Category Archives: The Pilbara

Day 38. Port Headland to 80 Mile Beach

We went into the town centre of Port Headland this morning. To find not much happening. At Marapikurrinya¬†Park, the kids had a play and then we watched an empty ship come into port. It was sitting very high in the … Continue reading

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Day 37. Millstream to Port Headland

We left Millstream driving along the railway road which goes next to the railway owned by Rio Tinto. The railway is the largest privately owned network of trains in the world and runs from their mines around Tom Price and … Continue reading

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Day 36. Millstream Chichester National Park

The Millstream part of this national park used to be Millstream Station It was first settled in the late 1800s and the visitors centre is in what was the Millstream Homestead was built in 1914. Farming continued here up until … Continue reading

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Day 35. Karijini to Millstream

A bit of excitement this morning when our breakfast was interrupted by the yells of ‘Snake!’ from a fellow camper. After a bit we went over to see and were treated to seeing the said snake swallowing his breakfast – … Continue reading

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Day 34. Karijini

More gorging, but a bit easier today, and a late start as we had a lazy morning. Slightly weary legs from yesterday. Starting from our campsite we walked along the Dales Gorge Rim trail, a bit of a different perspective … Continue reading

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Day 33. Karijini

Today we gorged out on gorges. Lots of walks down into the gorges, swims in the pools at the bottom and then hikes out. Joffre Falls First the lookout and then down into the gorge. The walk took us across … Continue reading

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Day 32. Tom Price to Karijini

In the morning we went on a tour of one of the Rio Tinto iron mines in the area. Not quite as big or impressive as the Super Pit in Kalgoorlie. Good none the less. The iron ore is mined … Continue reading

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Day 31 Exmouth to Tom Price

Today we bid farewell to Ningaloo Reef. A truly spectacular part of the world and one that gave us the most amazing experience of swimming with the whale sharks. Lucky I was really looking forward to getting into the heart … Continue reading

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