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Published: June 28th 2012
O.K. Still a lot to tell from down under!! Before we left Exmouth to Karijini we drove along the coastal area of Exmouth and finally we found our first Kangaroos alive and a lot. Cute but still with a dump face and especially behaviour around sunset they hopped arround. Very often they jumped out of the bush so driving was quite dangerous with these suicadal animals. The beaches around Exmouth with Tuorquoise bay are stunning, extremly stunning, and quite remote and isolated. The sunsets are full of all the coulors of the rainbow.
Then we went inland heading towards Tom Price next to Karijini National Park. On our way there we had our first flat tire, on a saturday nearly dark. With a little help from the road assistance we called, we could manage to change the tire. The next day thanks to a nearly wonder we found a spare wheel on a sunday, which was very rare to find for our type of car in that remote little mining town. So we could enter the Karijini Park - and found coulorful gorges with canyons and hiking possibilities. Some gorges we waded through deep water to the
neck, other where more easy, but all were really impressive art architectures of the nature with beautiful coulors.
After 2 nights in Karijini we headed towards Broom, where we picked up Fran, a friend of Chrissi and completed our travel team for the rest to Darwin. In Broom we visited cable beach - nice but not as superduper like described in guidebooks - and another very secluded beach north of Broom, which was lonesome, endless and stunning. After saying good buy to the beacharea, we entered the Kimberly region. Immediatly Boab tress of all sizes were visible along the highway. After a try to Winjana Gorge we could not reach because of the road conditions, we went to some other nice places along the highway like a not described valley with beautiful rock formations and Geiki Gorge. There we made little walks, and took part in a river tour where we saw our first freshwater crocs bathing in a nice landscape and posing for photos.
Then we went to Kununurra, where we stayed at a nice lake with numerous birdlife and a little party in town. Also in Kununurra is the hidden valley, a place for hiking along
nice rock formations. After we visited Lake Argyle, a massive dam with nice lookouts and bushfires so big and impressive we had not seen before.
After hitting a stupid Kangarro near Timber Creek in the Northern Territory our mood was not the best and our right front of the car quite destroyed. But all of us were still healthy - the most important - and we could still drive and continue to explore this country on our fantastic road trip. Our last stop befor we went to Darwin was Litchfield Nationalpark. This park is full of pools to bath and waterfalls and also stunning termite hills, some huge like cathedrals and other looking like gravestones. We bathed with a lot other tourists in freshwater, of course without saltwatercrocs and enjoyed our last days together.
Then we went to Darwin, visited the casino, and finally Chrissi and Fran had to leave. Our wicked camper costed us 1500 A$ extra for the Kangaroo (animal damage not covered by the insurance). What is next, check out the next blog!!
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