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  • Day21

    Marree Station

    April 29 in Australia

    On our way North we stopped at Port Augusta to plan our way through the Outback. As we were reassured that our 4WD was working we wanted to take the route through the desert. The woman in the center said that it should be totally fine to take the Oodnadatta Track.
    This track used to be a camel trek run by Afghans to bring supply to the Outback towns. Then it was replaced by a railway leading from Adelaide to Darwin named 'The Ghan'. Nowadays its a pretty busy Outback route as it connects the East Coast to the Red Center.
    We restocked on food, fuel and water before we decided to drive to Marree Station for the night. It was only about 250km from Port Augusta so we thought we'd make it easily but the last 80km were unsealed and it got dark just as we got there. Which meant that there was another hour to drive with a road that was crawling with wildlife. Overall we saw hundreds of carcasses from emus and kangaroos during the day and it looked like we would definitely add another one. But luckily we made it there without any casualties!
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  • Day47

    Marree, South Australia

    August 3, 2016 in Australia

    Marree (gateway to Lake Eyre Basin) 3.8.16
    Driving back along the dirt road, we called into Copley for an infamous quondong tart. We then followed the B83 Outback Highway to Lyndhurst calling into Talc Alf's place (a National treasure) to see his artwork and purchasing a small souvenir. The highway between Copley and Maree is mostly dirt with some bitumen sections. We booked a room at the Marree Hotel for the night. A beautiful hotel with one room filled with memorabilia associated with Tom Kruse, iconic mailman who drove the mail run along the Birdsville track and the subject of the film "Back to the Bush". Marree is also the junction of the iconic Birdsville and Oodnadatta tracks.
    We stayed in the units behind the Marree Hotel which was built in 1883. About 60klms out of Maree, are remnants of the 4.2klm long image of an Aboriginal man, known as the Marree Man. The figure has been ploughed into the top of a plateau on the edge of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. It was spotted by air in the 1990's and its origin unknown.
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  • Day316

    Outback Australia

    July 20, 2014 in Australia

    Von den Flinders Ranges ging es Nördlich zum "Oonadatta Track". Dies ist eine 620km lange Dirt Road in das "Outback" Australiens.
    Am Weg sind wir in "Maree" vorbei gekommen. Anfang des 20 Jh. ist die Zugverbindung zwischen Adelaide und Alice Springs hier vorbei gegangen, das es zu einen beliebten Urlaubsort gemacht hat. Heute ist hier nicht mehr viel los. Außer das lokale Hotel(Pub), das immer noch als Dreh- und Angelpunkt (Zentrum) der Gemeine dient. So wie es früher in Australien üblich war.

    Ein kurzer Stopp am Dog fence, ein Zaun der 5614 km lang ist, um die Dingos (einheimischer Hund/Wolf) aus dem südlich Teil Australiens fernzuhalten.

    Der nächste Stopp war "Williams Creek". Dieses Dorf hat ganze 3 Einwohner, aber eine Flugzeuglandebahn direkt vor dem Pub!
    Generell hat man das Gefühl dass im Outback die Zeit stehen geblieben ist.
    Es gibt Menschen, die sagen das beste am Australischen Outback sind die Pub's, das kann ich nach dem in "Marree und Williams Creek" nur bestätigen! Nicht, dass die besonders wären, eher das Gegenteil - alt und bisschen heruntergekommen - aber immer mit einer starken Persönlichkeit, ob hinter der Bar oder die improvisierte Dekoration.

    Ps: Mehr Outback Fotos hier
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  • Day60

    Marree SA

    September 28, 2016 in Australia

    Left Hawker this morning with the intention to stay at Leigh Creek, however we continued through Lyndhurst and Farina on to Marree. I wanted to look at Lake Eyre. Stayed for 2 nights ($25/night). It was hot but the nights cooled down enough to sleep comfortably. Marree was originally known as Hertford Springs. Took a look at the springs which were about 3m across and the surrounding country was sand and bushes. We had driven to Lake Eyre Nth from Marree on dirt road, only to get some 40 klm from the lake and the gate was shut. So home we went. Took in a local Gymkhana which wasn't too exciting. Need to make a decision as to whether to go back to Wilpeana Pound or go across to Coober pedy and North to Alice Springs and Darwin. Weather back South was atrocious. We met some people in the park that had just traveled from Coober Pedy along the William CreekRd and the Oodnadatta Track and they said that it wasn't bad and that we would get through with the caravan. So to Coober Pedy we go.Read more

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Marree, RRE, Марри

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