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Our Centre Trip

Four weeks exploring Australia's centre


20170415_182144.jpgThey say you can never really know Australia until you have met her Centre. There is no doubting the beauty of her coastlines and rainforests, but after our Centre tour this year I must tell you that Australia's heart is just as beautiful and in some ways more enchanting and enriching than all of her sandy beaches.

We left Wollongong on the east coast and travelled to South Australia under our own steam, converging in Port Augusta and taking a day to stock up with fresh provisions, purchase the all important 'fly nets' to maintain our sanity and see to minor technical details (namely high-vis vehicle flags for the desert). We also used this time to reconfirm our first leg, being the Oodnadatta Track and Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda).

It was an exciting time and we couldn't wait to start. Our group at this stage consisted of me in my vehicle, Jason in his, Tyler and Alicia plus five boys towing their camper trailer and Katherine and Mark Yeo with their two boys, Jono and David also towing a Mod Con camper trailer. This mix would change half way through the trip when we would lose Mark and Katherine and gain Carlos and Lisa, veterans of our Cape York trip in 2015.

What was to follow would be four weeks of track and road travel through some of the most unique and mystifying terrain Australia has to offer. I couldn't wait!

Posted by Joanne David 23:34 Archived in Australia Tagged desert outback driving wheel four

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