Category Archives: South Australia

Day 120. Gawler to Home

It is 750km from Gawler to home according to our rediscovered friend Google Maps. We want to be home today, so we have a day to settle before the boys go back to school. Also, Ben was dying to get … Continue reading

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Day 119. Jamestown to Gawler

After an indulgent cooked breakfast in our kitchenette, we continued along the RM Williams Way. It was 75km to Clare and we decided that when you are in Clare you must go to a winery. So we did and this … Continue reading

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Day 118. Farina to Jamestown

We packed up at our beautiful bush camp and headed off stopping for breakfast at the Bush Bakery in a little town called Copley. Driving through the town at a very low speed we went over a gutter drain and … Continue reading

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Day 117. William Creek to Farina

After a slow start we had a look at the ‘outdoor museum ‘ at William Creek, an odd collection including parts of a rocket used to launch a satellite in the 1970. The boys thought it was amazing to see … Continue reading

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Day 116. Coober Pedy to William Creek

First up today we went to the Old Timers Mine. The original mine dates back to 1916, it was concealed by back filling the shafts. No one knows why it was hidden but some think the original miners went off … Continue reading

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Day 115. Yulara to Coober Pedy

Today we started the trip home, with a number of stops along the way. We were up early for a long driving day, a touch over 730km. It was literally freezing when we packed up; the temperature was 0.5 degrees, … Continue reading

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Day 6 Bunda Cliffs to ‘Half Way along the Straightest Road in Australia’

Well, we didn’t blow away in the wind last night. Amazingly we all slept well and the boys said they were so snugly warm sleeping together. Everyone was up early enough to see the sunrise over the cliffs. Then a … Continue reading

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Day 5 Ceduna to Bunda Cliffs

A breakfast of champions, eggs and bacon and then off to start the Nullarbor. I am not sure if the Nullarbor Plain actually starts as far east as Ceduna but the Nullarbor Links does. The Nullarbor Links is said to … Continue reading

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Day 4 Burra to Ceduna

Today was a mammoth driving day. 670km in 8 hours really not much to say except the boys were amazingly good and that talking books are ace. Luckily, the iPod is loaded up. Follow these topics: South Australia

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Day 3. Mildura to Burra, via Wentworth.

Three states in one day! A quick pop over the Murray into NSW, we went to visit Wentworth. A gorgeous little town at the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers. It was an important town at the time of … Continue reading

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