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Purnululu (The Bungle Bungles)

As we approached the domes of Purnululu, neither of us spoke and only the sound of the car cruising across the dusty gravel road broke our stunned silence such is the impact on first sight of these incredible, unique landforms.     It was...


20 July 2018
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The Pilbara

The sparsely populated Pilbara Region of Western Australia is often overlooked by travellers who prefer the coastal attractions of the neighbouring Kimberly and Gasgoyne Regions.  We have been guilty on previous trips of driving past the Pilbara...


5 July 2018
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Spectacular Karijini

Karijini is frequently described as ‘like nowhere else in Australia’.  It is a truly unique and fascinating environment. We (Bazz and Fran) were thrilled to share this part of our journey with our friend Cherie.     Situated...


25 June 2018
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Broome Time

Life moves a little slower in Broome, its locally referred to as “Broome Time” and it’s all about taking the time to slooowww down, relax and hang out at the beach with friends.  It didn’t require much encouragement to do...


17 June 2018
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The Dampier Peninsula

The Dampier Peninsula or Ardi as the Traditional Owners know it, has the red carpet out in unique style.  The area is north east of Broome over what used to be 220km of a dusty red sand track ideally suitable for 4 wheel drive vehicles only, “unless...


7 June 2018
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The Gibb River Road

Ten days on the Gibb River Road is not nearly enough to see all that this 660km 4WD route has to offer.  This was our second crossing and on this occasion we visited some favourite places from the first trip and several new ones that will now be...


27 May 2018
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The Great Escape

  The vigorous hand-shake from Skipper Dan once the helicopter touched down on the top-deck helipad was firm and welcoming.  His next comment, “We are going to set some crab pots, do you want to come?” set the tone for an action...


14 May 2018
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The Art and Science of choosing a Camp Site

One of the most challenging aspects of a camping journey is choosing an appropriate camp location and then campsite.  The longer the intended stay in any one location the more critical the exercise becomes.  Having now been on the road...


2 May 2018
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The Road Less Travelled

Sometimes things happen for a reason.     After two nights camped on green lawn under shady trees at the G’Day Mate Caravan Park in Alice Springs, our plan was to head north and turn left onto the Buchanan Highway to take a short cut...


27 April 2018
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Home to the Border

All sailors know that leaving port on a Friday is not a good idea, so to leave on a five month camping adventure on Friday 13th was always going to be asking for trouble.   Fortunately for us, trouble just came in the form of some wild weather.     Travelling...


19 April 2018