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  • lostlibrarian2324
    Newcastle, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We would highly recommend a visit to the Melrose Heritage Museum if you are in this area. It is easy walking distance from the lovely little Melrose Community Caravan Park and packed full of memorabilia, artifacts, old implements and source documents that capture early colonial life in the district right though to the prosperous periods post both world wars. The Museum is situated in the restored former courthouse and gaol which was at one stage the northern most police outpost in SA hosting several dozen troopers (as they were called then). There was a residing magistrate there until the mid 1900s. Fascinating to see much of the Courtroom and its functions complete with Clerk of the Court office, witness and accused boxes, and the Jurors list of the early 1900s intact. Outstanding highlights include the Federation building display and the Nukunna Aboriginal information display. The $10 entry fee ($5 concession) is very good value considering that we spent well over 2 hours informing ourselves about this area and its communities.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Hart D
    Goolwa, Australia188 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wife and I have talked of doing the walk for a long time. Finally we are here and we went up the north face. Easy to follow trail, hard to get lost. Did not tick five star because markers of distance were few and far between and at the sumit there was a plaque of John Eyre re naming the mountain - but no info on who did the trail and when, what the old metal tripod was for, what the plane wreckage meant and why was it there and there are a number of absolutely SPECTACULAR view points on the way up that should have some kind of 'seat' so one can take a moment and appreciate what is. NOTE - do not do the trail in excess of 30Cdeg unless you are a gym junkie. We did it in 21deg and drank 1.5l of water each and were soooglad to see the car upon return. And we are fairly able bodied and fit. Oh and the summit view ? For goodness sake, just look throught the trees. Its great.
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • SallyNicholson
    Adelaide, Australia39 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the town, begin by riding on a dirt track through the fields, through the showground campsite, you can reach this offroad path. It is straight , level and easy.
    After about 6 kilometres you reach the new biking area of Willowie forest with trails through the scrub.
    Written 25 August 2021
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  • Amelsi
    South Australia, Australia90 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expected much more! Really not worth the effort. If you really want to do the walk, it is shorter, more straightforward and easier hike to start from the southern end of tennis courts (cnr Nott & Lambert Streets) NOT from the monument. It will take about 40 mins return, not a circuit just there and back the same way. Walk along the creek path and follow the Nature Walk signs. Go past the sign to the old mines, then up a gravelly rise (crossing the creek bed so the creek is now on your left) to a picnic area. You can just see Cathedral Rock from here. Right after the picnic tables you will need to follow the path over a barbed wire fence into private property, signs indicate that permission to walk is given but of course be respectful that it is private property. After this the path gets very steep and difficult. The Rock formation itself is much smaller and less imposing than I expected! On the return when you are back on the creek walk behind private houses, look out for giant spider sculpture in gum tree. Honestly this was better than the Rock.
    Written 23 April 2019
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  • Aussie Destinations Unknown
    Shailer Park, Australia928 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best! Loved the vibe - such great little shops. The cafe on one side with local produce and Melrose merch and the bike shop on the other. I had the granola and Chris had the mushroom focaccia. We both had the kombucha that was on tap. The staff are amazing too. Ask the boys in the bike shop about the trails - they are full of info!
    Written 2 March 2023
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