Don’t forget to drop into the Wudinna Visitor Information Centre for maps, things to see and do and the latest park information and permits. If you are the energetic type, go for a walk or take a ride around one of Wudinna’s numerous ‘loops’. Brochures are available from the Wudinna Visitor Information Centre, and a map is available at the start of all the walks, outside the Memorial Hall in Ballantyne Street. The Wudinna/Polda pathway winds its way through wheat country, with views of nearby Mt Wudinna and Polda Rock. Polda is a popular picnic spot for locals and visitors alike. The track follows the circumference of the Rock and ends at nearby Little Mount Wudinna. On the way, meet Maurice the Musical Emu, located at the rest pod on the corner of Bartley and Standley Roads. See if you can play something on his musical feathers. Mount Wudinna is considered the region’s ‘Rock Star’. A 260-metre-high granite monolith, it is second only to Uluru as Australia’s largest rock mass. Look out for the interpretive trail that provides a pleasant walk and interesting information about the rock’s history, formation, surrounds, and local flora. A walk to the top of the rock is well worth the effort, with incredible panoramic views for many kilometres. Whether you’re a Nullarbor nomad or planning on spending some time in the beautiful Gawler Ranges National Park, a few days in wonderful Wudinna and the surrounding district is the perfect way to recharge your batteries and take the opportunity to explore this unique region. After you have settled in, head into town to unwind, refresh, get a feed, and stock up on provisions. The central retail area has a funky bespoke café, bakery, supermarket, award-winning butcher, chemist, hotel, op shop, community club, mechanic, hardware shop, hairdresser, homeware and gift shop, post office, bank and more. Have a picnic BBQ and let the kids unwind at the popular Wudinna Apex Park, featuring a community-run pool (seasonal), jumping pillow, pump track, splash pad, BBQs, public toilets and playground. Check out the region’s other picnic spots on page 9. Pop over to The Australian Farmer – one of Australia’s ‘Big Things’ – a contemporary 8.5-metre granite sculpture that took 17 years from the initial proposal to the final unveiling and represents the early settlers of the region. Wudinna Spash Pad Wonderful Wudinna 4 #GawlerRanges #Wudinna #Minnipa