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RTW Adelaide – part 1

The truth of the matter is that I rushed to Adelaide to catch the last show of “39 Steps” with Nathan Page, aka Jack Robinson in the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries TV show. You may have noticed, I am somewhat a fan of the show. The show ended its run on September 11th, and if…

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RTW Coober Pedy

I decided to come to Coober Pedy originally for two reasons, first, because it was featured in one of my favorite movies, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and second, because it was a natural stopping point between Alice Springs and Adelaide. When I realised that most of the town was actually excavated…

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RTW Alice Springs

I spent four days in Alice Springs altogether, before and after my three day Uluru and the outback tour. The days before the tour I spent in recovering from my journey there, familiarising myself with the town and doing some shopping. Alice Springs is not a town known for its lovely architecture. The main features…

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RTW Uluru and the outback tour – day 3

  The morning came around 5 am next day, with a wash, a breakfast, and some achy heads and tender tummies of those who stayed up drinking until midnight. You know who you are! I was very glad of my choice of an early night, when we heard that our Rim Walk at the King’s…

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RTW Uluru and the outback tour – day 2

  We were hoping to catch a sunrise at Uluru, so the official wake up was at 5 am, with departure from camp promptly at 5:30 am. I surprised myself by waking up when my tent mate did, and having a shower and washing my hair that morning, despite the chilling temperatures. After a quick…

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RTW Uluru and the outback tour – day 1

It may come as a surprise to many, but Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is actually 463 km from Alice Springs, the closest base to exploring the region. There are one day excursions available there, but from descriptions it sounds like it is mostly driving there, having a few photo ops, then driving back. Not for me. I…

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RTW journey to Alice Springs

After five weeks on the south and east coast of Australia, it was time to go explore the dry center. As time was limited, I traveled the 2000 km from Magnetic Island to Alice Springs in two days, with just a one night stop in Mount Isa, about halfway through. This post is untypical, as…

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RTW hiking and diving on Magnetic Island

Well, to be honest, mostly what I have done in the past few days is lie on the beach and enjoy. But I did do some hiking! And spent a day diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef! There is a short walk from Picnic Bay to the top of the Hawkins Point hill lookout that was…