Homewood Bound

Homewood Bound

I, Kate have come down with a cold that had me coughing all last night. So we have decided to cut our time away short by a few days and head for home. We are missing our dog Jess as ...
Lara Wetlands

Lara Wetlands

Barcaldine was a hive of activity, so many parked vans we lost count. Nice tidy friendly little town. Our friends had told us of this wonderful place with an Artesian pool, wetlands with lots of birds, free canoes to use, ...
Matilda Way

Matilda Way

We arrived in Winton about morning tea time. After a cuppa we had a walk up the Main Street and checked out the new building being built to replace the Waltzing Matilda Centre that unfortunately burnt down a few years ...
Lark Quarry

Lark Quarry

Lark Quarry was really interesting and very impressive. The tour starts off with a series of short videos and talk by one of the tour guides telling you about the history of Lark Quarry, how the first footprint was discovered ...
Diamantina National Park

Diamantina National Park

Boom or Bust, Water or Dust, as isolated as it is dusty, at times you can be cut off at the Diamantina by overflowing clay pans or flood waters spilling from the multiple river channels. Seems a great advertising for ...
Bedourie, an Oasis in the Desert

Bedourie, an Oasis in the Desert

Bedourie means “dust storm” population 120. Is perched on a sand dune and surrounded by Eyre Creek. In the 1880’s Bedourie was a major watering and rest stop for drivers moving cattle from NT and NW Qld to Birdsville. Bedourie is ...
Q – Cuttaburra Crossing

Q – Cuttaburra Crossing

Cuttaburra Crossing – T, F, OR, B, W, D, DP. 68 kms from Bedourie on the Eyre Developmental Road. There is a toilet and dump point. It opens up to a flat gravel area next to the river, there is ...
Birdsville the Modern Big Smoke

Birdsville the Modern Big Smoke

“Your great Outback escape awaits you. Deep in the heart of wild and isolated country you will find the frontier town of Birdsville. Situated between the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert, the vast gibber plains of the Sturt Stony ...
Big Bad Red

Big Bad Red

Chris was keen to do the run up Big Red. He took an easy track to drop me off at the top, so I could take pics. He lowered tyre pressure even more and went back down. View of the ...
Poeppel Corner

Poeppel Corner

Another one of the markers showing distance, with someone’s added creation. We did the slight detour into Poeppel Corner, that’s the three corners for us now, great view over the lake. Poepple Corner marks the junction of three states. We popped ...
French Line continued

French Line continued

We decided to get up early and hopefully make Birdsville and back to the comfort of the trailer. Not that we have been uncomfortable in the tent or on the air bed, in fact we were quite comfy. Just setting ...
French Line

French Line

The French Line is the shortest, most used and most difficult track across the Simpson. The French Line was name after a French Petroleum Company who put the line in, in the 1960’s. It stretches over 1100 sand dunes to ...