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Saturday, December 07, 2013

The Bubbler

My Wordless Wednesday picture produced the comment that The Bubbler sounded like something out of a sci-fi film, and I must admit that it you saw the area and imagined it in black and white it could well have been the setting for one of those 1950s B grade movies.

Here's a bit about it:

Explore the natural artesian springs within Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park, a true oasis in the desert. Blanche Cup and The Bubbler mound springs are the attractions of this park. Water from the depths of the Great Artesian Basin filters to the surface forming slowly bubbling ponds and mounds from the sediments and salts as the water evaporates.

Permanent wetlands created by the spring's overflow provide habitat for a variety of waterbirds. Nearby Hamilton Hill, a large hill in an otherwise flat landscape is an extinct mound spring and another significant feature of this extremely fragile and arid environment.

The park is a day visitor area only and there are no visitor facilities within the park. Entry fee per vehicle applies. Camping is available for a small fee at nearby Coward Springs. This privately run camping area, located next to the bore, provides toilets and showers.

Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park is located 498 kilometres north of Port Augusta, access is via the Oodnadatta Track. The spring's entrance is about six kilometres south-east of Coward Springs. Vehicle access within the park is limited to the four kilometre long entrance road to Blanche Cup and The Bubbler mound springs.

Thanks, South.Australia.com for helpful info.

Here's a few more pictures that I took:




2 comments:

2paw said...

It is beautiful, I love the different colours in the photo.

Catherine Roberts said...

Hi Judy, Thank you,they were fun to play with, i was using Crystal Clear which is more for graphite and pastels but this time I used National Art Materials "Gloss Varnish" if that helps?
Cheers for visiting!!