The Ultimate 6 Day Guide to Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Watarrka National Parks

Firstly, don’t put it off. I wasted 20 years dreaming about going to see Uluru. Putting it off by creating over-complicated and convoluted plans until they became so complicated and so convoluted (not to mention expensive) the dream went back into the too hard basket. Because Uluru is so far from any of Australia’s populated coastal […]

Exploring Kings Canyon from Down Under – The Kings Creek Walk

Looking up at the sheer canyon walls from the shady tree lined creek bed I could make out pimply protuberances sticking out along the top – People… up on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, were leaning out over the edge admiring the view or snapping a photie of the stunning red rugged cliff face, which from my […]

A Stairway to Heaven – leading to the Garden of Eden in Kings Canyon

The Stairway to Kings Canyon, Watarrka – NT My head tilted back and my neck craned to follow the line of rugged rocky ‘steps’ rising steeply and unevenly towards the distant cobalt blue sky – There are approximately 500 “steps” to be surmounted to get to the top of Kings Canyon, (which is 465km/290miles by road SW […]

Kata Tjuta – Valley of the Winds – Across the Open Plain

Breathing in the space… The expansive space of the Australian Outback… The last time I felt my chest breathing in the wonderful wide open expansiveness of the Australian outback, this deeply, was when working on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. When you watch the video below… breath… Can you smell it? (If you […]

The Quirky Character of the Daly Waters Pub

When you’ve been driving for miles (and miles) up the Stuart Highway across the parched outback landscape of central Australia, with the temperature rising… Its a welcome sight to come across… The Historic Daly Waters Pub Situated 600km (370 miles) south of Darwin and 900km (560 miles) north of Alice Springs, the original building was […]

Bush Tucker Tales and Horse Riding with Traditional Owner Jerry Kelly in Tennant Creek

“This bush ‘ere…“ he said, pulling up his horse and swinging his leg over its rump to step out of the stirrup and grab a handful of leaves “I show you” he muttered softly as he slipped his water container off from his back, poured a few drops of liquid gold onto the leaves and rubbed […]

How much does it Cost to Drive from Uluru to Cairns?

Road-trip… Did I hear you say Australia Road-trip from Uluru to Cairns? I had three American sisters visiting me in Australia ~ Where should they go and what should they see to get the most out of their four week stay down under? They’d landed in Sydney and spent a few days seeing the main sights of […]

A Dozen Views from the Car Window… Uluru to Atherton

or… The Dry Red Centre to the Tropical Green of Cairns At the end of last year I drove 3,000km (2,000 miles) from Yulara at Uluru in the centre of Australia across the Barkly and Atherton Tablelands to Cairns. (Click the link if you want a full breakdown of what it cost!) A journey from […]