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Home > Travelogues > 2005 Travelogues Index > Granite Monoliths of the Eyre Peninsula
The South Australian Eyre Peninsula has a number of granite rocks; most in the vicinity of Minnipa and Wudinna.  Wave faces are not unique to Western Australian rocks. 
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Granite Monoliths

 

The area around Minnipa and Wudinna boasts some impressive rocks. 

 

Polda rock has been used as a water catchment and a low wall directs run off into a channel and into three large underground tanks.  Rocks in the distance are Little Mount Wudinna and Mount Wudinna.

 

In South Australia, locals claim that Mount Wudinna is the second largest monolith after Uluru, but several other states also make this claim about their rocks.  It is certainly known as the largest exposed granite monolith in South Australia. 

 

After climbing several of surrounding monoliths, it was the middle of the day and rather hot, so climbing Mount Wudinna was postponed until the following year. 

 

 

 

The textured striping on the wave like face of Pildappa Rock

 

The wave like edge of Turtle Rock; a smaller turtle shaped outcrop. 

 

Gnamma hole on Turtle Rock

 

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