West Kimberley

– by Dee Getting off the Gibb River Road and into Derby was a relief, and when we were directed to our own private campsite under The Tree at Mark and Bec’s, handed the keys and given the run of the house, the relief nearly overflowed into tears. I guess I was more traumatized than … [Read more…]

Gibb River Road – GRR

– by Diane After a week of exploring the area around Kununurra and Wyndham, some of us were ready to tackle the infamous Gibb River Road across to Derby. We left our comfy digs (and our shady swimming pool) at Perry Creek Farm, bound for 660 km’s of rough, dusty, remote and mostly unsealed road. … [Read more…]

The Savannah Way

The Savannah Way is a whopping 3700 kilometres, from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland to the Broome, an historic pearling town in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. Once we pointed our rig west from Katherine and headed towards The Kimberley, we started to discover the appeal of this iconic road. The views were spectacular and there … [Read more…]

The Top End

By Rod It was time to leave The Red Centre; time to check out what else there was to see in The Territory. It was also 1,500 km’s to Darwin, so with the bitumen once again under our tyres it was time to crank up the music, turn on the aircon, and join the stream of … [Read more…]

The Red Centre

After hundreds of kilometres of rough, dusty, dirt road of the Oodnadatta Track it was great to have bitumen under our tires again as we re-joined the Stuart Highway at Marla and headed up into “The Territory” ready to explore The Red Centre of Australia.. One of the first things that struck me about The … [Read more…]

The Real Outback

– By Diane So, we were off to Maree and the start of the Oodnadatta Track. The name just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? The 620 kilometre-long unsealed track connects Marree to Marla, and the outback settlements of William Creek and Oodnadatta, skirting the southern section of Lake Eyre. The landscape is peaceful, remote … [Read more…]

Beltana Station

– by Diane It was a bit hard to drag ourselves away from the awe-inspiring scenery at Wilpena Pound and the central Flinders Ranges, especially since we had the BEST campsite in the whole park. But we were starting to get itchy feet. Even Leo (our Nissan) was keen to get his “toes” back into … [Read more…]

The Flinders Ranges

– by Rod At over 400 km long, the Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia. It stretches from near Port Pirie in the south, to Lake Callabonna, north of Arkaroola, in the north. We had heard that the area around Wilpena Pound was quite spectacular, so after finally dragging ourselves away from the Mighty Murray … [Read more…]

Farewell Murray

– by Diane “Just one more day…” It was time to move on, it was. But it was hard to say goodbye to the Murray River, knowing it could be quite some time before we are back on the banks of the third longest navigable river in the world. (Trivia question for you: Do you … [Read more…]