Category Archives: Northern Territory

Day 105. Alice Springs – East MacDonnell Ranges

Today we ventured out to the East MacDonnell Ranges, we had not planned on going out his way and it seems that not many people do, but friends recommended we go. Luckily we did, as it was fabulous, equally as … Continue reading

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Day 104. Alice Springs

We opted for a day of very little driving so decided to see the sights in Alice Springs itself. First stop was the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Base. The RFDS originated in Cloncurry, Queensland in 1932 and was set … Continue reading

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Day 103. Devil’s Marbles to Alice Springs

All but Patrick were up early to watch the sunrise over marbles; Tom disappeared off taking photos… … so Sam, Ben and I took our own. Follow these topics: Northern Territory, Red Centre

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Day 102. Daly Waters to Devil’s Marbles

Today, after a slow start, was mostly taken up with a long drive down the Stuart Highway, just over 500km. Not much to report about the drive, except that the further south we went we could notice the change from … Continue reading

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Day 101. Elsey National Park to Daly Waters

Where we were staying at the Territory Manor Caravan Park, they hand feed the barramundi in their pond. The three boys had a go feeding them. A couple of Barra facts, rather than bite they actually suck their food in … Continue reading

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Day 100. Nitmiluk National Park to Elsey National Park

Just west of Katherine we visited Springvale Homestead, the oldest original homestead in the Territory. Alfred Giles, a former Overland Telegraph linesman, built it in 1879. He drove 2,000 cattle and horses, and 12,000 head of sheep here from Adelaide … Continue reading

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Day 99. Nitmiluk National Park

The star attraction at Nitmiluk National Park is Katherine Gorge. The park changed its name in 1989 when the land was returned to the Jawoyn people. There are actually 13 gorges that make up Katherine Gorge. In the morning, we … Continue reading

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Day 98. Kakadu to Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park

We left Kakadu via the south road, the Kakadu highway. This took us via Pine Creek, the site of a gold rush in the late 1800s, an Overland Telegraph Station and the terminus of the North Australian Railway. There is … Continue reading

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Day 97. Kakadu

SAM’S 8th BIRTHDAY. We started Sam’s birthday bright and early with a dawn cruise on Yellow Water wetland. It is called Yellow Water because of the colour the water is where the fresh water mixes with the brackish water of … Continue reading

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Day 96. Kakadu

In the morning, we drove southwest along the Kakadu Highway to the turn off to Gunlom Falls. From there it was another 46km on a fairly rough 4WD track to the falls. Once there a short but very steep walk … Continue reading

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