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Lawn Hill

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 1 Aug 2016 | Views [316] | Comments [1]

Friday July 29 saw us ready to leave Burketown by 9:30am after last minute photos and an early coffee. We back tracked back towards Doomadgee to then take the dirt track south west towards Bowthorn Station and then south through Lawn Hill Station and ... Read more >


Lorella Springs to Burketown

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 1 Aug 2016 | Views [434]

On Sunday 24 th we left Lawn Hill with some of the group choosing to go directly to King Ash Bay whilst some of us chose to travel via Cape Crawford with an overnight stop and a visit to the Heartbreak Hotel. On our way down to Cape Crawford ... Read more >


Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 31 Jul 2016 | Views [249]

Some of the group had decided to back track and visit the Western Lost City before heading to Lorella Springs. Jenny and I left a bit later and headed directly for Lorella Springs with a side trip to the Southern Lost City (so many lost cities –... Read more >


Katherine to Limmen National Park

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 | Views [392]

A casual start from Katherine was the order of the day as some members of the group wanted to be at Katherine Train Station to see the Ghan arrive from Alice Springs at about 9:00AM, we finished up leaving Katherine at about 10:45AM to head down the ... Read more >


Jabiru to the Cobourg Peninsular

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 18 Jul 2016 | Views [650] | Comments [1]

oAn early start from Jabiru saw us at Cahill’s Crossing by about 9:00AM which coincided with a low tide and an easy crossing with the water barely at hub depth at the deepest point. Once across the river we headed out on the road through Arnhem ... Read more >


Darwin to Jabiru

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 16 Jul 2016 | Views [273]

A 9:00am departure from Darwin saw us heading out on the Arnhem Highway with the plan to take the Old Jim Jim Road past the Mount Bundy Military Training Area and across through the heart of Kakadu then on to the Kakadu Highway for a short run up to ... Read more >


Katherine to Darwin - the 'long' way

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 6 Jul 2016 | Views [325] | Comments [2]

After a couple of days in Katherine and a really good night catching up with a couple of my cousins from Victoria we headed off for Gunlom Falls in the SW corner of Kakadu NP where we would meet up with the rest of the group again. On arriving ... Read more >


Out to Nhulunbuy and back

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 26 Jun 2016 | Views [373] | Comments [2]

On June 19th after a day of resting and restocking in Katherine we headed off on the 720km trek out to Nhulkunbuy on the Central Arnhem Land Road which has a reputation of being brutal at times but to our surprise the first section of dirt out to the ... Read more >


Out of the "Isa"

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 18 Jun 2016 | Views [354] | Comments [3]

After an overnight stop in Mount Isa we were set to head of on what we knew would be a fairly mundane drive - across the Barkly Highway then up the Stuart Highway to position ourselves for the run out to Nhulunbuy on the 18th of June. We camped overnight ... Read more >


Into the Diamantina

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 | Views [402] | Comments [2]

After a good night at Toompine we headed for the Diamantina National Park with a stop at Quilpie for fuel and coffee then an overnight stop at Coopers Creek just east of Windorah. After fuelling up again at Windorah we set off on the long haul into the ... Read more >


Day 2 and 3

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 6 Jun 2016 | Views [307] | Comments [2]

A further 2 days travel now finds us in Toompine in SW QLD - a very small place where the only buildings are the pub and the Progress Association Hall. It is a free camp but for a gold coin donation we get toilets and showers. We had a meal in the pub ... Read more >


First Day of Travel

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 4 Jun 2016 | Views [299] | Comments [3]

After a very wet and foggy start to the day the group, minus Allan, met at Maccas at Lithgow. Gary, Elke and Ken had stayed the night at Lithgow with Jenny and I and Schuey travelling from home after a very early start. The trip over the mountains was ... Read more >


Photos: Arnhem Land & Savannah Way

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Preparartion

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Views [312]

Preparation for the trip is almost complete with only a few things to attend to. With only 9 days to when we set off we are looking forward to the trip with plenty of enthusiasm. It will be great to get up into Queensland and the NT with the warmer ... Read more >


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