Nooldoonooldoona waterhole - SA

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


DEG: -30.2738 139.287
DMS: 30º 16' 25.68" S 139º 17' 13.21" E
UTM: 54 J 6649633mN 335228mE
Altitude: 406.86m


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Wenlock QLD 4874
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Arkaroo was a great serpent from the Dreamtime who lived in the Gammon Ranges south of Arkaroola. According to the stories about him among the Adnyamathanha people, he felt very thirsty so slithered down to the plains and drank Lake Frome and Lake Callabonna dry. When he finished drinking he went back to the Gammon Ranges, his long body gouging out the bed of Arkaroola Creek and a number of waterholes at places he rested along the way as he moved. The large volume of salty water he drank gave him a terrible bellyache. The Aborigines believed that was the cause of the rumblings coming from beneath the ground in the Gammon Ranges, where he has slept in Yacki Waterhole since that time, every time he moves around in his restless sleep the water in his belly sloshing around rumbles. The water emerging from this spring is just below boiling point.
This rock hole has high levels of naturally occurring radioactivity. Swimming and camping in the area are prohibited.
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Distance from Nooldoonooldoona waterhole 6.24km SE
Mean Max. °C34.333.229.825.220.216.816.519.023.326.530.032.6
Mean Min. °C20.119.315.811.
Mean Rain mm33.339.131.114.317.

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