There is no town like Alice Springs…….Part two.

1st August to 28th August In our last couple of weeks in Alice Springs we were lucky enough to be there for the annual Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta, held in the dry river bed of the infamous Todd River. The first inaugural regatta was held back in December 1962 and has only ever been cancelled onceContinue reading “There is no town like Alice Springs…….Part two.”

There is no town like Alice Springs…… Part one

12th July to 31st July After our whirlwind six weeks traversing the countryside from left to right we arrived back in Alice Springs from our rock concert road trip to chill out and rest up for a weeks. We had time on our side before we were to meet a deadline down south so weContinue reading “There is no town like Alice Springs…… Part one”

Six months on the road, time for reflection.

  They say time flies when your having fun, which is certainly spot on for us. Its still hard to believe and it seems surreal that we have been on our dream trip now for 6 months already. I often look back at the blog and those early days seem like years ago, we haveContinue reading “Six months on the road, time for reflection.”

Part Six, The Red Centre Way, Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory

Once again we were up, hiking bags packed and ready early for our day trip out to Kata Tjutu National Park, otherwise known as The Olgas. I was looking forward to reading about the history and culture of Katu Tjutu however no matter how hard I looked I couldn’t find any signs or information anywhere. WeContinue reading “Part Six, The Red Centre Way, Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory”

Part five, The Red Centre Way, ULURU, Northern Territory.

After our 2 night stay at Kings Creek Station we headed off to our final destination, Uluru. Our route followed The Red Centre Way turning south before we hit the Lassiters Highway. However prior to reaching the highway we drove past a popular 24 hour rest stop which was packed with cars and campers at oneContinue reading “Part five, The Red Centre Way, ULURU, Northern Territory.”

Part four- The Red Centre Way, Kings Canyon. Northern Territory.

The next day we were up early, packed our hiking packs, organised lunch and dinner and headed off to Kings Canyon. Watarrka and Kings Canyon are actually part of the George Gill Ranges and made up of Carmichael Sandstone along the lower slopes and Mereenie Sandstone making up the sheer cliffs. Their beginnings began moreContinue reading “Part four- The Red Centre Way, Kings Canyon. Northern Territory.”

Part Three – The Red Centre Way, West MacDonnell Ranges. Northern Territory.

Our last day on the northern section of The Red Centre Way was spent driving down to visit Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve, but not before we pulled over and took a few photos of Northern Territory’s highest mountain, Mt Zeil which stands at 1,531m high and is the highest point west of the GreatContinue reading “Part Three – The Red Centre Way, West MacDonnell Ranges. Northern Territory.”

Part Two- The Red Centre Way, Glen Helen & surrounds. Northern Territory.

With a busy itinerary planned for today we got up early, started to cook dinner in the slow cooker and headed off back along Namatjira Drive towards Ellery Creek Big Hole. Ellery Creek Big Hole is a permanent water hole situated in a gap within the ranges. There is basic camping available there with flushingContinue reading “Part Two- The Red Centre Way, Glen Helen & surrounds. Northern Territory.”

Part One – The Red Centre Way, West MacDonnell Ranges. Northern Territory.

Once again we arrived back into Alice Springs and stayed at the Big 4 while we washed and washed and washed…….. Although this time the park was so busy that there was no spare clotheslines available so we were stuck with a campsite that resembled a chinese laundry!!!!!! Our time was also spent culling ourContinue reading “Part One – The Red Centre Way, West MacDonnell Ranges. Northern Territory.”

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, Owen Springs Reserve and Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Northern Territory.

4th June to 11th June Another week in Alice Springs passed us by very quickly. This time we decided to stay at the Big 4 Macdonnell Ranges Caravan Park as they came highly recommended and they had lots of activites for both kids and adults. First up though we had to get stuck into anotherContinue reading “Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, Owen Springs Reserve and Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Northern Territory.”

Ross River Resort and Ruby Gap National Park, Northern Territory.

22nd May to 28th May After a busy week in civilisation we decided we needed a break from the hussle and bustle, so together with our friends the Leed’s we decided to head out to Ross River Resort and onto Ruby Gap National Park which are both located in the East Macdonnell Ranges. We headedContinue reading “Ross River Resort and Ruby Gap National Park, Northern Territory.”

Alice Springs, Week 1, Northern Territory.

15th May to 22nd May We arrived in Alice Springs and headed to the G’Day Mate Caravan Park, as it was one of the cheapish ones and it had some great reviews on Wikicamps. We then spent the next 3 days washing, cleaning and dusting, followed by more washing, cleaning and dusting of ourselves, ourContinue reading “Alice Springs, Week 1, Northern Territory.”