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Around the Camp-Fire

A Yarn around the Camp Fire – In the Australian Outback

Member: The Landy  
Photos and story: Baz – The Landy “A Yarn Around the Camp Fire – in the Australian Outback” is an opportunity for you to take a front-seat ride in “The Landy” as it ...
Created: 03 Aug 2015 07:38  BlogID: 6646  Views: 886 

Day 6 and 7 - Uluru

Member: Member - Kippae  
Another couple of days that are dominated by car fixing. We take the car back to the garage and it is the alternator that's not working. It's the original part,...
Created: 02 Aug 2015 12:53  BlogID: 6690  Views: 175 

Day 5 - Coober Pedy to Uluru

Member: Member - Kippae  
Today continues in the theme of yesterday where we seem to be spending a lot of time worrying about things that are broken or trying to fix them!...
Created: 01 Aug 2015 12:35  BlogID: 6688  Views: 201 
Clive fixed

Day 38 to 39 of our Big Trip of the Simpson and now the ...

Member: Member - Matwil  
DAY 38 It turned out to be a very nice day after an early fog. We got a call saying the Truck would be ready about midday so took off to the Arid Botantical Garden again and ...
Created: 01 Aug 2015 06:31  BlogID: 6687  Views: 240 
Trip Plan

Day 4 - Coober Pedy

Member: Member - Kippae  
We are staying at an underground campsite - in an underground dug-out room that's a bit weird. The dust gets to the back of your throat after a bit and there is no light other ...
Created: 31 Jul 2015 11:42  BlogID: 6686  Views: 222 
The Arid Nature Park

Day 35 to 37 of our Big Trip of the Simpson and now the ...

Member: Member - Matwil  
DAY 35 Tuesday Spent most of the morning with the truck and the people who were going to fix it at Port Augusta. The supplier of the bull bar had directed us to Auto Pro ...
Created: 31 Jul 2015 00:22  BlogID: 6685  Views: 279 

Day 3 - Gawler to Coober Pedy

Member: Member - Kippae  
We hit the road at 650 as it is getting light. It's not quite as wet and dewy as yesterday, but still chilly. The sky turns orange and the sun swiftly pops the horizon to our ...
Created: 30 Jul 2015 12:32  BlogID: 6683  Views: 178 

Day 2 - Barossa

Member: Member - Kippae  
We stayed at a caravan park in Gawler as that's where we ran out of energy to keep going! We are in a cabin as its too cold for family camping....
Created: 30 Jul 2015 12:25  BlogID: 6684  Views: 171 
doing it tough - green chicken curry at Quondong

Tour of WA and Central Australia – Quondong,...

Member: Member - santta  
After having the broken shocks replaced on the Tvan (compliments of that damn Mitchell Falls track) we headed north from Broome to spend 2 nights at Quondong Point which is ...
Created: 30 Jul 2015 08:54  BlogID: 6682  Views: 196 
Warroora Station

Perth to Cape Leveque

Member: Hugh D (WA)  
Day One 4th July Perth to Carnarvon 900km 9 Hrs With an early start, 0730, we made good progress heading north. The traffic was OK so a stop at Ragans Ford for a late ...
Created: 29 Jul 2015 06:39  BlogID: 6678  Views: 150 

Day 1 Melbourne to Gawler

Member: Member - Kippae  
Amazingly we made the planned sharp start at 7 am to beat the Melbourne peak hour. It was a long day in the car past the Grampians and finally into the Adelaide hills via lots ...
Created: 28 Jul 2015 13:19  BlogID: 6677  Views: 190 
From the front

Day 29 to 34 of our Big Trip of the Simpson and now the ...

Member: Member - Matwil  
Day 29 Well the damper yesterday did not work out as I had the coals in the fire turned up too high. The outside was charcoal but the inside was still salvageable,...
Created: 28 Jul 2015 06:02  BlogID: 6676  Views: 307 
Paraburdoo's haul truck

2015 East to West - The Indian Ocean at last

Member: Navigator 1 (NSW)  
Monday 6th July – 16th July Our final leg to the Indian Ocean commenced ….. From Tom Price we took the loop down to Paraburdoo, another Rio Tinto mining town....
Created: 28 Jul 2015 02:11  BlogID: 6675  Views: 264 
The mountains of central Tasmania can be very cold

With cold snaps across much of Australia, how do you keep ...

Member: Motherhen  
Too many risks are taking knowingly or unknowingly. There have been way to many deaths and close calls recently from carbon monoxide poisoning....
Created: 26 Jul 2015 13:54  BlogID: 6674  Views: 326 
Wow, this is BIG!

Newman to Tom Price

Member: Navigator 1 (NSW)  
June 17th – June 28th From our hillside campsite we went to the nearby Ophthalmia Dam for breakfast. Camping was not allowed at the dam....
Created: 24 Jul 2015 23:20  BlogID: 6673  Views: 418 
Cable Beach Sunset

Tour of WA and Central Australia – Broome and Horizontal Falls

Member: Member - santta  
Ahhhhhhhh.........we are finally in the beautiful west coast town of Broome for the next 4 nights. I've been hanging out for the cool sea breezes,...
Created: 24 Jul 2015 04:00  BlogID: 6681  Views: 132 

Healesville Sanctuary

Member: Member - Kippae  
Just had a lovely day at Healsville Sanctuary - beautiful weather and not too busy. Highlight was the Spirit of the Sky show where the birds of prey swoop so close that you can ...
Created: 23 Jul 2015 07:55  BlogID: 6670  Views: 209 
Pentecost River Crossing

Adelaide to Kimberley week 9 - bitumen again!

Adelaide to Kimberley week 9 – bitumen again! Monday 13th July What a windy night! Poor old tent poles creaked and groaned all night. We were able to sleep in (joy!...
Created: 22 Jul 2015 09:03  BlogID: 6669  Views: 293 
Tibooburra camp site

Day 28 of our Big Trip of the Simpson and now the Flinders ...

Member: Member - Matwil  
Today we are in Tibooburra. Up early again as it rained during the night but is was not much. After breakfast Louise wanted to visit the Local Aboriginal Land Council as they ...
Created: 22 Jul 2015 07:19  BlogID: 6668  Views: 241 
Kippae trip route

Kippae Road Trip to WA

Member: Member - Kippae  
Family trip from Melbourne to Perth via Broome
Created: 22 Jul 2015 05:50  BlogID: 6667  Views: 213 
The Landy

What's in a Name (Hey?)

Member: The Landy  
Seriously, who would call themselves “The Landy”? Someone challenged me on this just the other day and it is quite simple really… “The Landy” came about as a ...
Created: 22 Jul 2015 02:55  BlogID: 6664  Views: 176 
The Blazed Tree

Day 27 of our Big Trip of the Simpson and now the Flinders ...

Member: Member - Matwil  
We woke up early and took some more photographs at sunrise of the ruins at Maliprinka. Last night we went up to the pub and for a town of 15 people it was rocking....
Created: 21 Jul 2015 06:21  BlogID: 6660  Views: 193 

Day 25 & 26 of our Big Trip of the Simpson and now the ...

Member: Member - Matwil  
Day 25 We were up early after packing most of the truck the night before. I had rung the man who runs the cultural tours at Mutawintji and he confirmed that they were running ...
Created: 21 Jul 2015 05:28  BlogID: 6659  Views: 219 
Finke Gorge lookout

Palm Valley and Finke Gorge

Member: Member - owen D2  
last time we ventured into palm Valley we found the track a bit too soft for Teena's motor home, so we returned to Glen Helen station and camped there....
Created: 21 Jul 2015 03:54  BlogID: 6656  Views: 159 
Gibb River crossing

Tour of WA and Central Australia – Along the Gibb River Road

Member: Member - santta  
After our 2nd stay in Kununurra we headed off to the Gibb River Road all stocked up for 15 days of camping without any options for powered sites....
Created: 20 Jul 2015 04:00  BlogID: 6680  Views: 163 
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