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Hancocks Lookout

A spectacular view of Spencers Gulf and the Port Augusta area can be seen from Hancocks Lookout, located at the top of the historic Horrocks Pass, seven kilometres off the road to Port Augusta (coming from Wilimington).

Large Sugar Gums and drooping Sheoaks give an indication of the former woodland vegetation.

From the open parking and picnic area sweeping western views can be seen of the Spencer Gulf, Port Bonython, Whyalla, Mount Laura, Middleback Ranges and Dutchmans Stern Range to the north.

Port Augusta to Wilmington Road
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 8.0K from Nectar Brook

Horrocks Pass

Just west of Wilmington on the road to Port Augusta lies Horrocks Pass.

The pass was named after the explorer John Horrocks who descended through the pass in 1840 on his ill-fated journey north.

A lookout at the historic Cairn at the top of the pass gives an excellent view of the pass.

Main North Road
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 11.0K from Nectar Brook

Alligator Gorge

Alligator Gorge within Mount Remarkable National Park is the premier natural attraction in the Southern Flinders Ranges. This spectacular gorge cut through ancient quartzite by the Alligator Creek is easily accessible to visitors along a ten minute walking trail. Toilets, a picnic area and barbecue facilities are provided for visitors who can spend an hour or full day exploring the network of walking trails surrounding the gorge. Wildflowers and native orchids are abundant through spring.

Accommodation is available at Alligator Lodge (sleeps eight to ten) located near the northern entrance to the park. This spacious three bedroom self-contained lodge at Alligator Gorge is surrounded by nature. The lounge room's floor to ceiling windows provides stunning views of the surrounding bush. Facilities include solar power, gas appliances, hot water and a combustion heater. For accommodation details please contact the park. Bookings are essential.

Alligator Gorge Road
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 14.9K from Nectar Brook

Wilmington Hertitage Walk

Follow the Wilmington Heritage Walk, a trail that gives you a chance to take a trip back in time to discover the township of Wilmington. You'll find 25 information plaques along the way, which cover more than 100 years of Wilmington's history.

Nestled in the Flinders Ranges, surrounded by park lands and the Willochra Plain, Wilmington was first known as Beautiful Valley by the pioneers who settled in the region in the mid 1850s.

Main Street
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 15.3K from Nectar Brook

Mount Remarkable National Park

A popular destination for bushwalking and camping, Mount Remarkable National Park's dramatic gorges, walking trails and diverse wildlife are just the beginning of its appeal.

The park features the 960 metre high Mount Remarkable Summit which can be reached along the Mount Remarkable Summit Hike from Melrose, providing impressive views of Willochra Plain and Spencer Gulf.

Autumn to spring is the best time to visit the park when the weather is mild and vegetation and wildlife thriving. The extensive walking trails provide the perfect opportunity to explore the park's diverse habitats, from the red quartzite gorges, watercourses lined with river red gums to grassy woodlands and high ridges.

Along the walking trails you may see the western gray kangaroos and emus that roaming freely throughout the park. Watch out for the echidnas in spring or the protected yellow-footed rock-wallabies.

Entry and camping fees apply in this park and the way that you can pay has changed. Please pay for park entry and book your campsite or accommodation online before you go. Payments can also be made in person at various locations, check the website for details.

Cash self-registration stations are no longer in use in this park.

Highway 1 at Mambray Creek
Mambray Creek, SA, 5495

Located 15.5K from Nectar Brook

Sansouci Puppet Museum and Gallery

Relive your childhood memories at the Sansouci Puppet Museum and Gallery at Wilmington in the beautiful Flinders Ranges. The museum is located directly opposite the Post Office and very easy to find.

Sansouci is Australia's only puppet museum where you can see over 1,000 puppets, marionettes and ventriloquist dolls on display. The puppets range in age from 100 years old to present day puppets.

See your favourites like Punch and Judy, Pinocchio and even Shrek and the Muppets.

Owners, Brian and Rosemary Whitehead give guided tours through the museum and are always happy to demonstrate the puppets and encourage everyone to try puppeteering. A gold coin donation is requested for the tour.

The gallery has many items for sale including puppets and marionettes designed and made by Brian, a range of Native American Indian dream catchers and wind chimes made by both Brian and Rosemary and lots of collectables and giftware.

17 Main North Road
Wilmington, SA, 5485

Located 15.5K from Nectar Brook

Mt Remarkable National Park

Enjoy the rugged ridges, gully scenery and seasonal waterfalls that make up Morialta Conservation Park. The three waterfalls along Fourth Creek are popular features of the park and are linked by an extensive network of walking trails. The views from the rock climbing zone also provide opportunities to admire Morialta Gorge and the nearby Adelaide plains.

The first two falls are the grandest, each cascading over sheer quartzite cliffs after rain. To see the falls at their best, visit the park during spring or winter when the water flow is strongest. For wildlife lovers, the park's rock pools and creeks provide habitat for small reptiles, frogs and birds. Watch out for honeyeaters and thornbills among the woodlands that cover the hills.

Melrose, SA, 5483

Located 17.6K from Nectar Brook

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