Category: Red Centre

West MacDonnell Ranges

I said the West MacDonnell Ranges would have to go a long way to beat the East Macs. So did they do it? Well, yes … and no. They’re certainly beautiful, with a beauty that is awe inspiring. The colours and the formations of the rocks are incredible, with sweeping cliffs, and serene water holes. …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://kathswinbourne.com.au/west-macdonnell-ranages/

The view from the top … and then down again

I drove the Mereenie Loop Road! We decided to only stay one night at Kings Canyon because, frankly, I was sick of paying exorbitant fees to camp. If ever there was an argument for competition, camping in central Australia is it, but more on that in another blog.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://kathswinbourne.com.au/the-view-from-the-top-and-then-down-again/

Uluru – up close and personal

The first thing you notice (well, the first thing I noticed) about Uluru is it’s not in the desert. Not desert like you expect in central Australia anyway. Driving along the highway to Uluru we were surprised by how green everything is. It’s flat country, and grass and shrubs abound. There are even tall trees …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://kathswinbourne.com.au/uluru-up-close-and-personal/

Oops, I’m bogged (again)

We’re stuck! We drove 113ks down the Old Ghan Track from Alice to Finke and all was fine. Then we got off the road, crossing the race track to set up camp and that’s when it happened. Bogged in sand! It was my own fault. As the track was firm I hadn’t let my tyre …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://kathswinbourne.com.au/oops-im-bogged-again/

Finke Desert Race 2013 – Photo gallery

My apologies for the number of photos in this gallery. There’s a few reasons for so many photos: I haven’t edited them. It’s difficult to see the laptop screen properly when you’re sitting in the sun, so I’ve just picked what I thought looked OK. Doc’s a HUGE Finke fan, and this is how he’s …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://kathswinbourne.com.au/finke-desert-race-2013-photo-gallery/

East MacDonnell Ranges – Photogallery 3

The third and final installment in the East MacDonell Ranges series

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://kathswinbourne.com.au/east-macdonnell-ranges-photogallery-3/