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Gallery: The Pilbara

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Broome to Exmouth

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We flew from Jakarta via Singapore back to north Australian city of Darwin, where we spent the day enjoying lunch with my auntie and uncle followed by a trip to see my cousin at work with her first and second graders at Nakara Primary School.  It was a fun trip, bringing back memories of the […]

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Karijini National Park

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Planet View: S22°27.994′ E118°33.428′ Street View: S22°27.994′ E118°33.428′ Maximum Temperature: 42°C (108°F) One of Western Australia’s most famous National Parks, we were both looking forward to exploring the gorges and swimming holes of Karijini.  Karijini’s located almost 300 kilometers inland from Port Hedland, it’s extremely arid country in the central Pilbara without a hint of […]

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Gallery: The Kimberley

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Broome

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Planet View: S17°55.662′ E122°13.020′ Street View: S17°55.662′ E122°13.020′ We made our way to Broome from Derby a few weeks ago, finishing up the last few chapters of Malcolm Gladwell’s interesting book Outliers on tape during the roughly 300 kilometer drive.  We can understand why Broome is one of the top winter tourist destinations in the […]

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The Dampier Peninsula

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After a fantastic week back in civilization in the relaxing surrounds of Broome (we’re spending some more time in Broome next week so a post on Broome is on its way…) we again removed ourselves from the beaten path and headed up the Dampier Peninsula, the spit of land extending north from Broome and Derby […]

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Birdwood Downs Station

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While in the Kimberley amongst so many cattle stations one of the things I wanted to do most was ride a horse on a station.  It was difficult to find a station that offered this due to insurance reasons but we finally found a station just outside of Derby that did.  Birdwood Downs Station offers […]

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Derby and Fitzroy Crossing

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Fitzroy Crossing was our first stop on the bitumen after completing our almost three week trek across the Gibb River Road.  Fitzroy is pretty much an Aboriginal community along the Great Northern Highway, a stop for people driving the stretch between Kununurra and Broome.  Fitzroy Crossing earns its name from being located alongside the Fitzroy […]

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The Gibb River and Kalumburu Roads

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After our few nights at El Questro we began our trek across the Gibb River Road.  Arguably one of Australia’s most well-known 4WD routes, the Gibb is a rocky, corrugated stretch of dirt making its way from just west of Kununurra to the coastal town of Derby.  This section of the Kimberley is home to […]

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Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek National Parks

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Planet View: S17°24.903′ E124°56.604′ (Windjana Gorge) and S17°36.385′ E125°08.715′ (Tunnel Creek) Street View: S17°24.903′ E124°56.604′ (Windjana Gorge) and S17°36.385′ E125°08.715′ (Tunnel Creek) Our first stops officially off the Gibb River Road (we’re now on the Leopold Downs Road to Fitzroy Crossing) took us to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek.  In an area of the country […]

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