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  • Day304

    Western Australia - Lake Argyle

    August 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    ▪️Haben im Resort von Lake Argyle für 18,50 AU$ die Nacht eingecheckt - ein riesiger Zeltplatz an einem riesigem See
    ▪️Den halben Tag verbrachten wir am eiskalten, atemberaubenden Infiniti Pool :D
    ▪️In Western Austria ticken die Uhren anders, um 1,5h mussten wir sie zurück drehen - jetzt nur noch 6h vor Deutschland
    ▪️Die Sache mit der Zeit war heute super, haben uns quasi zum See gebeamt - gegen 10 Uhr vom Zeltplatz in NT los gefahren und gegen 10 Uhr waren wir in WA am Lake :P
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  • Day305

    Kununurra

    August 22, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    ▪️Beim Lake Argyle ist ein riesiger Dam, der sog. Ord Dam - Wahnsinn und generell die gesamte Natur um den Lake Argyle ist der Wahnsinn, einfach so schön :D
    ▪️In ca. 4 Tagen sind wir in Broome und Kununurra ist die letzte größere Stadt, also haben wir unsere Essensvorräte aufgestockt
    ▪️Den Tag verbrachten wir im Celebrity Park beim Picnic und Frisbee spielen - der einzige schöne Ort in Kununurra :P
    ▪️Ellen hat einen Job in Onslow bekommen und fährt ab hier mit dem Bus weiter, um so schnell wie möglich dort zu sein - Onslow liegt auf dem Weg, werden sie definitiv besuchen gehen :)
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  • Day22

    Kununurra

    October 5, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Heute Nacht hatten wir Besuch. Portemonnaie und Handtasche lagen heute Morgen im Müllcontainer - zum Glück hat Jürgen die Tasche beim Entsorgen der Bierflaschen gefunden. Kreditkarte und Ausweise noch darin - ca. 500 Dollar weg.
    NACHTRAG: Sie haben auch unseren Autoschlüssel geklaut! Der Autovermieter ist informiert - nun müssen wir hier bleiben und die anderen fahren weiter.
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  • Day23

    Kununurra 2. Tag

    October 6, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    Mir ist langweilig. Wir wollen weiter. Stand der Dinge ist, das der Ersatzschlüssel morgen um 15 Uhr vom Kurier gebracht wird. Er wird von Brisbane eingeflogen. Leider tauchte der Originalschlüssel gestern Nacht nicht auf. Die Polizei installierte gestern Abend noch eine Kamera mit Bewegungsmelder neben dem Womo, verbunden mit? der Polizeistation? einem Auto das plötzlich in der Nähe stand?
    Die Polizistin erklärte uns, das die Diebe wahrscheinlich Kinder sind, sie haben in der Stadt ca. 60 Kinder in einer Kinderbande die aufgrund ihres Alters nicht strafmündig sind. Ein auf dem Campingplatz gestohlener Laptop wurde in einem gestohlenen Auto gefunden. Das sind kleine Biester. Mal sehen was heute Abend passiert. Wir haben seit gestern Abend die Vordertüren zugebunden, und die Schiebetür wird nachts auch zugebunden.
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  • Day322

    Lake Argyle

    September 10, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Welcome to Western Australia 🤗 Nach der Grenzkontrollen wegen einer Quarantäne (es geht um Citrus Canker für die Interessierten) sind wir in Western Australia 🥳 Das bedeutete vor allem die Uhr um 1,5 Stunden zurückstellen, womit wir der deutschen Zeit nur noch 6 Stunden voraus sind ☺️ Die Landschaft ist immer noch wahnsinnig schön, besonders bei Sonnenauf- und untergang 😍 Kurz vor Kununurra, der letzten Stadt vor der Gibb River Road, haben wir noch einen Abstecher zum Lake Argyle, dem größten Stausee der Südhalbkugel, gemacht. Auf den Bildern sieht man nur einen kleinen Ausläufer des Sees, der nur etwa ein Hundertstel (!) der Gesamtgröße entspricht 😲Read more

  • Day50

    Lake Argyle (sunset)

    August 5, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    It's not often we think a 2 night stop is worthy of more than one "footprint" but the sunsets at Lake Argyle are truly something else! Wish we'd stayed longer just to see them a few more times!
    Mid-afternoon we hopped in the car to check out the dam wall (amazing feat of engineering) and pretty picnic spot on the other side of it, alongside the Ord River. We then made the short trip back to Pannikin's Sunset Lookout point. The short drive off the main road is only about 1.2km but definitely requires 4x4. A Victorian family we'd met in Darwin had been at the pool the day before and recommended the spot and said it was really quiet so we were quite surprised to see a number of cars on the hill as we approached. We soon found out someone was having a wedding at the spot! Luckily it was all over just before the sun disappeared behind the hill so we could enjoy the amazing scenery too!
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  • Day266

    Lake Argyle, Katherine & Co.

    May 21, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 31 °C

    Der letzte Teil unserer Reise von Kununurra nach Darwin führte uns am Lake Argyle vorbei. Einer der größten Seeen Australiens, der allerdings mit Hilfe eines Staudammes angelegt ist. In der Wetseason enthält er sogar mehr Wasser als der Hafen Sydneys. Den Tag haben wir gemütlich nach einem schönen Walk am bzw im Infinity Pool ausklingen lassen.
    Weiter ging die Reise zu einem noch eher unbekannten Nationalpark, der bekannt ist für die Bungle Bungles des Northern Territory. Genannt wird eher Keep River Nationalpark und ist definitiv einen Besuch wert. Da wir allerdings die richtigen Bungle Bungles schon gesehen hatten, war es für mich persönlich nicht so eindrucksvoll und überraschend schön (ich weiß, da bin ich schon viel zu verwöhnt höhö)!
    Weiter ging es nach Kathrine in die Hot Springs und zu den Edith Falls. Was für schöne Plätzchen es auf der Welt gibt, erstaunt mich dann doch jedes Mal auf 's Neue.
    Die Nacht wurde im Auto übernachtet, da wir schon abends die Dingos jaulen gehört haben. Und tatsächlich als wir beim Frühstück saßen hat einer vorbei geschaut. Was für ein Erlebnis mit so einem Herzklopfen ich sag es euch, einmal ist okay, aber das reicht mir echt!
    Weiter geht es an den wunderschönen Robin Falls, wo wir wilde Schildkröten entdeckten, zum Litchfield Nationalpark.
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  • Day62

    Kununurra (Kangaroo Haven)

    August 17, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    We'd read great reviews of the Kangaroo Haven on WikiCamps so thought it was worth checking out. We headed out to Mandy's house, just outside of town, at 3.30 on Thursday afternoon and headed in to her kitchen to meet the first 6 (of many) joeys hanging in bags on the backs of her dining chairs!
    We all had a cuddle and checked out the new arrivals - rare twins that were only 5 months old so didn't have much fur yet and seemed to be all legs and tail and eyes.
    Then we made our way outside to help feed the joeys that live outdoors in the shed and pens - more young joeys in bags and then some older ones out in their yards. Unlike the Kangaroo Sanctuary, patting the kangaroos was okay and it was lovely to get up close to them and feel their beautiful plush fur.
    After getting our 'roo fix, we met Mandy's spectacular blue and gold macaw and then she showed us around the rest of the outdoor enclosures - so many birds! Exotic yellow and orange ones from South America, emus, ducks, geese, turkeys, lorikeets, chooks, tawny frogmouth owls and whistling kites to name a few!
    She's running an amazing operation - rescuing many animals that vets tell her should be put down, flying animals in from surrounding locations (at her own cost) and getting up at 4.30am every morning to feed all the joeys before she heads to her "day job" as an Educational Aide working with troubled Aboriginal teenagers (which she loves, but is also a necessity to cover some of the $2000/month costs of running the Haven). We all loved the experience, and the kids rated it as one of the best days of the trip so far - and we'd have to agree!
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  • Day52

    Kununurra

    August 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Kununurra turned out to be a surprisingly picturesque spot, particularly seeing as we managed to secure a fabulous camp site right on Lily Creek Lagoon. We had a great patch of shady grass to sit and relax, watch the abundant bird life and check out the local freshwater crocodile who enjoyed sunning himself on the bank a few sites up from us each afternoon. Another amazing sunset (and moonrise) spot, we were fascinated by the flying foxes who flew out at dusk each evening in a long line - all 1.5million+ of them!
    The kids got a taste of "real outback" when they headed to the camp draft and checked out some impressive locals in action. They certainly stood out from the crowd in their crocs and sun hats!
    We were keen to show the kids some zebra rock (mined just out of Kununurra and only found in this one location) which, as its name suggests, is striped like a zebra but usually in brown hues. We headed a few kilometres out of town to the Zebra Rock Gallery, and hanks to a tip off from our neighbour, we packed a bread roll...
    The gallery displayed some beautiful finished pieces of sculpted rock and a video explaining the process from mine to finished piece. After checking out lovely things we couldn't afford, we headed outside to say hello to the talking cockatoos ("hello" was all we could get out of them!) and see the workshop. The workshop had lots of pieces of rock in an unfinished state so we bought a bag of mixed pieces to take home and the kids each chose a small cylindrical shaped piece - the lovely volunteer working on polishing a large piece of rock gave the whole lot to us for the bargain price of $30. We headed down to the lake and the fun really started - fish galore! The bread roll was quickly broken into 3 and the feeding frenzy began! Hundreds of catfish swirled around in the water chasing the bread as the kids threw it in, very entertaining for fish and humans alike! We spotted an enormous catfish we immediately labelled as the "grandpa", and then when the bread ran out other fish began to appear, including Archer fish who spat water at us! It was a pretty spot with a view of Kununurra's "Elephant Rock" in the afternoon sun and the kids would have happily stayed until dark - luckily it shut at 4pm so we could convince them we had to leave.
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  • Day61

    Kununurra (round 2!)

    August 16, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    A second visit to Kununurra meant we could revisit some favourite spots and cross off a few "next time" spots leftover from our first visit! We dropped the caravan off at Metaland first thing Wednesday and headed back to the Zebra Rock Gallery for some more fish feeding. The kids enjoyed another session with the huge catfish but there was no sign of the "grandpa" we'd seen last time. Owing to the morning sun, we could see the fish a lot better but it was also quite hot in the sun so we retreated to the shade of the frangipani trees where Roy and Finn enjoyed mango smoothies (including Meg and Marley's which they didn't finish). There was a unanimous vote to stop at the banana farm on our way back so we bought 2kg this time around!
    We got a call just after 11 to say the caravan was ready to pick up. We were quite pleasantly surprised to find we only needed the one bolt replaced and it was only $120! We headed back to the caravan park and set up again and discovered Rhonda & Geoff who we'd camped next to on our first visit were next to us again (only difference was they hadn't left in the time we'd been out and back - Rhonda was very taken with the Lagoon view). The kids were very pleased with this turn of events and promptly moved their chairs in next door! It's pretty easy to see why they'd stayed so long - the view across the Lagoon is pretty special any time of day, but particularly so every afternoon at sunset. We joined our neighbours for drinks on the grass and soaked up the scenery.
    We had to reevaluate our travel plans to ensure we would still be in Broome in time for our rendezvous with Grandma and Grandpa so unfortunately a second attempt at the Gibb just didn't seem wise. Instead we made the call to stay a couple of extra days and check out a few more of the local sights and the head down the highway later in the week. We rode our bikes up to the picnic spot at the Diversion Dam (and endured another hot-Meg-meltdown on the return trip....it was 36 degrees in the shade!), checked out Molly Springs (and had the swimming hole to ourselves!) and visited the amazing Kangaroo Haven....but that needs a whole footprint of its own!
    Roy and the kids enjoyed a 1 hour paddle on the Lagoon (even if it did require a pre and post swim to cope with the 35 degree temperatures!) and the kids enjoyed listening to local entertainer, Steve Case, for the second time around...Jen not quite as excited about listening to his repertoire again...lucky the view was great!
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