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Jun 26, 2016 - Halls Creek to Mary River road side stop (about 100k from Halls Creek)

General aim today was to head for Fitzroy Crossing. We were a little late leaving Halls Creek caravan park because we got talking to our immediate neighbours just as we were about to leave. They asked us if we had lost anything over night as they had discovered a carton of their half strength beer (all you can buy here), had been moved overnight and was on the ground in front of their van -definitely not where they had left it. Anyway, we realized that Ruby had barked at about 3am and I had thought I had heard someone around near the van at...

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Jun 25, 2016 - Halls Creek

Headed out for drive on the Duncan Road. It is the original road between Halls Creek and Kunanurra and criss crosses back and forward over the NT/WA border. We had been told at the Information Centre that the road had been graded last week. However, we had heard that spiel many times before and greeted it with due skepticism. But, this time we were pleasantly surprised. The road was dry and very dusty, but generally in quite good condition. First stop was Carolyn Pool. Just a small pool of water left after the wet and sandy river bed. As...

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Jun 24, 2016 - Leycesters Rest roadside stop to Halls Creek

We all had a bit of a sleep in this morning. I think it was because it was so quiet after being at the caravan park. It was a lovely park, but we were parked right beside the amenities block and it could be quite noisy. The bins were emptied at about 6am and people were up doing their washing at that time. One of the washing machines was not very well-it always sounded like a jet airplane was going to take off right beside you! As per usual, we were about the last van to leave, but as we were only going to be going about 100ks to Halls...

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Jun 18, 2014 - Halls creek

There are quite a lot of vehicles parked at the Ngumpan Cliff lookout. Travelling on from there we called in at Mary pool where there were even more caravanners there. We came into Halls Creek and visited the visitor centres here we booked a 4wd tour of the Bungle Bungles at the Purnululu National park before stopping for the night. We had talked to a friend of ours Max and he assured us we must call at the Kimberley Aboriginal church at Halls Creek. We met his granddaughter who said it was all right for us to come in. We set up and I did...

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Aug 27, 2013 - Leycesters Rest

25/08/2013 and 26/08/2013 Headed off this morning to a free camp called Leycesters Rest north of Halls Creek, it is dedicated to a young boy that was killed near there in a single car crash in 1999. His name was Leycester. This was a really nice spot, the first night, there would have been probably 10 other vans and last night there were only 2 other vans which made it really peaceful. That night as we were doing the dishes we heard an almighty screech and thud, someone from the camp went out to help as someone had hit a roo in their Toyota...

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Jun 11, 2013 - Bungle Bungles

Up nice and early, packed up the van and headed in to the station where the caravan park is and entry to the Bungle Bungle National Park. Once we drove in and saw how busy the park was and how it wasnt any nicer than our free camp which was only 5 mins up the road we decided not to pay the $45 a night to stay. We chose to store our van on the station and we planned to go back to the free camp 5 mins up the road. The drive into the Bungle Bungles is 52kms of corrugated windy gravel road. It took us just under 2 hours to get in. I certainly...

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Jun 10, 2013 - Halls Creek

Checked out the old Halls Creek township which is now just a few stone building ruins. We're always amazing when we see ruins and old townships how little is left, afterall they arent realy that old. Certainly weren't built to last like the temples and things you see overseas that are thousands of years old. Headed out to a free camp for the night where we just relazed and watched Max riding his bike without training wheels!! Very clever, although he hasn't quite mastered taking off on his own just yet. Tomorrow we plan to go into the...

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Aug 14, 2012 - 33 degrees, no clouds yet. Bewdiful!!

Went into fuel up this morning at the BP. There is a Brumby's Bakery attached to it. Wandered over and the woman behind the counter was Karen StJack. Is She a relative of yours Mike? If she isn't, I could be in a bit of trouble. Cruise time tomorrow. Up the Ord to Lake Argyle, tour around and back by bus. By all reports, we should have a good time.

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Jun 27, 2012 - On the Way to Derby (Halls Creek)

26th June Leaving Kununurra this morning heading to Halls creek. Had a break at Warnum for morning tea and top the car up with diesel. $2:OO a litre here most we have paid this trip so far. Not much here a caravan park and hotel with the roadhouse. Halls creek our overnight stop. After setting up we drove down to the Coles servo to fill up. No diesel here sent to BP in town. They had no fuel at all, thinking to ourselves at this stage lucky we carry extra fuel. Greg suddenly remembers he saw a garage coming into town. Bingo they have...

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May 24, 2012 - Halls Creek - Wolfe Creek Crater

This spectacular meteorite crater, measuring 850 metres across, is the second largest in the world from which fragments of a meteorite have been collected. The largest crater in the world is Meteor Crater in Arizona. The Wolfe Creek crater formed about 300,000 years ago when an iron meteorite weighing thousands of tonnes crashed to earth. It was not until 1947 that Europeans recognised the crater when it was observed by geologists during an aerial survey. ABOUT THE CRATER - The walls of the crater stand up to 35 metres high and the crater...

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Aug 3, 2011 - Spring Creek Free Camp

Wednesday, 3 August 2011 - Spring Creek FC A nice early start....and we are off to Spring Creek Free Camp... need to get on the road early as this camp only has 20 spots.... A quick visit to Halls Creek Info Centre for Lynnie to get details of her Bungle's tour and off again... Arriving in Spring Creek around 11am.... After lunch we took off exploring the stream ..all the while checking for crocs...and other nasties we might encounter... Previous campers had actually made a little pool upstream...so we took advantage of it and had a little...

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Jul 21, 2011 - Spring Creek

Thursday 21 July With much sadness we left Lake Argyle and its serenity....and moved on to Kununara where we replenished our stocks that we lost at the Quarantine Station.... After a few hours driving we stopped for the day at Spring Creek - 107k West of Halls Creek. Its a free camp on the side of a river...there are about 20 vans nestled in between the various ghost gums...its a beautiful spot....hence a walk along the river bank...no crocs Im pleased to say... and some more nice pictures where had.. as well as collection of fire wood for...

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