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Kate and Max crossed the QLD NT border near Camooweal
Northern Territory

QLD – NT: a Must Do Aussie Roadtrip

Who has crossed the QLD/NT border near Camooweal? This week, Kate and Max clocked 3,000km in 3 days – from Rainbow Beach to Katherine. Through Rockhampton to Barcaldine for the night. They said nothing was open for dinner  Ilfracombe Wellshot Hotel – image Kate Gilmore Stopping off at Ilfracombe past the Wellshot Hotel and Machinery Mile, Longreach, Winton, McKinlay and Cloncurry. Ilfracombe Machinery Mile – image Kate Gilmore Views of the mines greet you are you drive through Mount Isa – and they rested at Camooweal for the night. The last Queensland town you’ll see before the border! They had

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Kapok flowers and the Cockburn Ranges on the Gibb River Road
Bucket List

Explore The Kimberley: 12 must dos around Kununurra and the eastern Gibb River Road, Western Australia

Kapok flowers and the Cockburn Ranges on the Gibb River Road Nothing compares to The Kimberley. I don’t think I could even anticipate how much this well known region, covering the north of Western Australia would resonate within me. Was it the trees? Those sunsets? Definitely the ranges… We explored from Kununurra to Broome, I was entranced! Here’s why we loved the eastern Kimberley and our introduction to the Gibb River Road… 1. Kununurra town We had to get through some work deadlines, and back then we secured an awesome family rate – so it was our longest stop in our

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KCT Guluyambi Boat East Alligator - Image by Kakadu Cultural Tours
Immerse Yourself In Nature

Cruise the East Alligator River, Kakadu, Northern Territory

How beautiful is this? No wonder my mum rated the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise as her favourite day out on her recent Broome to Kakadu trip. As you cruise upstream, the East Alligator River divides the country, with Kakadu National Park on one side and Arnhem Land on the other. Step foot on Arnhem Land and check out the traditional hunting and gathering implements. And you can count crocs! Check out those views of this heritage listed land! What a beautiful part of the world – and not often seen when you visit Kakadu National Park. Mum especially loved how personal the tour was

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The Outback Way Yarla Kutjarra Rest Area Western Australia - image Miles Boak
Camping

Free camp on The Outback Way: Yarla Kutjarra Rest Area, Western Australia

Free, pet friendly, toilets, fire pits and remote! This is Yarla Kutjarra Rest Area – with a 48 hour limit for camping. North of Warburton it is on the Great Central Road in WA. ‘Australia’s longest shortcut!’ – the Outback Way is an epic 4WD road trip that connects you from Perth, Western Australia to Cairns, Queensland. Linking Laverton to Winton via Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs you will drive through remote desert, learning about Aboriginal culture and outback life. The shelter at Yarla Kutjarra has an interesting story and paintings, created by locals. Make sure you organise your Abororiginal entry

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Mt Augustus Tourist Park, Western Australia - video by Adams Family Travels
Destinations

Where is the world’s biggest rock? Mt Augustus, Western Australia

Uluru is the best known rock in Australia. But did you know it isn’t the biggest? In fact, just the visible part of Mt Augustus is over twice its size! Mt Augustus Tourist Park is a great place to base yourself while you explore Mt Augustus National Park. We hiked the 12km return trail to the summit of Mt Augustus, which is said to be the largest rock in the world. Mt Augustus Tourist park is located approximately 852km north of Perth in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. There are various accommodation options including powered and unpowered sites with

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Kim Murphy sent us this photo of Lake Menindee
Bucket List

Bucket List Oasis in New South Wales – Menindee Lakes

Kim Murphy sent us this photo of Lake Menindee Just like everyone wants to see the miraculous occasion when South Australia’s Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park has water in it, Menindee Lakes is another outback oasis – but timing must be right! Described as naturally ephemeral, the inter-connected lakes are normally dry, unless there has been adequate rain. They were modified during the 1950s and 1960s for water storage to nearby Broken Hill, as well as towns and farms in the Murray–Darling system. So when there is water in them – travellers flock to the great camping spots you’ll find

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Must see and do's in Julia Creek
Destinations

Must see and dos in Julia Creek, Queensland

East of Cloncurry on the Overlander’s Way, Julia Creek have made tourism their business, an RV Friendly Town that welcomes travellers, offering fun ‘bucket-list’ activities for all. It was the combination of a soak in hot springs and seeing a little native marsupial that made sure this location was a stopover night. Book to see the dunnart feeding at the visitor centre, daily at 10am and 2pm (weekdays only from November to March). I didn’t know what a dunnart was – but this rare little critter, and the promise of an artesian bath, kept us here overnight. That’s not all

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Myella Farm Stay Carl, Lyn and Jose
Destinations

Experience farm life at Myella Farm Stay, Baralaba, Queensland

Carl, Lyn and Jose Update August 2022 – Myella is currently closed to camping. This article was written for the GO WEST Stay with a Farmer Promotion after the droughts. Farms should be looking a bit greener these days, but our farmers still need our support!  “When you come here, you are joining our family,” said Carl Hendrick. “We cook for you, we eat with you, and the bonus is we get a nice experience from you as well. “We offer farm experiences and horse riding. If there is no mustering we’ll go on a trail ride. We cater for

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CAMPS at Ayers Rock Resort
Bucket List

Camp at the Red Centre: Ayers Rock Resort, Northern Territory

CAMPS at Ayers Rock Resort As a caravan park, Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara, NT has all you need. It is pet friendly, has room for Big Rigs, amenities, laundry, camp kitchen, playground, pool and shade of the desert oaks. We loved the hill – where you see “The Rock“, and can toast the excitement of being so close to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. It is pricey, but this is the only option so close to Uluru for camping, and you do want to book in advance. You do have access to the resort restaurants and bars, shops, galleries, information

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