Wilpena Pound is an unusual oval shaped mountain range forming a natural amphitheatre in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. It is not an old volcano but natural mountain ranges. Two running north and south and two running east to west. They were formed by folding, like when you put your hands on a tablecloth and push them together. The name Wilpena is said to be an aboriginal word for "place of bent fingers". No one is sure if it means it is shaped like the palm of your hand with bent up fingers or if it means what you do with your fingers when it is freezing cold, as it gets here in winter.
This is a photo of a poster on the wall of the Resort Reception. We were to fly over it the next morning but it was totally covered in cloud so the flight was cancelled.
|The track begins|
However we enjoyed a walk into the pound through the only gorge that drains the pound.
The rock formations were so colourful.
|The old homestead|
It didn't matter which way you looked you were surrounded.
Then it was back down and through the gorge to the resort. It had been a fabulous day.
Birthday Bear was exhausted too and enjoyed the comfortable room.