July 30, 2017

 We would like to thank Dave Phoenix for mapping the entire Burke & Wills route and writing his book "Following Burke & Wills Across Australia" with incredible accuracy. This gave us the opportunity to plan & travel our Burke & Wills Trek from Melbourne to Karumba in t...

July 21, 2017

The title of this post is the aptly named Motel for our destination next year in Karumba.

We've done the TALK (30 day recce) now the WALK (100 day TREK).

Now starting early MAY 2018 and finishing in AUG.

July 20, 2017

A welcome stop at Gregory Downs and the beautiful fast flowing Gregory River.

Billy Hangers produced 2 mugs of hot cocoa for us and homemade muffins on the front verandah with lots of laughs with other Grey Nomads!

July 20, 2017

Stunning azure green water beneath the massive ochre coloured gorge lined with palm trees and freshwater crocodiles with wedge tailed eagles showing their beauty while the bats just hang around as we walk, canoe and even swim. 

Camp 119 

The last recorded camp of Burke &...

July 20, 2017

We received a great response at The Burke & Wills Roadhouse where the explorers walked just past the back door.

Thanks Owen, Mark &  Jay, look forward to seeing you next year.

July 11, 2017

The Thirsty Camel on Dukes Street in the tiny town called Duchess!

(Called after an Aboriginal Lady called Duchess, what a fabulous name) met the publican Rhoda who with husband Bill have been there 17 years.

Information Centre at Cloncurry & their museum very interestin...

July 9, 2017

Still on the road heading north, so much to see and do.

Late 1800s Birdsville Pub, sunset, old ruin of Homestead at Carorry.

Piglets & Camels racing, what a sight to behold! Woodchopping both men & women & many other things. A sunny day a damper making competition making...

July 8, 2017

Sitting by our campfire stars and moon are out. Moon is nearly full maybe 2 more nights. 

Tibooburra Pub was once owned by Clifton Pugh, now adorned with daring murals of his art.


The Dig Tree where B&W returned to find food, but no men is beside beautiful Cooper Creek...

July 1, 2017

A couple of days in Tibooburra - we managed to dodge the wild wet and thousands of kangaroos and emu, but couldn't dodge road closures.

Went to Cameron's Corner - the pub serving 3 states SA, NSW and QLD.  We played 9 holds of golf - 3 in each state.  Susan won an...

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