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Loxton to Adelaide

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On our last night we had company, two caravans joined us at our river-side site, one had its AC going all night so it wasn’t as restful for me. In the morning the Pelican did a last sail past.

On the way home we stopped at Karoonda again, it’s the fourth time we’ve passed through and each time we see something different. I think it’s a lovely little town, the locals are friendly and it seems they like happy, little white dogs. The men were laying foundations for swings in the new Playground.

Maybe next time we travel this way we’ll stop overnight so we can see the image projected onto the silo, the images change regularly.

Loxton -Day 4

We decided to take a trip to Berri where I lived for three years, it’s developed so much over the last 50 years there was nothing I recognized. A bridge has replaced the ferry, the hotel has been modernised and houseboats can now be moored near the town, there’s even a shopping centre with Aldi!

After exploring Berri we drove back towards Loxton stopping at Lock 4, Bookpurnong. You an find information on the reason for the locks, their construction etc here.

Back in Loxton we enjoyed a short walk from the wharf along the riverside. Nearby is the Pioneer Village but we didn’t go inside.

That walk was only a teaser so we headed towards the Caravan Park stopping at the Boat Ramp from where we walked along the Nature Trail and through the Arboretum before looping back to the car. Large diameter hoses lined most of the trails but they seemed to be no longer functional, maybe that’s why there was so little water in some parts.

Brown Hill Creek

In 1915 Brownhill Creek was proclaimed a “National Pleasure Resort”, these days that would probably mean luxurious suites available in fancy hotels, classy restaurants, spas and at least one heated swimming pool. Expectations were a little different in 1915 and it’s difficult to find a trace of what was on offer apart from the creek and views. Prior to European settlement in the 1840s it was an important gathering place for Kuarna people who named the place “Wirraparinga” which means, place of scrub and creek.

You can find detailed information in the brochure available from Mitcham Council Office or online via their site.

There are carparks at several spots along Brownhill Creek Rd. The park itself is 3.5 kms long and straddles the creek.


There are two marked trails along the creek, the Wirraparinga Trail and the Yurrabilla Trail in some places you need to cross the creek walking on flat rocks and near the far end of the valley, walk on the road.

Some amenities have been built but there are no toilets for walkers, those in the Caravan Park are for patrons only.

There are relics of the early days at various spots along the tracks.

There are many weeds in the Park but some add beauty.

Even some “natives” are probably introduced to the area.

Not many birds were close to the tracks.

What’s up, Doug?