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6,200 Km from home and still going.....

We have not posted for about a week and it is time to catch up. We left Laverton on the 11th of June on to the ‘Great Central Road’ which is an unsealed, corrugated road. The road crosses from Western Australia to the Northern Territory, some 1,100 Km.

In order to drive this road one need two permits for the WA part (Only 3 days are allowed) and one permit for the NT part, as we cross many Aboriginal communities that own this land.

For our first stop we camped at Tjukayirla Roadhouse where there were a few power sites.

Our second leg took us to Warburton which is actually the largest stop on the road and we camped again at the Roadhouse. The day after we carried on to Warakurna Roadhouse and from there to Yulara between Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) where we stayed for three nights. We enjoyed the landscape of the desert and obviously the sites of Kata Tjuta and Uluru immensely where no words and no photograph can portray the magnitude and enormity of these rocks. It has an almost “religious affect”.

Going back to the ‘Great Central Road’ one thing the is interesting, is the amount of wrecked cars dumped on the side of the road (dozens of them). Although people will think that they are spoiling the pristine land scape along the road, but we think that they become part of the landscape and add to the harsh look of the desert in some way. Some of these wrecked cars have been transformed into roadside works of art.


From Yulara, Uluru and Kata Tjuta we drove to Tennant Creek for the night via Stuart Highway which is a major Australian highway. It runs from Darwin, in the Northern Territory, via Tennant Creek and Alice Springs, to Port Augusta in South Australia of some 2,720 km (Wikipedia).

Along the way we stopped at ‘Devils Marbles’ a formation of rocks with an important significance to four different Aboriginal language communities. In Tennant Creek we got some supplies and working tools. Today we arrived at Barkly Homestead where we will stay the night and will indulge ourselves with dinner at the local grill.


We recognise that this post is more of diary of travels with not much verbal descriptions of what we saw and experienced, but for that reason we are adding all these photos… as they say ‘a picture is better than 1000 words….


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Things we saw along the Great Central Road

Things we saw along the Great Central Road


Things we saw along the Great Central Road


Things we saw along the Great Central Road


Things we saw along the Great Central Road


Things we saw along the Great Central Road


Things we saw along the Great Central Road


Traveling on the Great Central Road


Tjukayirla Roadhouse


‘Devils Marbles’

‘Devils Marbles’

‘Devils Marbles’

‘Devils Marbles’


This is what old people doing in Australia, kind of retirement homes.


This is what old people doing in Australia, kind of retirement homes.


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