When the alarm went off this morning, Tanja got up and I swiftly turned off the light and tried to get a few more minutes sleep. I slept well last night, maybe a bit too well…I didn’t want to get out of my comfy bed.
I finally dragged myself out of bed and the three of us got ready for our walk. We all decided that we wanted to stay another night out here at the Flinders Ranges, especially since the accommodation was so good and I went to reception to pay and to find out the best walks to do.
The man behind reception recommended for us to do the ‘Bridle Gap Hike’ which was 6 hours (18.8km return) and said on the brochure ‘Observe wildlife through the floor of Wilpena Pound’.
We set off on our walk and it was pretty much flat all the way to the Bridle Gap (a view overlooking the Ranges), the last part was a bit of a steep incline, but nothing I couldn’t handle. Half way through the Pound we stopped at the Halls Homestead. This was an old house which accommodated a family from about 1888, who used to keep sheep in the Pound. We took a small detour at this place and went to see the Wangarra Lookouts.
We saw loads of Wallabies, Kangaroos, some Emu’s, Goats, Parrots (who I shouted “Give us a kiss”, and went totally bananas) and Lizards. The Wallabies were everywhere, some shy, some not…our best find was a Kangaroo with a Joey in her pouch…that made our day.
After the walk I decided to head back for a show…Tanja and Matthias decided to do another quick hike called the “Mount Ohlssen Bagge Hike”, I think they were exhausted when they were done.