September 30, 2012


Kakadu to Uluru Map


Kakadu NP to Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP


Alice Springs

From Kakadu National Park south to Alice Springs the distance is about 900 miles.

Alice Springs was a surprise to us. It's surprisingly visitor friendly, perhaps because so many tourists fly in here. If you drive in from the north like us the little town is a bit of an oasis.

For us it was a good place to stock up and get the oil changed. Our mechanic, Dicko, was a font of information about living in the outback, as well as Toyota Hyace rental rigs like ours. Our time in Alice Springs was time well spent.

More about Alice Springs.

Devil's Marbles

Parked at the Devil's Marbles, About 245 Miles North of Alice Springs.

A good place to overnight.


Playing In The Rocks


Tropic of Capricorn

Tropic of Capricorn Marker About 20 Miles North of Alice Springs


Central Alice Springs

Central Alice Springs



Dicko's Mechanic's Shop


West MacDonnell National Park

We decided to tour West MacDonnell National Park before continuing south to Uluru. This park is west of Alice Springs and easy to access on a nice sealed road. There are a string of waterholes at the foot of the range to the north of the road. Each has it's own ambiance, and several have camping areas.

More about West MacDonnell National Park


Rock Wallaby

Rock Wallaby at Simpson's Gap



Swimmers at Ellery Creek Big Hole in West MacDonnell NP



Ormiston Gorge Overlook


Ormiston Gorge

Ormiston Gorge


Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, theNational Park surrounding and including both Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Mt Olga), is probably the top destination in the counrty for foreign tourists.

Most of these people fly in to Alice Springs and then use buses, rental cars, or rental vans to visit the park which is 300 miles to the south.

Although we enjoyed Uluru, we also liked Kata Tjuta, another nearby rock. It had a great hiking route called Valley of the Winds Walk.

More about Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP

At Uluru

The "We Were There" Shot


Uluru Hike

Rainy Day Hike Around Uluru


Waiting for Sun

Waiting For the Sunrise


Uluru Sunrise

Uluru Sunrise


Uluru Sunset

Uluru Sunset


Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta From the Distance


Kata Tjuta View

Kata Tjuta Landscape


Valley of the Winds Walk

Somewhere Along the Valley of the Winds Walk


Kata Tjuta Rock Face

Kata Tjuta Rockface


Rig of the Week

Fifth Wheel

Although they are unusual here, you will see a few American style Fifth Wheel RVs in Australia.

Some are imported, here's a company that does that:

Fifth Wheelers Australia

A few are manufactured in Australia, here's a company that does that:

Crossroads, Australia

















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