Gluepot homestead and visitors centre.
Why would you want to go to Gluepot Station? It's unlikely it is the sort of place you just stumble across while driving around as it takes a hour of driving on dirt roads over a rabble of sand hills and a sameness of vegetation to get there... so it seems anyway.
... maybe for walking in the quiet stillness of the morning. Walking tracks wind their way through varying vegetation types... Mallee, Casuarina, Spinifex, grasses and shrubs...
... to camp in a remote campsite under the Mallee listening to the nocturnal birds and animals calling and watching the moon and the stars.
In the western part of the reserve is Old Gluepot where a few relics of the old station remain. A bird hide overlooks one of the few open areas of grassland that exist in the Reserve and after rain shallow ponds form that attract some waterbirds and ducks.
The main reason to go to Gluepot is birds... the chance of seeing something unusual... birds that still remain behind because Gluepot was largely undeveloped and undisturbed... birds that have gone from much of settled Australia.
The typical open dome shaped Mallee tree or bush. A spreading canopy of branches and a carpet of litter underneath. This type of woodland covered extensive areas of Australia but has been severely reduced in area. Gluepot is part of a band of reserves north of the River Murray that run across South Australia and into New South Wales that allow some of those once common Mallee birds to remain in the wild.
Gluepot is about an hours drive north of the main road between Morgan and Renmark. The turnoff is at the Christadelphian Ecclessia and follows a dirt road to the reserve past an orange grove, a pig farm, cattle yards and eventually over lots of sand hills through the Mallee...
... anyway, anyway, there is lots of information about Gluepot so I thought you might just enjoy some black and white views.