Woakwine Cutting is an attraction in South Australia that is renowned for being a significant feat of engineering.
Its name is derived from an Aboriginal word that means bent arm or elbow; referring to the shape of the large watercourse located near the Woakwine homestead.
Woakwine Cutting Viewing Platform, Address Location & History, Bray SA
Today, such an act would be on the receiving end of outrage from environmentalists, back then, it was part of a land management approach and its success elicited praise from the local community.
The cutting features information boards, a viewing platform, and machinery on display for all visitors. The cutting is 1-kilometre long and reaches up to 28.34 metres deep. Its width at the bottom is just 3 meters, while it’s 36.57 meters wide on top. It’s estimated that 276,000 cubic metres of material was successfully removed with the tractor in 5,000 hours.