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The Oodnadatta Track and the Stuart Highway

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Lyndhurst is a tiny town of about 20 people, with a hotel, a roadhouse and a few houses at the end of the bitumen, north of Leigh Creek. It is at the fork in the road with Oodnadatta Track heading north and the Strezlecki Track leading to Innaminka by the Cooper Creek and on to Queensland. Lyndhurst had its beginnings as a railway settlement in 1882  as the Great Northern Railway snaked northwards.

There are beautiful views from the hills behind the tiny settlement. A small rare finch, known as the Chestnut-breasted Whiteface, lives in the Lyndhurst hills and ornithologists come from all over the world to observe it. More

Road Conditions Report
Before venturing off sealed roads into the Outback, you will need to know weather reports and if the roads are open or not. (roads close when conditions are wet). There are severe penalties for not obeying road closures.
Road Conditions Report

The ochre cliffs
Just up the Oodnadatta Track about 5 kms, are the ocrhre cliffs, a natural attraction, where Aboriginal people trekked to from many miles away to collect its striking colours to use in their corroborees and to trade.

Mount Lyndhurst is one of Australia’s largest sheep and cattle stations, covering an area of some 3500 square kilometres.

Ecipse of the Sun 2002

The unique event for Lyndhurst was the eclipse of the sun in December 2002. Hundreds of people decended on the tiny town for a music festival to accompany the astronomical happening. Lyndhurst, along with Ceduna on south Australia's far West Coast, was deemed to be one of the best sites for viewing the eclipse. Specially chartered planes arrived bringing astronomers and enthusiasts from all over the world to witness the eclipse.

    Lyndhurst Station

    Lyndhurst Eclipse courtesy Steve Strike