The Oodnadatta Track

Maree to William Creek via the track is only around 200km but we took a whole day to make the trek and enjoyed lots of stop-offs at old railway sidings, “Plane Henge” (a sculpture/art project in the middle of nowhere), lake lookouts and artesian springs.  It was a great trip and the road was much…

Lake Eyre

The Lake was the original motivation that started the plans for this amazing trip. Whilst we have done so many other things already, the Lake was something we really wanted to see.  From the window of a light plane, we saw Coopers Creek crossing, the Birdsville track and then the amazing lake (north and south)…

Marree no more

There’s nothing to write about Marree other than it being the base for scenic flights over Lake Eyre and home to the most filthy, dilapidated caravan park we have ever stayed in.  Lisa – if you are reading this, the ablutions were far worse than Redgum Village in Dandaragan – who would have thought that…

Talc Alf and tow hitch dramas

Talc Alf (in Lyndhurst) He’s crazy, been living in a tin humpy for over 30 years and has possibly spent too much time in the sun or by himself…! He has some bizarre ideas about the origins of language, how we should be teaching children in school about language and whether or not the world…

Flinders Ranges & Merna Mora Station

After leaving Mt Ive we called through Port Augusta to shop and re-fuel.  We arrived at Merna Mora station, just west of the ranges, around 3pm and set up camp 3km south of the homestead next to a dry creek.  For the next three days, we travelled into the Flinders Ranges, through Parachilna and Brachina…

Mt Ive Station: Gawler Ranges

The Gawler Ranges are a beautiful place at the northern end of the Eyre Peninsula.  We left the bitumen at Wirrulla after a re-stock at Ceduna. A few hours of sandy, rocky, and corrugated roads led to Mt Ive Station which is a working sheep station. We camped about 2km from the homestead in the…

Cactus Beach

Cactus Beach has a very similar feel to Gnaraloo and Tombstones.  It’s a private property right on the coast at one of the most famous surf breaks in the country.  Ron Gates has owned and managed the property for 25 years.  It has a great set up with very basic facilities including stone-walled open-air toilets…