Marianne and Steve's Australia Trip 2018 travel blog

Cattle is integral to the ‘Kimberley story’. In 2018, Helicopters are used...

Beautiful Galvans Gorge (complete with a water monitor lizard), one of the...

Windjana Gorge. The limestone formations are the remains of a 350 million-year-old...

Tunnel Creek, the hideout for 19th century aboriginal leader Jandamarra. We waded...

The Baobab Tree Goal, Derby. Aboriginal people were rounded up and imprisoned...

‘Fuelling up’ at Willare Roadhouse, a one-stop shop. Massive sides of beef...

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Freshie (freshwater crocodile) at Windjana gorge.


On the last stage of our Kimberley trip, days on the road were interspersed with river crossings, waterhole swims, walks and ‘smokos’ (breaks) at roadhouses. This was the real outback; cattle country with ‘stations’ of a million acres or more (the equivalent of 11 Isles of Wight) and names such as ‘Napier Downs’ (as in ‘Faraway Downs’ in the film ‘Australia’). As we headed west, the baobabs got bigger and we became dirtier and even dustier. The hostel in Broome, the end of the tour, with its clean sheets and laundry facilities, was very welcome.

Over 13 days we had driven 3600kms (London to Rome return).




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