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    • Day 190–191

      Fahren in Qld

      June 7 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

      Trennung vorzeitig von Thilo und Dori
      Verschiedenes Fahrt Tempo
      Schlange/Kuh/ Vogel auf der Strecke
      Julia Creek
      Dinosaurier Track
      Porcupine gorge Lookout
      Fahrt teilweise Offroad/unsealed
      Stellplatzfahrt
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    • Day 1,123

      #245 Malanda > Undarra

      October 26, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Heute war volles Programm angesagt😅. Ziel war der ca. 2h entfernte Undarra Nationalpark. Da wir ziemlich viel Zeit hatten, gab es nochmal Abstecher zum Milla Milla, Zillie & Ellinjaa Wasserfall. Im Undarra Nationalpark war das erste Highlight das beziehen der Zimmer in alten restaurierten Eisenbahnwagen, schon mal sehr schön😊😊. Am Abend ging es noch zu einer Sunset Tour mit anschließenden Besuch in einer von Lava geformten Höhle. Diese ist mittlerweile das Zuhause von tausenden Fledermäusen und ein guter Spot um die ein oder andere Schlange zu beobachten die sich einen kleinen Snack schnappt.Read more

    • Day 886

      Cobbold Gorge

      September 6, 2021 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

      The Cobbold Gorge, our next stop of this trip. The gorge is located just 100km south of the highway in the middle of the bush. The road out there brought back the whole outback feeling: Red sand gravel roads, cattle everywhere on the road and an emu we almost crashed into while it was crossing the road.

      At the gorge we joined a stand up paddle tour. A really fun way to explore this gorgeous gorge 😀 Unfortunately no funny videos because nobody fell into the water or was attacked by one of the nine crocs living in the waters of the gorge. We decided to stay here for two nights before continuing our trip to enjoy the great infinity pool with swim up bar and just relax a bit after the crazy last weeks.

      By the way our new tent is amazing! It is a bit smaller than our rooftop tent but much more comfortable and when we open it up at night we can see the stars the whole night. Really amazing!

      Weiter geht's zur Cobbold Gorge. Die Schlucht liegt ca. 100km südlich unserer eigentlichen Route mitten im nirgendwo. Schon die Straße hierher bringt das volle Outback Gefühl zurück: Holprige unasphaltierte rote Sandstraßen die sich mitten durch die unzähligen Rinderherden schlängeln. Sogar ein Emu hätten wir beinahe erwischt als es gemütlich über die Straße gehen wollte. Eine typische Outback-Straße halt, kennt man ja ;)

      Im Resort (eigentlich auch nur ein riesiger Rinderbauernhof) haben wir dann eine Stand up paddle Tour durch die Schlucht gemacht. Richtig cool die Schlucht aus diesem Perspektive zu entdecken. Leider gibt es nur professionelle Fotos und Videos denn niemand ist ins Wasser gefallen oder wurde von einem der neun Krokodile attackiert die in der Schlucht leben. Hier bleiben wir jetzt noch eine zweite Nacht um etwas im mega Pool mit Poolbar zu entspannen bevor uns die nächste große Etappe morgen zurück ans Meer nach Karumba führt.
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    • Day 885

      Savannah Way - Undara Lava Tubes

      September 5, 2021 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      We made it! We finally started our trip with our old car. Our fuel filter has been changed and now it is driving again. We had the car at a mechanic a couple of weeks ago and told him to check everything of the car, change all filters and oils etc but as we are in Australia mechanics just want to make big money and are really bad workers. He never checked our fuel filter which was completely dirty. Anyway for now the car is driving and our fuel consumption is much lower than ever before.

      For the next weeks we'll follow the Savannah Way to the West until we hopefully reach Darwin and then continuing to Broome at Australias west coast.

      Our first stop on our way were the Undara Lava Tubes. These lava tubes are pretty amazing to wander through and the close by resort has some old train carriages to sit in while enjoying dinner. A nice first stop.

      Unfortunately a bit of bad luck is still with us. My camera is broken now :( so there are no pictures from my camera anymore.

      Man kann es kaum glauben, aber endlich haben wir es geschafft! Wir sind wieder auf großer Tour. Unser Auto fährt zumindest zurzeit wieder weshalb wir jetzt einfach schauen wie lange es gut geht.

      Unser Auto brauchte anscheinend lediglich einen neuen Benzinfilter und da es leider ausschließlich unfähige Mechaniker in Australien gibt wurde dieser bei unserem Auto anscheinend noch nie ausgetauscht. Vor ein paar Wochen hatten wir das Auto zu einem großen Service und haben gesagt dass alles überprüft werden soll und sämtliche Filter ausgetauscht werden sollen. Naja, wie immer: Traue keinem Mechaniker in Australien! Naja egal, jedenfalls haben wir jetzt plötzlich einen viel geringeren Spritverbrauch als jemals zuvor.

      Wenn alles klappt folgen wir jetzt dem Savannah Way der Cairns an der Ostküste mit Broome an der Westküste Australiens miteinander verbindet. Unterwegs gibt es außer dem Outback, ein paar Nationalparks und dem ein oder anderen alten Goldgräberstädtchen nicht viel zu sehen. Die Entfernungen sind gigantisch, so werden wir wahrscheinlich den nächsten großen Supermarkt erst in Kathrene im Northern Territory in ca. 2200km finden. Bis Darwin werden es knapp 3000km sein und bis Broome wohl ca. 5000km und das alles ohne größere Umwege.

      Unsere erste Etappe führte uns heute von Atherton zu den Undara Lava Tubes. Hier haben wir eine Tour durch zwei der unzähligen Lavahöhlen gemacht und konnten den Abend im anliegenden Resort ausklingen lassen. Leider bleibt uns das Pech noch etwas treu, so ist meine Kamera heute beim ersten Bild kaputt gegangen. Naja, dementsprechend gibt es jetzt nur noch Bilder von den Handys.
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    • Day 16

      Outback - Undara Lavahöhlen

      August 7, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

      Wir fahren in das Landesinnere von Queensland - in das Outback. Fernab von befestigten Straßen ist die Stille in der Natur sprichwörtlich ohrenbetäubend. Ein ganz neuer Eindruck. Wir sehen stundenlang keine anderen Autos, bis urplötzlich ein Roadtrain mit 4 Anhängern auf der schmalen Schotterpiste um die Kurve entgegenkommt. Wir müssen schnell ausweichen, denn die langen LKW haben kaum Raum um Platz zu machen. Die aufgewirbelte Staubwolke nimmt uns vollständig die Sicht und braucht ein paar Minuten um sich wieder zu legen.

      Wir fahren bis Undara, rund 200km im Landesinneren und bekommen eine tolle Führung durch die dort im Untergrund liegenden Lavatunnel, die mit bis zu 50m Durchmesser komplett begehbar sind.

      Im Anschluß müssen wir für die Rückfahrt noch etwas Nachtanken und stellen fest, das Benzin hier draußen fast doppelt so teuer ist.
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    • Day 349

      Lava tubes

      August 31, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

      In the morning we had breakfast and left with the 3 cars towards the kalkani krater. We could walk all around the edge of the krater. It was a nice view.

      Later we went to do another walk there and did an tour trough Lava tubes there. The tour was really expensive 58 dollars for 2 hour tour. But we got Un the bus and the guy was so fucking boring. Felt asleep in the bus for an only 15 minute ride. It was like he was reading out of a book. The Lava tubes where quite impressive to see. But we should have just went there illegal and see it by ourselves.

      Afterwards we drove for about 4 hours to the next campsite. We had to drive about 2 hours in the dark. Unfortunately there where a lot of Kangaroo's and got one under the car. I'm glad the Kangaroo went down ready to jump when I hit it else I could have totalled my car. A bit later I had almost a second one under the car. Luckily just missed it. On the campsite set up camp there and had a nice campfire. While searching for firewood I saw all kinda Bleu,pink,purple,white glitters on the ground with the touch. I was like hmm that's cool. When I came up closer I saw the glitter was an eye of an spider. So Spiders everywhere. But they where really small ones.
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    • Day 9

      Cobbold Gorge

      August 9, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Another weirdly slow morning waiting for our tour. Not having to pack up is good, don't get me wrong, it's just weird haha. The Gorge tour started at 10am and there were sooo many people around. We saw a fair few faces we toured with at Undara, including the 2 girls from South Australia. The groups split up and we got Graham as our tour guide. What an absolute legend. He was incredibly knowledgeable and I could listen to him talk all day. We started our tour with the walk through the bush, learning about all of the bush tucker around and what to avoid. The Licorice bush was pretty cool. He told us about the local history, geologically and the land ownership over the years. We walked up the escarpment to Australia's first fully glass bridge, with panels 42mm thick. We had to put little shower caps on our feet to help protect the bridge from scratches. Ben was the first one out on the bridge, surprisingly, it was a bit off-putting but the views were amazing. We made our way back down to the water with more stories from Graham along the way. We finished our 3 hour tour with a boat ride to the end of the accessible part of the gorge and back. At points it was only just wide enough to fit the boat. It's roughly 20m deep along most parts and we saw a little crocodile not far in. Apparently it's not unusual for them to sit out all day, not moving, just opening and closing their mouths to regular their temperature. Such a different and beautiful perspective of the gorge, I would do this tour over and over again. A short bus ride back and we stopped at the restaurant for lunch. Most people had the same idea so we were there a while, but chatted away with other travellers. We shared a burger and chicken Caesar salad for lunch then headed to camp to relax. I had my first short nap of the trip and ben watched netflix for half an hour. We then watched a poor couple battle with their camper for about an hour, they did so many laps, lots of arms flailing about and you could tell they were frustrated the poor buggers. At times they were pushing their camper by hand around to different spots, to then drag it back to its original spot. It was a tad amusing though, Ben was having a great time haha. We eventually got changed and headed up for our stand up paddle board tour. Just 7 of us and Hanjo the tour guide. The SA girls, a lady who has been taking turns with her husband to do tours as they have their dog travelling with them, and 2 of the young pommy workers. We haven't done it before so I was a little nervous, the crocodiles were a factor too but as long as we didn't fall in, we'd be right, surely haha. It was great! The pommy girls were freaking out at times and one half fell in, otherwise we kept nice and dry. Hanjo did say it was strange that the little croc from before was still sitting in the same spot, he said they've usually headed back into the water by now. He also suggested that we don't take our phones as there are many at the bottom of the water from previous tours, but he offered to take them in his kayak to get a few photos, so grateful for that! After an hour on the boards, we headed back and grabbed a drink by the pool. Currently cooking dinner, we'll pack up as much as we can before bed afterwards so we can make an early start tomorrow with a big drive ahead of us to Atherton, lots of stops along the way though. Today will be a tough day to beat.

      Gorge walk photos
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    • Day 8

      Undara to Cobbold Gorge

      August 8, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

      We cruised through Mount Surprise, not a lot there. Then stopped at Georgetown for fuel and a look through their visitor info centre, it's recently been done up, very fancy. Not long down the road and we hit Forsayth. We stopped at Goldfields Hotel for a quick drink before back in the car and onto the wrong road. Damn you hema! Luckily we didn't get too far in before we had to turn around and we did see an albino wallaroo, which we wouldn't have seen otherwise. The road to Cobbold Gorge was mostly dirt. It was solid, but we flew past quite a few caravans. We checked in and set up. We decided to set everything up this time since we are within walking distance to the tour departures tomorrow, which means no pack up tomorrow as we are here for two nights. Bonus! We went for a wander past the dam where you can kayak or hit floating golf balls into and retrieve later. Lots of options here. We relaxed for a bit before headed upto the MacDonalds bar and Bistro for dinner. The communal fire had been lit and some people were enjoying the infinity pool. It's a lovely spot. For dinner Ben had the veal parma and I had the lamb shanks. Just sitting around our camp at the moment, procrastinating going to shower. The wifi here is bloody terrible and no service. We have two tours booked tomorrow. Until then.. or whenever we get service/decent wifi.Read more

    • Day 8

      Undara Archway Lava Tube tour

      August 8, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      A bit of a sleep in today, although we were both stirring before our alarm at 8am. A much slower morning than usual as our tour wasn't until 10:30. We packed up, had a feed and waited by the wifi in the main area until our Archway tour started. Only small groups which is good, with a max of 20. A few waitlisted people were hoping for no shows with no luck. A few people we've spoken to at various campsites were hoping to do Undara or Cobbold (where we're headed today), but said they were both booked out by the time they looked into it. Lucky I enjoying planning haha. Sonya was our tour guide, this is her first season here, she was lovely and very knowledgeable. The lava tubes are over 190000 years old and there are 72 volcanoes within this national park, with even more in the general area. Undara has the longest lava tube in the world at around 160kms. First we walked into the Stephenson cave, it was huge and very impressive. Next we headed out to see the Archway, where the tube roof had collapsed thousands of years ago, creating the 'arch'. The next cave was the Ewamian, named after the local Indigenous people. Sonya asked if anyone could sing as the acoustics are great in this cave and as turns out! One of the ladies from South Australia could, after being dobbed in by her travelling partner. We turned the lights off and she sung a beautiful Irish song for everyone, it was unreal! We headed back to the mini bus not long later, made ham and cheese wraps before heading to our next stop.Read more

    • Day 306

      Zoners rest

      July 18, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Off again heading into the outback making our way too darwin! Tonight stop over will be a free camp just befire Georgetowm at zoners rest.
      Had too stop in coffee country at Jacques coffee plantation too refuel our souls for the drives top!
      Pulled in at innot hot springs for a nice thermal bath was so refreshing after what felt like a life time of driving ha up through some sketchy mountains! Shared some hill billy's bucket down by the river and got instructed on how too use the springs without getting 3rd degree burns! We watched a lot of people doing the quickstep as the local called as us dumb tourist don't know nothing ha
      Drove into georgetown while Vic had too work in the park, done a small run around town used the free gym equipment and spent the afternoon in the pool!
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