Alberrie Creek - Mutonia Sculpture Park - SA

Point of Interest 

Position

DEG: -29.62258 137.540268
DMS: 29º 37' 21.29" S 137º 32' 24.96" E
UTM: 53 J 6720338mN 745966mE
Altitude: 28.46m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

596.78kms North of Adelaide - Driving 704 km (8 hours 14 mins)

Address & Contact

Oodnadatta Track
SA 5710
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Information

Alberrie Creek was once a railway siding on the old Ghan line 30km west of Marree on the Oodnadatta Track that has all but gone to dust. But there is something else here now instead that has made this place a worthwhile tourist stop. Coming from Marree you see two 1940’s Beechcraft Barron aircraft standing on their tails and joined at the wings like some modern day totem in the desert. As you draw closer you'll notice a large area of sculptures in the desert made of parts from all sorts of machinery, bits of railway and even airplanes.

Mutonia Scultpure Park is a project by Robin Cook, formerly a mechanic and now artist and his creations are a collection of whimsical larger than life outdoor exhibits. This project started in 1997 and each winter he returns to add a new work of art. Pieces are created from recycled rubbish and usually created back home in Victoria and trucked in for installation.

"Kombi Gate" is a real Kombi van that has been sliced in half, lengthwise, and positioned to form the gated entrance into the sculpture park. - a classic symbol of outback travel.

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Closest Weather Station

Marree Airport at 17/10:30am CST
Distance from Alberrie Creek - Mutonia Sculpture Park 51.16km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
17.5°C14.5°C35%1.9°C1020.0hPa0.0mmENE7km/hr
4knots
13km/hr
7knots

Closest Climatic Station

Marree Comparison
Distance from Alberrie Creek - Mutonia Sculpture Park 50.63km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.936.833.928.523.119.619.121.425.729.533.336.1
Mean Min. °C21.421.118.013.38.95.94.96.39.813.416.919.5
Mean Rain mm17.221.214.410.713.313.710.09.110.613.212.016.5

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