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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Hightailing it to Longreach

After we left Gemtree, the mission was on to make it to the coast in time for my 20 year high school reunion on the 1st October. This meant some big days of travelling simply to make the miles, but we also wanted to make sure we saw a few of the things we wanted to …

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A gem of a place

When undertaking research and sussing out where other families had gone and recommended on their trips around the country, time and time again Gemtree came up in my research and so I had said to Corey we had to go there. Orginally planning 4 or 5 days there, unfortunately we were only able to stay …

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A town like Alice

Now, you can't write a blog post about Alice Springs and not use the title above now, can you?! Originally we’d planned to spend a couple of days in Alice, but of course our clutch issues and subsequent loss of time meant that we had to cut a few things. Unfortunately Alice was one of …

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Kings Canyon – or at least the bottom of it!

One of the things we reconciled in the research phase of this trip was that there were some things that we wouldn't be able to see and do with two small young humans and the Kings Canyon Rim Walk which everyone raves about ended up being one of those things. Unfortunately, the reality is that …

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Uluru awakenings

We posted quite a few pics of our short time spent at Uluru and Kata Tjuta on social media so we won’t rehash it all, but here are a few things that you may not have known about this iconic Aussie tourism destination and that we discovered as we explored the region. 1. It’s not …

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