I want to start off by saying - I’m not completely anti screen-time. While my children very rarely get screen time when at home with me, they do have some, on occasions. I feel like it’s a case of “do what works best for your family” and that’s your decision as a parent, which should … Continue reading 5 ways we kept our kids occupied on the road – without screens!
The drive to Ayers Rock Resort was special as we got our first glimpses of Uluru itself. It got us so excited to get closer! We arrived to Ayers Rock Resort around lunchtime & there was a line-up of caravans outside the park on the main road! My girlfriend & I went inside to check … Continue reading ULURU
The next morning (day 7), we made it to Erldunda Roadhouse for fuel. Waved hello/goodbye to the Emu’s at the Emu farm then headed to Kings Canyon! It felt like a LONG DRIVE.. When we arrived at Kings Canyon resort in the early afternoon there was a long line at reception & we were panicking … Continue reading Kings Canyon / an epic surprise
Red Bank & the 3 swimming holes I talk about here were a MAJOR hightlight for me... swimming holes in the desert? There’s just something cool about that. On the Thursday (day 6 on the road) we got up early and left Red Bank to experience some more swimming holes. First on the list was … Continue reading Natural Beauty / Water in the desert
On Day 5, still in Alice, we got 6 days worth of groceries as we were heading to the Red Centre Way, Kings Canyon & Uluru, so any shopping from here on was going to be expensive. We then headed to Hermannsburg, which was a great insight into an old mission & some Aboriginal History … Continue reading Red Bank Gorge & the beauty of free camping..
From Coober Pedy we stopped at an AMAZING lunch spot at the fuel station at Marla. Amazing because it had something my eyes hadn't seen in days, LUSH. GREEN. GRASS! Perfect spot for lunch to get some fuel, quick toilet stop & enjoy the grass & lovely surrounding trees. We set up our picnic blanket … Continue reading The magic of the Northern Territory..
Really our trip begins flying from NTL - ADL.. fairly straightforward flight departing 7.30pm from NTL, landing two and a bit hours later in ADL! So we arrived, got a shuttle straight to our hotel, put the kids to bed (3 hours later than usual..), then enjoyed (briefly) the last bit of luxury we will … Continue reading Adelaide – Coober Pedy & exciting stops in between..