Northwards in the centre of the Eyre Peninsula we found a great free camp at Minnipa which was close enough to the Gawler Rangesto explore the region from. While there, we were amazed to see a long line of Processionary Caterpillars forming a ‘conga line’ as they were looking for food. They are the larva of the Bag Shelter moth apparently and we had never seen anything like it and spent half an hour taking photos and video of them.
We made a trip out to see the colourful Pildappa Rock which is very similar to Wave Rock in WA, then went over to Mount Wudinna which we climbed to get a view of Turtle Rock and the countryside around the Wudinna area. Finally, we took the 4WD track into the Gawler Ranges National Park to see the Organ Pipes, these are fascinating ancient rock formations.
We then headed eastwards, passing through the town of Kimba, famous as the halfway across Australia town (with the large Galah). That night we free camped at Iron Knob a fascinating old mining town. Our next stop would be Port Augusta before again heading to the red centre where people live like Hobbits underground at Coober Pedy!