Mount Remarkable

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  • Day60

    Australia's longest jetty

    June 24, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    The sun never came out, but wrapped in layers and gloves we eventually did the breakfast and several warm coffees - after our van almost too easily drove back up from our camping spot. Who needs a 4wd?
    We made it to Port Germein, a very small town with Australia's longest jetty, and did the walk all the way to the end, still wrapped in clothes.
    Leaning the lesson we brought the sleeping bag down from the roof for a third blanket for the night.
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  • Day134


    October 28, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    The winds arrived at Ceduna early and we used the opportunity to pack up and get on the road. Another 500km+ day in the car was spent driving through wheat fields, with a brief stop in Kimba (claim to fame - its impressive painted silos and the half way point between Perth and Sydney) and then on to Port Augusta through more tiny wheat belt towns. We stopped briefly in Port Augusta for fuel...and the kids' first ever McDonald's meal (and probably their last given their post-meal reactions!) as a late lunch and then headed to Melrose. Only 45 minutes from Port Augusta, Melrose is the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges and is nestled at the base of Mt Remarkable...and feels VERY different to Port Augusta (great tip to stop here, thanks Allison!). It was still windy when we arrived, and 30+ degrees but by the time we headed to bed the cool change had arrived and we were back in long sleeves (definitely felt like we were starting to get closer to home!).
    On Saturday the kids had a great time riding their bikes on the "lumps" at the campsite and watching the mountain bikers doing stunts on the ramps nearby. We had a brief wander around the town (great bike shop selling bike-related souvenirs and supplies and offering bike rental for use on the many biking trails on Mt Remarkable) and then headed off for a walk on the trails. We followed "Chicken Run" past a local's place and then headed up "Weaving Camels" through native bush (and olive trees!) before walking up to the Old Mines spot for views over the surrounding countryside. After a morning tea stop we headed back to camp over the hill. The rest of the afternoon was spent lazing at the campsite (for the adults, the kids did more bike riding and Lego with new found friends) before we headed to the pub for a beer before dinner and a fire outside.
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  • Day188

    Flinders Ranges

    April 4, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Heute ging die gebuchte Tour und somit die letzte Woche unserer Reise also los. Wir haben uns entschieden nach Alice Springs in einer geführten Tour zu fahren und nicht mit dem Mietauto, da es eine sehr weite Strecke ist und die Mietwagenfirmen eine hohe Einweggebühr verlangen.

    Am ersten Tag fuhren wir morgens aus Adelaide raus nach Norden zu den Flinders Ranges. Mit im Bus sitzen 19 andere Touristen, die meisten aus der Schweiz und Deutschland, und Craig unser Tourguide, Fahrer und Koch.
    Wir erreichten Wilmington gegen Mittag und richteten uns auf dem Campingplatz ein. Anschliessend nahm uns Craig mit auf eine kleine Wanderung durch die Alligatoren-Schlucht. Auf einem ca. 1km langen Abschnitt geht man im trockenen Flussbett durch die Schlucht.
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  • Day15

    Outback - Tag 1 - Irgendwo im nirgendwo

    September 23, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Wir wurden um 7 Uhr heute morgen im Hotel abgeholt und saßen seitdem im Bus. Also gut 12 Stunden. Haben heute mittag mal Rast bei nem Pärchen gemacht, die Winetasting anbieten. So. Ich bin weiterhin kein Weintrinker. ;) Danach sind wir zum Alligator Groge gefahren und haben eine kleine Wanderung gemacht. Wir sind pünktlich mit der Dunkelkeit wieder am Bus angekommen. Wir sind eine Gruppe von 20 Leuten in verschiedenen Altersgruppen und Nationalitäten. Haben grad zusammengekocht und morgen müssen wir um 5 Uhr aufstehen und dann haben wir ca. 600 km vor uns. Sind diese Nacht auf einem Campingplatz untergebracht.Read more

  • Day83

    Day 34

    February 24, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Went on a bus tour of Port Pirie the town is based around the lead smelter apparently the bigeat in the world , not a place I would like to live they have regular tests of your lead levels if you want them and thats just if you live in town. The lead and cadmium settle ot the playground equipment and is ingested so to combat the under 5 year old children having high levels thet wash the bus stops and playground equipment every day. Don't think I would want to bring kids up there no mater what they say. Then moved up the hills near Wilmington for the night.Read more

  • Day84

    Day 35

    February 25, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Dropped the van at Wilmington and headed to Alligator gorge great place but got to close to a browne snake that was in a hurry to get away for me. Then back to Wilmington to have a look at the Toy Museum, spent a couple of hours talking cars with the owner. Great day but bugger from the 3.5km walk throught the gorge.Read more

  • Day321

    Start der Rock Patrol Tour

    August 21, 2018 in Australia

    Start der 6-tägigen Tour durchs Outback!

    Von unserem Tourguide Jase wurden wir nacheinander eingesammelt und konnten uns im Bus langsam kennen lernen.
    Für unseren ersten kleinen Stop hielten wir bei einer Weinverkostung an. Dort hat jeder von uns verschiedene Rot- und Weißweine probiert. Meinen Geschmack haben sie leider alle nicht getroffen!

    Gegen Nachmittag besuchten wir den Mount Remarkable National Park in den Flinders Ranges. Dort wanderten wir den Alligator Gorge entlang.
    Schon auf dem Hinweg konnten wir viele Wallaroos,- eine Mischung aus Wallabie und Känguru-, entdecken und auch auf dem Pfad verbargen sich einige in den Büschen.

    Zum Abschluss fuhren wir zum Hancock's Lookout, ließen den ersten Tag langsam ausklingen und fuhren zu unserer ersten Unterkunft der Tour.
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  • Day72

    Day 72 Driving

    June 24, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    Today we left Coober Pedy to continue on our way home.
    It was mostly a driving day but we stopped for lunch at Glendambo and stopped in a few smaller towns along the way for petrol. In Glendambo we ran into a few friendly sheep that looked like goats. Jess also took her soft toy chicken out for a look around.
    We finally settled at a small camp called Stony Creek Bush Camp & Caravan Park just outside of a town called Wilmington.
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