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Beating About the Bush, 60 Days in Northern Australia (part 16 – Mornington)

After Manning Gorge, Mornington 'wilderness' camp is our next stop. Mornington is run by Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC). Normally one has to book ahead but when we arrived the repeater station that allows one to radio to the station office was out of action and had been replaced by a sign saying “If you arrive... Continue Reading →

Beating About the Bush, 60 Days in Northern Australia (Part 10 – Kununurra)

From Purnululu we head for Kununurra which will be our next rest day after Katherine. Our first stop, for fuel and refreshments is Warmun (formerly Turkey Creek). Here we meet, John, another intrepid cyclist. He is from New Zealand and is en route from Darwin to Perth. His wife has abandoned him for the trip... Continue Reading →

Beating About the Bush, 60 Days in Northern Australia (Part 8 – Wolf Creek)

We are heading for Wolf Creek. Despite the film we have been able to persuade Kaylee's children that we unlikely to suffer an early death as a result of the visit. Our final hours before leaving Halls Creek were filled with joy and redemption. Kaylee has given up on getting internet on her phone after... Continue Reading →

Beating About the Bush, 60 days in Northern Australia (Part 7 – Halls Creek)

  Having repaired our first puncture, we head for Halls Creek. It's a town that suffers from mixed reports but we find it a pleasant stop. Physically it is not particularly attractive but it clearly has a strong sense of community. It has a great caravan park with a toilets that are cleaner than the... Continue Reading →

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