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Flight of the kite

Black kites are a common sight in outback Australia. Recently I came across a flock (for want of a better collective noun) of black kites around the Adelaide River in the Northern Territory. Here’s a sequence of shots I took of them in flight…beautiful birds to watch.


4WDing in Litchfield

Where: Reynolds Track in Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory Permits: None Costs: $6.60 per adult per night for camping (standard NT National Parks fees) Difficulty: Moderate (Reynolds River is a deep river crossing which requires extra care. Vans longer/wider than our Conqueror UEV490 will struggle to cross). Days required to do it justice: 1-2days Litchfield National Park is home to […]


Barra-less in Daly River

Where: Daly River, Northern Territory Permits: None Costs: We stayed at ‘Perry’s on the Daly’ – $34 per night. Awesome spot. Difficulty: Moderate – long gravel road into Perry’s. Days required to do it justice: Anywhere from 2 days to 3weeks. Depends on the fish, the view, the weather… They said it was “THE” place to catch a barramundi. And […]


East Arnhem Land

Where: East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory (near Nhulunbuy) Permits: A minimum of two permits. Consult with the Northern Land Council and Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation for your requirements. (Vehicle dependent). Be aware there are numerous restrictions and additional permits required for drinking, fishing or travelling to any other communities. Costs: $45 pp for Dhimurru permit for 2months. Other charges do […]


Road to Arnhem Land

Where: Central Arnhem HIghway from Katherine to Nhulunbuy Permits: A minimum of two permits. Consult with the Northern Land Council and Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation for your requirements. (Vehicle dependent). Be aware there are numerous restrictions and additional permits required for drinking, fishing or travelling to any other communities. Costs: $45 pp for Dhimurru permit for 2months. Other charges do apply. […]


Halls Creek Gold

Where: Duncan Road loop from Halls Creek, WA to the Victoria Highway Permits: None. These are station tracks so observe all signs, be aware of cattle. Costs: $0 Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult (if following old mine tracks) (gravel, sandy tracks – be aware of cattle and station traffic) Days required to do it justice: 1-2 days (more if your equipped […]


Broome Time

Where: Kimberley region of Western Australia Permits: None. But you might need to pre-book a campsite in peak season Costs: $$$ can be expensive so pick your restaurants carefully Difficulty: Easy (unless your venturing further north) Days required to do it justice: Longer than a day for sure I went to a friend’s house for dinner in Broome and one […]


Six tyres offroad

It’s the million dollar question in 4WD circles – what are the best tyres to buy to go four wheel driving? We’ve been asked this question a lot on our travels so we thought we’d share some of our thoughts on tyres. We don’t have the definitive answer but we’ve got some good ideas… First-up […]


Get the winch out

We all spend a lot of money buying ‘4WD’ gear…winches, max trax, mud tyres etc…but its often the gear you rarely use especially on trips in the ‘dry’ around the Kimberley region.   We had a day yesterday that confirmed why its so important to make sure you’ve got the kit before you head bush. […]