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 and the events that led on from there over many years before the actual stampede … Continue reading Lark Quarry

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 the park as found in one of the brochures. Sounds very inviting. Our experience was … Continue reading Diamantina National Park

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 home to the Bedourie Camp Oven. In 1920's a tin smith constructed the camp oven … Continue reading Bedourie, an Oasis in the Desert

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 a shelter shed with table and seat. A track leads off following the river, there are … Continue reading Q – Cuttaburra Crossing

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 Desert to the south and rich in Channel Country to the north. It was once … Continue reading Birdsville the Modern Big Smoke

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 trailer fully dry and moving things between the 2 vehicles that we either didn't need … Continue reading An Adventure of a lifetime

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 flat treeless landscape with a few sand dunes. 266km from Birdsville you hit the dirt/gravel. For … Continue reading Birdsville

Cooper Creek – The Legend

We have a little tradition that we like to leave after Chris finishes work and get a few hours under our belt. Makes us feel like we are really off on our next adventure. This time was no different with us stopping at our usual place when heading west Swinging Bridge at Cooyar. We had … Continue reading Cooper Creek – The Legend

The times they are a changin

As Bob Dylan sung back in 1964 "The times they are a changin" and they certainly have for us in the last few years. In a great and wonderful way with 3 beautiful grandchildren. The configuration and setup we have had in the Ute for the last 6 years has suited us great but with … Continue reading The times they are a changin