Wudinna is definitely well serviced
from the point of view of the traveller. Located on the Eyre
Highway at the northern end of Wudinna is a Tourist Information
Bay that has a number of display boards describing the local
history of the area, points of interest, the geology of the
area and its associated granite landforms.
Within the information bay is a barbecue
site (operated by 20 cent pieces) and 2 undercover picnic tables.
Nearby are public toilets. The Wudinna Tourist Information Bay is
a pleasant place to stop and have a roadside lunch.
Situated along the main Eyre Highway
is the Caltex "Granite Country" Roadhouse which is
open from 8-00 am to 7-00 pm Monday to Friday, and 9-00 am to
7-00 pm on weekends. Within the Roadhouse is a dining area and
toilets are located outside. Also located on the main Eyre Highway
is the Wudinna Mobil Roadhouse which is open between 6-30 am
and 10-00 pm 7 days a week. The Mobil Roadhouse has EFTPOS facilities
and accepts Mastercard and Diners Club Cards. Outside the Mobil
Roadhouse is a Coke vending machine for after hours use. Located
nearby is a public phone box. On the main highway is the Wudinna
Gawler Ranges Motel and Caravan Park is also located
on the main Eyre Highway and is situated near the Caltex Roadhouse.
This motel accepts Visa and Mastercard and accepts
EFTPOS payments aswell. The Gawler Ranges Motel offers
deluxe, standard and family units aswell as units for disabled
people. Facilities available also include a licensed restaurant known as "The Sturts Restaurant", which is open daily for
meals between 6.30pm and 8.00pm - excluding public holidays. The restaurant offers affordable home style meals. In addition
the Motel also offers an indoor pool, heated
spa and conference room.
The Gawler Ranges Caravan Park is located nearby and
also provides a deluxe cabin and 4 standard cabins offering self catering accommodation. Within the caravan Park are powered sites,
tent sites, on site caravans, and a
barbecue and laundry facilities. Pets are allowed. Office opening
hours are 7 am to 10 pm Monday to Friday, and 8 am to 10 pm
on Saturdays, Sundays. For and public holidays. For further information telephone
(08) 8680 2090 or visit www.gawlerrangesmotel.com.
main shopping area for Wudinna is located behind the wheat silos.
Located on Burton Terrace is the Wudinna Newsagency, a gift shop, the public
phone, Wudinna Post Office and
associated Commonwealth Bank Agency. Wudinna Hardware Store
also offers a bus booking service for the Premier Stateliner Bus that
travels between Adelaide, Streaky Bay and Ceduna several days a week.
Bank SA also offers EFTPOS facilities and has an ATM machine,
a useful service for both travellers and locals
Wudinna Hotel is also located on Burton Terrace within the heart
of Wudinna. Opening hours for the Hotel are 11-00 am to 12-00
am Monday to Friday. Opening hours for Saturdays are 10-00 am
to 12-00 am and Sundays are 11-00 am to 8-00 pm. Counter lunches
are served between 12-00 pm to 2-00 pm and 6-00 pm to 8-00 pm.
For further information Wudinna Hotel can be contacted on (08)
Behind Burton Terrace is Ballantyne
Street. Here you can find Wudinna's Foodland supermarket. Wudinna's
Supermarket accepts EFTPOS transactions. The supermarket opening
hours are 8-30 am to 6-00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Wednesday opening hours are 8-30 am to 7-00 pm, Friday 9-00
am to 11-30 am and Saturday 9-00 am to 11-30 am. Foodland is
closed on Sundays. Nearby is the Wudinna Bakery.
Here you can buy freshly baked bread, cakes, pies and pasties
- and I might add they are pretty good too. Wudinna's Bakery
hours are 9-00 am to 5-30 pm Monday to Friday, and 9-00 am to
11-30 am on Saturday. Opposite the Bakery are public conveniences.
Also located on Ballantyne Street is Wudinna pharmacy where
you can buy gifts and camera films.
Within Wudinna is a 26 bed hospital
that has the services of an on call Doctor. Once a week
a Dentist practises surgery in Wudinna. For emergency Roadside
services the RAA can be contacted on (08) 13 11 11.
Wudinna is located within the heart
of Granite Country. Around Wudinna are a number of interesting
granite outcrops including Ucontitchie Hill, Mount Wudinna and
Turtle Rock. Ucontitchie Hill is located 30 kilometres south
of Wudinna and can be reached by travelling along a well maintained
dirt road. After 30 kilometres you will need to pass through
3 farm gates before reaching the Hill which can be observed
from the main road. When passing through these gates please
leave them as you found them, that is to say, if the gates were
closed then please close them. Ucontitchie is an inselberg of
international geological significance and exhibits many fine
examples of weathering structures.
Sheet structure Ucontitchie
the Nullarbor traveller perhaps the Mount Wudinna Recreation
Reserve is more accessible. Mount Wudinna Recreation Reserve
can be accessed by heading down "Route 63" which is
a well maintained dirt road travelling past some significant
local granite formations. Along Route 63 are roads that access
Turtle Rock and the Mount Wudinna Recreation Area. Within the
Mount Wudinna Recreation area the traveller will find an exceptionally
well maintained Bush Picnic site. This Bush Picnic site has
FREE Gas Barbecues, public toilets, a water tank and comfortable
facilties. If you are travelling around Australia and want to
leave the bitumen for a while Mount Wudinna Recreation Reserve
is definitely worth a couple of hours or so.
the Recreation Reserve are a number of short bush walking tracks.
It's also an easy walk to ascend Mount Wudinna which is Australia's
largest monolith after Uluru (Ayer's Rock). To be fair it is
only 260 metres tall compared to Uluru's 335 metres however
the views from the top are still quite magnificent. For the
long distance traveller I would also recommend the Recreation
Area as a pleasant place to have a picnic or rest break
for an hour or 2 before continuing your journey. Mount Wudinna
is where the locals go for a spot of recreation and might therefore
appeal to those of you with children who need to stretch their
View of farmland from
Wudinna is also located within an
hour's drive of the Gawler Ranges. For advice on local attractions
and road conditions in the Gawler Ranges it is recommended you
visit the Wudinna District Council Offices in Burton Terrace. The Council
Offices will update you on current road conditions and offer
you information brochures of the area.
here to visit the Wudinna District Council website
for more information about Wudinna's local attractions. Le Hunte
Council can also provide you with an information pack and advice
if you email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tafoni Structure Ucontitchie
Nullarbor Net Travel Tips
If you are travelling at night between
Ceduna and Port Augusta there are no 24 hour fuel services.
Accordingly plan your fuel stops in advance, particularly if
your vehicle's fuel tank has a limited range.