Category Archives: Clockwise around Australia

June 21 and 22. The Rubyvale at the gemfields

Great little place in a really nice park. Quite quaint and laid back. Cash only society!  The main gems here are sapphires in many different colours. You can either go out and dig up the earth and “wash” it to … Continue reading

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June 15.  5 days in the Isa

On our way out of Mt Isa the road signs have all the iconic names that we hear in the news and on the extreme weather reports. Cloncurry.  Julia Creek.  Winton, it is always exciting to hit the road again. … Continue reading

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June 8 and 9.  To and around Camooweal 

                    

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June 7.  Along the Stuart Hwy after leaving Mataranka

Just finished a 520 k drive from Mataranka to the Attack Roadside stop just 70 k north of Tennant Creek.      The last 360 k were super fast. The road is pleasant mostly straight with red rocky outcrops and sparse … Continue reading

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May 24.  Robins Falls

  What a great spot. We have been here since yesterday. Completely self sufficient and free camping and a swimming hole right in our camp site.  The stream burbles down from the falls which is a 20 minute walk from … Continue reading

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May 21. Katherine

There is always a first.  Today I was sick of this trip!   Sick of being polite and rule abiding, and being treated as if every thing is a favour for which we are lucky to pay.  We were told … Continue reading

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May 20.  Big Horse Campground outside Timber Creek

  

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May 19.  Lake Argyle

After the cosmopolitan atmosphere (almost, and we have been on the road in WA a long time now) we drove 70 k to Lake Argyle.  There is a resort perched high above the lake with the best ever infinity pool. … Continue reading

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May 16. Kununarra, Freshie or Saltie

      Kununarra is a large town in the far north of WA.  It is set amongst many mountain ranges like the Durack, the Cockburn and the Bungle Bungles.  It is halfway between Broome and Darwin and is very green … Continue reading

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May 7.  Boab quarry, rain and shine

It rained and rained last night. A few drops here and there in the van.  Slightly worried about being able to get out of here.  We decide to stay to dry out. All by ourselves for 2 days, the air … Continue reading

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