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Katherine Gorge

Cape York via Simpson Desert 1 July 2015 – Day 30

Member: Peter Beard (WA)  
A road transport section today - the long drive from Katherine to Kununurra - so not much to report. First up, a bit of sightseeing and exercise - out to Katherine Gorge and a ...
Created: 01 Jul 2015 14:49  BlogID: 6609  Views: 26 
First stop was Southern Lost City

Cape York via Simpson Desert 30 June 2015 – Day 29

Member: Peter Beard (WA)  
Very sad to be leaving Lorella Springs today, this is such a wonderful place. We hit the road not long after 8:00 after tasting the fish we brought back yesterday for Rhett - ...
Created: 01 Jul 2015 11:14  BlogID: 6607  Views: 62 
Bull dust everywhere

Day 7 & 8 of Our Big Trip, the Simpson and south west ...

Member: Member - Matwil  
The day started early at Oodnadatta. Up at 6am, breaky, pack up and then on our way to Mt Dare. Again Louise took the morning shift driving with me as navigator....
Created: 01 Jul 2015 10:48  BlogID: 6608  Views: 63 
The emu that thinks it's a chook with a chook that knows it's a chook...

Cape York via Simpson Desert 29 June 2015 – Day 28

Member: Peter Beard (WA)  
We were joined for breakfast this morning by chooks, peahens, a peacock, the adolescent house emu that thinks it's a chook, and a wallaby. Another day in paradise. An e
Created: 01 Jul 2015 10:15  BlogID: 6606  Views: 64 
Heading out Sunday morning

Cape York via Simpson Desert 28 June 2015 – Day 27

Member: Peter Beard (WA)  
If you are planning a trip to the NT sometime soon you should put Lorella Springs on your list of places to visit. Make it a week and you will only just scratch the surface,...
Created: 30 Jun 2015 13:26  BlogID: 6605  Views: 191 
Leaving Burketown

Cape York via Simpson Desert 27 June 2015 – Day 26

Member: Peter Beard (WA)  
We have found Lorella Springs Station and, as the sign on the gate says, "Welcome to Paradise". We are going to stay here for a couple more nights and explore this wonderful ...
Created: 30 Jun 2015 12:48  BlogID: 6604  Views: 160 
Raffle Prize - Cropped

ExplorOz Gathering 2015 Prize - Buy Your Raffle Tickets Now

Member: ExplorOz  
The 2015 ExplorOz National Gathering will be hosting a Raffle Draw open to the entire ExplorOz Community via ticket sales from the ExplorOz Shop....
Created: 30 Jun 2015 03:25  BlogID: 6603  Views: 60 
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Day 5 & 6 of the big trip.

Member: Member - Matwil  
Well we have joined up our tag along tour and have just. Left Marree with Louise at the wheel. We have just encounte red light rain,...
Created: 29 Jun 2015 09:11  BlogID: 6602  Views: 218 
Bell Gorge

Aussie Adventures 2015- Gibb River Rd Pt 2 and Northwest Coast

Member: Member - Muncey 72  
The Silent Grove Camp ground is quite big with 2 areas to camp one with Generators and one without, good toilets and showers....
Created: 29 Jun 2015 06:30  BlogID: 6601  Views: 201 
Free camping at Pimba

Our Central and Western Desert trip - Stuart HWY

Member: Member - Marlene D  
First outback camp at Pimba along with about 40 outback travellers in camper vans and caravans of all shapes and large sizes. We're certainly not alone in the outback!...
Created: 28 Jun 2015 13:26  BlogID: 6600  Views: 193 
porcupine gorge

Charters Towers to Mt Isa

Member: Member - owen D2  
had an uneventful run to Mt Isa, that is after we got the bottom caliper bolt put back in the drivers front wheel of the Landcruiser....
Created: 28 Jun 2015 04:39  BlogID: 6597  Views: 114 

Birdsville to Big Red and on to QAA line

Member: Member - Tony&Jac  
Today, we were told the road to big red may be opened at 10am, otherwise maybe tomorrow. So a nice slow start, with jaffles for breakfast,...
Created: 28 Jun 2015 03:55  BlogID: 6587  Views: 84 

Simpson desert Poepples corner

Member: Member - Tony&Jac  
This morning we had perfect light for photos, where the orange sand glowed.
Created: 28 Jun 2015 03:55  BlogID: 6588  Views: 84 

Simpson Desert WAA line

Member: Member - Tony&Jac  
The WAA line is by far the best road we have been down. No "staircases", and a reasonably smooth road.
Created: 28 Jun 2015 03:54  BlogID: 6589  Views: 125 

knolls track to Poepples corner

Member: Member - Tony&Jac  
Some of the sand dunes have little hollows between them where water pools if it rains. They are usually dry but have lots of green shrubs growing there,...
Created: 28 Jun 2015 03:54  BlogID: 6590  Views: 60 

Poepples corner to Eyre creek

Member: Member - Tony&Jac  
Today's driving from Poepples corner to Eyre creek along the QAA line has been good and bad.
Created: 28 Jun 2015 03:53  BlogID: 6591  Views: 100 

Simpson desert heading East on the Rig rd

Member: Member - Tony&Jac  
This morning was beautiful with the sun rising on the red dunes. While I was in the dunes taking photos I noticed a lot of green shoots poking out of the barren sand....
Created: 28 Jun 2015 03:53  BlogID: 6592  Views: 110 

Dalhousie Springs and Mt Dare station

Member: Member - Tony&Jac  
Today we travelled a relatively short distance from the beginning of Witjira national park through Dalhousie Springs and on to Mt Dare. We stopped briefly at Purni bore....
Created: 28 Jun 2015 03:53  BlogID: 6593  Views: 80 

Heading east into the Simpson desert

Member: Member - Tony&Jac  
We're good. About to get back into those beautiful red sand dunes. This time the plan is rig rd, knolls track, qaa line... But we'll see what happens....
Created: 28 Jun 2015 03:53  BlogID: 6594  Views: 75 
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Why go camping?

Member: Member - Tony&Jac  
To my Dad, I love you to bits but I know you don't understand the point of camping when you have all the wonders of modern resources at your finger tips at home....
Created: 28 Jun 2015 03:53  BlogID: 6595  Views: 82 
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Mt Dare Stn back to Dalhousie

Member: Member - Tony&Jac  
Tony decided to give the car a once over before heading back into the desert. Unfortunately one of the wheels was loose so we lost a few hours waiting to see the mechanic,...
Created: 28 Jun 2015 03:52  BlogID: 6596  Views: 109 
For Sale $365,000

Day 4 of Our Big Trip, the Simpson and south west Queensland

Member: Member - Matwil  
ell today it was a real start. After picking up Louise last night we had a very nice pizza at a pasta place next door to the hotel....
Created: 27 Jun 2015 08:24  BlogID: 6586  Views: 212 

Ningaloo Dreaming

Oh I remember this job getting the gear out and working out what works and what doesn't. What a week, we had to spend a large sum of dough on the boat - new manifold ...
Created: 27 Jun 2015 08:09  BlogID: 6585  Views: 170 
A disappointing start to the Savannah Way part of our trip

Cape York via Simpson Desert 26 June 2015 – Day 25

Member: Peter Beard (WA)  
Heading west, on the way home. An easy start today, across to Burketown from Karumba - the 296km trip made 40km longer due to a detour just out of Normanton....
Created: 26 Jun 2015 08:46  BlogID: 6583  Views: 218 
Sunrise at Euston

Day 3 of Our Big Trip, the Simpson and south west Queensland

Member: Member - Matwil  
Was up before the sun rose this morning and packed up to br ready to take some sunrise photos.... but believe it or not the cloud blocked out the best part....
Created: 26 Jun 2015 06:01  BlogID: 6582  Views: 171 
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