All Text and Images © John Lovett 2019
After 660 kms of dusty corrugations down the Gibb River Road, we enjoyed a brief stretch of bitumen across to Halls Creek. An overnight stop and we were off down the Tanami Road to Alice Springs. The Tanami Road is 1100kms of mostly well graded dirt with some patches of bulldust and rough corrugations. The Aboriginal Communities of Billiluna and Yuendumu sell expensive diesel.
After stocking up in Alice Springs, we spent a couple of days in the Eastern MacDonnell’s before heading East along the Plenty Highway – a long strip of corrugated dirt that cuts straight across the Northern Territory into Queensland
Freshwater Crocs are thriving at (an almost dry) Windjana Gorge
The Tanami Road cuts through the Tanami Desert from Halls Creek WA to Alice Springs NT
We spent a night at Wolf Creek Crater – Dianne, having not seen the movie, was pretty relaxed about camping there under a full moon, I had a bad nights sleep with a wheel brace under my pillow.
Believe it or not, this piece of corrugated iron architecture was on wheels.
Finches at a rare waterhole along the Tanami.
Billiluna Footy Field – all dust and rocks
Can’t drive past a wrecked car without stopping to take a photo. This one was so good we camped the night to get the early morning sun.
Wedgetail enjoying breakfast.
After stocking up in Alice Springs, we headed out to the Eastern MacDonnell’s for some pretty spectacular walks.
Not far down the Plenty Highway we came across this rolled Toyota. It must have been there a couple of days because all the wheels were gone. Judging by the scattered debris, it must have been some Japanese Tourists heading off on an adventure.
The white dot in the middle is our camp . Huge amounts of nothing through the middle of the Northern Territory, but when you stop and look around the scenery can be spectacular.
Stockmen at Tobermorey Station
Tobermorey Horse Breaker
Crossing into Queensland, the Plenty turns into the Donohue. This was the smoothest dirt road we encountered
Donkeys watching Humans come to a sudden halt in a big cloud of dust.