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Temple Bar 2

From Red Bank Gorge I decided to return to Temple Bar Caravan Park for a shower and to contemplate my next move. I would highly recommend this park. It has

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Red Bank Gorge

This is probably the best of the easily accessible gorges in this part of the MacDonnell Ranges. I was thinking while I was here that often the reality of a

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Ormiston Gorge

This is one of the more well known stops in the MacDonnell Ranges. In the high season there would be coaches coming and going full of day tourist. As it

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Neil Hargrave Lookout

I originally intended to stay at Ellery Creek Big Hole (see photos) but I noticed there was Internet available at the lookout camp just up the road where I can

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Temple Bar

  After 9 days I ended my ‘time-out’ in Alice Springs and moved to a new camp. This camp is only a few kilometres from the last but is well

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs was a major destination on my tour, I suspect it is an important destination on anyone’s tour. If there is one thing you can say about ‘The Alice’,

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Prowse Gap Rest Area

I was hoping this place was nearby. I planned to stay somewhere between Ti Tree and Alice Springs and I had a feeling this place was in the vicinity. I

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Barrow Creek

My impression of this place is that it is ok to be quirky but quirky is not the same thing as run-down and untidy. Litter is an eye-sore and except

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Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles)

I was thinking on the way here that this place really needs to get its traditional name back, ‘Devils Marbles’, ….really? This is a sacred Aboriginal site. On entering the

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Tennant Creek

  I did not plan to stay here but I needed supplies and the local IGA was closed because the local kids set fire to it and beer shops don’t

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Towers camp

Nice breezy spot perched on a hill about 30km east of Stuart Highway. This spot provides campers an opportunity to get a sense of the empty vastness of the Northern

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Camooweal

Camp Location: Camooweal Lagoon This is my last camp in Qld before entering the NT and another harrowing border crossing. Who are you? Where are you from? Where are you

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Mount Isa

Camp Location: Moodarra Caravan Park An outback regional city. I know some people love to live in places like Mt Isa, but for me it is just another place you

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Corella Dam

This is a stand out camp situated between Cloncurry and Mt Isa. Built in the 50’s by Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine as a water supply for it mining town it

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Cloncurry

Camp Location:Oasis Van Park Back in civilisation after a week in the bush on the Bourke Development Road between Karumba and Cloncurry. I have mostly decided that I will be

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Terry Smith Lookout

A nice quiet highway rest stop, nothing special but clean and spacious. Its called a lookout but I could not see one, it is slightly elevated so you can see

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Bourke and Wills Roadhouse

The roadhouse is located about half way between Normanton and Cloncurry. When I arrived, there was a major Camp Draft type of thing in progress. Lots of cowboys and cowgirls,

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Flinders River Camp

Karumba was the end of the second leg of my ‘Bus 2020 Tour’ and now I drive south towards Cloncurry, Mt I.sa and Camooweal.This is my first camp at Flinders

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Karumba Point

Camp Location: Karumba Point Service Station (Ronnies) Karumba (and the Gulf) were very much a route2020 destination. I thought it would be a fairly quick visit as the forecasts temperatures

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