9 January, 2017. What a way to start the new year – with a trip to Uluru and the Field of Light installation. We’ve been planning this trip for quite a few months and yes, we know it is a hot time of year to be heading to the Rock, but there are a few pros. There will not be much traffic on the roads; there will be no problems getting into… Read More
Charleville – Nindigully – approx 433km Stoked up the fire this morning and first light here is a lot earlier than it was in Birdsville as well as much warmer overnight temperatures – was 6.7° this morning at 7am as opposed to -1° at Birdsville in the morning. After we packed up, we decided to drive on just a little further because we felt we weren’t in the right spot. What did… Read More
Well, that 6 months went quickly. One minute we are lightly discussing the possibility of accepting a posting to Darwin – the next minute, there’s 4 weeks left til we head off. Where did the time go? We’ve done a lot of ‘down sizing’ of ‘things’ that we’ve somehow accumulated over the past 6 years – where does all that stuff come from? There were certainly a few ‘what was I thinking’… Read More
Leaving Birdsville So, it’s the morning after the night before…the concert is finished and everyone is on the move. People started moving out well before sunrise all keen to get on the road before the hords do. We decided that it was in our best interest to hang back and take our time leaving. We knew only too well that it was going to be busy in Birdsville but also at the… Read More
WINDORAH – BIRDSVILLE BIG RED BASH Today is the today we head to Birdsville. I’ve never been to Birdsville before; Damian has but many moons ago as a younger man on adventures. I’m rather excited by the prospect of today’s drive. While 386km seems an easy drive (really, that should only take 4hrs right?) – add in all the corrugations and we were told that the trip is more like 8hrs plus…. Read More
Well, we are finally on our way to Birdsville and the Big Red Bash. We’ve been looking forward to this for some time and are keen to get on the road. We don’t have too far to drive – we are trying to average about 400km so that we aren’t tiring ourselves out with driving all day. It’s nice to get somewhere and enjoy the solitude of the camp site and the… Read More
How exciting – we get to pick her up We finished up our camping trip by heading to Brendale and Aussie Swag Campers to pick up our much awaited camper trailer. We have purchased the Ultra D (Diesel) and she is a home on wheels. To see all the inclusions, you can look here. By the way, the Aussie Swag Ultra D won the 2013 Off Road Camper Trailer of the Year –… Read More
Deep down, we were stretching out this part of the trip as much as possible. Neither of us were ready to go home, but we had to be in Brisbane first thing the next morning to pick up our new camper trailer 🙂 On the road, we passed some roadworks (naturally) and I just loved the colour combinations of the deep red of the dirt and the vibrant green of grass and… Read More
After our 3 nights at Airlie Beach, we packed up and headed off back down the coast getting closer and closer to Brisbane and Canungra. As we packed up though, the little family of ducks that had been ever present during our stay, crossed in front of us looking for grass to eat. We had seen these ducks further up the coast as well but they had been too far away to… Read More
Well, this iconic hotel deserves it’s own post. I was so looking forward to coming here and I was not disappointed. This whole area was so much fun. Not just the hotel, but the camping grounds were great and we did a day trip up to Cooktown and Archer’s Point (more on that in the next post). Built in 1875 on the banks of the Little Anninan River, the Lion’s Den Hotel is… Read More
We decided to head to Lake Tinaroo for the night before heading up to the Lions Den Hotel. The landscape has changed dramatically from out west and there is loads of green either side of the road now. Green trees, fields of sugar cane or whatnot. Roadworks still continue along the roads. Most are still in recovery from the last floods. There was an abundance of termite hills everywhere we drove but… Read More
After visiting the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, we headed off towards Charters Towers where we intended to spend 3 nights. We wanted some R&R so Damian could rest from driving every day and we could let Pepe take a break from being cooped up in the car every day. After all, we are on holiday. Each day has been the same with skies the colour of the Australian summer – deep… Read More
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