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Reply By: Member - Jo and Allan C - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:05

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:05
Unfortunately your images are not showing. i just thought it was my dodgy satellite connection not loading them and was going to try again later. :)
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:07

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:07
No not a satellite issue, more a bug in the EO Server.

Will try again
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:13

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:13
Have a look now Jo, I have tried again and this time they have worked, so the first time there must be a problem EO end.

The ones that I have done again are around 20 kilometres or so east of Neale Junction and are easy to fine.
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Reply By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:09

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:09
Take what ever.....

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Follow Up By: Member - Jo and Allan C - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:14

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:14
They worked!
Ive found a few forgotten ancient places over the last few years, and figured since we will be so close that we should check these out too. As long as they dont take the 4 hours to find that my last venture did!

Thankyou so much for your assistance in this, all going well we should be there early July.
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:18

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:18
There is so much to see along the Connie Sue, as well as the Point Lilian Aboriginal art site and other very special sites
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:20

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If this is what you are thinking, they are less than 30 minutes east of Neale Junction and from where you leave your car, I could get you to them in only a couple of minutes
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Follow Up By: Member - Jo and Allan C - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:23

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I grew up east of Leonora, and my friend owns a station on the Nullabor, so its high time i explored this area. ive got enough topo maps to sink a small sailing ship, and a reasonable idea of what im in for. I was hoping my parents would come along as my father was a roo shooter for the Wiluna Butchers back in the 60's and has a great love of the land and its people. But no, its just me and the Hubby.

Im looking forward to getting back to the desert. its been a while.
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:24

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:24
here is the link to the Aboriginal site I am talking about
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Follow Up By: Member - Jo and Allan C - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:29

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:29
Thats the one i was looking for.
its about where i thought it should be, but closer to the road than i had thought. i was expecting to have to follow tracks along the back of the breakaway. It seems almost too easy! Thankyou again for your help.
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Reply By: equinox - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:27

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:27
Hi Jo and Al,

There's a few things coming back to Wiluna on the Gunbarrel.
Hunt Oil Road and David Carnegie Road being a great loop circuit.
Few features compared to other areas, but great country.

There's Mount Moore just out from Carnegie Station along with some trees marked by John Forrest in the area. Here's a vid to help you find them (coords in places on here anyway)



Have fun out there
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Follow Up By: Member - Jo and Allan C - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:43

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:43
Awesome info and video, thankyou!

We will definitely enjoy the trip, cant wait to get back there, its been a long time.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:29

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:29
"also if you have any other places of interest along the connie sue or gunbarrel back to wiluna Im up for an adventure."

If coming up from south to Neale Junction along Coonnie Sue Hwy, Neale Breakaways (about 50km south and a little drive in) are magnificent.
Camp there if so and get some amazing colours for sunset and sunrise.

Not sure if you are going up David Carnigie / Eagle Hwy, and Gary Hwy but if so, there are some amazing places along the way.

In particular Breaden Bluff aboriginal caves about 40km up from Great Central Hwy.
Note - Just south of that at Tjukayirla Roadhouse, the First Rock Art site is not a bad lok in either, but Breaden caves are totally worth the little walk in and around.

We had a lot of lovely camps on the drive up, then going futher north to the CSR via Gary Hwy and there are some real gems up there too, but I think you aren't going up that far ?

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Follow Up By: Member - Jo and Allan C - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:37

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 20:37
Hi Les,
we are heading North from Rawlinna, Neale Breakaways sounds like the perfect place to camp, i love the colours of breakaways on sunset.

from the Connie Sue we are going across to the Gunbarrel Via Heather, then heading south from Wiluna. im hoping to find our way into Wanjarri Nature Reserve, i hear it can be a bit tricky with the mines in the area. after that, its just where ever we wander. We need to be home by the start of Aug.

We hope to do a few more of these tracks over the next few years, it all depends on my health.
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Reply By: My Aussie Travel Guide - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 21:08

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 21:08
Have you applied for permits as yet? My mail is they’re not being issued at the moment but that could have changed recently
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Follow Up By: Member - Jo and Allan C - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 21:14

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 21:14


The website is saying that the Connie sue is open. I was told you cannot apply more than 4 weeks in advance for your permits.
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Follow Up By: My Aussie Travel Guide - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 21:22

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 at 21:22
That’s great news!
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 at 08:36

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 at 08:36
Hi Jo,

Hopefully by the time you get there Surveyor Generals Corner will be open. If you haven’t been there, it is worth a look. There are actually two corner posts as it is a “dogleg” corner. After you come to the first one, the second one is about 150 m further along the track around a bend. Please be respectful of the Traditional Custodians grave.







The second post did not have a brass plaque on the top when we visited in 2017.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jo and Allan C - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 at 08:43

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 at 08:43
Hi Macca, we won't be going there on this trip, but it is certainly on the bucket list for the future, along with many many other treks. Thankyou for the great photos and information though, I will be storing that for future reference

I think I would combine that one with the Anne Beadell, and some SA tracks.
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Reply By: Candace S. - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 at 14:45

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 at 14:45
I only drove parts of the CS in 2019, but here are some highlights:

Hanns Tabletop Hill is worth stopping and walking to the top of (plenty of space to camp there, too).

North of Neale Junction, I spotted some Christmas Tree Mulgas.

Point Lillian was already mentioned. A must-see, but make sure you understand how to find the rock art.

Between there and the GCR, there are some nice gorges such as MacKenzie Gorge, Harkness
Gorge, and Waterfall Gorge.

Having said all that, I'm not sure what the current access situation is for any of these sites.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 at 16:12

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 at 16:12
I have tagged the Place from our system showing the photos, info, and GPS position of the place you are seeing ' Aboriginal Stone Arrangements. If you use the EOTopo maps you will see this location marked on the map and if you use our app ExplorOz Traveller you can navigate directly to it - its not hard to access just off the main track to the north as described.
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