Moolooloo has 2 PAR's - 4WD Only

Artimore and Patawarta Gap

This route traverses scenic vegetation and land forms in valleys typical of the central Flinders Ranges. These include grasslands, shrub lands, black oak pine and mallee communities.

Directions: To access Patawarta Gap, take the turnoff a few kilometres east of Moolooloo Homestead. There is no public access beyond the Narrina Station boundary fence along this track without prior permission from Narrina Station, however the Artimore public access route is a through route to the Narrina / Blinman main road.

Length: The Artimore route is 26km in length, while Patawarta Gap route, branching off from the Artimore route is 12km return.

Camping: No camping is permitted without permission with the exception of a camping area near the Artimore Homestead ruins. Do not camp at the stock watering points.

Safety: A high clearance 4WD vehicle is required at all times, as there are numerous creek crossings and washouts are common. This track is considered to be challenging and should only be attempted by experienced 4 wheel drive operators.

Please notify Narrina station if you intend to walk off this route e.g. to climb Patawarta Hill.

Nuccaleena Copper Mine

The country traversed is diverse and scenic, with good views over surrounding ranges. Vegetation is mainly low shrub land of hop bushes and soap bush, with patches of native pine, traversed by red gum creek lines.

En route to the mine site, the track provides access to the historic Tam O’Shanter (Bushmans) Hotel. Do not disturb the fragile stonework on these buildings. Heritage SA have provided interpretive information and a map of the site near the entrance gate at the car parking area at the terminus of the track.

Directions: Travelling west turn off the Blinman – Moolooloo Homestead Road approximately 4km south of Moolooloo.

Length: 14km

Camping: No camping is permitted without prior permission.

Safety: The track surface is rough and rocky in places. A 4WD vehicle with high clearance is essential as there are numerous sharp creeks and frequent washouts. 

The Nuccaleena mine site has many open cut mine areas and deep shafts. Exercise extreme care when walking around the site. If you intend to access the underground adit (horizontal shaft), ensure you have a hardhat and torch.

Do not go past the safety barrier.

This information was taken from the ‘Public Access Routes to Pastoral Land in South Australia’ document. View Here