The best little cheap camp in Mataranka

After the walks and excitement of Kakadu, we were looking forward to some down time, especially if it entailed floating in warm water. We headed off from Mary River Roadhouse and did an overnight stop at Edith Falls which was gorgeous. We definitely could have done a couple of nights at that campground. An early …

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Definitely Kaka-du!

Ahhh, Kakadu. We had always planned to do Kakadu before we got to Darwin, but as things turned out, we had to wait until after our stay in Darwin.  And in the lead up to our Kakadu adventure, we’d been hearing and reading a number of reviews that had sparked the whole Kaka-du vs Kaka-don’t …

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A little bit of luck in Litchfield

Litchfield was our next destination and we were super excited to be finally heading there.  We got a fairly late start from Darwin after dropping off my laptop to Humpty Doo for diagnosis after discovering it had stopped working, we knew that we would be pushing it to find a National Park campground for the …

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A week well spent in Darwin

Our original plans saw us heading to Kakadu from Katherine but due to school holidays, we had to book our accommodation in Darwin in advance, which meant the extra few days we’d taken here and there meant we had to rejig some timelines, which was no biggie, we just spent an extra day in Katherine …

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Territory Day in Katherine

We arrived at Katherine to a barrage of signs and posters advertising fireworks for sale - one day only! We then realised that we’d hit Katherine just in time for Territory Day! Territory Day seriously boggles my mind as it’s the one day in the NT that people can legally buy fireworks and set them …

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A drop in the Lake… Argyle

Of all the places we were really looking forward to about Western Australia, Lake Argyle was right at the top of the list.  And it didn’t disappoint. We stayed at the caravan park, situated at the edge of Western Australia's largest, and Australia’s second largest man made lake.  Back in the 60’s, the idea was …

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Yes, El Questro was worth it

Spending some time at El Questro had been on the bucket list for some time and although we had seen many reviews where people had claimed it to be too expensive or over rated, we are glad that we spend some time there. Is it more commercialised than it would have been 10, 15 or …

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The magic of Purnululu

So given we’d decided that we weren’t going to tackle the Gibb River Road, all that was left for us to do was to backtrack our way back into Derby.  We stopped into the Mowanjum indigenous centre as we had wanted to find a piece of artwork as a memento of our trip.  We loved …

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Adventures on the Gibb River Road

As we said goodbye to the laidback oasis that was Broome and headed for the remoteness of the Kimberley, we were still undecided about whether or not to tackle the Gibb River Road.  A big part of us wanted to throw caution to the wind and just commit to it, whilst the more conservative part …

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Bumming around in Broome

By the time we left Karijini we were definitely hankering for a shower and as we made our way towards Broome, we decided to stop for the night at Indee Station. Indee Station was similar to many of the other Station Stays we’ve stopped at with demountable buildings and the obvious hallmarks of a working …

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