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 […]

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 […]

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 […]