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 […]

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 […]