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18 travelers at this place:

  • Day208

    T2 - Outback

    May 17 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C


    ▪️Am vorherigen Abend haben wir uns noch mit dem Farmer um 12 Uhr auf seiner Range verabredet
    ▪️Eine halbe Stunde vorher kam eine Absage, dass der Job nicht mehr verfügbar sei - wieder einmal umsonst gewartet😅
    ▪️ Weiter ging's zum nächsten 4h entfernten Free Camp über den bekannten Savannah Way
    ▪️Beim "Mensch ärgere dich nicht" hat mich ein 1000-Füßler in die Kniekehle gebissen - einfach so 😲
    ▪️Ist aber nichts zu sehen, war nur ein riesen Schreck

    💡Im Outback sollte man immer mindestens einen kleinen vollen Benzinkanister dabei haben, da die Tankstellen, sowie die Dörfer manchmal bis zu 600km voneinander entfernt sind.
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  • Day15

    Croydon pit stop

    September 22, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Photo order
    1. Stefan fills bike with Diesel
    2. Stefan pumps Diesel out of bike
    3. Stefan fills bike with Petrol

    We also met very friendly Aussies which gave us a nice letter for our travel memories 😲

  • Day29

    Driving to Croydon

    September 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We left Mt Isa a little late at 7.40 and headed out of town through rocky hills and winding road. Once we turned North we were faced with more headwinds and a very long straight road. The landscape became much more grassy and didn't change as often as it seemed earlier in the trip.

    We stopped at the Burke and Wills Roadhouse for fuel and a stretch. The girls had spent the last hour and a half doing homework so they got a treat and a new DVD for the next stint.

    The road went from good to only one lane of sealed road in long sections. There isn't much traffic up here and we only needed to move off to let people past twice. The landscape was mostly grassy grazing land for the braman cattle. We also saw fields of termite mounds, and I mean by the hundreds. It's really something to see.

    We took a small detour to Normington around 1.30 to check out the Purple Pub Jon had told us about. The plan was to stop for lunch but the kitchen had closed early so it was back in the car and drove down the road to stop and have a bite in the van. Normington is a quiet little town. So very isolated. If you ever wanted to disappear for a while, that's the place to go!

    As we continued on you could see the areas that would be most affected by the wet season. We've crossed countless large, deep river beds completely dry. But with the flood area signs everywhere I can only imagine what this area is like during the wet season.

    We reached Croydon and enjoyed our site by the pool while the girls swam. We've made a few changes to our final weeks, fitting in a caravan park / water park on our way past the Whitsundays!

    Looking forward to a nice quiet evening and a much shorter trip in the car tomorrow.
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  • Day15

    Day 15

    June 11, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Start of another week and it is time to move again, had a great time in Cobbald Gorge, back onto the dirt for a while to Forsayth township for a quick look and then north back up to Georgetown. Heading west today for Croydon along the way we stopped at the Cumberland chimney which has a good free camp on the lagoon with lots of birds and the odd feral pig, a bit further along and you get to the Gilbert River which is a huge river with some water but mostly a dry sandy river bed with lots of free camping along it. Staying at the council park in Croydon which has improved a lot since here 3 years ago and the town has got a fully stocked small supermarket, down to the pub for a drink late avo and corn beef dinner out of the shuttlechef thermos cooker 👍 the weather is warming up 32 here today.Read more

  • Day16

    Day 16

    June 12, 2018 in Australia

    Another fantastic day in the savannah country 20 degrees overnight had the aircon in the van most of the night, took a walk around the town perimeter this morning Croydon was a big place in its gold mining era more than 6000 people here now there is only 130 people living in Croydon, stopped in at the railway station which is now a steel building which replaced the old timber station due to a white ant infestation. Jumped in the car and went out to lake Belmore which is the towns water supply, reasonably full and a great place to have a picnic lunch but no camping is allowed here, on the way back we stopped at the Chinese temple ruins and the lookout over the town. 32 degrees here today so we jumped in the pool late avo for a dip and a chat with some fellow travellers, happy hour back at the van watching the sunset, doesn’t get much better than this 👍👍Read more

  • Day33


    June 30 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Stopping at Croydon for some breakfast. We had a bit of wildlife on the road this morning, small roos , large lizards and cows

  • Jun30


    June 30 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Breakfast. Long stretches of straight road to here was a little unexpected. Small roo’s, cattle and a slow walking lizard make up the alive wildlife along the way. Nice old style street lamps around the town.

  • Day3

    Greenvale to Croydon

    June 17 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    A bit of corrugated dirt road today on the alternate Savannah Way. We stopped at Copperfield Gorge for a walk, Forsayth for a wee break (green frogs in the loo) Georgetown for lunch and camped at Croydon. Totally new places for me but David did lots of work around here when we lived in Atherton

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Croydon, CDQ

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