Bolla Bollana Spring - SA



DEG: -30.28746 139.281479
DMS: 30º 17' 14.86" S 139º 16' 53.32" E
UTM: 54 J 6648111mN 334720mE
Altitude: 435.75m


Address & Contact

Umberatana Road
Arkaroola Village SA 5710
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A


The Bolla Bollana waterhole and springs are located to the west of The Arkaroola Lodge. It is a permanent creek bed spring.

There is no camping at the waterhole, but the shade from large river gums make it an attractive stop for a picnic and walk around the area.

The local aboriginal story about the meaning of Bolla Bollana involves a serpent that had drunk the waters of Lake Frome and retired himself into and around the area of Arkaroola. Occasionally, he encountered warriors and other mythical creatures who tried to hold him back. The Bolla Bollana Spring is where they "got up and ran".

The Waterhole track runs out towards the western side of the 61,000 hectare Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary where you will also see the remains of ancient volcanoes and the ruins of the Bolla Bollana Copper Smelter, a reminder of the rich mineral deposits mined early last century. The above link is a source of further history.
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Closest Weather Station

Arkaroola at 16/03:00pm CST
Distance from Bolla Bollana Spring 5.82km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Bolla Bollana Spring 5.82km 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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