Sydney to Perth Day 9
We had a windy arrival at Fowlers Bay this morning after stopping in Ceduna for shopping, email and phonecalls. The shops were only open for 4 hours and we timed it right....
Created: 03 Jan 2000 00:00
Sydney to Perth Day 8
Continued driving. Got stopped by fruit inspectors and had to eat about 10 plums (couldn't bear to see them thrown out). We drove 520km today and stopped just outside Ceduna....
Created: 02 Jan 2000 00:00
Sydney to Perth Day 7
Well, we survived... did you?
We drove on today but only made 150km (bit tired). Ate more oysters, drank champagne and David cooked steak topped with blue cheese and bacon!...
Created: 01 Jan 2000 00:00
Sydney to Perth Day 6
Eve of the New Millennium... we were driving to Broken Hill and not sure of what we'd be doing tonight. We arrived at BH a bit after lunch and decided we were somewhere ...
Created: 31 Dec 1999 00:00
Sydney to Perth Day 5
We had a long morning drive to Wanaaring on soft red dirt that was flooded on both sides of the road. It seemed that the further west we drove the wetter the conditions (yet,...
Created: 30 Dec 1999 00:00
Sydney to Perth Day 4
We had a lot of kilometres to cover to get to Innamincka by Friday and it was finally sunny. We checked the Bureau of Meteorology website and listened to local weather reports ...
Created: 29 Dec 1999 00:00
Sydney to Perth Day 3
It rained all day. We used clippers to cut Scott and David's hair. I got food poisoning from eating left-over octopus from Xmas Day (Mum had wrapped it up but our fridge ...
Created: 28 Dec 1999 00:00
Sydney to Perth Day 2
The intensity of the build-up to New Year's Eve was boring us completely - we were taking the view that nothing would happen. (Yeah,...
Created: 27 Dec 1999 00:00
Sydney to Perth Day 1
If you are one of the many thousands that has been reading all about our travels for the last... wow, its nearly 2 years,...
Created: 26 Dec 1999 00:00
We've always wanted to go to Fraser Island and this was our first visit. Once you actually get there you realise you'll have to make another trip to get to see it all - it is ...
Created: 28 Nov 1999 00:00
Someone should have told us about Carnarvon Gorge a long time ago! It's one of the best National Parks in Australia.
Firstly Carnarvon Gorge isn't really near anywhere....
Created: 16 Nov 1999 00:00
The "Matilda Highway" is the name for the connection of highways from Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria to Bourke in country NSW....
Created: 06 Nov 1999 00:00
Ayers Rock (Uluru)
It was through talking to people that we learned a few tricks about travelling to Ayers Rock (Uluru). The National Park entrance fee is $15 per adult and is valid for 5 days....
Created: 29 Oct 1999 00:00
Finke River to Boggy Hole
After our walk we decided it would be a nice time of day to be driving along the Finke River to Boggy Hole so it was about 4....
Created: 14 Oct 1999 00:00
Arriving in Alice Springs we were excited by having both mobile phone service, collecting over a month's worth of mail and the huge variety of shops!...
Created: 11 Oct 1999 00:00
The Plenty Highway really doesn't begin until you reach the NT border but to get there we had to travel from Boulia in Qld along the Donohue Highway....
Created: 08 Oct 1999 00:00
Birdsville to Boulia
It's 179km to Bedourie, but it's about a 2 1/2 hr trip on the dirt. In fact, all roads coming into our out of Birdsville are dirt and none are really suitable for conventional ...
Created: 06 Oct 1999 00:00
Birdsville could be called Australia's last frontier town. Lying on the edge of the Simpson Desert in an area surrounded by 2 desert regions it is extremely isolated but ...
Created: 01 Sep 1999 00:00
Simpson Desert Day 5
The drive out of the Knolls was bumpy and slow across the hard gypsum until we met up with the French Line once again. The final 40km of dunes to Poeppels Corner was probably ...
Created: 28 Aug 1999 00:00
Simpson Desert Day 4
The 53km of French Line from the Colson intersection to the Erabena intersection took an incredibly long time, for no other reason than the dune run ups are quite bumpy (thanks ...
Created: 27 Aug 1999 00:00
Simpson Desert Day 3
This morning, after the mandatory dip in the hot springs, we agreed to begin our desert trek and thankfully we were the first of the camp to head out....
Created: 26 Aug 1999 00:00
Simpson Desert Day 2
Around 6am the first convoy of vehicles started to pack up and head out of camp and by 10am there were just 4 vehicles including ours left....
Created: 25 Aug 1999 00:00
Simpson Desert Day 1
Our Simpson Desert jaunt started in the west at Dalhousie Springs and headed east across a combination of the French Line, Rig Road, Colson Track, Erabena Track, WAA Line,...
Created: 24 Aug 1999 00:00
Following the Oodnadatta Track is a journey back to the days of early European exploration and settlement. The most obvious historical relics are the last remaining sleepers ...
Created: 15 Jul 1999 00:00
We set out from Birdsville well after lunch on Monday after updating our website from Wolfgang's house and scouring the local businesses for work....
Created: 04 Jul 1999 00:00