Tag Archives: Kedron Caravan

Gary Junction Road – 4 – via Kiwirrkurra Roadhouse to Jupiter Well

4th June 2015 We continued our journey from Buck Hills. Of course this is still the Gary Junction Road and we haven’t seen any sealed roads for days now. Still we made good progress on these dirt roads – as … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 Caravanning trip | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

To Nanango

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

To Roma

Waking up to an overcast morning in Tambo, Lesley checked out the weather over the internet. Showers were forecast. As the road we planned to take was meant to be open for 4WD vehicles only, we didn’t want to risk … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To Tambo

From Ilfracombe we travelled via Barcaldine, Blackall to Tambo. Months ago, on our way to Alice, we were travelling through this area and it was very wet. In fact we had to wait in Blackall for the black soil to … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Longreach – Ilfracombe

We left our camp site in the Bladensburg National Park around 8:00am. We don’t normally leave this early, in part to avoid the most active time of kangaroos. Kangaroos where everywhere in the park and I was driving very aware … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dinosaurs Stampede – Lake Quarry Conservation Park

While we were in the Bladensburg National Park we went for a drive to the Lake Quarry Conservation Park to check out the Dinosaurs Stampede. We left the Kedron Caravan behind and drove out just in the LandCruiser. This is … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winton – Bladensburg National Park

It was a fairly long drive into Winton along very dry countryside. But it was an interesting ride passing these mesas along much of the way. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) We had been to Winton on the way … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Hamilton Hotel Rest Area

From Eyre Creek we headed further north to Boulia where we refuelled ourselves and the LandCruiser. We changed direction, now heading east in the direction of Longreach. We stopped at the Hamilton Hotel Rest Area, not exactly in the shade … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

To Eyre Creek

In the morning we said our goodbyes and headed off fairly early. From Birdsville we headed north towards Boulia. We stopped for the night alongside Eyre Creek, a beautiful spot in the midst of barren countryside. The birds love this … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

On the Birdsville Track

The Birdsville Track starts just north of Marree. (Lesley’s Photo) We saw the track from the air between Marree and Lake Eyre two years ago. From the air it looked like a well maintained road with cars travelling at high … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Marree

From Andamooka we backtracked through Roxby Downs, emptied the cassette and proceeded along the Borefields Road. I can’t say it was an exciting road to travel along. To put it more bluntly – boring scenery, not much change. Eventually the … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

To Andamooka

Our original plans to explore Alice Springs and surrounding area on our way back had long been abandoned. We had run out of time. Kay and Bruce had contacted us and asked whether we would like to join them on … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Esperance to Port Augusta

It has been a while since my last post and I can’t see myself catching up soon. So here is a quick summary of our travels from Esperance onwards. We enjoyed a day out at the Cape Le Grand National … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

to Jilah Rockhole

Still catching up with my blog: 19th August 2013 We are still heading east – a long way to go yet. We passed Caiguna Blow Hole. As at most stops I checked tyre temperature on all 8 wheels and wheelhub … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Baxter Rest Area

Still catching up with my blog: 18th August 2013 We continued to make good progress along excellent roads. We stopped at Baxter Rest Area for the night. Again we managed to drive a fair bit off the road where we … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Esperance to Ten Mile Rocks

Still catching up with my blog: 17th August 2013 From Esperance we headed north to Norseman on a fairly poor bitumen road. In Norseman we just stopped to refuel and then headed east towards the Nullarbor. The road here was … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cape Le Grand

17th August 2013 I am trying to catch up with the days that I didn’t blog. Exactly one month ago, we drove from Esperance to Cape Le Grand, leaving the Kedron in the caravan park. At the entrance to the … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Esperance – Scenic Drive

We left Mason Bay heading further east on dirt roads. We hadn’t gone far when we came across a sign ‘road damage – slow down’. There was quite a bit of water over the road and I couldn’t really see … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mason Bay

We left Stirling Range National Park heading South East towards the coast. From Hopetoun the road is no longer bitumen and we let the pressure in the tyres down to cope better with the rough road. The weather was constantly … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Porongurup National Park

From our campground in the Stirling Range National Park it wasn’t far to the Porongurup National Park. We left the Kedron behind to travel to the ‘Tree in the rocks’ area of the National Park. Beautiful flowers greeted us not … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Goomalling to Northam drive

We have driven into Northam from Goomalling a number of times. It is just 45km on good roads through wheatbelt country. Yesterday on our last drive into Northam (we plan to leave tomorrow – but we are known to change … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Goomalling – Water Wise Garden

In between the road and the caravan park is the Goomalling Water Wise Garden. The garden was established by the community with water wise plants donated by members of the public. It is a lovely spot for a stroll, looking … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Goomalling – historic walk, Jennacubbine, Toodyay

We decided to stay two more nights in Goomalling. As our third day basically was a washout, we didn’t get a chance to go for the historic walk through town. We also had run out of gas in one of … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Goomalling/Northam/Toodyay

On our way to Goomalling we stopped in the small town of Yelbeni in front of the museum. We stopped because we had heard an unusual noise coming from the right hand side of the vehicle. We wanted to check … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Perth area – part 4 – Mandurah

I had read about a scenic drive starting in Armadale. I thought it would be a nice area to explore the slopes of the range. Once again we were in need of a map. The Armadale Visitors Centre however is … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Perth Area – part 2 City Beach, Fremantle

We had to pick up some stuff from Osborne Park. We combined this with a trip to the beach and Fremantle. We headed along Scarborough Beach Road and hit the coast at Scarborough. There certainly has been some change around … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Perth Area – part 1

Friday 28th of June to 8th of July 2013 This morning we left the Perth area after having spent 10 nights at the Keswick Convention Centre. In part it was a place to organise a number of things, in part … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To Perth via York

Friday, 28th of June 2013 When I ventured outside on this Friday morning, one of my shoes was missing. No real hardship – it was a cheap Croc imitation. Still quite annoying – I can’t hop along with only one … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kokerbin Rock – day 2 part 2

Thursday 27th of June 2013 I am not quite sure what I am taking a picture of. I tried to find a photo with the same time stamp. Nothing I could find would justify this camera position. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kokerbin Rock – day 2 part 1

Thursday 27th of June 2013 Today’s plan was for a much more strenuous walk – take the track around the rock and also get up to the summit, 122 meters above the plain below. All up probably 9km, but the … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kokerbin Rock – day 1

Wednesday 26th of June 2013 We left Coolgardie heading further west along the Great Eastern Highway. The scenery gradually changed from tall trees and shrubs along the road to wheat growing areas. The stubble left after the harvest is a … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coolgardie

Wednesday 26th of June 2013 We managed quite an early start. We had packed everything away the previous night as we expected rain over night. It did rain over night but cleared up by the morning. Driving towards Coolgardie we … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

to Kalgoorlie

Tuesday, 25th of June 2013 From Niagara Dam it was a fairly short ride to Kalgoorlie. On the way to Kalgoorlie we had periods of light rain, sunshine and overcast. In Kalgoorlie itself we had brilliant sunshine and torrential downpours. … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Niagara Dam – part 2

Wednesday, 24th June 2013 continued from previous post… We soon went off for a walk to find the geocache – this time with fully charged batteries. It was a relatively easy find, although getting to it involved descending the rocky … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Niagara Dam

Saturday, 22nd to Tuesday 25th June 2013 We stayed 3 nights at Niagara Dam [CAW6 WA #350]. This is a magical place, the rocks make you think of a moon landscape. We were lucky enough to get a campsite overlooking … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gwalia

Saturday, 22nd June 2013 We left Malcolm Dam around 9:30 in the morning. Once again a freezing morning and we switched on the heater around 5:00 am. This enabled us to go back to sleep and I was surprised to … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

At Malcolm Dam

Malcolm Dam – continued. Just a few more sunset photos. This is the last point of our joint trip with our friends from Curtin Springs to Leonora. The pins on this map represent our overnight stops. We really enjoyed the … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To Malcolm Dam, at Malcolm Dam

Wednesday, 19th to Friday 21st of June, 2013 We decided to pump up the tyres as we knew we would be on bitumen for most of the day’s drive. Despite the higher pressure, the drive on the dirt roads was … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

to Giles (Jindalee) Breakaway

Tuesday, 18th June 2013 We woke to another cool morning. There was condensation on the inside of the windscreen in the LandCruiser, which made this little moth stand out before the diffused background. It wasn’t far to our next overnight … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

to Miinnie Creek Rest Area

Monday, 17th June 2013 We are still trying to get used to the Western Australian time zone. We were awake very early (Western Australian time) and left before 8am. A geocache was once again our first stop. This time it … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Manunda Rock Hole

Sunday, 16th June 2013 3 1/2 months on the road. In a way it’s been a long time since we left home. We have seen so much. We have experienced so much. Every day is different. On the other hand, … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment