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We are about to embark on an epic adventure from Cairns to Alice Springs!!
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  • Day14

    Stockmans Hall of Fame

    August 14, 2018 in Australia

    Today we went to the Stockmans Hall of Fame. We went to a show where they spoke about horses, cattle ,sheep and dogs on the land They showed how they used to pack a horse for travel and what type of horse was used for each task. He showed how the dogs round up the sheep and sang a few songs and told a few yarns about his droving days.Read more

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  • Day13

    Longreach

    August 13, 2018 in Australia

    Today we had a walk around town had morning tea and lunch at the bakery. The kids tried to look for and capture the kittens again and found them in the drain outside the bakery. We called the council to help the kittens. The council advised that would set a trap to catch them.

  • Day12

    Longreach Happy Hour

    August 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Today is very windy. We have a relax day, got some homework done, played some games with the kids and got ready for Happy Hour. The publican was quite a character and rode his horse and steer around the park promoting happy hour.

  • Day11

    Longreach

    August 11, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Today we drove to Longreach, there is not much to see, just oceans of dry grass and never ending horizons. Once in the main Street of town the girls found two stray kittens and made it a mission to feed and rescue them. They thought it would be great to have a pet onboard the motorhome!

  • Day10

    Coolibah tree

    August 10, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    On the way back from Porcupine Gorge we stopped at the oldest Coolibah tree. This tree has immense historical importance as it is linked to two relief expeditions searching for Burke and Wills and led to people becoming aware of the fertility and wealth of the plains next to the Flinders River.

  • Day10

    Porcupine, Australia

    August 10, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Today we drove out to Porcupine Gorge. We trekked 1.2km down into the gorge where we explored and enjoyed the serenity of the magnificent sights. We explored the caves and the rock pools and sat on the sandy beach under the trees for lunch. The kids even found shells. It's hard to believe that this was once an ocean! The walk up was hard but Kylie and I finally made it and the girls were up the top cheering us on.Read more

  • Day9

    Hughenden, Australia

    August 9, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Today we arrived in Hughenden and went straight to the Flinders Discovery Centre to see the Muttaburrasaurus and other fossils. We found out their theory on how Porcupine Gorge was formed and saw some great fossils. It's hard to believe that this area was once an inland sea! We had a quick look around town and headed back to our accommodation for the night.Read more

  • Day8

    Big 4 Aussie Outback Oasis Holiday Park

    August 8, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Today we had happy hour which includes bangers and mash for dinner. We thought we would buy 4 meals and the two younger girls would eat off mine and Kylie's plate. Nope, they polished it off and went back for seconds! Was a good night to talk to the other travelers under the stars

  • Day8

    Charters Towers City, Australia

    August 8, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today we took the kids to miners cottage to teach them how to pan for gold. We had a walk around town and headed to the next park. There are so many beautiful old buildings. Interesting to know that this town was the one that set the gold prices for the world in its prime!

  • Day7

    Charters Towers Tourist Park

    August 7, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Our stop today is Charters Towers Tourist Park hosted by Raylean and Brad who put on a great Happy Hour followed by a talk by the local information centre all about what to see and do in Charters Towers.