Davenport Range

NOW: Davenport Range, Devils Marbles, Tennant Creek. Unseasonal rain north of Alice Springs made the Binns Track impassable so we had a turn on the tar of the Stuart Highway. Our lunch stop was at the restored Barrow Creek Telegraph Station, then on through Wycliffe Well and Wauchope to the Devils Marbles. The volcanic tors…

Alice Springs

NOW: ALICE SPRINGS It actually RAINED while we were in Alice Springs! While we were having breakfast at a trendy cafe in Todd Mall the Todd River flowed through town closing all the causeways and creating a great deal of excitement. Rain to the north had the river flowing through town but there was not…

BINNS TRACK

NOW: BINNS TRACK The road from Dalhousie Springs to the famous Mt Dare was rocky and slow going – almost as slow as some of the big climbs in the Victorian High Country and the roughest road we’ve travelled for a while. We passed Opossum Waterhole which held significance for the local Aboriginal people as…

COOBER PEDY

NOW: COOBER PEDY TO DALHOUSIE SPRINGS. We had a little run up the Stuart Highway from Glendambo to Coober Pedy. The car was very quiet on the smooth tar road, nothing shaking or rattling. We even had the radio on for a while! First stop in Coober Pedy was the Visitor Centre but ìt’s closed…

Googs Track

NOW: Googs Track – Ceduna to Coober Pedy. After crossing from Kangaroo Island we headed north through Port Wakefield which was once an important cargo port. The mangroves and salt flats have taken over but lots of people come here to fish. Our fishing destination was Port Augusta where our nephew took us squid fishing…

Kangaroo Island

NOW: Kangaroo Island. With the GPS set to take us by ferry again, we crossed The Backstairs Passage from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. The staff at Sealink were very helpful when we booked our crossing. Including our first night’s accommodation at Penneshaw Caravan Park in our package gave us the best price…

Victor Harbour and Adelaide

When setting your GPS you sometimes need to select the ferry option as we did when crossing the Murray River at Tailem Bend! From Jervois we wandered onto Goolwa, Port Elliott and Victor Harbour for a few days in the sun by the sea. Last time we were on the coast we had rain and…

Through the Riverina

Now: Through the Riverina and Across the Plains. We arrived in Griffith for ANZAC Day and attended the community Remembrance Service with the local community. Our camp was 25 kilometres out of town at Woolshed Flat in Cocoparra National Park. There are fire rings, picnic tables and gas barbeques. Cocoparra NP was a place visited…

The NSW Snowy Mountains

NOW – The NSW Snowy Mountains After our shortest days travel of 16 kilometres coming down from the Davies Plain Hut we crossed the Murray River on a stony crossing with the water at the middle of our wheels. I imagine the water will be much deeper at the end of winter when the snow…

Falls Creek

NOW: Falls Creek, Omeo and Davies Plain Track. With the mornings getting a little chilly we stopped off at a Ski Shop in Bright to buy some warm hooded jackets to keep the wind at bay by the campfire. Autumn leaves were carpeting the streets. The daytime temperatures were warm and pleasant but we needed…