Australia 2017

User: mandugallery
Dates: 30 May 2017 - 17 Oct 2017
Duration: 4 months, 2 weeks
URL: http://marco-ursala.blogspot.co.nz

A short (3-4months) winter tour after completing our new house in Martinborough. We start in Canberra.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 17:37

Camping at the Ace caravan park in West Wyalong.

Posted: Oct. 17, 2017, 6:37 a.m.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 14:23

Silo art #2

Posted: Oct. 17, 2017, 3:23 a.m.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 12:44

Lunch at Rankins Springs - all dried up now, unless there's been heavy rain - not today then.

Posted: Oct. 17, 2017, 1:44 a.m.

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 11:18

Gunbar - pretty remote!

Posted: Oct. 17, 2017, 12:18 a.m.

Sunday 15 Oct 2017 14:55

Camping on the Murrumbidgee River at 'Hay Soap Works'. Serviceable but neglected long drop. Quiet. Not recommended after rain.

Posted: Oct. 15, 2017, 3:55 a.m.

Sunday 15 Oct 2017 10:13

Nice spot it Balranald for coffee. Hint: stay in Balranald in preference to Hay - way more cafes.

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Saturday 14 Oct 2017 18:59

Camping spot by Lake Benanee. Cosy spot under the tree. Flush toilets.

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 7:59 a.m.

Saturday 14 Oct 2017 13:33

Picnic lunch in the park with the war memorial plawues

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 2:33 a.m.

Saturday 14 Oct 2017 11:21

Coffee at the A20 rest area

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017, 12:21 a.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 15:44

Spotted right outside the supermarket

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 5:14 a.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 13:26

$5 camp at Berri - near the river.

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 2:56 a.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 12:02

The Lyrup ferry - free camp, but no camping in the grass...

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017, 1:32 a.m.

Friday 13 Oct 2017 8:09

Coffee along the way

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 17:26

Camping at Wentworth - free camping on the Murray.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 6:56 a.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 11:12

Revisit the confluence of the Murray and Darling rivers

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 12:42 a.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 10:34

Scout Hall by the, now defunct, blood orange factory.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 10:01

Curlwaa for coffee and contemplate the volume of water produced in the 1956 flood.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017 8:11

Rain dodging lodging at the Kar-Rama motel, Mikdura

Posted: Oct. 11, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 14:00

Second lunch at Robinvale

Posted: Oct. 11, 2017, 3 a.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 12:32

The liftspan bridge at Tooleybuc

Posted: Oct. 11, 2017, 1:32 a.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 12:26

Lunch at Piangil

Posted: Oct. 11, 2017, 1:26 a.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 11:40

Tooleybuc art

Posted: Oct. 11, 2017, 12:40 a.m.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 9:35

Cold shower at Moulamein

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 17:17

Yet another freebie by the Wakool 'river'

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 6:17 a.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 12:56

Gourmet lunch at Deniliquin

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 1:56 a.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 11:57

I couldn't resist a picture

Posted: Oct. 10, 2017, 12:57 a.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 10:54

Morning coffee brew up

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 11:54 p.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 9:54

Lone tree

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 9:34

Barooga totem

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Monday 9 Oct 2017 18:01

A Murray River camp with Alex

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017, 7:01 a.m.

Sunday 8 Oct 2017 12:16

Lined up ready to go.

Posted: Oct. 8, 2017, 1:16 a.m.

Saturday 7 Oct 2017 18:34

My 25yr anniversary dinner with friends

Posted: Oct. 7, 2017, 7:34 a.m.

Thursday 5 Oct 2017 12:25

A quick run around the big smoke and find a really good jacket and rush back to car with takeaways gobbleddown on the handkerchief size park by the vehicle

Posted: Oct. 5, 2017, 1:25 a.m.

Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 21:11

Relaxing in Melbourne with our friends

Posted: Oct. 4, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 10:27

Coffee at Marmalade - Yea.

Posted: Oct. 3, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 17:18

Pleasant motel location

Posted: Oct. 3, 2017, 6:18 a.m.

Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 14:35

It's springtime in Wangaratta

Posted: Oct. 3, 2017, 3:35 a.m.

Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 13:28

A revisit through Beechwortb

Posted: Oct. 3, 2017, 2:28 a.m.

Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 12:55

Lunch in a nice park with clean facilities, picnic table and a water tap... how civilised

Posted: Oct. 3, 2017, 1:55 a.m.

Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 10:50

Morning Coffee at Lake Mulwala

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Monday 2 Oct 2017 16:51

Tocumwal Town Beach. Camping by the river. Toilets, cold showers, $5/ person. Magic.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 5:51 a.m.

Monday 2 Oct 2017 11:36

Frank Edwards Park by the old Barmah Punt

Posted: Oct. 2, 2017, 12:36 a.m.

Monday 2 Oct 2017 10:16

Petrol in Echuca, and we complete the circle four months after picking up the bike.

Posted: Oct. 1, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Sunday 1 Oct 2017 14:07

We re-acquaint ourselves with Wills Bend on the Murray river, last visited in February 2013.

Posted: Oct. 1, 2017, 3:07 a.m.

Sunday 1 Oct 2017 11:18

Coffee brew up in the sunshine by Gunbower Creek

Posted: Oct. 1, 2017, 12:18 a.m.

Saturday 30 Sep 2017 16:56

Kerang fountain

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 6:56 a.m.

Saturday 30 Sep 2017 16:10

Pass through Boort

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 6:10 a.m.

Saturday 30 Sep 2017 15:06

The turn off.. nice iron lacework

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 5:06 a.m.

Saturday 30 Sep 2017 14:55

Moliagul - where the "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget was found

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 4:55 a.m.

Saturday 30 Sep 2017 14:10

On the way north

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 4:10 a.m.

Saturday 30 Sep 2017 13:30

Pass Through Maryborough for gas

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 3:30 a.m.

Saturday 30 Sep 2017 12:39

We had lunch across the road at the famous pie shop. But I have eaten here years ago with my sister Jenny

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 2:39 a.m.

Saturday 30 Sep 2017 10:10

Waypoint at Lake Bolac - zooming north to get away from the rain.

Posted: Sept. 30, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

Friday 29 Sep 2017 15:28

View over Warrnambool's coast. We stayed with a friend for two nights.

Posted: Sept. 29, 2017, 5:28 a.m.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 17:14

Another commercial camp

Posted: Sept. 27, 2017, 7:14 a.m.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 14:22

Dimboola waypoint

Posted: Sept. 27, 2017, 4:22 a.m.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 13:30

Rainbow - a colourful town

Posted: Sept. 27, 2017, 3:30 a.m.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 12:26

Lunch at Yaapeet

Posted: Sept. 27, 2017, 2:26 a.m.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 12:07

Cultivation in the Mallee

Posted: Sept. 27, 2017, 2:07 a.m.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 11:37

An interesting painting/drawing in window

Posted: Sept. 27, 2017, 1:37 a.m.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 9:46

Patchewollock silo art

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 11:46 p.m.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 17:33

Underbool - very nice rest area. Showers and toilet for only $10

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 7:33 a.m.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 16:22

Pub with no nuthin

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 6:22 a.m.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 15:13

We enter Victoria

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 5:13 a.m.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 13:44

Brew up

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 4:14 a.m.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 10:33

Dangerous coffee stop

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 1:03 a.m.

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 9:34

Another ferry

Posted: Sept. 26, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 16:42

Camping on the Murray free

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 7:12 a.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 15:49

Yet another ferry

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 6:19 a.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 14:59

Afternoon stop between ferry Xings

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 5:29 a.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 14:46

Ferry

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 5:16 a.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 13:10

Lunch spot

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 3:40 a.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 12:53

Ferry

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 3:23 a.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 12:27

Nonexistant railway station

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 2:57 a.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 11:51

Coffee at Bower

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 2:21 a.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 11:15

Eudunda?

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 1:45 a.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 15:57

Burra Gorge camp

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 6:27 a.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 14:00

Colours along the way

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 4:30 a.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 12:57

Lunch

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 3:27 a.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 12:27

Colours

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 2:57 a.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 10:46

Coffee stop

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 1:16 a.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 10:08

Endless sky

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 12:38 a.m.

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 14:10

Woolshed Flat, the end of the ride.

Posted: Sept. 23, 2017, 4:40 a.m.

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 11:31

Snap from train

Posted: Sept. 23, 2017, 2:01 a.m.

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 11:05

Snap from the train

Posted: Sept. 23, 2017, 1:35 a.m.

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 10:54

Snaps from the train

Posted: Sept. 23, 2017, 1:24 a.m.

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 9:49

Starting out in the steam train tour from Quorn

Posted: Sept. 23, 2017, 12:19 a.m.

Friday 22 Sep 2017 12:39

Lunch at Hawker

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017, 3:09 a.m.

Friday 22 Sep 2017 10:14

Giant Red Gum. Circumference over 10 metres. Estimated to be over 500 years old

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017, 12:44 a.m.

Friday 22 Sep 2017 6:58

Camping at Port Agusta

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 11:05

Woomera Delusions of bygone splendour

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 1:35 a.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 16:19

Too windy for camping so budget motel for us

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 6:49 a.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 11:22

Another windy coffee brew up with a pano shot of the"nothingness"

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 1:52 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 11:52

Coming into Coober Pedy

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 2:22 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 10:26

A desolate rest area... the next one after this was worse!

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 12:56 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 13:01

Camping at Marla...

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 3:31 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 10:02

South Australia!!

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 12:32 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 16:47

We camp again at Erldunda - Coopers Stout at the Happy hour

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 7:17 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 14:34

Salt lake on the way back to Erldunda

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 5:04 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 10:35

Walpa Gorge - Kats Tjuta

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 1:05 a.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 9:22

The Olgas at Kata Tjuta

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 16:40

End of the scenic flight.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 7:10 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 13:02

Gosse Bluff ancient evidence of a meteorite hit

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 3:32 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 12:15

Kings Canyon

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 2:45 a.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 11:43

No water but an amazing "lake" just the same

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 2:13 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 14:54

Uluru!!

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 5:24 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 13:05

Parking at the Desert Gardens Hotel

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 3:35 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 12:02

Curtin Springs for lunch stop - potential camp stop IF you get a powered site.

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 2:32 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 10:21

Morning tea at yet another rest area

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 12:51 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 15:46

Camping at Erldunda Roadhouse. Took a powered site because the unpowered ones were in the red dust - unbelievable.

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 6:16 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 10:26

Anither roadside stop - Finke River

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 12:56 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 9:46

Petrol at Stewart Wells

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 12:16 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 19:09

Birthday dinner - Sporties, Alice Springs Marco turns 69.

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 13:54

Pretty Flowers outside the cultural precinct in Alice

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 4:24 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 9:55

The desert park at Alice

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 12:25 a.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 14:52

Gosse Bluff Lookout (Tyler's Lookout)

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 5:22 a.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 12:41

Hermannsburg Historic Site

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 3:11 a.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 14:03

On the Larapinta Drive towards Hermannsburg

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 4:33 a.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 11:18

Fish memorial near Ross River 'Resort'.

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 1:48 a.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 9:58

Corroboree Rock East Macdonnell range

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 12:28 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 18:16

Ellery Creek Big Hole - West McDonnel Ranges - to be located

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 17:03

Ormistin Gorge - West McDonnel Ranges - to be located

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 7:33 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 16:12

Glen Helen Resort - West McDonnel Ranges - to be located

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 6:42 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 15:18

Mount Sonder Lookout - West McDonnel Ranges - to be located

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 5:48 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 12:04

Ochre pits

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 2:34 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 10:23

Bradley Chasm - West McDonnel Ranges - to be located

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 12:53 a.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 11:15

Wandering around Alice

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 1:45 a.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 15:04

Sardine camping at Alice Springs Tourist Park

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 5:34 a.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 12:37

Mee Goreng in Alice!!!

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 3:07 a.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 10:53

We cross out of the tropics again

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 1:23 a.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 9:46

Another defunct windmill

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 12:16 a.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 9:16

Giant Statues at Aileron

Posted: Sept. 6, 2017, 11:46 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 11:49

Camping at the impressive Devil's Marbles.

Posted: Sept. 5, 2017, 2:19 a.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 11:04

Visit to the old Telegraph Station

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 1:34 a.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 9:29

New pond at 41 Mile Bore

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 8:09

Back at Barkly for a couple of much anticipated beers.

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 12:52

Where my front tyre decided to go completely flat... 140kms from Barkly Homestead and 240km from Cape Crawford.... hmm

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 3:22 a.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 10:23

Morning brew up spot

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 12:53 a.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 14:18

Overnight at Kiana Rest Area... it was clean and we were the only inhabitants except for the birds visiting the water bowl and lots of tiny ants

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 4:48 a.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 13:20

Repairs to pannier rack, lunch, and camping.

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 3:50 a.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 20:44

Borroloola sunset

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 17:09

Borroloola caravan park - introduced the owners to Rolf Harris' 1977 song - Borroloola. They were delighted.

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 7:39 a.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 11:08

Morning coffee - random rest area

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 1:38 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 18:36

Hi Way Inn - Daly Waters

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 18:11

Yet another pub meal at Daly Waters Hi Way Inn. Vicious mosquitos!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 8:41 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 15:06

Daly Waters pub - very touristy. Good swimming pool.

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 5:36 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 12:33

Stuart Tree ... well really ...maybe

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 3:03 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 11:23

A revistedcoffee brewup

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 1:53 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 10:46

Larrimah rip-off cafe. Dishwater 'coffee', scone & and frozen cake, $17 each!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 1:16 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 9:20

Bitter Springs thermal river - 33°C

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 18:49

Across the road from Territory Manor camping

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 9:19 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 9:45

Shopping & Data in Katherine

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 12:15 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 11:14

Best swimming spot - Edith River

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 1:44 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 10:25

Sweetwater Pool - Edith River.

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 12:55 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 7:12

Camping at Edith Falls with Jeremy & Louise.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 9:31

Boat trip up the Katherine Gorge... nice pano

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 12:01 a.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 17:52

'Glamping' in Nitmiluk.

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 11:47

We arrive 3 hours early for the unadvised 2pm check-in time at Nitmiluk National Park. It's hot, but cold in the centre. We choose to wait in the garden.

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 2:17 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 13:00

We camp at Knotts Crossing in Katherine, and meet Jeremy and Louise Thompson.

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 3:30 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 11:27

Early lunch. Roadhouse guy was very friendly

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 1:57 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 9:04

Always time for a coffee..

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 15:04

After exactly 5 years we camp again at Dunmarra. Still pleasant, but more run down.

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 5:34 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 12:46

We lunched at Elliot with a flock of peacocks.

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 3:16 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 12:27

Lunch accompanied by a flock of peacocks and hens.

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 2:57 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 10:52

Coffee stop

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 1:22 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 10:31

A rare outcrop - between Tennant Creek and Dunmarra

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 1:01 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 10:29

Suddenly a "jump up" in the flat landscape

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 12:59 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 10:19

A brood of chickens at Renner Springs

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 12:49 a.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 16:25

Camping at Tennant Creek - town of challenging countenance.

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 6:55 a.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 10:06

A reminiscence stop at 51 Mile Bore - left some water for the birds which was immediately commandeered by four crows.

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 12:36 a.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 9:03

An early stop for coffee... Doug and Vicki whizzed by.

Posted: Aug. 20, 2017, 11:33 p.m.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 14:46

Last time we passed the Barkly Homestead roadhouse it was really hot - we ate and carried on. Today we camped in their very well appointed campground, and met some more motorcyclists.

Posted: Aug. 20, 2017, 5:16 a.m.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 11:45

Lunch under a tree in a large but toile less rest area. Beautiful colours in the dry countryside.

Posted: Aug. 20, 2017, 2:15 a.m.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 9:51

Morning coffee and a wee woopsie - another pannier adjustment needed.

Posted: Aug. 20, 2017, 12:21 a.m.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 8:53

On the way out of Camooweal

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 8:45

We reach the Northern Territory border!

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 18:22

Camping at Camooweal. Petrol & air. Dinner at the pub.

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 10:30

Morning coffee stop. There are a couple of pushbike riders with tents and a medium-big dog ... imagine having to lug dog food too..

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 12:30 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:02

Camping - this one has a swimiming pool. The lunchtime temperature was 36°C

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 6:02 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 14:10

Lunch in Mount Isa

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 4:10 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 9:27

Coffee near the bicycle tree

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 12:54

Wild camping at 'The Dam'

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 2:54 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 12:14

Lunch at Dajarra

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 2:14 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 11:23

Endless single strip

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 1:23 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 10:04

Bare rest area

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 15:40

Boulia campground

Posted: Aug. 15, 2017, 5:40 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 14:15

Gladys Hasted rest area where there's water to dunk our t shirts. Our bikes are registering 35°C

Posted: Aug. 15, 2017, 4:15 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 13:46

Mirage

Posted: Aug. 15, 2017, 3:46 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 13:06

Lunch - tinned salmon already pre-heated and dry ryvita with not exactly warm water

Posted: Aug. 15, 2017, 3:06 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 12:25

On the road

Posted: Aug. 15, 2017, 2:25 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 11:34

Cold drink at the Middleton pub - a rare treat.

Posted: Aug. 15, 2017, 1:34 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 11:22

Winton -> Boulia

Posted: Aug. 15, 2017, 1:22 a.m.

Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 10:15

On the road to Boulia.

Posted: Aug. 15, 2017, 12:15 a.m.

Monday 14 Aug 2017 11:33

Dinosaur footprints at Lark Quarry

Posted: Aug. 14, 2017, 1:33 a.m.

Sunday 13 Aug 2017 12:32

We make our own shade at Pelican Caravan Park in Winton

Posted: Aug. 13, 2017, 2:32 a.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 18:22

Evening sky at Blue Heeler pub Tynuna

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 10:51

Termite mounds

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 12:51 a.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 10:13

Morning coffee at a quiet rest stop

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 12:13 a.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 15:15

Cloncurry camping - we meet Nick & Yvette, another motorcycling couple from Sydney.

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 5:15 a.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 9:48

A repeat visit to the rest area where we discovered Bills bare tyre

Posted: Aug. 10, 2017, 11:48 p.m.

Thursday 10 Aug 2017 13:07

Apostle birds at Burke & Wills

Posted: Aug. 10, 2017, 3:07 a.m.

Thursday 10 Aug 2017 10:33

A repeat visit to a rest stop in the middle of nowhere.

Posted: Aug. 10, 2017, 12:33 a.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 18:25

Camp at Normanton

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 13:59

Lunch at Ash's fish n chips at Karumba Point

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 3:59 a.m.

Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 16:09

We reach Croydon on the Savannah Highway. Temperature sitting at 30°, but dry as. Camping at the commercial caravan park. Shade, pool, kitchen... luxury.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2017, 6:09 a.m.

Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 12:19

Lunch by the Gilbert River

Posted: Aug. 8, 2017, 2:19 a.m.

Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 11:54

The single strip bitumen...

Posted: Aug. 8, 2017, 1:54 a.m.

Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 11:35

Cumberland chimney - reminiscent visit.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2017, 1:35 a.m.

Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 11:03

Short Stop in Georgetown ( Queensland)

Posted: Aug. 8, 2017, 1:03 a.m.

Monday 7 Aug 2017 17:02

A shady camp with all amenities including swimming pool

Posted: Aug. 7, 2017, 7:02 a.m.

Monday 7 Aug 2017 9:58

A revisit to this terrific coffee spot 964m above sea level

Posted: Aug. 6, 2017, 11:58 p.m.

Monday 7 Aug 2017 9:25

Interesting clouds

Posted: Aug. 6, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

Sunday 6 Aug 2017 15:11

Camping at Herberton - rain threatens...

Posted: Aug. 6, 2017, 5:11 a.m.

Sunday 6 Aug 2017 10:20

The Mount Carbine Roadhouse. Stopped to phone for help for a broken down SUV & Camper.

Posted: Aug. 6, 2017, 12:20 a.m.

Saturday 5 Aug 2017 14:53

Another night at the very pleasant Palmer River Roadhouse.

Posted: Aug. 5, 2017, 4:53 a.m.

Saturday 5 Aug 2017 11:21

Second breakfast at the Lakeland Roadhouse

Posted: Aug. 5, 2017, 1:21 a.m.

Saturday 5 Aug 2017 10:14

Gorge on the Annan River

Posted: Aug. 5, 2017, 12:14 a.m.

Saturday 5 Aug 2017 9:48

The Lion's Den

Posted: Aug. 4, 2017, 11:48 p.m.

Friday 4 Aug 2017 17:22

Cooktown botanical gardens

Posted: Aug. 4, 2017, 7:22 a.m.

Friday 4 Aug 2017 11:00

The end of the seal...

Posted: Aug. 4, 2017, 1 a.m.

Friday 4 Aug 2017 10:19

Captain Cook's reef mapping lookout

Posted: Aug. 4, 2017, 12:19 a.m.

Thursday 3 Aug 2017 18:45

Reef Trout and salad for dinner in our Cooktown camp - delicious

Posted: Aug. 3, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

Thursday 3 Aug 2017 11:00

Cooktown!

Posted: Aug. 3, 2017, 1 a.m.

Thursday 3 Aug 2017 10:24

Black Hills lookout

Posted: Aug. 3, 2017, 12:24 a.m.

Thursday 3 Aug 2017 9:29

Lookout

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 15:18

The Palmer River roadhouse - brilliant

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 5:18 a.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 14:35

Lookout

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 4:35 a.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 14:35

Lookout

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 4:35 a.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 13:14

Mt Molloy, ANZAC park

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 3:14 a.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 12:41

Pigs might fly

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 2:41 a.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 12:00

That supermarket in Mereeba

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 2 a.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 11:01

A much needed coffee after a damaging dingle coming out if school point

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 1:01 a.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 16:42

School Point - still a gorgeous spot

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 6:42 a.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 14:44

Lookout

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 4:44 a.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 13:34

ANZAC park.

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 3:34 a.m.

Monday 31 Jul 2017 16:50

The Sunland Leisure Camp revisited.

Posted: July 31, 2017, 6:50 a.m.

Monday 31 Jul 2017 14:11

Scenes from a Mall

Posted: July 31, 2017, 4:11 a.m.

Sunday 30 Jul 2017 14:26

Cairns for lunch with old friends

Posted: July 30, 2017, 4:26 a.m.

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 14:20

We stay with Jeannie & Albert whose brand new house was finished yesterday.

Posted: July 29, 2017, 4:20 a.m.

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 12:04

Mission Bay

Posted: July 29, 2017, 2:04 a.m.

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 10:27

Smoke Stack at Tully sugar refineries

Posted: July 29, 2017, 12:27 a.m.

Friday 28 Jul 2017 14:43

Murray Falls - repeat visit. Worth it.

Posted: July 28, 2017, 4:43 a.m.

Friday 28 Jul 2017 11:53

Dip at the Five Mile Swimming hole followed by lunch.

Posted: July 28, 2017, 1:53 a.m.

Friday 28 Jul 2017 10:02

Call into the Ingham post office for non-existent free Telstra SIMs

Posted: July 28, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 16:06

On the beach

Posted: July 27, 2017, 6:06 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 15:11

Quiet camp at Balgal Beach

Posted: July 27, 2017, 5:11 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 14:01

Lunch by the creek just off the A1 highway

Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:01 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 13:52

Bluewater rest area for lunch.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 3:52 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 12:43

Townsville Rim Mall

Posted: July 27, 2017, 2:43 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 10:54

Inkerman for second breakfast.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 12:54 a.m.

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 14:38

Camping at the Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:38 a.m.

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 11:08

Airlie beach for shopping and food. Yay - a mall!

Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:08 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 18:05

It is 5 years to the day since the last time we camped at Seaforth. The ducks are the same, as are the plovers. Maybe they remember us.

Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 13:23

Lunch at the Marian War Memorial Park

Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:23 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 11:48

A very pleasant rest area in Nebo. Unfortunately Marco's bike fell over in a puff if wind being too delicately balanced.

Now each of the bikes has had a tumble on this trip!

Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:48 a.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 15:48

Camping outside the pub!

Posted: July 23, 2017, 5:48 a.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 13:15

Lunch spot amid archetypal Aussie inland scenery

Posted: July 23, 2017, 3:15 a.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 12:45

Marco meets Dingo in Dingo, Banana Shire, Queensland

Posted: July 23, 2017, 2:45 a.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 10:43

Coffee at Bert Peacock park across from the now no longer functioning Dululu Hotel

Posted: July 23, 2017, 12:43 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 16:51

Camping at the Biloela Heritage Park

Posted: July 22, 2017, 6:51 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 14:53

We pass through Banana

Posted: July 22, 2017, 4:53 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 14:30

We stop for a very wide load.

Posted: July 22, 2017, 4:30 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 13:23

A dubious lunch in Theodore, another town designed by Burley Griffin

Posted: July 22, 2017, 3:23 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 12:25

The busy mining centre of Cracow, not Poland.

Posted: July 22, 2017, 2:25 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 10:47

Petrol, and coffee at the RM Williams Centre in Eidsvold.

Posted: July 22, 2017, 12:47 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 15:12

Camping at the disused railway station in the oldest town in QLD, Gayndah...

Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:12 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 12:12

Lunch at Tansey - bought some excellent tomato relish at the local honesty box.

Posted: July 21, 2017, 2:12 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 11:12

Shopping at Gympie

Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:12 a.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 17:21

Good showers and a great pub meal at kenilworth

Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:21 a.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 14:46

Coffee stop in the Glass Mountains

Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:46 a.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 13:06

Lunch just outside Kilcoy. Beseiged by a tame magpie.

Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:06 a.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 10:26

Breakfast at Kingaroy - too cold up the mountain.

Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:26 a.m.

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 14:17

Expansive views from the Bunya Mountains - but COLD!

Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:17 a.m.

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 12:56

The weather has turned distinctly colder as we decide on a short day's riding to camp in the Bunya Mountains.

Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:56 a.m.

Tuesday 18 Jul 2017 17:00

Free camping in friendly Kulpi.

Posted: July 18, 2017, 7 a.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 16:00

This is the kind of camp we like, community run for $5 a person - at Woodenbong, sic.

Posted: July 17, 2017, 6 a.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 14:26

Mt Lindesay - a very large and old volcanic plug.

Posted: July 17, 2017, 4:26 a.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 12:53

Kyogle for lunch - we had very nice lentil burgers, chicken for Ursala.

Posted: July 17, 2017, 2:53 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 17:38

Lyris' house in the bush.

Posted: July 15, 2017, 7:38 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 14:03

On the first causeway to Lyris' house

Posted: July 15, 2017, 4:03 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 11:41

Early lunch in sunny Lismore 25°!!

Posted: July 15, 2017, 1:41 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 7:39

Breakfast at Woody Head Camp Iluka

Posted: July 14, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Friday 14 Jul 2017 11:51

Ebor Falls in the Guy Fawkes River.

Posted: July 14, 2017, 1:51 a.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 16:21

Spending the night in a dell at the Uralla campground.

Posted: July 13, 2017, 6:21 a.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 14:09

Lunched at Moonbi lookout fabulous views.

Posted: July 13, 2017, 4:09 a.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 12:07

Coffee and local cakes - we indulged ourselves.

Posted: July 13, 2017, 2:07 a.m.

Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 18:12

Relaxing with a Laphroaig at the end of the day.

Posted: July 12, 2017, 8:12 a.m.

Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 13:19

Flirtation point - enjoyed an excellent lunch of turkish bread, hummus, salad, and crema modena balsamico.

Posted: July 12, 2017, 3:19 a.m.

Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 12:04

We pause in Wellington, a location which has see better days. The supermarket was adequate, but depressing - sorry to say those gleaming, clean, brightly lit emporia where we believe, frankly without too much evidence, our meeds will be met into the future have become a yardstick for affluence.

Posted: July 12, 2017, 2:04 a.m.

Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 17:02

An unplanned stop in Molong for the night after Bill drops his bike and severely damages his windscreen mount. We have been warned several times it will be COLD tonight. Standby for morning photos of frost - maybe even inside the tent...

Posted: July 11, 2017, 7:02 a.m.

Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 13:21

Coffee in the japanese garden in Cowra.

Posted: July 11, 2017, 3:21 a.m.

Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 12:04

First stop on the road north. Pee stop by the Berowra courthouse.

Posted: July 11, 2017, 2:04 a.m.

Sunday 9 Jul 2017 9:07

Market day in Canberra

Posted: July 8, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 14:15

Sampling Canberra Culture

Posted: July 8, 2017, 4:15 a.m.

Monday 5 Jun 2017 15:33

Oops. Need to get chain replaced after Ursala's bike throws a chain on a remote dirt road. Aussie locals VERY friendly and helpful.

Posted: June 5, 2017, 5:33 a.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 15:56

Overnight at Airbnb in Beechworth, using our Superhost bonus.

Posted: June 4, 2017, 5:56 a.m.

Saturday 3 Jun 2017 12:02

We visit our friends in Melbourne.

Posted: June 3, 2017, 2:02 a.m.

Thursday 1 Jun 2017 12:57

Down to Echuca to pick up Marco's bike.

Posted: June 1, 2017, 2:57 a.m.

Tuesday 30 May 2017 13:53

We pick up Ursala's bike in Canberra

Posted: May 30, 2017, 3:53 a.m.

Australia 2017

User: mandugallery
Dates: 30 May 2017 - 17 Oct 2017
Duration: 4 months, 2 weeks
URL: http://marco-ursala.blogspot.co.nz

A short (3-4months) winter tour after completing our new house in Martinborough. We start in Canberra.

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