Innamincka Regional Reserve South Australia

23/05/2018

Just got back from a trip to the Cooper Basin Innamincka Area.

Innamincka Regional Reserve is a park of contrasts. Covering more than 1.3 million hectares of land, ranging from the life-giving wetlands of the Cooper Creek system to the stark arid outback, the reserve also sustains a large commercial beef cattle enterprise, and oil and gas fields.

The heritage-listed Innamincka Regional Reserve park headquarters and interpretation centre gives an insight into the natural history of the area, Aboriginal people, European settlement and Australia's most famous explorers, Burke and Wills.

From the interpretation centre, visit the sites where Burke and Wills died, and the historic Dig Tree site (QLD) which once played a significant part in their ill-fated expedition.

Shaded by the gums, the waterholes provide a relaxing place for a spot of fishing or explore the creek further by canoe or boat.

 

                                                                                                   Bluebonnet, Northiella haematogaster

                                                                                                   Bluebonnet, Northiella haematogaster

                                                                                                  Bluebonnet, Northiella haematogaster

                                                                                                  Bluebonnet, Northiella haematogaster

                                                                                               Eyrean Grasswren, Amytornis goyderi

                                                                                               Eyrean Grasswren, Amytornis goyderi

                                                                                            Eyrean Grasswren , Amytornis goyderi

                                                                                            Eyrean Grasswren, Amytornis goyderi

                                                                                            Crested Pigeon, Ocyphaps lophotes Columbidae

                                                                                            Crested Pigeon, Ocyphaps lophotes Columbidae

                                                                                           Crested Pigeon, Ocyphaps lophotes Columbidae

                                                                                           Crested Pigeon, Ocyphaps lophotes Columbidae

                                                                                         Crested Pigeon's, Ocyphaps lophotes Columbidae

                                                                                         Crested Pigeon's, Ocyphaps lophotes Columbidae

                                                                                 Black-faced Woodswallow, Artamus cinereus Artamidae

                                                                                 Black-faced Woodswallow, Artamus cinereus Artamidae

                                                                                     Black-faced Woodswallow, Artamus cinereus Artamidae

                                                                                     Black-faced Woodswallow, Artamus cinereus Artamidae

                                                                                      Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Cinclosoma cinnamomeum

                                                                                      Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Cinclosoma cinnamomeum

                                                                                           Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Cinclosoma cinnamomeum

                                                                                           Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Cinclosoma cinnamomeum

                                                                                    White-winged Fairy-wren, Malurus leucopterus Maluridae

                                                                                    White-winged Fairy-wren, Malurus leucopterus Maluridae

                                                                                    White-winged Fairy-wren, Malurus leucopterus Maluridae

                                                                                    White-winged Fairy-wren, Malurus leucopterus Maluridae

                                                                                White-winged Fairy-wren Malurus leucopterus Maluridae

                                                                                White-winged Fairy-wren Malurus leucopterus Maluridae

                                                                                     Red-capped Robin, Petroica goodenovii Petroicidae

                                                                                     Red-capped Robin, Petroica goodenovii Petroicidae

                                                                                       Red-capped Robin, Petroica goodenovii Petroicidae

                                                                                       Red-capped Robin, Petroica goodenovii Petroicidae

                                                                                        Red-capped Robin, Petroica goodenovii Petroicidae

                                                                                        Red-capped Robin, Petroica goodenovii Petroicidae

                                                                                                  Orange Chat, Epthianura aurifrons

                                                                                                  Orange Chat, Epthianura aurifrons

                                                                                       Yellow-throated Miner, Manorina flavigula Meliphagidae

                                                                                       Yellow-throated Miner, Manorina flavigula Meliphagidae

                                                                                            Chirruping Wedgebil, lPsophodes cristatus

                                                                                            Chirruping Wedgebil, lPsophodes cristatus

                                                                                        Australasian Pipit, Anthus novaeseelandiae Motacillidae

                                                                                        Australasian Pipit, Anthus novaeseelandiae Motacillidae

                                                                             Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae Recurvirostridae

                                                                             Red-necked Avocet, Recurvirostra novaehollandiae Recurvirostridae

                                                                                       White-backed Swallow, Cheramoeca leucosterna

                                                                                       White-backed Swallow, Cheramoeca leucosterna

                                                                                              Little Corella's, Cacatua sanguinea Cacatuidae

                                                                                              Little Corella's, Cacatua sanguinea Cacatuidae

                                                                                               Little Corella's, Cacatua sanguinea Cacatuidae

                                                                                               Little Corella's, Cacatua sanguinea Cacatuidae

                                                                                        Wedge-tailed Eagle, Aquila audax Accipitridae

                                                                                        Wedge-tailed Eagle, Aquila audax Accipitridae

                                                                                                Brown Falcon, Falco berigora Falconidae

                                                                                                Brown Falcon, Falco berigora Falconidae

Dingoes are Australia's wild dog. They arrived in Australia about 5,000 years ago - brought to Australian shores by Indonesian Seafarers. Dingoes do not bark, but howl like wolves.

Dingoes are Australia's wild dog. They arrived in Australia about 5,000 years ago - brought to Australian shores by Indonesian Seafarers. Dingoes do not bark, but howl like wolves.

                                                                                                                       Lift off!!!

                                                                                                                       Lift off!!!

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                                                                                                                        Whats Up....!

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                                                                                  White-winged Fairy-wren, Malurus leucopterus, Maluridae  Australia’s fairy-wrens have the reputation of being brightly coloured, and the White-winged Fairy-wren is one of the most striking. Males of the species are virtually entirely bright-cobalt blue, except for their wings, which are, as the name suggests, gleaming white. That is the case over most of the species’ range, which extends across much of the inland regions of mainland Australia, as well as semi-arid coastlines.

                                                                                  White-winged Fairy-wren, Malurus leucopterus, Maluridae

Australia’s fairy-wrens have the reputation of being brightly coloured, and the White-winged Fairy-wren is one of the most striking. Males of the species are virtually entirely bright-cobalt blue, except for their wings, which are, as the name suggests, gleaming white. That is the case over most of the species’ range, which extends across much of the inland regions of mainland Australia, as well as semi-arid coastlines.


Innamincka Regional Reserve Visitor Information Centre

Innamincka is 1046km from Adelaide. Access is via the Strzelecki Track via Leigh Creek.

https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/flinders-ranges-outback/innamincka-regional-reserve
Phone: (+61 8) 8675 9909
Email: DesertParks@sa.gov.au
After hours Regional Duty officer: 0408 378 284