Hiking the Larapinta Trail

Larapinta Trail

After the success of the Bay of Fires Walk, I was keen for another walking holiday, and after a little bit of research elected the Larapinta Trail as my next challenge. Starting and finishing just out of Alice Springs, I was lured in with memories of beautiful landscapes that I hadn’t properly explored in my […]

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Kakadu National Park

I had originally intended that my visit to Kakadu was on a camping trip, but this was not to be.  The trip was cancelled a day before departure, and I was bitterly disappointed.  So it was to be a one day bus trip instead.  But by the morning of the trip I was feeling quite excited again. […]

Crocodiles in the Northern Territory

Crocodiles in Darwin

“Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” Steve Irwin Landing in Darwin it was hard to believe I was in the same country. It was midnight, but still 27 degrees, and steamy with it.  I was in crocodile country, so booked […]

Wonderland in Alice Springs

Alice Springs captivated me with its harsh rugged landscape and stunning scenery. With a small population of around 25,000 residents, the town centre is fairly small. From my hotel, it was around a twenty minute walk to town, along the banks of the Todd River. This sounds very scenic and pretty, however at this time of […]

Uluru – much more than a big red rock!


What kind of nutter would book themselves on a day trip to Uluru which involves travelling 1100 kms on a bus? Me for starters, and apparently a whole bunch of other people too. So at 6.00am I was waiting for the bus outside my hotel. It was freezing in Alice Springs, about 3 degrees, although […]