The best time to see the North of Australia is July to September and in August 2010 Tammy and I enjoyed a five week tour from Perth, Western Australia to Darwin, Northern Territory and return. Tammy flew into Bangkok from Newport Beach, Orange County, California. I met her there and after a couple of days of sightseeing we travelled to Perth for the start of her Adventure Downunder.
The plan was to travel from Perth up the west coast to Coral Bay and then head inland to stunning Karijini National Park. Through the Pilbara to tropical Broome where we planned to stay a few days. We would then visit some of the amazing gorges along the Gibb River Road. The trip through the Kimberley would finish at Wyndham and Kununurra from where we would take a flight to the Bungle Bungles.
Leaving Western Australia we would head to Timber Creek and Katherine before visiting world famous Kakadu National Park. We would then head to the Top End town of Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory. Litchfield, Mataranka and Tennant Creek evoke visions of the iconic outback. Our journey south through the Territory would take us to Devils Marbles, Alice Springs, Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
The return trip to Perth would be along the Stuart and Eyre Highways, passing through Ceduna, Eucla and Kalgoorlie.
The photographs in this photo-essay reflect the interest of a visitor to this wide, wonderful land (notice the pics of road signs), and can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Part 1 – Perth to the North West
Part 2 – North West to the Pilbara
Part 3 – Pilbara to Broome
Part 4 – Broome to Bell Gorge along the Gibb River Road
Part 5 – Bell Gorge to Kununurra along the Gibb River Road
Part 6 – Kununurra to Katherine
Part 7 – Katherine to Darwin via Kakadu
Part 8 – Darwin to Mataranka
Part 9 – Mataranka to Tennant Creek
Part 10 – Tennant Creek to Alice Springs
Part 11 – Alice Springs
Part 12 – Alice Springs to Yulara
Part 13 – Yulara to Ceduna
Part 14 – Ceduna to Perth