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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. …

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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.

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After the rains the desert comes to life

It’s obviously been raining in the desert. One thing I love about Australia is the colour – the red of the desert, the lush green of the tropics, the blue of the sky. Coming out to the centre I expected red, lots of red dust. And I haven’t been disappointed. We’ve camped in it, got …

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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 …

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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 …

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I admit it – I’m a bogan!

Ok, I admit it, I’m a bogan. First the Grand Prix, now Finke. What’s next V8 Supercars? Well, now that you mention it … they are on in Darwin next week. Of course, I wouldn’t go to Darwin just for the cars, but it is warm up there ….

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