Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst began as a railway town and is now a gateway to the drive north-east to lnnamincka along the Strzelecki Track, or north to Marree and the Birdsville and Oodnadatta tracks. The Lyndhurst Roadhouse has fuel and refreshments available, while the Lyndhurst Hotel Motel is open at 6am, seven days a week for diesel, ice and food.

Cornelis ‘Talc Alf’ is a local character who uses cast-off slabs of talc from the Mount Fitton talc mine to sculpt statements about politics, religion and his unique theories of the origin of the alphabet letters.

Five kilometres north are spectacular ochre cliffs used for thousands of years by Aboriginal people who traded this ochre with other groups. This is the site where Aboriginal people used to dig for ochre. Experience a wide range of colours, including reds, yellows, whites and browns.

The historic township of nearby Farina offers a self-guided walk, shearers’ accommodation and campsites. A small fee applies for showers, flushing toilets, barbecues and firewood. A major volunteer-run restoration program is underway here, and in June/July each year they run the historical, and now famous, underground bakery.

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