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Roper Gulf

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  • Day381

    NITMILUK NP

    September 11 in Australia

    From Kununurra we drove straight up to Darwin. It was not planed but there is nothing you can do.
    So I decided to go back to Katherine and meet marco to do all the National Parks.

    You haven't been in Australia if you haven't tried hitch hiking. So first experience straight away with a road train. If you do it you have to do it right.

    So we met in Katherine and start our national park trip.

    First stopp NITMILuK
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  • Day27

    Devil's Marbles to Bitter Springs

    July 13, 2017 in Australia

    Roy, Finn and Meg checked out dawn at Devil's Marbles before we packed up early and set off for a huge day in the car. Eight hours later (including a lunch stop) we arrived at Bitter Springs and a very warm 32 degrees!
    Along the way we enjoyed more of the bright green landscape from yesterday and the termite mounds increased in size and number (many dressed in clothes and hats...). There were some really lush green spots like Gilmore Swamp and beautiful Ghost Gums dotted the sides of the highway. The green on some of the trees up here is so light and bright it seems almost surreal! We stopped at the iconic Daly Waters Pub for a Barra Burger and beer for lunch and the kids met up with Mo the parrot (another traveller's pet). We arrived at Bitter Springs just after 4pm - enough time to set up and then walk the few hundred metres down the road for our first float down the Spring. Amazing water - crystal clear and warm (34 degrees!) and it flows so you hop in at one end, float downstream and then walk back and repeat! The water's deep and the path was rocky so we made note to return the next day with pool noodles (hired from the caravan park) and to hook our thongs/crocs onto them as we floated downstream so we could easily traverse the return path!Read more

  • Day29

    Bitter Springs

    July 15, 2017 in Australia

    We stopped for 3 relaxing nights at Bitter Springs and thoroughly enjoyed our numerous "laps" of the Springs which were a short walk from the shady caravan park - actually, the perfect distance to walk back after a dip and still be slightly damp and cool by the time we reached the van! We soon acclimatised to the warmer day time temperatures (about 32 degrees) and enjoyed the nights dropping down to about 14 degrees.
    The Springs were truly amazing - crystal clear and a constant 34 degrees (slightly warmer in the middle of the day) with enough flow to hop in and float down stream with minimal effort. With masks/snorkels and goggles it was the perfect combination of pool + movement to keep the kids entertained for hours on end!
    Roy and the kids attempted a spot of fishing in the nearby river after spotting an impressive Barramundi caught by one of the long term residents...seems it takes slightly more experience (and dry cat food as bait!) to catch a big one! In the end we decided to head 2km up the road for the free Barramundi fish feeding sessions (held daily at 9.30 and 1) and the kids each got a turn to feed the super-size specimens a pilchard!
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  • Day249

    Daily Waters Pub

    May 3, 2017 in Australia

    Der älteste Pub im Outback, der 1930 eröffnet wurde. Im Inneren gibt es so einige Sammelstücke, unter anderem lassen Frauen ihre handsignierten Bh' s dort. Für uns gab's ein kühles Bierchen, das wir mit dem Füßen im Pool und der Sonne von oben genossen haben.

  • Day249

    Bitter Springs

    May 3, 2017 in Australia

    Dann ging es weiter. Unser nächster Stop war diese wunderschöne warme Quelle, die in einen Fluss führt. Obwohl vor Krokodilen gewarnt wurde, sind wir alle ins Wasser gegangen. Es sind Süß Wasser Krokodil, die nur aggressiv werden wenn man ihre Nester geht. Ein bisschen mulmig war mir trotzdem zumute, vor allem wenn das Wasser sehr schwarz wurde oder ich gegen ein Stein oder einen Baumstamm geschwommen bin.Read more

  • Day246

    Mataranka, AUS

    May 3, 2017 in Australia

    Endlichhhhh bekamen wir den (langersehnten) Anruf von der Werkstatt, dass unser Auto startklar ist. Schnell hasteten wir zur Werkstatt und fuhren direkt wieder ins Outback. Die Kosten haben sich mit ca. 80 Euro echt im Rahmen gehalten 😊 (Gott sei Dank!). Da sind uns die zwei Nächte im Hotel teurer gekommen!

    Am nächsten Tag haben wir dann wieder weiter Australien entdeckt und fuhren zu den Bitter Springs. Es handelt sich dabei um eine heiße Quelle hinter der sich ein wunderschöner Fluss gebildet hat. Das Wasser war glasklar. Wir packten schnell unsere Schnorchelausrüstung aus und ließen uns den Fluss abwärts treiben. So eine schöne Süßwasser-Unterwasserwelt haben wir noch nie gesehen 😊. Wir haben sogar Schildkröten entdeckt (bestimmt 10!). Das Erlebnis nach einer solch langweiligen Woche tat echt gut 😊.

    Wir sind wieder happy on the road 😀
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  • Day45

    Daly Waters

    June 21, 2017 in Australia

    On our way to Tennant Creek we dropped in at the the famous original outback pub, Daly Waters-first licenced in 1938. It's main attraction for tourists is to view or add to the memorabilia decorating the pub. There are banknotes, caps, bras, rocks, sporting jumpers just to name a few- little gems left from every corner of the globe. Angela was at this pub 31 years ago and remembers it to be just how it is today. Word down the road at Barrow Creek pub is the Daly Waters pub and camp ground was sold recently for a neat 4.5 million big ones !!! Must be due to the designer underwear that adorns the walls !!!Read more

  • Day134

    Daly Waters, Australië

    June 16, 2015 in Australia

    Na Uluru heb ik een 2 daagse tour gedaan vanuit Uluru (midden Australië) naar Darwin (bovenin Australië). Het was vooral heel veel in de bus zitten, maar we hebben ook een aantal leuke stops gemaakt. We hebben onder andere Devils Marbles gezien. In Australië zijn veel verschillende aboriginal groepen, voor sommige daarvan is Uluru heel belangrijk. Voor andere groepen zijn de Devils Marbels heel belangrijk.

    Tijdens een andere stop hadden we de mogelijkheid om in een natuurlijke heetwaterbron te zwemmen. Het was met neerwaartste stroming, dus we kregen iets waar we op konden leunen en zonder iets te hoeven doen gingen we lekker met de stroming naar de andere kant, met uitzicht op prachtige natuur. Het was hoe ze het in Centerparcs hebben, maar dan het echte werk. Aan het eind van de stroming kon je ofwel terugzwemmen, of via een trap terug lopen. Het water was heel zuiver en warm omdat het vanuit de rotsen kwam, dus het werd gefilterd door de druk van de rotsen.

    Uiteindelijk dinsdagavond aangekomen in Darwin, en afgesloten met een etentje met de groep.
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