Gary Junction Road – 3 – to Western Australia, Buck Hills

3rd/4th June 2015
Our next fuel stop was in Kintore. Another Aboriginal Community where the fuel pumps are located in secure, small brick buildings. After filling up with diesel at two dollars a litre and getting some groceries at the store, Lesley made a couple of sandwiches which we ate in the caravan. Some local kids were very interested in our caravan, tried to peer into the van by standing on tippy toes on the step outside the door. They declared the van to be ‘very good’.

Not long afterwards we reached the border between Nortern Territory and Western Australia.

(Lesley’s photo)

Once again a Len Beadell Marker reminded us of the past of the Gary Junction Road. Incredible to think that before 1960 this part of the country was virtually inaccessible by motor vehicles.
(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

Looking back – the Northern Territory welcoming sign – for us it was goodbye from the Northern Territory.

and into Western Australia.

At the border we saw many ant hills.

We stopped for the night at Buck Hills – it wasn’t straight forward to find a flat spot there so our caravans were a bit spread out. While being level is nice for sleeping, the more important aspect is the draining of the shower floor. Water will not flow upwards!

In some of the photos you see the bonnet of Bruce and Kay’s Nissan Patrol raised. This is not because there is a problem, but the connection plug for the solar panel to charge the second battery is under the bonnet.

Many more ant hills in this area.

We first thought the birds were kites – they turned out to be common crows.

I loved the setting of this camp site. It reminded me of the many camp sites on the Great Central Road where we often camped at these breakaways.

In the morning I went for a walk around the other side of the breakaway. In the rising sun the breakaway looked stunning.




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One Response to Gary Junction Road – 3 – to Western Australia, Buck Hills

  1. David and Jill Joicey says:

    Hi Lesley and Erich , hope you are both well , love the photos . The one of the hill looks like molten gold … Keep safe XXXX

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