Northern Territory

Devils Marbles

Natural Wonders : Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve)

July 30th 2014

  We were fangin’ down the Stuart Highway, watching everything turn yellow as the sun approached the horizon.  It had been a while since we raced the sun.  This time, it wasn’t to find camp before dark but to get …

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Daly Waters Historic Pub

Eating Out : Daly Waters Historic Pub, NT

July 28th 2014

  It was about 7:30am and our tummies were grumbling.  We had just hit the T-intersection of the Carpentaria Highway with the Stuart Highway, and Daly Waters Historic Pub was just around the corner.   Daly Waters was named by …

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Limmen National Park

Experience Gulf Country : Roper Bar to Borroloola

July 26th 2014

  We turned off Stuart Highway and travelled along the Roper Highway towards Roper Bar.  It was a single tarred lane road that was shared with oncoming traffic for a fair way of the journey.  Alongside the road were hundreds …

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Heartbreak Hotel

Eating Out : Heartbreak Hotel, Cape Crawford NT

July 23rd 2014

After spending the morning in Caranbirini National Park, we passed through Cape Crawford and realised we were famished!  It turned out that the only thing in Cape Crawford worth going to is the Heartbreak Hotel so we turned in for …

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Lorella Springs

Volunteering : Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

July 17th 2014

  DAY 7 -10 : VOLUNTEERING Over the next four days, we got our hands dirty and did odd jobs around Lorella Springs.  By volunteering, our accommodation and meals were all sorted, and we got two free drinks a day.  …

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Happier Treasure Hunt Slider

BURIED : NT Treasure is ready to be found!

July 14th 2014

Arrr me hearties – do ye like some adventure? How about ya go and find our buried treasure! Dive into the Wilderness and find Lorella’s Springs! But don’t look for gold or other shiny things.   What you seek are …

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Lorella Springs

Experience Paradise : Lorella Springs Wilderness Park – #2

July 11th 2014

DAY 4 Juz got up early to take photos of the sunrise over Snapping Handbag Billabong before we made our way toward Flying Fox Swamp.  This is another of our favourite destinations.  Paddling the canoe over the still water, through …

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Lorella Springs

Experience Paradise : Lorella Springs Wilderness Park – #1

July 5th 2014

  The world is divided into two kinds of people – those who have been to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, and those who haven’t been to Lorella Springs… yet.   We caught wind of Lorella Springs not long before we …

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Northern Spiny-Tailed Gecko

Wildlife : Northern Spiny-Tailed Gecko

July 2nd 2014

Name: Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko Scientific Name: Strophurus ciliaris Location: in semi-eucalypt woodlands of Northern Australia   The northern spiny-tailed gecko is typically arboreal, but it has been found in desert areas that are void of vegetation.  They are primarily nocturnal …

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Natural Wonders : Mataranka Springs

June 26th 2014

  Before arriving at Mataranka, we stayed the night at the King River Rest Area, about 4km south of the King River bridge. There was plenty of space, clean drop toilets and we weren’t bothered by too many flies or …

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Town Profile : Katherine

June 23rd 2014

Located on the river of the same name, Katherine is 320km south of Darwin.  It started out as an outpost between Adelaide and Darwin for the Australian Overland Telegraph Line.  These days, it’s a simple town with one major supermarket, …

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Cutta Cutta Caves

Natural Wonders : Cutta Cutta Caves

June 20th 2014

  On our way out of Katherine, we stopped by the Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.  While we had seen plenty of caves and sinkholes down in South Australia, we hadn’t really heard of any in the Territory so we …

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Katherine Gorge

Experience : Nitmiluk National Park

June 17th 2014

  Nitmiluk National Park got its name from the Dreamtime story about Nabilil, a creation being.  Nabilil was travelling across the land and camped at the entrance of Katherine Gorge and all he could hear was the song of the …

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