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Nooldoonooldoona Waterhole, Arkaroola is one of the most beautiful waterholes in the northern Flinders Ranges.

Yet it’s not easy to portray its full beauty in one photograph, mainly because a ninety degree turn in the creek is involved.

It’s easily accessible and I have visited it many times. Two pictures posted earlier click here show it from a couple of different angles.

The junction of the Arkaroola and Wild Dog Creeks is only a few metres from the waterhole, so in flood the amount of water flowing here is massive and can be up to 10 or 12 metres high.

So much water can pass through this ravine that the two boulders in this photograph, which weigh many tonnes have been moved some distance by the force.

What’s really remarkable though is how the trees survive all this turmoil.