Setting up our Ulti

Setting up our Ulti

After collecting our Ultimate Camper and spending a few nights locally in Moruya, the drive back home also provided some valuable time to get to know our Ulti. To say we were really looking forward to our first real big adventure with the Ultimate (now nicknamed Tex after the letters in our numberplate), was an […]

SA – Oodnadatta Track

SA – Oodnadatta Track

WHERE: The Oodnadatta Track is located in the north of South Australia in between the towns of Marla and Marree, and is easily accessible from the Stuart Highway or by travelling through the stunning Flinders Ranges. Initially set up as the overland telegraph line during the 1800s, travelling the Oodnadatta track provides visitors with an […]

SA – Clare Valley

SA – Clare Valley

South Australia has been blessed with some excellent wine regions and the Clare Valley is definitely up there. However, wine is just the beginning of what this magnificent region has to offer. Coming from Adelaide like we did, it’ll take you less than two hours. You will feel like you’re out in the country in […]

Our Maiden Voyage – Binns Track & Cape York

Our Maiden Voyage – Binns Track & Cape York

There was excitement in the air the day we were to pull out of the driveway and leave on our first big trip with our new Ultimate camper, “Tex”. We decided to take a couple of photos knowing this wasn’t going to be any easy trip. The plan started with getting to Alice Springs within […]

Setting Off! Adelaide to Pooncarie

Setting Off! Adelaide to Pooncarie

Well it’s hard to believe, but the day finally arrived…we have left and we’re off on the big lap! With all packing done, the van got hitched and we were off.  Of all days to leave, the weather turned and it was cold and raining, but I guess it could be worse and be a scorcher.  We […]

Pooncarie to Menindee

Pooncarie to Menindee

Time to continue our trip on the Darling River Run with our first stop being Menindee.  The road was dirt all the way through except for 7kms in the middle, and after driving the 130kms on a bundle of corrugations with the van on the back, we were more than happy to see the black top given […]

Menindee to Cunnamulla

Menindee to Cunnamulla

We ended our last post indicating we were experiencing a storm in Menindee which was welcomed by all, but unfortunately for us, the amount of rain received put a dampener on us continuing the Darling River Run as the dirt roads we needed to travel on were closed.  We hoped after a day or two that the roads […]

Cunnamulla to Blackall

Cunnamulla to Blackall

Ran, rain, and more rain….when will it end (aahhh)!!!  We had a wry smile the other day when we had heard that SA was experiencing some hot weather, when the average temperature this week for us in Outback Queensland has been no more than 24º…not what the locals had expected (nor us), and it’s definitely not helping […]

Blackall to Emerald

Blackall to Emerald

This leg of our trip sees us trek further north to Barcaldine, and from there west to Longreach and Winton.  The road in between Barcaldine and Longreach was closed the day before we came through due to rising floodwaters, but lucky for us on the day we drove through it was open with “caution”.  As it turns out, […]

Emerald to Echuca

Emerald to Echuca

We arrived in Emerald which is a service centre for all of the mining industry surrounding the town (coal and sapphires).  We decided to come this way to try a different route going home….bad idea!!!  On our first night, we basically got washed away with 162mm of rain being recorded in the park.  We knew rain was […]