Photographs and Adventures

Halls Creek and surrounding area…some surprises

It would be east to drive straight through Halls Creek and keep going. That would be a pity, because there are lots of things to do and see in the area. Plus a couple of delightful free camps tucked away just down the road.

China Wall is only 6km from Halls Creek. It is a naturally formed quartz 'wall' that is believed to be the longest formation of its type in the world.

China Wall is only 6km from Halls Creek. It is a naturally formed 6 metre high quartz ‘wall’ that is believed to be part of the longest formation of its type in the world.

Old Halls Creek (yes, the town was moved at some stage) has vestiges of some of the original buildings, and the original cemetery which has some sad stories to tell.

Old Halls Creek (yes, the town was moved at some stage) has vestiges of some of the original buildings, and the original cemetery which has some sad stories to tell.

There are a couple of nice free camps down Duncan Road, such as Palm Spring and Sawpit Gorge.

There are a couple of nice free camps down Duncan Road, such as Palm Spring and Sawpit Gorge.

We chose to camp at Palm Springs, which was like a little oasis in the desert and  yes, it did have palm trees!

We chose to camp at Palm Springs, which was like a little oasis in the desert and yes, it did have palm trees!

Unfortunately for us, it rained while we were there which meant sitting around the fire under umbrellas. Although it was wet, it wasn't really cold and luckily we had enough wood to keep the fire going.

Unfortunately for us, it rained most of the day we were there which meant sitting around the fire under umbrellas. Although it was wet, it wasn’t really cold and luckily we had enough wood to keep the fire going.

This abandoned old truck would have an interesting story to tell.

This old truck at an abandoned house would have an interesting story to tell.

I think these are Black Kites. There were many of them circling above the street in Halls Creek.

I think these are Black Kites. There were many of them circling above the street in Halls Creek.

This egret and cormorants were at Sawpit Gorge, which was another popular free camping spot down Duncan Road.

This egret and cormorants were at Sawpit Gorge, which was another popular free camping spot down Duncan Road.

Grasses at Sawpit Gorge

Grass at Sawpit Gorge

Kites over Halls Creek

Kites over Halls Creek.

There is definitely more to Halls Creek than meets the eye!

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4 responses

  1. Love the pictures of the kites, especially ones in flight…amazing birds 🙂

    August 5, 2014 at 10:06 am

  2. Salisbury Val

    Great photos thank you. I remember Palm Springs and Sawtooth Gorge. Beautiful

    August 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

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