Burra Gorge–South Australia

Many Empty Stone Buildings

Departing at 9.35am on this mild and sunny morning we left the sleepy town of Paruna behind and turned onto the highway towards Loxton passing wheat fields and more stone homestead ruins.

We passed through Loxton which is also sign posted as a RV friendly town and where orange groves abound and we were now following the Murray River.
Arriving in Waikerie we stopped to restock with food and fuel and were back on the road again at 11.45am.

Cadell Ferry Xing

We were surprised to come around the bend on the A20 and arrive at the River Murray Cadell Ferry crossing where the ferry was arriving at the opposite bank. The Hymermobile in Europe did the best part of 1000k over water. This was going to be our caravan’s Australian first cruise!

Trish Crossing the Murray River

Crossing the Murray River at Cadell

250 meters later over the Murray river we were now on the B64 –Goyder Highway on the way to Burra where via the  the White Dam Conservation Park.

We arrived at the World’s End Highway leading to Robertstown at 1.25pm where we spotted three eagles soaring over the fields.

Burra Gorge
Burra Gorge Camping Area

Our Navarra reached 100,000 km on the World’s End Highway. We reached Burra Creek Gorge where we set up the caravan. The camping area is very large and follows the creek. There are no facilities other than a long drop toilet. The Goldstrean is self sufficient with on-board hot and cold water, solar power and a generator.

An afternoon hike today and we headed off on the hilly track following the creek towards the Gorge. Apparently this stream was once stocked and replenished with trout although we saw no sign of them.

Burra Gorge No welcome sign here!

It was quite disappointing to find the landowners now have the Gorge fenced off and private property signs posted.

Returning to the van we set up the chairs and table to have a drink and watch all the birds around the creek also having a drink.

Goes for foxes as well

As there was no one else nearby we started the generator to use the microwave for cooking dinner.

Burra Gorge
Burra Gorge
Murray River at Cadel
Cadel Ferry 
Near Loxton

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