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Townsville to Darwin

and then back to Sydney and ... home .... HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP

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View East Coast and Central Australia on melissaf's travel map.

So we left Townsville in the early morning and arrived in Alice 30h later. I will not bore you to death with details of my bustrip! Nor have I taken any pics to show you the monotony of a 30h bustrip... which shoud have lasted only 27h, but we got stuck in Tree Ways because the bus bringing us from there to Alice had left Darwin 4h late. Enough now!

so on the 11th of Sept we were in Alice Springs , where firstly we did absolutly nothing... well, what would you do after 30h bus!On the twelfth we did more of nothing and on the 13th we were off to uluru.
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sunrise on the way to Uluru

We left with a little bus at 5.10am and one hour out of Alice CBD we .... broke down and waited for 3h for the other bus to take us where we had to go. 'Luckally' we broke down at a roadhouse and by fortune there was a show on just a bit later... we could go and watch Dinky the singing and piano-playing dog! (BTW this is the answer to one of the Trivial Pursuit questions!). Later in the day we went to Kings Canyon where, unfortunatly, we couldn't do the long walk to the top because of lack of time and only did the easy (and boring if I may say so) walk.
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Kings Canyon

In the evening we sat at the fire (for about 5 mins and then everyone wanted to sleep)
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We did sleep in swags under the stars! Wonderful!!!!

Next day we got up at 4.30am to see the sunrise at uluru rock. Unfortunatly I cant show you any pics coz my batteries were dead by that time (although I HAD charged them the night before!). So I took pics with Celien's camera, but I dont have them here.
In the afternoon we then went to visit the Olga's or Katja Tutja (again no pics, sorry!)
We spent one more night in Alice and then went off to Darwin!

So got up at 4.40am and drove most of the day (we had to do lots of k's to get to darwin, so lots of driving, not soo much to see). In the afternoon we did see Devils Marbles at Kurla Kurla.
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and a bushfire (somewhere along the way, dont know if it was the first, second or third day of our trip)
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At our stop in Daly waters we were in for a good surprise. There was a rodeo going on. You know one of those real ones where everyone weires hats :)
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On our last day we did a kayakingtrip in amazing Kathrine Gorge
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We arrived late in [Darwin and went of to have dinner with the group at Stokes Hill Warf, finally ate my first Barramundi, must admit it wasnt bad at all!

For the last part of our trip we went to Kakadu. I'm just gonna give you some pics here, coz words are unnessacary (and also involve me typing and being creative... not gonna happen right now!)
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Jibary bird

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big croc

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sunset (yeah, another one, I know)

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Aboriginal rock Art

And now we're in DARWIN!!!! yes yes yes yes yes, I made it! on the 25th I fly to Sydney and on the 30st I start flying home!

so probably wont write anymore from oz... but see you later anyway ;)
Melissa

Posted by melissaf 22:45 Archived in Australia Tagged backpacking

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