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Day 32 - 34 Perth

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We leave Monkey Mia at a leisurely 830 - took a while to cook ourselves breakfast and clear up and took forever to get the obligatory coffee to start the journey!...
Created: 29 Aug 2015 21:41  BlogID: 6980  Views: 202 
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Day 30 - 31 Monkey Mia

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We leave Cape Range by 715 and get to Monkey Mia 750 Kms away by 1600. We see a couple of wallabies near Cape Range, a couple of bustards and lots of kites and a few wedgies,...
Created: 26 Aug 2015 23:38  BlogID: 6979  Views: 318 
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Day 27 - 29 Cape Range/ Ningaloo

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We are gone from Karijini by 0830, via various gravel roads past Tom Price where there is more mining activity. We see 2 kangaroos scarpa from the road as we approach....
Created: 25 Aug 2015 12:35  BlogID: 6975  Views: 264 
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Day 25 - 26 Karijini and Pilbura

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We leave Broome before 6 as we have a long drive to Karijini - 8.5 hours to the edge of the park and then (we only realised yesterday) another 3.5 hours to the resort!...
Created: 24 Aug 2015 01:47  BlogID: 6973  Views: 324 
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Day 21 - 24 Broome

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We leave Cape Leveque with a sad empty feeling - wondering when we will return. On the bumpy and sandy road back to Broome,...
Created: 20 Aug 2015 12:06  BlogID: 6968  Views: 356 
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Day 18 - 20 Cape Leveque

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We are staying at Cape Leveque for 4 nights, so It's so nice not having to pack up the tent and being able to chill! We enjoy a coffee and just see some whales blowing in the ...
Created: 18 Aug 2015 00:06  BlogID: 6964  Views: 417 
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Day 17 - Derby to Cape Leveque

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We are gone from the nice but bit pricey (for us) Birdwood Downs by 830 and in Broome for 1200. The road to Broome is all Tarmac and no drama- few bridges over creeks that have ...
Created: 14 Aug 2015 02:47  BlogID: 6961  Views: 459 
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Day 16 - Bell Gorge to Derby

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Woken again by the long screech of cockatoos at around 6. It's cool for about 30 mins until the sun fires over the horizon. Today is the last day of the Gibb River Road....
Created: 13 Aug 2015 13:54  BlogID: 6959  Views: 357 
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Day 14 - Manning Gorge

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Awoken early by the screech of black and sulphur crested cockatoos. M and the girls enjoy a refreshing dip in the river at the campground - tyres provided for everybody's ...
Created: 13 Aug 2015 13:41  BlogID: 6960  Views: 322 
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Day 13 El Questro

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Oh the joy of not having to pack up after breakfast! Instead we head to zebedee hot springs to soak our travel weary (and slightly grubby) limbs. Beautiful!...
Created: 08 Aug 2015 13:15  BlogID: 6954  Views: 456 
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Day 12 - Purnalulu to El Questro

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A brief but beautiful walk from picaninny gorge in purnululu before a mad dash to kunanarra to buy a replacement sleeping bag. We realise marks small backpack is also missing....
Created: 08 Aug 2015 13:15  BlogID: 6955  Views: 404 
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Day 11 - Purnululu

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Wind picked up in the night and flappy fly sheet woke us all up at 430. Not been a very good day as tired people who are all a bit tired of long days in the car followed by ...
Created: 08 Aug 2015 13:10  BlogID: 6956  Views: 401 
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Day 10 Halls Creek

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Apart from nearly freezing to death we all survived our first bush camping experience. We passed a couple of big gold mining operations on the way to our next destination - ...
Created: 08 Aug 2015 13:07  BlogID: 6953  Views: 388 
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Day 8 - Alice Springs

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An early start to watch the sun rise on Uluru - just spectacular! Ella regrets wearing shorts though as its near enough freezing. It's a wonder anything survives out here!...
Created: 05 Aug 2015 00:11  BlogID: 6695  Views: 382 
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Day 9 - Tanami track (1)

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An early start and a couple of hours of faff in Alice (book for Ella and trying to get our camera working, as well as a quick check with the tourist board that the Tanami track ...
Created: 05 Aug 2015 00:00  BlogID: 6694  Views: 464 
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Day 6 and 7 - Uluru

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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: 457 
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Day 5 - Coober Pedy to Uluru

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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: 436 
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Day 4 - Coober Pedy

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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: 386 
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Day 3 - Gawler to Coober Pedy

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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: 333 
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Day 2 - Barossa

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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: 315 
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Day 1 Melbourne to Gawler

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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: 327 
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Healesville Sanctuary

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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: 316 
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Kippae Road Trip to WA

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Family trip from Melbourne to Perth via Broome
Created: 22 Jul 2015 05:50  BlogID: 6667  Views: 384 
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