It was another typical dry season afternoon today: hot and humid with big blue skies and pleasant enough if you’re lucky to have some swimmable water nearby! We decided to take a trip across to Mandorah from our current home at my auntie and uncle’s house in Darwin. Mandorah is located across the bay from […]
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Planet View: S14°19.067′ E132°25.252′ Street View: S14°19.067′ E132°25.252′ We arrived at the famous Nitmiluk National Park mid-afternoon and setup camp in the beautiful campsite run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Green grass amid towering gums, again with hot showers and a fabulous pool surrounded by a tropical garden, definitely our best camping spot […]
We’ve covered a lot of ground in the last couple of days! After taking a drive through West Macdonnell Ranges National Park next to Alice Springs we headed north and spent the night at Devil’s Marbles Conservation Park about an hour south of Tennant Creek. The termite mounds were ubiquitous for the drive north of […]
Planet View: S23°41.973′ E133°51.695′ Street View: S23°41.973′ E133°51.695′ Our original plan was to head from Uluru to Finke Gorge National Park via the Finke Creek 4WD Track. We drove the 250 kilometers to the beginning of the track but, upon seeing that it would be almost 50 kilometers of 4WD low-range in a sandy river […]
Steve forwarded this article onto us, turns out the motorcyclist that we passed on the way into Dalhousie Springs was picked up by an army Chinook helicopter. The article below from The Australian on June 15th.
Planet View: S25°20.566′ E131°01.281′ Street View: S25°20.566′ E131°01.281′ We spent the night at Mount Ebenezer (S25°10.817′ E132°40.698′) on Tuesday, Ebenezer roadhouse is basically a cattle station that has cottoned on to offering facilities for passing tourists, something we’ve noticed a lot of stations do in The Outback (William Creek, Mount Dare, Curtin Springs to name […]
Yesterday began with my birthday present from my mum: a scenic flight over Lake Eyre. Lake Eyre is really something that should be seen from the air, it stretches a huge 144 kilometers from north to south and collects the water from one sixth of Australia’s landmass. The recent floods in Queensland have resulted in […]
Planet View: S28°54.571′ E136°20.338′ Street View: S28°54.571′ E136°20.338′ An early start this morning as we were woken at sunrise by flocks of hundreds of sulphur-crested cockatoos that inhabit the dry creek bed at Farina. Talk about nature’s alarm clock! A quick Greek coffee, something both of us are addicted to after our time in Greece, […]
Planet View: S31°24.622′ E138°33.701′ Street View: S31°24.622′ E138°33.701′ Yesterday morning we set off from Adelaide, The Tank laden with supplies, fuel, water and all our belongings (which finally arrived from San Francisco on Thursday!). We set a course for the Flinders Ranges, arriving in the early afternoon through the National Park’s Brachina Gorge entrance and […]
Planet View: S34°51.798’ E138°28.728’ Street View: S34°51.798’ E138°28.728’ A bit of time to catch our breath (or so we thought) in Adelaide for a few weeks, we’re almost ready to head north on our way to Darwin. Adelaide’s always very hectic for us when we visit, a lot of fun catching up with people we […]