Category: South Australia

Big Red here I come. Driving through the Simpson Desert

I had my first lesson driving on sand today, so now I’m ready to tackle the Simpson Desert! The Simpson was my original choice for this year’s trip, but I decided against it because I didn’t feel confident that I had enough experience diving on sand. But now, after an hour driving around in sand …

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Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary Ridgetop Tour

The Ridgetop Tour at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is not for the faint hearted. The road is ‘exciting’ in places, the tour takes you through some amazing scenery in the Flinders Ranges, and you go to places that you can’t see on your own. Our guide was informative and entertaining. The weather was perfect on the day …

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The Corner Store: where all the kangaroos hang out

I’m sitting at the Corner Store. Not the one down the street from home, the one at Cameron Corner, where three states meet: New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia. I’m not sure which state I’m in, or should that be what state I’m in. And I drove the Strzelecki and Old Strzelecki tracks to …

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Wildflowers in the Australian desert

I cannot believe how absolutely, stunningly, jaw-droppingly, beautiful the Australian outback, and the desert countryside is. If I could put more superlatives into that sentence I would. The desert is beautiful, and I am in awe. I don’t mean beautiful in the way that ‘deserts have their own beauty’, I just mean beautiful.

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Flinders Ranges photos

It’s been an amazing four days at Arkaroola. I’ve done the Ridgetop tour, and looked at millions of stars in deep space at one of the observatories.  I’ve laid in my swag and looked at millions of stars visible to the naked eye – as long as you’re far enough away from city lights, and …

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Where to collect wood for a campfire in the bush

I’ve discovered where all the firewood is in the park. Unfortunately it’s not even close to my campsite. I went for a walk to Spriggina Lookout today after I got back from the Ridgetop Tour. I’m doing the startrails tour tonight, so just wanted a short walk to get some exercise. It’s only 2km up …

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