Category: Cape York

Top Australian Outback landscapes

Watarrka - Kings Canyon

The Australian outback is not all flat, endless plains. The countryside is constantly changing – rainforest, floodplains (and drought plains), ‘jump up’ country, rivers, deserts, sand dunes, and red dust are some of the things you’ll see. Sometimes all within the space of a day’s drive. Even the name of the deserts conjures up amazing …

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Can you travel Australia without a 4WD?

I was driving down the motorway from Sydney to Wollongong the other day, playing tag with a Nissan Patrol. (that’s not it in the photo, that’s our Cruiser). Now that’s a fairly large 4WD vehicle, and it had all the travelling accoutrements. Camping gear on top, jerry cans for water/fuel, offroad tyres, etc. And it …

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Australia’s best camping spots – part 2

Part 2 of my favourite camping spots in Australia. While writing this I realised that most of my favourite places to camp are in Queensland. Given the beauty and variety of the landscape in Queensland this probably isn’t surprising (and I haven’t camped anywhere in Western Australia). So here are the next three best places …

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Adventure travel on Cape York’s Old Telegraph Track

This is what Doc and I get up to when we go out on adventures. This is from our trip to Cape York along the Old Telegraph Track. Palm Creek is the first crossing and probably the most difficult, at least it was when we were there in 2011. It’s only a couple of kilometres …

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

When we were on the Cape back in 2011, we went out to Chilli Beach. We nearly didn’t. People we met told us it wasn’t worth going to – too many tourists, too dirty, too windy. But then Scotty from the quarantine station convinced us. He told us the wind would die down for a …

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Back to the Cape

Doc and I are planning another trip to Cape York next year. I’m trying to get him to extend it to 6 months travelling across the top of Australia – through Central Queensland, the Gulf Country, the red Centre, Kimberley, down the Canning, and back via Lake Eyre. Can we do all that in 6 …

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