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The Journey Begins – 8 Nov 2018

2 days to go

On the road

Arrived at Lawn Hill

Day 2 Lawn Hill Gorge

Lawn Hill Gorge- Nov 16

A quiet day around camp

What do we see on the road?

Last day at Adels Grove

Wild-life & extra day at Adels Grove

Extra day at Adel’s Grove

NOV 11 On the road to Karumba

What we saw on the road Lawn Hill Gorge to Karumba on the gulf of Carpentaria

Birds at Karumba, Mutton Hole Wetlands and on the way to Winton

Last day at Karumba

Karumba to Winton via Julia Creek

Julia Creek to Winton

Winton and the dinosaurs


Salvator Rosa Side Trip

Blackall continued then on to Tambo


Taroom to Isla Gorge lunch- Biloela Motel-Mt Larcom Climb to Agnes Water and Town of 1770. Lady Musgrave Island.

Mon Repos Turtle Centre

To Noosa, then on to the Big Smoke

The Scenic Rim and Mt Maroon

The Scenic Rim continued

Mt Maroon to Texas QLD then Bingara NSW to Tamworth for Xmas.

Home and Away

On the road again and heading south to the Alps

Austinmer then to the Snowy Mountains

Kozciuszko National Park

Blue Waterholes and Nicole and Clarke Gorges.

Yarrangobilly Caves and Long Plains Hut

Long Plain camp site and Gooandra Homestead

Brumbies of Kosciuszko North National Park

Back to the coast via Dalgety

Candelo NSW

Getting ready for 5G

The Sapphire Coast- Eden

For my Medical and Nursing friends and others who like a bit of gore!

Eden continued

Cape Conran and on to Omeo

Omeo- heading back to the Alps

Around Albury, then up to Lake Cobbler

Corryong, Victoria

Lake Tali Karng

Mt Feathertop

Yackandandah, Beechworth and Bright Victoria.

Mt Buffalo

Mt Bogong- Victoria’s highest mountain


Glenrowan and Ned Kelly

Winton Wetlands

Turquoise Parrot- a good news story!

Mt Stirling-Mt Buller region

Craig’s Hut

Mt Buller summit

Howqua Valley Historic Area

Jamieson village

Bonnie Doon- Oh the serenity!

Yea for lunch.

Heading to the coast

Mt Gambier area

Ewens Ponds

Glenelg River

On the way to Port Fairy Folk Festival

Port Fairy Folk Festival

Birds of Port Fairy

Bool Lagoon Game Reserve and Bourne’s Bird Museum

Naracoorte Caves World Heritage Site

Robe, South Australia

South West Field Day- Lucindale

Cockatoo lake free camp horror

Martindale Hall- Grand Heritage House, Mintaro South Australia

The crossing of Goyder’s line and Warren Gorge

Gladstone Gaol, Bartagunyah and Booleroo Steam and Traction Museum

Art work on the road.

Dutchman’s Stern circuit walk- Quorn

Quorn and Pichi Richi Railway

The story of Johann Friedrich Herbig- A German- Australian story

Heading to the Northern Flinders ranges and Wilpena Pound

Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges- Bunyeroo Valley loop and Brachina Gorge

Planes, Rockets, Pounds and Peaks

Aroona Valley


Blinman mine and west to Parachilna

Port Augusta catch up day

Birds of the Flinders Ranges

Streaky Bay

Heading for the hills

Gawler Ranges

Lake Gairdner

Lake Gairdner to Kingoonya

Coober Pedy-Australia’s Opal Capital

Lake Eyre from the air

Oodnadatta Track

Dalhousie Springs and Simpson Desert

Old Andado and Molly Clark

Mac Clark Reserve-Acacia Peuce Trees

A Town called Alice

West MacDonnell Ranges

Bird number 250

Redbank Gorge and Mt Sonder

Kings Canyon and Kathleen Springs

Hanging out in Alice

Mt Giles Overnight Walk

Heading further north for some warmth.

Savannah Way loop and our very favourite campsite of the trip!

Birds along the Savanna Way

Limmen National Park

Ngukurr Aboriginal Community visit

West to the land of the Never Never

Bird 275

Edith Falls- full of birds,swims,friends and fires!

The Mighty Victoria River

Zebra Rock Mine, Ord Dam and Lake Argyle


Ord River Canoe Trip with Maka at

Purnululu and Warmun

Marlgu Billabong and the scientists secret finch spot near Wyndham

Wyndham and Barramundi fishing with Mick the Crocodile hunter

So long Wyndham, thanks for all the finches.

Gibb River Rd

Mitchell (helicopter) Falls

Kulumburu Rd Munurru Camp and cultural sites

Bird 300

Kalumburu and Sunset Beach

Dangers of the Gibb River Road

Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary-The dawn bird tour with the ecologist.

Imintji and Bell Gorge

Windjana Gorge

Tunnel Creek

Derby during the Boab Festival

Mowanjum Festival

Horizontal Falls

Beautiful Broome

Pender Bay on the Dampier Peninsula

Cape Leveque

Beagle Bay- Dampier Penninsula

Watching the earth turn away from the sun in Broome

Broome’s northern beaches

Broome Bird Observatory

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

Derby Rodeo

Barn Hill and Eighty Mile Beach

Leaving the Kimberly for the Pilbara

Karijini National Park – Dales Gorge and Mt Meharry

Karijini Canyoning

More Karijini Gorges then on to Millstream Chichester National Park

Pilbara coast- Cossack historic town

Dampier and Red Dog

Warning: Don’t buy a Toyota Prado to travel in remote Australia

Pilbara Industry

Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef Whale swimming

Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Marine Park

Navy Pier Dive

Ukhahlamba – Barrier of Spears

Kruger National Park and 115 new birds!

Burringurrah-Mount Augustus

Kennedy Ranges-Mundatharrda

Shark Bay- Gutharraguda meaning “Two Waters”. Another World Heritage area.

The dolphins of Monkey Mia

Shark Bay and Francois Peron National Park

Denham on Shark Bay and the worst Naval Battle in Australia’s history.

The Batavia- one of the most interesting shipwrecks of all time!

Five days in the Abrolhos Islands on the Eco Abrolhos boat


Heading outback again

Gwalia Ghost Town

Lake Ballard and Sir Antony Gormley’s ‘Inside Australia’ exhibit. Australia’s largest outdoor Art gallery.

Kalgoorlie and the Super Pit

Eyre Bird Observatory

The rush across the Nullarbor

The 1 year milestone

Thank you Quorn Caravan Park

Heading North

Birdsville Track-Marree

The Birdsville Track


Channel Country

Heading east and home 😦 😦 😦

Conondale National Park

Dayboro (sorry more bird stuff)

Brisbane and Noosa

Lamington National Park

Byron Bay

The Byron Wetlands

Coffs Harbour