Catch Us Camping – The Skinny

A week ago  I truly, honestly and madly believed I was back on the straight and narrow with this blogging gig.  Seven short days later it seems not.  I promised I would return with posts about the interesting places we visited on our three-month road trip.  But no, here we are more than a week later…

Catch Us Camping in Coober Pedy

The internet is amazing, Google Earth incredible but some places you just have to be there yourself to experience the atmosphere and wonder at peoples’ ingenuity.  Our visit to Coober Pedy was one of those times we were pleased we brushed aside the uncharitable reports of the town. Driving into the town our first impression…

Catch Us Camping at Renmark/Paringa

The shared walk and cycle pathway between Paringa and Renmark meanders beside the Murray River and from where we camped it took us on a wonderful outing on our bicycles.. This was my pick … I wish Paringa, just 4kms from Renmark, was the first town to be connected by rail to Adelaide and the…

Catch Us Camping near Rocket Town

Okay, maybe not Rocket Town but we did camp north of Woomera at Lake Hart which was one of the testing areas for the Australian and American Joint Defence Facility Nurrungar (JDFN). Nurrungar is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘listen’ and the base’s mission was to provide a reliable satellite-borne surveillance system to detect and report…

Catch Us Camping at Uluru-Kata Tjuta

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Area for its cultural significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people and its natural beauty. The park has two important sites, both sacred to the Traditional Owners of the land: Uluru (previously known as Ayers Rock) and 32kms from Uluru stands Kata Tjuta (also…

Catch Us Camping at Mount Isa

You sit up and take notice when, after hundreds of kilometres, the countryside changes. When the relentless flat tussock plains give way to ruddy outcrops and the ground supports trees and some greenery you can feel your spirit lift. This is how it must be in the doldrums. Nothing for days and then a puff…