July 23-24, 2023

Boondi Rock is a National Parks free campground in the Great Western Woodlands, a National Park area of 16 million hectares (roughly the size of England and Wales)
Wikipedia Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Western_Woodlands
The area includes many Rocks which arise from the landscape and like this one arise only to a height of 40 to 50m above their surroundings. Here at Boondi a dam was constructed in the late 19th century by prospectors to channel water runoff from the rock in the sparse rainfall this country receives

The campground is a scattered space among the trees with picnic tables at most sites and basic toilets. A short walking trail takes you to the dam and a walk to the top and back makes up around 2km. The rock can be seen here as the camera pans around above our campsite.

Here a walk up and on the rock and some of the varied plant life; a Youtube video of a surprising find of tadpoles in a rock pool halfway up the rock.

By Keith

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