15 reasons to take a road trip instead of flying

Take a Road Trip - the possibilities are endless

Australia is a diverse, vast, beautiful, and full of natural wonders country,  just waiting to be discovered and admired. It is home to many natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef, the Heritage Listed Ayers Rock, Bungle Bungles, Twelve Apostoles, Daintree Rainforest, Kakadu National Park and many more. Australia is also a country like no […]

Koolpin Gorge (Jarrangbarnmi) – escape the crowds of Kakadu

Koolpin Gorge - Pink Pool

Koolpin Gorge is a great spot if you want to escape crowds in Kakadu National Park. To get there you have to obtain a camping/hiking permit and take a 4WD drive track. We returned to Kakadu after a few years after our trip around Australia, to explore Koolping Gorge as we missed it before. This time […]

Tree of Knowledge, Capricorn Caves and the Town of 1770

Town of 1770 - Beautiful Sunset

We left Mount Isa to complete the final part of our big loop.  If you missed our previous posts you can find them below: Barkly Homestead, Lake Moondarra, and Mount Isa Underground Hospital Lorella Springs Wilderness Park On the way back to Brisbane, we were planning to visit our friends in Rockhampton plus finally go […]

Barkly Roadhouse and Mount Isa Underground Hospital

Crossing NT/QLD border - on the way to Mount Isa Underground Hospital

In the first part of our trip, after visiting Lawn Hill National Park, Seven Emu Station and Lorella Springs we were ready to go back, but this time we took a different route. Our plan was to visit Heartbreak Hotel, Barkly Roadhouse, Lake Moondarra and Mount Isa Underground Hospital. Read about Lawn Hill National Park […]

Untouched Lorella Springs – Off-limits 4WD paradise

Nanny's Retreat

One day we thought it was time to visit Northern Territory again and while looking for a place to stay, we discovered Lorella Springs Wilderness Park. The park is located far, 2900 km from Brisbane, but we were ready for the adventure.  We planned to see some other interesting places on the way like Winton, […]

Seven Emu Station – best campsites in NT

Seven Emu - Robinson River

Seven Emu Station was part of our trip from Brisbane to Lorella Springs and a place where we learned a lot about outback stations and the bush. Read about our road trip to Emu Station from Brisbane. Seven Emu Station is a private outback cattle station and wildlife sanctuary owned by the Shadforth family. The […]

Birdsville to Poeppel Corner and huge Big Red sand dune

Birdsville to Poeppel Corner - Big Red Sunrise

We arrived in Birdsville for two main reasons: celebrate Nissan 50th Anniversary of crossing the Simpson Desert and drive from Birdsville to Poeppel Corner. Read how we got to Birdsville (part 1) and why Nissan organised this event. We rested the first few days by attending Nissan workshops, lunching at the Birdsville Bakery, and drinking […]

Brisbane to Birdsville – On the way to Simpson Desert

Brisbane to Birdsville - Camels at Windorah

After finishing our trip around Australia, soon after we had an opportunity to go to the Simpson Desert for the first time. Driving from Brisbane to Birdsville was the first part of our big adventure. This was really an unplanned trip, but there was a reason for it. 50th Anniversary of crossing the Simpson Desert […]