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    DAVENPORT RANGES NATIONAL PARK TO THE BIG RED BASH

    NOW: FROM DAVENPORT RANGES NATIONAL PARK TO THE BIG RED BASH After a fresh-food top up in Katherine we headed down the Stuart Highway with a million grey nomads heading in both directions.  When we stopped at Renner Springs we…

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    NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK

    NOW: NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK A stop in Jabiru identified our starting and auxiliary batteries in the car were on the way out.  We replaced the starting battery but they didn’t have an auxiliary the right size in Jabiru.  In Katherine…

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    COBOURG PENINSULA, GARIG GUNAK BARLU NATIONAL PARK – ARNHEM LAND

    NOW: COBOURG PENINSULA, GARIG GUNAK BARLU NATIONAL PARK – ARNHEM LAND An early start saw us over Cahills Crossing at 7.30am, two hours before high tide.  This causeway crosses the East Alligator River and has a notorious reputation for eating…

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    KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

    NOW: KAKADU NATIONAL PARK On our last visit to Kakadu 23 years ago in the Commodore, we couldn’t get into Gunlom because the road was too rough for our sedan.  This time the road was still corrugated gravel but far…

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    DALY RIVER AND LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK

    NOW: DALY RIVER AND LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK The top end had had a very long wet season so we’d headed up to Darwin hoping the roads and waterfalls would be open when we were ready to start travelling south and…

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    ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN

     NOW: ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN We commemorated ANZAC Day in Alice Springs, watching the parade as it travelled up Todd Mall.  The mounted police and a group of young riders from Hermannsburg who donned historic Lighthorse uniforms rode proudly in…

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    ULURU AND KATA TJUTA

    NOW: ULURU AND KATA TJUTA After a lunch stop at Curtin Springs our first glimpse of Ayers Rock happened in the rain!  Yes! It’s raining on The Rock and we were glad to be off the dirt road and on…

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    THE OODNADATTA TRACK

    NOW: THE OODNADATTA TRACK The Oodnadatta Track starts at Maree which was once the end of the railway line.  It was the staging point for goods and stock which were herded or carried by camel trains or delivered by the…

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    FLINDERS RANGES

    NOW: FLINDERS RANGES After lots of online research and a quick trip to Adelaide we bought a new camera.  After over 30 000 photos, a million corrugations and dust in a variety of colours the poor Powershot gave up the…

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    EYRE PENINSULA – COFFIN BAY TO KIMBA

    NOW: EYRE PENINSULA  – COFFIN BAY TO KIMBA After making our online booking for a campsite at Morgans Landing in Coffin Bay National Park we realised the access was by driving up the beach.  A check of the tides showed…

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