Marree StationApril 29, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 21 °C
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!Read more