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   Home > Trip#1; Canberra, ACT to Northern Territory

 

Canberra, ACT - NSW- Qld -
Northern Territory-South Australia
- NSW

this trip commenced Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 1st May,
north to Rockhampton on the east coast of Australia, then west through Emerald,
Longreach, Winton, Kynuna, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Camooweal, crossing into the
Northern Territory and passing through Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, then
South Australia and Cadney Park, Coober Pedy, Port Augusta, then New South
Wales and Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Cobar, Warren, Moree, Goondiwindi,
Tenterfield, Stanthorpe, Warwick and Brisbane, Queensland again

 

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Weed scraping machine at Moondarah Dam, Mt Isa, Qld

this dam is home to Barramundi fish over 1 metre long and fresh water crocodiles up to 11ft (which the locals consider harmless, they swim in the dam - it is the saltwater crocodiles that have a repuation for snacking on humans)


Awesome dawn at Cadney Park Homestead, Northern Territory

myself and 10 back packers from Europe watched in awe at this amazing display of colour in the desert for over 15 minutes as the Creator declared another day had begun


Glenlyon Lake, Qld
near Tenterfield

morning fog lifts from the lake and hills behind.

Golden Perch fish (Yellowbelly) in excess of 50lbs are caught here regularly

Dawn near Tenterfield, NSW

sunlight bursts onto the Australian landscape, photo taken about 40kms west of Tenterfield, near the NSW, Qld border


Road train at Kynuna, Qld

53 metres long, and capable of hauling 150 tons cargo for 1,500 kms without refuelling, these monsters of the highway create huge side pressures when passing and can literally blow you off the road if you pass too close to each other

this is one way in the Northern territory to overcome high fuel prices in small towns on long trips-

there is enough fuel in those drums (purchased at wholesale prices) to get 2,500 kms without refuelling, a saving of about $250.00 on one trip!



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