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

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

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 […]

Devils Marbles

The Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) are located on the Stuart Highway, 400km north of Alice Springs and 100 km south of Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory. The first known reference to the name ‘Devils Marbles’ was by John Lewis in 1872 during the construction of the overland Telegraph line – His account reads: “We […]

Central Australia… Plotting My Route

Photo of the week ~ My recent trip to Australia’s red centre was awesome! Here’s the route we took plotted on my Central Australia pictorial map journal with tales jotted in the bordered boxes around the outside… simply summarizing our trip on a single sheet and… …highlighting our holiday adventures 🙂 Do you jot down a few […]

Glen Helen Gorge

After heading west out of Alice Springs along the MacDonnell Ranges for 132 km, the fourth highest mountain in the Northern Territory came into view to our north… … Mount Sonder, which stands 1,380 meters above sea level (4,528 feet) Mount Sonder is the end ‘marker’ of the famed Larapinta walking trail that traverses across country 223 kilometres […]

Ormiston Gorge and the Upside-Down Rainbow

Continuing along the West MacDonnell ranges, after our stops at Standley Chasm and the Ochre Pits we travelled the last 25 km to Ormiston Gorge, which after leaving Namatjira Drive crossed several dry creek beds adorned with stately eucalypts. It had been a long hot day and the sight of the water in Ormiston Gorge was welcoming 🙂 It took no […]

Bearded Dragon Photo

Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)  I so nearly trod on this poor little chap! We’d stopped for breakfast on the way to Standley Chasm. I was walking through the leaf litter to get a photo of our motorhome (camperbus!) when as I moved forward there was a rustling movement underfoot! Yikes! What was I about to […]

Are the ‘Ochre Pits’ the Pits?

If the ‘Ochre Pits’ sounds like the ‘pits’ to you, you’re wrong! I have to be honest, when one of our group on this trip to the Red Centre said they particularly wanted to stop off at the Ochre Pits, in the MacDonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs, my heart didn’t particularly sing 😉 Scanning […]