Old Ghan Trail

Outback Tracks : Old Ghan Railway Heritage Trail

October 22nd 2014

  Our plan was to follow the Old Ghan Railway Heritage Trail from Alice Springs to Oodnadatta, but it didn’t really turn out that way.  As the track followed the old Ghan Railway, we saw ruins of sidings, each being …

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Subway travel job

Travel Jobs : Fast Food (Made Fresh)

October 20th 2014

Hi guys – Juz here…   When we realised we were stuck in Alice Springs for at least another two weeks because of Troopy issues, I knew that I’d have to get a job – for two reasons.  Firstly, because …

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Rainbow Valley

Natural Wonders : Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve

October 18th 2014

  We were having some issues with the Troopy heating up on long drives, so after Dave had made some repairs and adjustments, we took it for a test drive.  Just 100kms south of Alice Springs, Rainbow Valley was the …

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Useful Websites for Travellers

October 16th 2014

Google Maps During the planning stage of our trip, any place that we wanted to visit was marked with a star on Google Maps.  Juz’s Google account saved all the stars.  It’s also a handy tool for measuring distances – …

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Kings Canyon

Natural Wonders : Kings Canyon

October 15th 2014

  Kings Canyon is part of the rocky trifecta of the Northern Territory, along with Uluru and Kata Tjuta.  The walls are made up of two layers of sandstone walls, with solidified sand dunes at the top of the cliffs. …

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Lasseters Camel Cup

Wildlife : The Camel

October 12th 2014

  Name: Dromedary Scientific Name: Camelus dromedarius Alternative Names: Arabian Camel, Indian Camel, One-hump Camel   Fast Facts Dromedaries are found in Arabian deserts, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Africa and now Australia.  They are the next largest member of the camel …

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Troopy bits

Cooling Down in Alice Springs

October 9th 2014

Heating Up in Hermannsburg – Part 2   We arrived back in Alice Springs after our amazing visit to Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and I got to work as soon as possible.  The first few days were spent fiddling with …

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