Devils Marbles

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  • Day26

    Devil's Marbles

    July 12, 2017 in Australia

    We left Gem Tree just after 8 to make sure we arrived at the Devil's Marbles' campsite in time to get a spot. The 400km+ drive was broken up by a stop at Aileron to see the "Big" people (and goanna!) and listening to audio books in the car. The landscape was much greener than Roy and I remembered from our trip nearly 20 years ago. The recent rain really made the desert spring to life - there were blossoms on some of the trees and even hints of green in the grass on the roadside verges!
    We passed Barrow Creek which looked like it had some historic buildings of interest and arrived at Devil's Marbles in the early afternoon to find a perfect spot with shade and a fire pit. Bargain camping at $7.70 for the whole family! It was much warmer here (about 26 degrees) so there was a few moans and groans from the kids about the heat but they soon got used to it. We explored the Marbles in the afternoon and then at sunset for some photo opportunities. Was a really pretty spot.
    We'd warned the kids about the long drop toilets...and in the afternoon while there was a breeze they didn't seem to smell at all. As dusk arrived, the wind dropped and it was a completely different story! Super stinky and gag-worthy for Meg and Marley (and Jen!) - was a good experience to get the kids to understand the concept of "go to the toilet here because at the next stop it's drop loos"!
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  • Day135

    Mt Isa to Alice Springs

    April 29, 2017 in Australia

    1155km to drive in 3 days.... first stop was the famous Barkly Homestead. Although fuel was $1.80 the caravan park was great. Huge shady trees, hot showers and water to do our washing. We enjoyed dinner in the restaurant which was busy with 'locals' having a night out.
    The next day we planned to stop at Devils Marbles but we were there by early afternoon so kept driving to a road side stop about 200km north of Alice. It was a bit scary and I didnt sleep much as it was fairly close to where Peter Falconio was taken and a french backpacker was murdered. We survived and cobtinued on to Alice the next morning.
    The Devils Marbles were very cool with some appearing to balance on others. They are weathered by rain and wind and some sections of the huge boulders were hollow.
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  • Day173

    Devils Marbles

    May 29, 2017 in Australia

    Stayed overnight right at the base of the Devils Marbles ($6.60 pn). The campground is a beauty and is very popular but we arrived about 3pm and managed to get 2 great spots. Taking the cameras, we walked through the marbles and got some great shots in the afternoon light before settling in for happy hour as the sunset lit them up.

    Temperature 9-26°
    Diesel $1.28 (Wycliffe)

  • Day172

    Alice Springs

    May 28, 2017 in Australia

    We came back to Alice Springs to stock up and clean up after our adventures through the West Macdonnell Ranges. We stayed 2 nights and couldn't wait to get out of the place! We nearly had 3 or 4 altercations with the "locals" just doing the grocery shopping. There were security guards outside Woolworths, police on guard at the bottle shops and the whole place felt very unsafe.

    After washing cars, doing the laundry, grocery shopping, refuelling, filling water tanks etc, we checked out the sights of Alice including Standley Chasm, and Anzac Hill.

    Temperature 7-26°
    Diesel $1.27
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  • Day248

    Devil's Marbles

    May 2, 2017 in Australia

    Eon etwas längerer Stop, bei dem wir tolle Steinformationen bestaunen konnten. Anschließend hielten wir noch in Tennent Creek, der 5. größten Stadt im Outback mit gerade einmal 3000 Einwohnern.

  • Day352

    Devils marbles

    September 3, 2017 in Australia

    Last evening we played a game 'cards against humanity', that is a super awesome card game! Also drinking some rum coke made it a good cosy evening.

    In the morning we left a bit later than normal. Also we where in the different timezone. First destination was Devils marbles. They are big rocks balancing on other rocks. A few rocks where nicely split in half. One of them looked like Parkman!

    Then we hit the road again and went for a stop and drink a beer. Then driving again, later there was roadhouse we visited. All the walls where full of people who have been there and put there name on the wall. After a bit driving we saw some art statues they where pretty big! Also on our way there were spots where you can place your phone on a pole in front of a satellite so you got reception to call or whatever.

    At the end of the day we arrived in Alice Springs. That's the middle of australia.
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  • Day42

    Australien - Devils Marbles

    August 14, 2017 in Australia

    Bevor es morgens weiter Richtung Alice Springs ging, machten wir einen kleinen Halt bei den Kamelen der Banka Bänke Caddle Station. Man glaubt es kaum, aber Australien ist einer der Länder mit den meisten Kamelen - es werden sogar Kamele für Rennen und Touristenattraktionen zu den Vereinigten Emiraten exportiert. 🐪
    Unsere erste Pause der langen Fahrt war bei den berühmten Devils Marbles, dies sind berühmte Felsformationen der Northern Territory. Natürlich würden dort wieder zahlreiche Fotos geschossen. 📸
    Weiter ging die Fahrt. Unserer nächster Halt auf dem Stuart Highway war an ein Roadhouse in Wycliff Well. Die selbsternannte UFO-Hauptstadt - wer sich diesen Werbegag wohl ausgedacht hat ... 🙄
    Ein weiterer Stopp war in einem Roadhouse nahe der Telegraphen Station, welche als Grund der Ergründung der Stadt Alice Springs war. Auch dieser Inhaber war etwas verrückt, das ganze Roadhouse war voller Mitbringsel von Touristen und er wusste zu jedem eine Geschichte... gar nicht so einfach das Gespräch zu beenden um weiter nach Alice Springs zu fahren. 😄
    Schließlich nach insgesamt 2.350 km von Darwin aus, sind wir schließlich in Alice Springs angekommen - Zeit für ein Gruppen-Foto mit der Alice Springs Wilkommensstatue. ☺️
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  • Day34

    Devils Marbles

    October 8, 2017 in Australia

    Dieser Ort stellt eine heilige Stätte der Aborigines dar. Die Steine wurden durch Verwitterungsprozesse und Erosionen entstanden sind. Diese rund geformten Gesteine kann man nicht nur in Australien bestaunen, jedoch handelt es sich hierbei um die grösste Ansammlung an einem Ort.

  • Day47

    Devils Marbles

    June 13, 2017 in Australia

    Bonney Well free camp, Devils Marbles 13/6
    Continued south along HIGHWAY to next free camp - Bonney Well. Another windmill and some interesting historical relics pertaining to the water stations built ahead of LASSETER'S main party as he attempted to cross Australia east to west.
    Bagged a spot without fully setting up - had the whole place to choose from - and set off to Devils Marbles for the afternoon and evening.
    The Marbles were good fun. We tried to read the signs and get the true meaning of them, but, really, we just enjoyed exploring them, running in amongst them, climbing them and trying to get family self-timer shots with them (with memories of doing the same at Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island for Rob and me).
    Cooked tea (reheated last night's fish curry) in amongst the rocks and watched another pretty nice sunset.
    Arrived back at camp to find it full of caravans and the odd camper trailer. Lucky we had pegged out our claim!
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