Northern Territory

Cartoon Camp

Travel Jobs : Cartooning Camp

September 11th 2014

  Hey everyone – Juz here…   Do you like to play games and have fun?  Can you cut oranges and cook noodles? Are you able to project your voice over the laughing and screaming of sugar-buzzed beings?  Then working …

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Lasseters Camel Cup

NT Events : Lasseters Camel Cup, Alice Springs

September 8th 2014

  We were stoked to find out that the Camel Cup was on during our final weekend in Alice Springs.  At the last minute, we contacted the organisers of the event and scored media passes so that we could have …

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Monte's Lounge

Eating Out : Monte’s Lounge, Alice Springs NT

September 6th 2014

After a successful season of trivia in Darwin, we hit up Alice Springs but found that there was only one place in town that did trivia – Monte’s.   Monte’s is colourful and kooky, with a bohemian atmosphere and circus …

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Alice Springs YHA

Alice Springs YHA

September 4th 2014

  Alice Springs YHA isn’t your ordinary hostel.  The building that it lives in is soaked in history.   In the early 1940s, the only cinema in Alice Springs was Capitol Theatre.  In 1942, a guy named Snow Kenna built …

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Alice Springs Show

NT Events : The Alice Springs Show

September 1st 2014

  We were lucky enough to be in town for the 55th Annual Alice Springs Show, a two day event that gives the community a cracking good time.  It showcases everything from carnival games, rides, dagwood dogs and fairy floss …

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Epilogue Cafe & Lounge

Eating Out : Epilogue Café & Restaurant, Alice Springs NT

August 29th 2014

  If you’re looking for a great place for breakfast and an even better place to relax with a cocktail in the evenings, then check out Epilogue.  Located on Todd Mall in Alice Springs, it combines hipster coffee culture with …

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Alice Springs Beanie Festival

NT Events : The Alice Springs Beanie Festival

August 24th 2014

  There are festivals for just about anything these days – tuna, tomatoes, mud, moose shit, cheese rolling, goat tossing, sumo wrestlers with crying babies – but if your heart belongs to beanies, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival is the festival …

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Helpx : Landscaping in Alice Springs

August 22nd 2014

Our first Helpex assignment in Alice Springs was to do some landscaping for a family of four.  We stayed with them for four days and worked around 4-6 hours a day in exchange for accommodation and meals.  Conveniently, they had …

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Rocky's Pizza

Eating Out : Rocky’s Pizza, Alice Springs NT

August 20th 2014

  We were cold, we were hungry, and we had just rocked up in Alice Springs.  We set our priorities straight and went to the first pizza shop we could find, Rocky’s Pizza.  Operation Pepperoni was immediately in full force. …

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Binns Track

4WDing : Binns Track

August 14th 2014

  After over 800km of tarmac along the Stuart Highway, we turned onto the Plenty Highway to smash out a leg of Binns Track.   It’s a relatively new 4WD track that was named after Bill Binns, a ranger who …

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Big Things : The Anmatjere Man, Aileron

August 9th 2014

  The total length of the Stuart Highway is just over 2,800km from Port Augusta to Darwin and roughly follows John McDouall Sturt’s route when he travelled across the continent in 1860s.  Because of its epic length, a diversion from …

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Barrow Creek

Highway Stop : Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

August 7th 2014

  Barrow Creek is a tiny town along the Stuart Highway, about 280km north of Alice Springs.  In fact, calling it a town might be a bit of a stretch considering the population is less than 10.  On the return …

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Tennant Creek

Town Profile : Tennant Creek

August 4th 2014

  We had just spent about three weeks in the bush.  A poorly planned shopping trip in Katherine meant we were running low on food, and the Troopy needed some desperate work on its brakes.  We rolled into town early …

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