This morning John and I sat and had a coffee and to discuss how long this next outback trip might need to be and which way we would go. So it looks like we will need about 6 weeks to do this round trip. We need to get to Gregory National Park, NT - this is the Humbert River area, where many of the stock years ago commenced the long journey south east to market. Although we have skirted close by it about 4 years ago on our way from Arnhem Land to Canning Stock Route and of course last year when we did the Murranji Stock Route, but we ran out of time to get to Gregory National Park. This trip will allow us to explore the Gregory National Park and on the way home to participate in the Drovers Camp at Camooweal, which is held annually on the last weekend in August. This camp celebrates the lives of past and present drovers and stockman. It didn't take long for us to decide on a mud map travel itinerary - but six weeks is long time to be away from family. This always worries us and we may have to cancel depending on family commitments.
We love our Australian country and sea. We have travelled many thousands of kilometres in the beautiful outback of Australia, into quite remote areas. Sometimes not seeing anyone for some days or weeks! The sunsets, history, fauna and flora are just what our gorgeous Australian country land is about. Sitting around the campfire, even in 45 degrees heat, is magical, watching the sunset and then engulfing the majesty of the stars!
We often follow the old stock routes, the Murranji Stock and the Humbert River area are our favourites. One day when we're too old for the camper and the remot... full info