We spent last October driving across Australia. In five weeks, we covered 10,000 kilometres: Melbourne – Lake Eildon – Canberra – Wombarra – Sydney – South West Rocks – Byron Bay – Brisbane – Townsville – Devils Marbles – Uluru – Kings Canyon – West MacDonnell Ranges – Kakadu National Park – Darwin. For all the deets, check out my Australia posts. Song:… Read more of "An Australian road trip (video edition)"
Our route Australia is massive and so it can be hard to plan a route that includes everything you want to see and is also realistic. We were overly ambitious with ours, and ended up with a few 9-hour driving days that left us pretty drained by the end. Looking… Read more of "Planning an Australian road trip: route and tips"
Kakadu was the last stop on our five-week road trip, and by the time we arrived I had absolutely had enough. The dust, the heat, the flies had all gotten to me (or you could say I had let it get to me, but please don't). So we stayed at… Read more of "One day in Kakadu National Park"
After a little blogging hiatus while we spent time with friends and family, it's time to delve back into the last of our Australian adventures. The Explorers Way, the last leg of our road trip, stretches from Adelaide to Darwin, but we made our way up from Alice Springs. We… Read more of "The Explorers Way"
Colin visited the Northern Territories way back in 2001 for a month and one of his favourite stops was the Glen Helen Resort. It sounded like kind of a dump from his description ("we camped on a patch of dirt"), but actually it was really great. The staff are all… Read more of "The West MacDonnell Ranges"
The rocks in the Northern Territories blew me away. When you're travelling, you spend more time in each country than a typical holiday and it's hard to maintain the same level of excitement about every place you visit. But even after a couple of months in Australia, these rocks were… Read more of "Australia, you have the best rocks!"