Mudgee to darwin day 7 coward springs to William Creek day 8 Coober Pedy and return

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 10:44

Member - Lisa & Peter (NSW)

Mudgee to darwin day 7 coward springs to William Creek day 8 Coober Pedy and return

From coward springs we headed to William creek, only a short distance. We set up in the campground, booked a scenic flight, did some washing. Late n the afternoon we flew out over the Anna Creek Station to the painted hills. The desert was amazingly green with a lot of surface water, we saw small mobs of Brahman cross cattle.The painted hills were just stunning, sadly the sun wasn't kind to us and only peeked out from behind the clouds a couple of times to really light up the hills. However, on landing again at William creek, the sunset was a stunner, and so was the sunrise next morning.

The next morning we were up early, driving to coober Pedy for the day, leaving the camper at william creek . The road was good, it was a quick trip, mainly through Anna creek station, and crossing the dog fence. Cobber Pedy was interesting, many car wrecks, underground homes and businesses. We toured crocodile Harry's underground house, seems a very colourful character and definitely something of a ladies man. His home was very colourfully decorated, with all sorts of messages on the walls, and featuring many naked lady sculptures.

Then we took a drive to view The Breakaways, lovely colourful hills and cliffs, once an important source of ochre colours for local tribes.

Johns pizza for lunch was great at coober Pedy. We did a tour of an underground working mine, then fuelled up, filled our water tank, and got a few supplies at the supermarket, and headed back to William creek.

Pub dinner at William creek, watching the state of origin, sadly the wrong team won. We were treated to a spectacular light show with big thunderstorms all around, had a tiny bit of rain and lots of wind and lightning.
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