Birdsville to Poeppel Corner and huge Big Red sand dune

Birdsville to Poeppel Corner and huge Big Red sand dune

We arrived in Birdsville for two main reasons: to celebrate Nissan’s 50th anniversary of crossing the Simpson Desert and to drive from Birdsville to Poeppel Corner. Read how we got to Birdsville (part 1) and why Nissan organised this event. We spent the first few days resting, attending Nissan workshops, enjoying lunch at the Birdsville…

Brisbane to Birdsville – On the way to Simpson Desert

Brisbane to Birdsville – On the way to Simpson Desert

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…

Unforgettable Plenty Highway to Mount Isa

Unforgettable Plenty Highway to Mount Isa

We had enjoyed a much-needed break in Alice Springs before continuing our journey along the longest shortcut in Australia. Our plan was to head north from Alice Springs along the Stuart Highway until we reached the Plenty Highway, which would eventually lead us to the Urandangi Road. From there, we would make our final stretch…

Stunning 6 km Kings Canyon Walk

Stunning 6 km Kings Canyon Walk

We arrived at the Yulara caravan park in the early afternoon with plans to do the Kings Canyon walk the next day. Yulara is a small town located in the Northern Territory of Australia, approximately 18 kilometers from the world-famous Uluru rock formation, also known as Ayers Rock. The town was specifically built to serve…

Crossing Great Central Road with a 3 years old

Crossing Great Central Road with a 3 years old

The next morning, we left Leonora and hit the dirt again on the Great Central Road. We refueled the car and filled up four diesel canisters. We were a bit uncertain about what might happen on this road since it is not used by tourists much. Laverton WA – sleepy outback town Ahead of us,…

Dead Gwalia ghost town and 51 Lake Ballard sculptures

Dead Gwalia ghost town and 51 Lake Ballard sculptures

Our next two destinations before hitting Great Central Road was Gwalia ghost town and Antony Gormley Inside Australia Lake Ballard sculptures. Antony Gormley Inside Australia sculptures – Art Project Sculptures The next morning, we left Kalgoorlie Boulder and headed to Menzies. Menzies is now an abandoned town and serves as a local attraction, reminiscent of…

Kalgoorlie Super Pit

Kalgoorlie Super Pit

On the way at last! We were able to fold the trailer in our best recorded time today and we are ready to go inland again. We decided to drive the longest shortcut in Australia – 4,600 km from Perth to Cairns via Great Central Road.  Our next stop was Kalgoorlie Boulder with its huge¬†Kalgoorlie…

The Pinnacles – amazing limestone formations

The Pinnacles – amazing limestone formations

Cervantes is only 200 km from Perth. A good stone’s throw and we will finally be able to fix the car and clean up the trailer in Perth. The subject of our four wheels is coming up more and more as the situation becomes more and more serious.¬† We came to Cervantes because we really…