Box Flat in the Annuello reserve is a very pleasant place to camp. No reservation is required, no fee is charged and no facilities are provided. Perfect. I was the only human occupant.
I spent the morning exploring and was well rewarded with flocks of Mulga and Regent Parrots. The tracks through the reserve were in good shape, not necessarily the case after rain but there hasn’t been a lot of that lately. Annuello covers about 36,000 hectares and is well wooded mainly with Mallee eucalypts. If it had a nice sexy lake it would certainly be a National Park instead it’s even better. Quiet and with a little less over-regulation.
Leaving the reserve I made my way north to the mighty Murray and the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. At the river I was greeted by large noisy flocks of Little Corellas and entertained by Whistling Kites circling overhead.
The environment in the national park is a little more varied and it does have some sexy lakes. These were my destination in search of some more photographs of the night sky.
I found what I was looking for at Lake Mournpall.