We met up with Martin from Adventure Australa Treks & Tours today, a great guy who runs guided passenger and tag along tours for singles, couples, friends and corporate clients. They even have a "dinner under the stars" tour and out here that is a spectacular sight not to be missed.
Having left the Birdsville Track last night, we headed south today to Wilpena Pound but stopped off at Blinman. A Toyota hilux turned in next to us and we couldn’t believe our eyes, the same family we met on the east coast up Cooktown way 10 months ago sporting their “The Whole Way Round” on the side of their Toyota Hilux.
The children Taye and Airlie are fabulous and we gave them a copy of our The Aussie Outback Songbook so they could listen to the songs while driving all over Oz.
Have fun kids !!
Desert Edge Tours run everything from 4 day tours in the iconic outback covering Quilpie, Windorah, Birdsville, innamincka and Eromanga; to Flying to Quilpie, Birdsville, Big Red Sunset, overnight Accommodation then fly back to Quilpie.
The sunset over Big Red is something special...it should be on everyone’s bucket list!
Many other tours available at
Jose Paronella built a castle in the early 1900s, a palace for his princess ! In 1935 it was opened to the public and has had a chequered history ever since. In 1993 Mark and Judy Evans purchased the park and have been working hard restoring everything to its magnificence today having won numerous tourism awards.
It is a must see, so put it on your bucket list and go and visit, have a chat to Mark who will fill you in on its history and Junko and the others on the team are happy to give you a wonderful experience.
This month sees us back on the road, first heading north, dodging cyclone Nora !
We called into The Daintree Discovery Centre today, and took time out to do the tree top walk with audio guides which was brilliant and so informative. The canopy is so beautiful and the aerial walkway along with the canopy tower gives you so many different perspectives of the rainforest.
They have a great Jurassic Forest area with life like characters for the children.
A must stop over when you are doing the Cape Tribulation run, also great coffee and cake at the end of your visit