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  • Day36

    On the road into the Australian Outback

    December 15, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We‘re hitting the road from Adelaide to the Ayers Rock („Uluru“) and to Alice Springs through the Australian outback...our servant is the 4WD campervan from Apollo 🚐 the next days - there will be nothing but desert.. 🏜

    We carry a lot of food, extra water and extra diesel in these days... for emergencies (car breakdown, snake bite 🐍 etc) we have a gps activated device where an airplane should find and rescue us... fingers crossed 🤞🏼 no need to use it!

    Starting with sunrise... let‘s a goo! 🌅
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  • Day3

    Port Augusta

    May 10, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Went to the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens saw a lot herbage and shrubs that grazing has suppressed . Viewed the red cliffs and stood where Matthew Flinders once stood looking out to the Flinders Ranges.
    At the Wadlata Visitors Centre we saw the "Tunnel of Time" that traces the creation of the Flinders Ranges and what that land means to traditional owners and early explorers and owners . Ended the day on the old wharf where in early days camels where lifted off or on to boats.
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  • Day44

    Port Augusta

    October 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Nun sind wir in Port Augusta angekommen, haben das Outback und somit das Rote Centrum hinter uns gelassen. 10.000 Kilometer liegen seit unserem Start in Perth vor 6 Wochen hinter uns. Wir sind die Westküste entlang in den tropischen Norden gefahren, es wurde immer heißer und trockener. An so manchen Tagen und auch Nächten beinahe nicht auszuhalten. Doch wir haben es (fast) immer genossen, waren dankbar für jeden Campingplatz mit Pool, indem wir eine Abkühlung fanden. Wobei wir an einigen Campingplätzen gar keine „Zeit“ hatten, um zu Baden, denn es gab immer so viel zu sehen und zu entdecken.

    So sind wir dann den Steward Highway entlang in den Süden gefahren, lange Stecken immer geradeaus, hunderte von toten Kängurus am Straßenrand. Es wurde immer heißer und trockener.
    Bis wir dann Südaustralien erreichten und eine neue Klimazone erreichten. Es wurde „kühler“ angenehmer, Tagestemperaturen heute um die 20 Grad, Nachts um die 12 Grad und dazu herrscht hier ein kalter böiger Wind vom Meer. Dieses Wetter wird und die nächsten Wochen begleiten, bis wir wieder in Richtung Norden, Sydney fahren, dann steigen die Temperaturen wieder stetig an. Aber jetzt sind wir erstmal wieder im Frühling angekommen.
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  • Day2

    Port Augusta

    May 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Past through pastoral country having freshly germinated trefoil clover and native herbage with abundant saltbush . On the way from Mildura to Morgan we passed well known sheep stations, The Gums , East Bungaree , Collinsville and John Parkers Old Canowie on the way to Jamestown . John Parker owned Avoca Para near Wentworth , and Mena Murtee at Wilcannia when I worked for him. Passed large wind farms across the ranges south of Peterborough.
    Near Wilmington on our way to Port Augusta we passed Mt Remarkable , where a fire had started on its northern side . We then wound our way through picturesque ranges and on to Port Augusta.
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  • Day16

    Port Augusta

    January 21, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Big industrial town - if there was much for the tourist here we didn't find it! Ok for a stopover but Kimba is a better choice. They did have a nice old wharf that was getting a facelift (but there was no cafes along here!?). There is resident wharf cat and they had the BEST orange juice!Read more

  • Day37

    Port Augusta South Australia

    July 24, 2016 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 11 °C

    Overnighting at The Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, we enjoyed a well earned rest after a long days driving.
    Port Augusta was named after the wife of the first Governor of South Australia. It sits on the Spencer Gulf and was a traditional meeting place for Aboriginal peoples. More recently, Port Augusta has prospered as an outback shipping port.
    The weather was cold, overcast and drizzling however we headed to the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens for brunch. Such a gorgeous area with all manner of natives.
    Before leaving Port Augusta we spent some time in Wadlata Outback Centre, both informative and interactive. Off to Adelaide now to get the FJ serviced, call in on some friends and repack and reorganise for the next leg of our travel.
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