Alice Springs was never in the plan but COVID restrictions in WA meant we needed to come and we are so glad we did. We got to see arid zone plants and animals, the rugged Macdonnell Ranges, the historic Hermannsburg Mission and the ancient palms and cycads of Palm Valley.
We took a 4 day Intrepid “Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure” tour from Darwin. With our experienced, knowledgeable and passionate guide Paul leading the way we really enjoyed experiencing the waterfalls, waterholes, wildlife, gorges and rock art.
We needed to be in Darwin for a few days to be able to enter Western Australia. When Brisbane has sub 10°C temperatures, hot and dry Darwin’s not a bad place to laze around. The food is pretty good too.
This is the first part of our 10 day Intrepid “4WD Darwin to Broome Overland”. We had wanted to see the Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles) since it was “discovered” by a mustering helicopter pilot in 1983 and finally we made it there.
Continuing on a 10 day Intrepid “4WD Darwin to Broome Overland”: Kununurra to Broome through the Kimberley on the mostly unsealed Gibb River Road which runs 660km through the rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, semi-arid savanna wilderness.