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 […]

Widest Waterfall in Australia – Millstream Falls

Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single drop waterfall in Australia. It is situated less than 5km from Ravenshoe (Queensland’s highest town) on the Atherton Tablelands in Australia’s tropical north, or… as the sign below points out: 718km as the crow flies from Mt Isa 1,376km from Alice Springs in the red centre 1,704km from Coober […]

Monsters of the Outback… Road Trains

Have you driven Australia’s remote outback roads? Long and seemingly endless, they’re bordered by an expanse of bush vegetation that imperceptibly changes until there’s a sudden realisation you’re driving through a different vegetation zone. (More endless outback road images can be had in my Barkly Tablelands post 😉 ) Some might call the landscape monotonous, but sitting back at the […]

The Expanse of the Barkly Tableland

The Barkly Tableland covers 21% of the Northern Territory in a swathe from Mount Isa just east of the Queensland/NT border, west to Daly Waters. After a night camping at the Devils Marbles under a waning full moon (having spent the evening light exploring the rock formations scattered across these beautiful 1,800 hectares of Australian outback) […]

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 […]