Pildappa Rock is the South Australian equivalent of WA’s Wave Rock, but with the added bonus of more anonymity. Managed by the local shire, this mini granite monolith is a stark contrast to the flat agricultural plains that encapsulate it, yet it doesn’t stand out due to the camouflaging blanket of pastel lichen that tucks it into the surrounding landscape.
The rock itself is an ancient gallery exhibiting uniquely weathered and precariously placed remnant boulders, set among pitted pools reflecting the sky after rains. Twilight is an excellent time to venture up the smooth slopes to watch the screenplay of sunset’s receding colours make way for the moon’s debut over the rugged peaks of the distant Gawler Ranges. Take a bowl of popcorn up with you and enjoy the show!
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