Tag Archives: South Australia

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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Witjira National Park – 3 O’Clock Creek

20th/21st May 2015 We decided to stay at 3 O’clock Creek for a night to fill up our shower/washing tanks. The flow on the overhead fed tap was quite slow. With the help of a pump that our fellow travellers … Continue reading

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Witjira National Park – Dalhousie Ruins

18th May 2015 After Pedirka the track led through monotonous country till we arrived at Dalhousie Ruins. Dalhousie used to be a thriving station, mainly raising cattle. The homestead was abandoned in 1925 due to amalgamation with other properties. Over the years … Continue reading

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Pedirka Track – Pedirka Siding

ess18th May 2015 Pedirka is another relic of the Old Ghan Train. Now abandoned, it used to be a watering point for the steam locomotives pulling the Old Ghan. We are now very remote and we can only imagine what … Continue reading

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Hamilton Station

17th/18th May 2015 While Kay and Bruce continued along the Oodnadatta track to Marla and we turned north towards the Pedirka Track. We stopped overnight at Hamilton Station, a bush camping area where you can stay for $10.00 a night. Very … Continue reading

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Oodnadatta Track – 6 – Algebuckina Bridge and Waterhole

16th May 2015 Next stop was at the Algebuckina Bridge, a rough track in from the Oodnadatta Track. This bridge served the Old Ghan railway and is now disused as the new track is further west. It is an impressive … Continue reading

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Oodnadatta Track – 4 – Wabma Kadarbu Mount Spring

15th May 2015 Not much further along we stopped at the Wabma Kadarbu Mount Spring. From the parking area it is a short walk to the Mount Spring. (Lesley’s photo) The spring is a round pond were you can see … Continue reading

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Oodnadatta Track – 1 – Outside Marree

14th/15th May 2015 We knew that Kay and Bruce were heading for Marree to stay in the grounds of the pub. We went there to meet up with them and possibly to stay there as well. Sure enough they were … Continue reading

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Springton, Barossa Valley

We spent about a week in Springton with the friends with whom we will travel in the coming weeks through the very remote parts of Australia. The block next to their home is vacant and we were allowed to park … Continue reading

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Port Pirie, Port Germain, Port Germain Gorge, Laura

Our router had a loose connection with the power supply and as a consequence the connection frequently dropped out. I had a cable that fit into the power connector a lot better, so I thought I would give that a … Continue reading

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Sunday morning walk along Heysen Trail

I had seen quite a few walkers pacing along the fence line of the Crystal Brook Caravan Park. The Heysen Trail leads along the track next to the Caravan Park. The Heysen trail is a walking track that is 1200km … Continue reading

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Saturday – Crystal Brook Gathering

Once again I didn’t walk very far on Saturday morning. This is about as far as I walked – the green of one of the golf holes. Green is probably not the right word – not a blade of grass in … Continue reading

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Friday morning walk – old buildings

On Friday I walked into town along back streets. Many beautiful buildings that were built about 100 years ago. I am not going to comment on every photo, rather I hope that these photos give you an impression of Crystal … Continue reading

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To Crystal Brook

We left Burra Creek Gorge to head to Crystal Brook. The first ten kilometres of the road we backtracked the way we came. But in the morning light the hillsides with the deep shadows were even more spectacular. (Lesley’s Photo) … Continue reading

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Burra Creek Gorge – early morning walk

As the sun was rising above the horizon, I was out for my early morning walk. The light and shadows on the wheat fields made interesting patterns. Another look at the wheat fields with a slightly different angle. The hills … Continue reading

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Burra Creek Gorge – day of arrival

From Hogwash Bend it was a quick trip to Burra Creek Gorge. It involved crossing the river Murray with a ferry. This is a convenient service that is completely free of charge for the users. The ferry runs along cables … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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To Kidnippy Rest Area

Travelling across the Nullarbor and the Great Australian Bight to Kidnippy Rest Area with a Kedron Caravan. Continue reading

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