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The Yeagarup Sand Dunes

Not too far from Pemberton are some sand dunes that are just begging to be climbed.  We picked a lovely afternoon for visit.  We’ve been loving the weather since we left Perth, it’s felt like autumn while we are still in summer.  We expected to be in the heat a lot longer than this so it’s been a welcome change. First we had a quick look at the lake and pondered this jetty. There was a nearby sign warning against … Read More

Emma Gorge, Best Waterhole Ever

Emma Gorge has to be one of my favourite spots on this entire trip.  The hike was beautiful and the waterhole was breathtakingly gorgeous.  This time of year you have to get there early as they close the gates by 10am.  It’s just too hot to hike in there after that.  The walk takes about an hour, though I think that for once it took us less as we were motivated to get there quickly so we could get back … Read More

Kakadu: Mardugal Billabong Walk

Our next stop after Katherine was Kakadu National Park.  The Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Kakadu was fantastic.  Unfortunately no photography is allowed so I can’t show you any of the fabulous displays.  It was one of those places where there were so many interesting things to look at that the kids took off in all directions as soon as we got through the door.  I kept having to wrangle them back together to point things out to them.  Heaps … Read More

Katherine Gorge – Baruwei Lookout

Near the town of Katherine is Nitmiluk National Park.  Actually, until we got closer I’d only heard of it referred to as Katherine Gorge.  The entrance to the park is just 30km outside of Katherine.  We did one short walk while we were there, it was too hot to do much else.  We stopped in the visitor centre on the way in and they told us that if it was 30 degrees there, then it would be 40 degrees up … Read More

The Devil’s Marbles – Karlu Karlu

If you drive the Stuart Highway you literally can’t miss the Devil’s Marbles since the highway cuts right through them.  When we drove south after our stay in Tennant Creek we oooh’d and ahhh’d at the sight and made plans to stop here on our way back north.  I really had my heart set on camping here for a night because the sunset hitting these rocks is supposed to be beautiful.  During peak season this campground fills by early afternoon.  … Read More

Simpson’s Gap

After our walk at Standley Chasm we made our way to Simpson’s Gap.  The MacDonnell Ranges are a nice backdrop as you drive along.  So many lovely gorges hiding in there! Every so often we see these roadsigns that have been added to in a lovely fashion.  :)  They nearly look like they were designed this way! During the dry season you can walk down the riverbed.  It’s full of sand, on a warm day that sand is very hot … Read More

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