Monthly Archives: August 2015

Einasleigh – Copperfield Gorge

8th August, 2015. After our few interesting days at Cobbold Gorge, our next major destination was Undara where we planned to take the Lava Tube Tours but, as we are in no particular hurry, took a scenic drive to an … Continue reading

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Cobbold Gorge – Helicopter Flight

7th August, 2015. Our helicopter flight was booked for 2 pm but for some reason it was postponed till 2.30 pm however the sun was quite co-operative in allowing us some reasonable photos. It was quite difficult to get shots … Continue reading

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Cobbold Gorge Hike

7th August, 2015. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, so much so that we decided to take a helicopter flight the next day to bring the whole landscape into perspective. It was recommended to take an afternoon flight when the sun … Continue reading

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Cobbold Gorge Tour

5th – 7th August, 2015. We travelled to Cobbold Gorge via Georgetown where we refuelled, stocked up on fresh vegetables and visited the Information Centre where we were advised to phone and book our site and tour as the Gorge … Continue reading

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Cumberland Historic Mine Site

4th August, 2015. Following our short stop in Croydon, we drove further east on the Savannah Way to the Cumberland Historic Mine Site, 20 kms east of Georgetown, where we had been told we could camp for the night. Our … Continue reading

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To Croydon

4th August, 2015 Our journey today would take us through the town of Croydon, the destination of the Gulflander train line, and on to a free camp that we had been told about at the Normanton Information centre, the Cumberland … Continue reading

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Normanton and a trip on the Gulflander

3rd August, 2015. There are a number of interesting buildings in the town of Normanton, not least of which is the well preserved Railway Station, home of the Gulflander train.   The railway line between Croydon and Normanton was started … Continue reading

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Daytrip to Karumba

2nd August, 2015. As it is only around 80 kms of good sealed road from Normanton to Karumba, we decided to take a day trip there instead of taking the van. We don’t fish so didn’t think a stay in … Continue reading

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To Normanton

1st August, 2015. Having now decided to include Gregory Downs and Lawn Hill Gorge in next year’s trip, Normanton was our next destination. We had begun seeing a lot of roadkill, mainly small roos and wallabies, and consequently lots of … Continue reading

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To Burketown

29th July, 2015. We topped up our water tanks and left Cape Crawford fairly early, heading towards Borroloola and then back on gravel roads to the NT-Qld border. Our plan was to stop overnight along the way at one of … Continue reading

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Cape Crawford, Southern Lost City Limmen National Park

27th July, 2015. I had read on Wikicamps, that the Cape Crawford Caravan Park gets very busy so it is advisable to arrive early. With this in mind, we packed up early at Bullwaddy and headed further east on the … Continue reading

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To Bullwaddy Rest Area

26th July, 2015. We enjoyed our two night stay at Jalmurark Campground but decided to move on. Having been told of the condition of the Savannah Way from Roper Bar to Cape Crawford, we decided to stay on the bitumen … Continue reading

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Jalmurark Campground, Elsey National Park

23rd – 25th July, 2015. Our original plan had been to stay at Bitter Springs Caravan Park near Mataranka but on studying Wikicamps and CAW, I came across the listing for the Jalmurark Campground in the Elsey National Park. This … Continue reading

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To Katherine

23rd July, 2015. We got off to a reasonably early start from Kununurra heading towards Katherine, approximately 500kms to the north east. Our plan was to travel about half way and camp overnight at Sullivan Campground in the Gregory National … Continue reading

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Mirima National Park – Hidden Valley

22nd July 2015 From our campsite we could see the peaks of the Hidden Valley National Park. They seemed so close, I thought there must be a way to get to them from where we were staying. On two morning … Continue reading

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