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Jun 17, 2016 - King West roadside stop to Big Horse campground Judbarra (Gregory) National Park

Left camp at about 9am- our quickest pack up ever as we had only tied the dogs to the van and put out our flooring and chairs for the overnight stop. Today is the start of travelling into a part of Australia that I have never been before. Initially the country started out as fairly flat, heavily treed country, that changed into more hilly country as we entered the Victoria River region. From there we entered some of the most spectacular country we have driven through to date as we entered Judbarra National Park. Photos cannot do justice to...

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Jul 1, 2014 - Timber Creek and Victoria river

Ruth at Zebra Creek mine made us scones, jam and cream for morning tea and showed us around the gallery where we chose some zebra rock for the grand kids. After a few photos we left this natural bush environment and drove up the road to a lookout and miracle of miracles there was one bar on the phone and internet so we were able to get our emails and phone messages. After surveying 360oC views out to Lake Argyle and surrounds we headed up the dirt road to Duncan road and the Victoria highway. On driving through magnificent country with the...

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Jul 15, 2013 - Victoria River

15/07/13 Victoria River We arrived at Victoria River roadhouse and saw our first freshwater crocodile sun baking on a rock. It was about 1.5m long. Z 16/07/13 Victoria River Today we went to the old crossing of Victoria River. There we picked up some tadpoles, created a home for the tadpoles and looked around the river. Later that night we had an icy pole and played pool. Dad won! Z

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Stringers Go West

Jun 9, 2013 - Day 6

Day 6 - Friday 7th June Setting off from Mataranka, we had to continue north-west up to Katherine to get onto the Victoria Highway which would then take us through to Kununurra, gateway to the Kimberly. Russell and Toni-Lee also decided that they would try and find some camp stretchers in Katherine to try and alleviate some back pain issues. Before leaving Mataranka proper, we headed to the United Fuel Station to fill the tanks and then stop in at Bitter Springs for a final dip before hitting the Stuart up to Katherine. Katherine was a...

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Sep 23, 2010 - Victoria River Crossing

Victoria River Crossing – Gregory National Park - Northern Territory I forgot to mention in the last dispatch, that the reason for the delay in dispatches is absolutely and unequivocally due to “The Grimbly’s”. More details to follow. I will attempt to play catch-up in the next couple of weeks. The 326km drive from Kununurra to Victoria River Crossing was uneventful. Once again the scenery was pretty good with numerous rocky escarpments on both sides of the road. Boab trees in abundance. The drive through the border post was a non event...

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Living the Dream

Jul 2, 2010 - Day 84 - UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Well Kununurra was an oasis in the desert. Only a small town with lots of indigenous but had everything we needed for 8 days. We had long planned to spend a bit of time here as there is a lot to do then a few more as well and we in fact stayed an extra day to catch up with our friends Ros and Trevor who we have been travelling with for about 8 weeks before we head for Darwin and they the other way. Kununurra has 2 amazing features, the Ord River Irrigation Scheme irrigating over 14,000 hectares and the associated Lake Argyle which...

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Round we go 2010

Sep 23, 2009 - Day 64 – Darwin to Victoria River homestead - Farewell NT

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So because we get a bit of red dust on our car, now you have all done the same thing. We are touched, really we are. :-). Hope everyone is OK. The pictures we have seen here are amazing. Today gave me very little to write about. Nearly 500kms in the car took up the vast majority of the day. Darwin south for 3 hours to Katherine, eat lunch, fuel the car, then another 3 hours in the car to Victoria River roadhouse. Fortunately the boys slept for the majority of the morning session of...

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Aug 29, 2007 - Heading For The Border

TODAY WAS PRETTY MUCH A DRIVING DAY. WE WANT TO MAKE IT TO KUNUNURRA, WHICH IS JUST OVER THE WA BORDER. WE DROVE INTO A HEAD WIND PRETTY MUCH THE ENTIRE WAY WHICH SLOWED US DOWN HEAPS. JESS HAD TO CONSTANTLY MONITOR THE TEMP OF THE CAR AND FIGHT AGAINST THE WIND ALL DAY. WE STAYED AT A PLACE NOT TOO FAR FROM THE BORDER CALLED VICTORIA RIVER. WE WERE BOTH EXHAUSTED AND THE AWESOME HUGH RED CLIFF FACES THAT SURROUNDED US WAS A GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO STOP, REST AND CHECK OUT THE SCENERY BEFORE HE SUN WENT DOWN.

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J.C.'S BIG ADVENTURE

Apr 27, 2007 - Kununurra to Katherine Northern Territory 9 to 11 April 2007.

Sylvia's Comments As we left Kununurra we knew we only had to travel a short distance and we would be at the border of Northern Territory, the third largest territorial area in Australia. We had been in Western Australia, the largest state, since just before Christmas and had enjoyed our travels very much. As we were arriving at Kununurra we passed road signs asking us to deposit any stone fruit in the special bins provided. This is to prevent the spread of fruit fly in an area growing fruit. At the state border there is a check point for...

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Jul 27, 2006 - Gregory National Park - not quite to plan

We set off into Gregory National Park & head towards Bullita Homestead campground & Limestone Gorge. Our books rave about these places & we have been looking forward to seeing them. It's quite late in the day & we are in a bit of a rush. The first hitch - signage on the dirt road going in indicates both places are closed. Another NP campsite called "Big Horse" campground is chockers with caravans. Deciding we'd better investigate further we head on further still into Timber Creek instead for the night. This spot is actually quite nice as we...

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Brown's Oz Trek



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