Travel Destinations

Final Days – The Drive Home to Brisbane


304 Days On The Road I began my drive home towards Brisbane after leaving Longreach. There wasn’t too much else I had planned to see or do. I needed to stop in to see some friends and family who live along the coast so that was what I did. On the way I stopped into Emerald, met a subscriber who …

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Day 298 – Longreach region

longreach region

Longreach has two museums that are worth stopping in to if passing through. The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and the QANTAS Founders museum are the town’s main drawcards. The Stockman’s Hall of Fame was established to record and honour the outback’s stockman, culture and ways of life so that they are not forgotten. I found in some ways it …

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Day 297 – Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum & Lab

age of dinosaurs

A 20 minute drive east of Winton will take you to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum and lab. This is where many of the dinosaur fossils found in the surrounding region come to be processed. There are two parts to the exhibit, each with their own guided tour. The museum houses the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils on …

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Day 296 – Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede

lark quarry

Lark Quarry is located 110km southwest of Winton. It has the world’s only known record of a dinosaur stampede, featuring 3300 separate footprints. The area was once a large floodplain and a lake was close by which drew the dinosaurs in to drink. The story unfolded 95 million years ago when a large dinosaur appears to have come across a …

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Day 294 – Bladensburg National Park

bladensburg national park

I continue on the Barkley highway, later turning onto the Landsborough highway towards Winton. The landscape changes from vast forested areas to a vast emptiness of grassy plains for grazing cattle. The engine watchdog comes in handy as the warning buzzer sounds several times when the engine starts getting too hot. I pull back on the throttle and let the …

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Day 292 – Mount Isa

Mount Isa

I take on the Barkly Highway early in the morning. The Barkley is 755km long so was a fairly quiet long drive through vast bushlands with only a couple petrol stations in between. There were wet season buildup fires creeping across the country. I eventually cross the border back in to my home state of Queensland, 292 days after leaving …

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Day 287 – Keep River National Park

keep river national park

Keep River national park would be the last park I visited in the Northern Territory. Located on the border with Western Australia it is a small yet beautiful park with 2 campgrounds available. First I stopped off at the Ranger base and looked out the back at Cockatoo Lagoon. Most of it had dried up. The remaining birds including one …

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Day 282 – Judbarra / Gregory National Park

gregory national park

I took the Victoria highway west from Katherine heading towards the Western Australian border. Judbarra/ Gregory national park was a park I figured I’d stop in to see now, but it seems fate was against me. There are 2 main sections with the larger of the 2 offering several long 4wd tracks to explore the park. Unfortunately all tracks were …

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Day 278 – Litchfield National Park


I’d heard on the road that Litchfield National Park was better than Kakadu, so plotted a course to it from Darwin. It’s only a few hours drive South along the Stuart highway. Along the way I came across a vehicle rollover. I pulled up to see if I could assist. There were 4 other cars pulled up. One women occupant …

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Day 271 – Darwin Capital of the Northern Territory


Darwin – Crocodile Capital I finally make it to Darwin, the very last capital of Australia which I had not yet visited in my life. It was bigger than I expected for a town stuck really in the middle of nowhere. Although the city itself consists of a few main streets where all the shops are found, the suburbia spreads …

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