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Days 111-113 – Longreach Waterhole NT

19th – 21st September, 2016. Following very heavy rain overnight, we had a rather messy time packing up in the morning to move on. We had been greatly anticipating our stop over at Longreach Waterhole, just west of Elliott on … Continue reading

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Days 108-110 – Bitter Springs

16th – 18th September, 2016. We had been tracking our mail forwarded from RV Homebase and expected that it would be in Katherine when we passed through on Friday. The Express Post article had been scanned through Winnellie NT sorting … Continue reading

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Days 106-107 – Sullivan Creek Rest Area

14th -15th September, 2016. Our drive out of Keep River NP was a little easier than our drive in as our tyres were cold and therefore had significantly lower pressure. Still we took it easy just to be sure. We … Continue reading

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Days 104-106 – Keep River National Park

12th – 13th September, 2016. On the road again and heading for the WA/NT border, we stopped briefly in Kununurra to restock the larder and refuel and then we were in the Northern Territory again. Last year we passed the … 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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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, … Continue reading

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Gary Junction Road – 2 – First night at Telstra Tower site

2nd – 3rd June 2015 I took many photos when we stopped for the first night on our Gary Junction Road trip. Everything was special to me, even my own shadow. There is not much to say about the next … Continue reading

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Gary Junction Road – 1 – drive along the Gary Junction Road

2nd June 2015 It wasn’t far from Redbank Gorge to the end of the bitumen and the start of the Gary Junction Road. We stopped for a photo to mark the occasion of the start of our big trip. We … Continue reading

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Ormiston Gorge

1st June 2015 We went for a short drive back to Ormiston Gorge. We had a bit of a look around, used their facilities and to our surprise Kay and Bruce arrived and parked very close to us. They were … Continue reading

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Redbank Gorge

30th May to 2nd June 2015 The first morning after our arrival it was washing day. Our twin tub that we carry with us in the LandCruiser has given us good service. Two nearby trees provided a convenient spot to attach … Continue reading

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Leaving Alice to Red Bank Gorge

30th May 2015 We finally left Alice Springs with Val and Chris with the intention of getting close to the start of the Garry Junction Road. We headed towards the West MacDonnell Ranges all on good sealed roads. (Lesley’s photo) … Continue reading

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Alice Springs

23rd to 30th May 2015 Alice Springs was mainly a stay to get organised for our next stage of the trip, the Garry Junction Road. We collected mail, we shopped, we organised various bit and pieces to make improvement to … Continue reading

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Day trip to Rainbow Valley, Hugh River Stock Route and Ewaninga Rock Carvings

28th May 2015 We went for a round trip to the south of Alice Springs. We really wanted to see Rainbow Valley as people had told us it was a fantastic area. We certainly weren’t disappointed. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) … Continue reading

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To Alice Springs

23rd May 2015 We were getting close to our next destination – Alice Springs. We had booked a space in a caravan park, but were a bit early for it. We travelled leisurely, stopping for geocaches on the way. The … Continue reading

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Erldunda – Desert Oaks Rest Area

22nd/23rd May 2015 It didn’t take us long to reach the Erldunda Road House. We didn’t need fuel here, but for the first time in a long while we had access to the internet. Downloading emails, checking Facebook, sending a … Continue reading

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South Australia to Northern Territory

21st May 2015 From 3 O’clock creek we wanted to drive into the Northern Territory – a fairly long day. But we knew that the grader had just been through from Dalhousie Springs to the edge of the Witjira National … Continue reading

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Into Western Australia

Friday, 14th of June, 2013 It was a cold night – 4 degrees outside, 8 degrees inside the caravan. Clear skies – cold nights. Being so much further West and almost at the shortest day of the year, sunrise is … Continue reading

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towards Ayers Rock, Western Australian Border

Thursday, 13th of June, I have been looking forward to this stage of the trip for some 6 months. Finally we were on our way towards Ayers Rock and the Western Australian Border. Within less than an hour, we caught … Continue reading

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To Curtin Springs

Monday, 10th to Thursday 13th of June 2013 We left Alice Springs heading further south along the Stuart Highway. Once again we were surprised by the scenery and the vegetation. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) … Continue reading

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Alice Springs

Saturday 8th Sunday 9th June 2013 Heading out from Devils Marbles along the Stuart Highway we were surprised how green the countryside is. (Lesley’s photo) We passed some interesting hills. (Lesley’s photo) We intended to camp at the Tropic of … Continue reading

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Devils Marbles – Sunrise

Saturday, 8th June 2013 When looking out of the window this morning, there was a strange light. Sunrise was special and the light it threw on the rocks was different again. The rocks in the early morning light were beautiful. … Continue reading

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Devils Marbles

Friday, 7th June 2013 After an early start we had a good run into Tennant Creek. A quick stop to refuel and a stop at the post office to put the failed relay in the mail for Terry to check … Continue reading

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Into Northern Territory, 41 Mile Bore

Thursday, 6th June 2013 After a departing photo in the riverbed in early morning light, we took off towards the Northern Territory. The border was not far. (Lesley’s photo) I knew there was a geocache in the area ‘Top End?’. … Continue reading

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