Back across the Simmo

Back across the Simmo

Picture this, after a refreshing night sleep, you wake to a brisk cool morning. You don the swimmers, take a brisk walk to the hot springs before breakfast. You dip into the warm waters with steam rising above the surface ...
Old Andado Station

Old Andado Station

We were told by a traveller at Dalhousie that the road up to Old Andado was really good and they had gone at 70-80kms an hour but you could go even faster. There are two ways to Old Andado, one ...
Mt Dare Hotel

Mt Dare Hotel

The word had obviously spread that coming the way we did was the better road to Mt Dare as there was a bit of traffic on it going both ways. The road was pretty good, apart from the last 10km ...
Blood Creek and Federal Station

Blood Creek and Federal Station

We have been up to watch every sunrise since we have been in the desert. My friend would be proud, just don’t tell her it rises later over here 😛 We had a big day ahead of us and wanted ...
Oasis in the desert

Oasis in the desert

It was a very quiet night apart from the dingoes howling. Yummy pancakes for breakfast while we discussed our plans for the next few days. First up was secure the tent as we had some serious soaking to do. A ...
Dalhousie

Dalhousie

We were up early and on the road by 9am wanting to be at Dalhousie for lunch. The small section of the French Line we went on had much smaller sandhills than we had been on the day before but ...
Back on the Rig

Back on the Rig

The Rig was also pretty corrugated to start with. We came across James and Trinity from Bulldust and Backroads who we had been chatting to via the MySwag forum, it was nice to meet face to face and see that they ...
Knolls Track, WAA Line & Erabena Track

Knolls Track, WAA Line & Erabena Track

Chris decided he liked the idea of doing a slight detour off the Rig Road and take the Knolls Track up to the WAA Line across to the Erabena Track and then back onto the Rig. The Knolls Track runs ...
Simpson Desert – Rig Road

Simpson Desert – Rig Road

The Rig Road was originally constructed by the petroleum companies to support semi-trailers carrying heavy oil rig equipment. The road was clay capped to make it easier, now the road is badly eroded in some parts. The Rig crosses the ...
Simpson Desert – Warburton Track

Simpson Desert – Warburton Track

We have been given a free copy of an Audio Tour of the Birdsville Track to review. We will do a full review on it soon but what we have heard so far is awesome, so stay tuned. For some ...
An Adventure of a lifetime

An Adventure of a lifetime

It’s “S Day” we woke feeling a little excited but knew we had a few things to do before we could head down the Birdsville Track to start our Simmo adventure. We spent the morning letting the canvas on the ...
Birdsville

Birdsville

It is 385 km from Windorah to Birdsville and according to our Bossy Betsy GPS it takes 4 1/2hrs. The road for the first 100 odd kms Is a single lane bumpy rough bitumen road. You travel through some very ...