Stanley Bend –...

After leaving the Halls with sad farewells we headed back towards Beechworth to sample some of the local wines.  We organised an appointment at Star Lane Winery, but turned up about 45 minutes late after getting a little lost (there is a Star Lane in the centre of town, but they are in a...

Longreach Waterhole

Mythical Longreach. We heard about it from some fellow campers in Trephina Gorge. The lagoon was there on HEMA. There were directions in Camps Australia. Do you think we could find it??? The directions on Camps Australia were, as they often are, incorrect. We were confounded when everytime we...

Alice Springs Show

Rollup, rollup!  The call of the Alice Spring Show was strong so we decided to head back to Alice for the weekend, rather than bypass it so that we could go to a country show and rodeo.   The Alice Spring show was a typical mixture of rides, cotton candy, animal shows and stalls. First up...

West McDonnell Range...

The West McDonnells are a range of mountains and gorges just west of Alice Springs.   We approach them from Kings Canyon on the Mereenie Loop, an unsealed access road linking Kings Canyon to the West McDonnells.  Most visitors come from Alice – there is a good sealed road from Alice...

Kings Canyon

We left Uluru in the afternoon, intending to stay at a rest stop at the side of the road before heading to Kings Canyon the next day.   There were a number of people at the rest stop already so we took a track over the hill and found some lovely large secluded spots among the trees.   We...