The Red Center of Australia is filled with miles of vast, dry land that stretch out to the horizon in an endless sea of red sand, spinifex, and scrub brush. We drove through flood planes, flat and dry, devoid of anything taller than my waist. We crossed riverbeds that spoke of raging streams that once … Read more Five wonders of the Red Center, the heart of Australia
A cool wind is blowing softly, just enough to tamper down the heat of the relentless sun. The view before me is astounding. The largest sandstone monolith in the world* sits in front of me. It is alone on the golden grassy plains of spinifex. The deep blue of the sky surrounding it is a … Read more The many faces of Uluru (Ayers Rock).
“Can we see much in Kakadu with a 2WD?” I asked multiple people and googled the heck out of the question. Everyone with a 4WD said, “No, with a 2WD it’s Kakadon’t.” Another caravanner said she was convinced at the visitor center to just take a flight over Kakadu as she wouldn’t see much with … Read more Kakadu or Kakadon’t with 2WD
Litchfield National park is filled with plunge pools, spring-fed streams, waterfalls, and rock holes. The many hiking trails lead through rugged landscape, sandstone escarpments and monsoon rain forests. We spent two full days in the park. We *free camped just outside the park on our first morning to get an early start. Our first stop … Read more Crocodiles and crystalline waters: Darwin to Litchfield