20 things to see in the Northern Territory

Trin and Lil' Beaut in front of Uluru

The Northern Territory (NT) is a vast open land with deserts, escarpments, monoliths, rain-forests, beautiful swim holes, and rivers where prehistoric creatures thrive.  The NT is more than twice the size of Texas. Yet, the tiniest state in the USA, Rhode Island, has almost five times more people. The amount of land compared to the … Read more

Five wonders of the Red Center, the heart of Australia

Trins standing on the edge of Kings Canyon looking across to the painted sheer cliffs on the opposite side.

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

The many faces of Uluru (Ayers Rock).

A cave along the base of Uluru

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

Kakadu or Kakadon’t with 2WD

Road crossing the river at Cahill's Crossing

“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

Crocodiles and crystalline waters: Darwin to Litchfield

Tolmer Falls, a long drop waterfall into a plunge pool surrounded by cliffs

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

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