Travel Destinations

Coober Pedy

coober pedy

Coober Pedy – Opal Capital of the World Coober Pedy is the Opal capital of the world, producing 95% of the worlds commercial supply of opal. From a distance vast mounds of waste sandstone dumps are strewn across the surface from 100 years of mining. All the underground area is sandstone, a result of the vast inland ocean that once …

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Lake Eyre

lake eyre

Lake Eyre – Australia’s largest lake or largest saltpan Turning off the Oodnadatta track I head towards Lake Eyre north to the Halligan Bay campground. Lake Eyre occurs in Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre national park and is the largest lake in Australia and also the lowest point at 15 meters below sea level. It has only filled up 3 times in …

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Oodnadatta Track

Oodnadatta Track

Oodnadatta Track – Dust, Mound Springs and the Old Ghan Leaving Olympic Dam the signage gives me the all clear to take Borefield Rd, which eventually spits me out on the Oodnadatta track. I spotted one of the local lizards sunning on the road so was eager to pull up and say g’day. He loved showing me his big blue …

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Lake Hart & Woomera

woomera

Woomera – Rocket capital of Australia After a wonderful 4 days on the Googs track I get on the Stuart highway and head towards Woomera. Along the way I stopped in to Lake Hart which is a large salt lake. It is the first salt lake I’ve seen which was made of salt. The base of the lake was made …

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Googs Track

googs track

Googs Track – 363 Dunes to Cross Waking early at 6am in Ceduna I get my gear packed ready to tackle the Googs Track. The Googs is a great little 4wd sand track with 363 dune crossings ahead of me on a 120km track. It is known as a mini Simpson Desert. The turnoff from the highway was not signposted …

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Gawler Ranges National Park

Gawler Ranges national park

Gawler Ranges – Home of the inquisitive Emus Passing through Kimba I visit the Edward John Eyre Sculptures. Gawler Ranges National Park was a pleasant surprise on my drive in. There was actually green grass and water around. A stark change from the Flinders, bearing in mind that the Gawler Ranges are much further south closer to the coast, so …

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Vulkathunha Gammon Ranges National Park

Vulkathunha Gammon Ranges

Vulkathunha Gammon Ranges – A harsh dry remote landscape From the Aroona ruins in the Flinders I drive straight out to Vulkathunha Gammon Ranges National Park via The Outback Highway (Barndioota Rd) and Leigh Creek. The drive was pretty easy going with well maintained gravel roads. First night I stayed at the Italowie campgrounds. The landscape in the Gammon Ranges …

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Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges – Rich in history Escaping Adelaide I arrive in the Flinders Ranges on my 32nd birthday. Unfortunately by the afternoon I was feeling increasingly tired and unwell. I managed to get myself the flue, probably from staying a week in Adelaide backpackers. I almost never get sick unless I’m attacked by some foreign flu strain.. so my first …

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Adelaide

adelaide

Crossing the border into South Australia I stayed a few days in the Murray River national park before heading into Adelaide. Having developed a bad gearbox oil leak my first call was to a mechanics to get some quotes on gasket replacement. I later headed to Semaphore to begin exploring. Semaphore is a beautiful little coastal suburb. I later attempted …

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Top 10 National Parks in New South Wales

top 10 national parks in nsw

After a lot of roaming I’ve created a list of the top 10 national parks in New South Wales to visit. These are my personal favourites and offer excellent bushwalking, camping or scenery. A NSW Parks Pass is required for vehicles to enter many of the parks below and camping fees are payable for some. Get your pass, 2 months …

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