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Willangi Bush Escapes

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by Paul Gould (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer addicted to cycling and coffee.
Published July 31st 2016
Escape to Willangi
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The Willangi 4wd tracks provide a pathway to some great vistas

Looking for a quick and easy get away for the weekend? Enjoy camping, solitude and wildlife? How about a bit of 4wd'ing or mountain biking thrown in? Willangi Bush Escapes has it all, only 250km north of Adelaide.

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Camp site 5 was private and sheltered

Willangi offers secluded bush camping just 13km out of historic Peterborough on a working sheep and cropping farm.

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Ruins near the shearing shed

Your hosts, Antoinette and Neil Sleep, provide a choice of secluded camp sites for your group. Each camp spot is well away and out of site of other camp sites. A bush toilet is provided at each site. Whilst bush toilets can be somewhat fragrant, on Willangi they are very clean and are complete with lovely potpourri. Firewood is also provided for your stay.

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Plenty of photographic opportunities

During our stay we saw plenty of birdlife, including ever present wedge-tailed eagles soaring over the Grant Hills. You will also see grey and red kangaroos along with euros (the stocky looking ones also known as hill kangaroos).

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View from Hitchmouch Hill

A $45 fee gives you access to the property's extensive range of 4wd tracks.

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4wd tracks are sign posted

Whilst not specifically set up for mountain biking, most of the 4wd tracks are rideable. Your hosts will provide you with a map of the properties tracks. During my stay, I rode an 11km circuit following easy to moderate 4wd tracks.

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Trails await

To arrange your stay, contact Antoinette through Willangi Bush Escapes. You will need to pick up a property key at their office in Peterborough before making the 13km journey to the farm gate.

Campsites are $12.50 per person per night for adults and $5 for children 5-15 years. Campsites are two wheel drive accessible.

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Mobile phone coverage is available on some hill tops if you need it
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Why? Weekend get away
When: Spring, Autumn, Winter
Phone: (08) 86512410
Where: Peterborough
Cost: $12.50 pp/pn adult. $45 4wd trails access
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That place looks awesome. Great photos Paul.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7012) 1148 days ago
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