What to see and do near Balcanoona Headquarters

For what to see and do in the National Park, go to the “See and do” section of the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park website here. For what to do and see around the Balcanoona Headquarters, here are some suggestions:

  1. Have a shower in the public amenities block
  2. Participate in one of our projects. Become a member of the Friends of V-GRNP and join a working visit to Balcanoona
  3. Visit the restored shearing shed and the Old Homestead
  4. Take the self-guided Uncle Gill’s walk around the restored shearing shed and sheep yards
  5. Stroll through the re-vegetation plantings on either side of the entrance road
  6. Hike from the Balcanoona trail-head on the Ridge-Walk trail to the 230m lookout point for views over Balcanoona
  7. Hike south-east then turn north-east up to the summit of Vulkathunha-Mangu (277m) for views over Balcanoona, Echo Point and the Arkaroola road
  8. Drive out to Munda (Lake Frome). Look for Desert Pea along the way; cross the dog fence; try to see Lake Eyre Dragons while walking on the lake surface
  9. Wander east or west along the usually dry Balcanoona Creek bed that runs past Balcanoona Headquarters – what birds can you see? (use our bird identification brochure to name them see: BirdBro )