Northern Territory

Oodnadatta Track

Second Year On The Road

May 10th 2015

Australia Day in Darwin  Wildlife in our backyard!   Cocosaurus Cove   Litchfield National Park   Kakadu National Park   Cutta Cutta Caves Edith Falls Lorella Springs Wilderness Park Caranbirini Conservation Reserve   Devil’s Marbles   Wycliff WellAileron Arltunga Historical …

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Bye NT

Top 5 Things about the Northern Territory

October 24th 2014

  We spent over a year in the Northern Territory; not out of choice but out of obligation.  We had to work in Darwin for nearly a year to replenish the bank account and we got stuck in Alice Springs …

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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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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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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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Uluru-Kata Tjuta

Experience : Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

October 6th 2014

  A visit to the outback would not be complete without a stop in at the most iconic landmark in Australia – Uluru.  This World Heritage-listed place is both culturally significant and historically ancient, as the people who have lived …

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Palm Valley

Natural Wonders : Palm Valley

September 30th 2014

  Palm Valley is within Finke Gorge National Park and is about 20km south of Hermannsburg.  It is the only place in Australia where the rare Red Cabbage Palm is found, a survivor of a time when Palm Valley was …

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Alice Springs

Town Profile : Alice Springs

September 27th 2014

  After receiving the shocking wakeup call that we we’re suddenly south of the Tropic of Capricorn, we rolled into Alice Springs cold and hungry.  Our first stop was pizza, then a hot shower at the town centre before a …

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West MacDonnell Ranges

Natural Wonders : West MacDonnell Ranges

September 24th 2014

  Extending about 161km west from Alice Springs, the West MacDonnell Ranges are a sight to be seen.  The sacred region is also known as Tyurretye by the traditional owners, who believe that ancestral beings live in the landscape.   …

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Helpex Alice Springs

Helpx : Housekeeping and the steelyard

September 22nd 2014

  After four days of landscaping for a family, our second Helpex assignment was hanging out with Derren, his housemate Brad and their two dogs, Buddy and Buster.  Derren is probably the most active couchsurfing host in Alice Springs and …

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Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Experience : Alice Springs Reptile Centre

September 19th 2014

  We love reptiles.  They vary from smooth and slinky to spiky and strange, they’re one of the oldest living species on earth and they’re solar powered!  Therefore, our time in Alice Springs would not have been completely satisfactory unless …

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The Gillen Club

Eating Out : The Gillen Club, Alice Springs NT

September 16th 2014

    We had a friend visit us in Alice Springs so we decided to show her around town and finish the night off with a nice dinner.  After climbing Mount Gillen, visiting the Reptile Centre and watching the sunset …

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Henley On Todd

NT Events : Henley On Todd Regatta, Alice Springs

September 13th 2014

  In most cases, clouds do have a silver lining.  After returning to Alice Springs with car issues, we were able to stick around for the 53rd Annual Henley On Todd Regatta.  This unique event is NT’s longest running event …

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