West MacDonnell Ranges

Heading west Early on Sunday morning, we hit the road and headed for the West MacDonnell Ranges. It was glorious weather – cool, but sunny. First stop was Simpson’s Gap. A leisurely stroll into our first gorge gave us a taste of the colours and contrasts to come over the next week or so. We…

The Red Centre Way

“Well, we’re not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.” This has to be one of my favourite quotes from Thelma and Louise, the classic movie about a girls’ road trip gone wild. Whilst my amazing Ma and I are not exactly Thelma and Louise, we certainly had some hilarious…

Scott’s marathon for Telethon

Scott is an inspirational little boy from Koolyanobbing in Western Australia. We don’t know this little living legend personally, but have followed his awesomeness over the years as he has remained determined to raise money for Telethon and help other kids. Each year, starting in 2010, Scott has gone on a great big walk. And…

Australia’s best 4wd tracks

Australian Geographic has just released this list of their top ten 4wd tracks in Australia. It’s a handy quick-look guide, but I reckon we’ve done some others that come close.  Might have to compile our own top ten list. But for now, enjoy reading theirs – Best 4wd Tracks    

Munglinup Beach

The rocking and rolling of the tracks had meant the whole drawer unit in the back of Alby had bounced and slipped forward. The turn-buckles had not been sufficient to hold it all in place under load and with the pitching and rocking of off road travel. So The Driver became the Bush Mechanic and…

Full house at ‘Starvos’

Day two of our epic adventure for the summer of 2014. From Mt Trio we headed south-east and arrived in sunny Bremer Bay. A place that is special to us: nearly ten years ago, The Driver proposed at sunrise on the cliff tops as we watched whales cruise into the bay. A quick fuel stop,…

On the south-east road again

You can’t beat butterflies. The ones that rumble around in your tummy as you pull out of the driveway, all packed and ready to go. That sense of anticipation of what might lie ahead is addictive. It sets the tone for every trip and the hours of planning, preparing and packing disappear into the rearview…