The croc circus

The Adelaide River is located in the Northern Territory, unlike its name suggests. It is an area of calm, quiet and crocodiles. Every day tourists come to see the jumping crocs. I arrived in Adelaide River in the wet season, so there was only a small group going on the crocodile cruise and therefore we…

Termites and spa days

Termite mounds. I could think of more exciting things. Yet when you’re travelling, termite mounds can suddenly be a highlight of your trip. In The Netherlands we don’t have termite mounds, or anything remotely similar. To me termite mounds are associated with vast spaces and rough nature. I was delighted to see the dozens of…

Immersed in green and red

Nitmiluk national park, or Katherine gorge, is a must do when you’re visiting the Northern Territory. The park has several walks, but the most famous place to walk to is probably Edith Falls, where you can go for a swim after the sweaty walk. The walk goes up towards the falls and in humid weather,…

Playing with the devil’s marbles

The Devil’s Marbles or Karlu Karlu is one of the attractions along the Stuart highway, located south of Tennant Creek. Karlu Karlu means round boulders, and that is exactly what you’ll see. It’s a playground for grownups with wonderful photo opportunities. You can climb up some of the higher ones to get a pretty view over…

The land of many heads

Uluru is not the only attraction in Australia’s red center. Close by, and part of the same national park, is Kata Tjuta. Getting up early pays off as you have a beautiful opportunity to watch the sunrise in the desert here. Even though I was staying at a campsite close to the national park, the temperature…

Uluru at sunset

They say Uluru looks different every time you visit it. It’s colors keep changing with the light, from red to purple and back. So before you leave this national park, make sure you’ve seen a sunset or sunrise. On my visit the rock looked bright red, almost orange, during the day. As the sun was…

The big red up close

Ayers Rock, Uluru… two names for the same thing. Australia is using the Aboriginal names for its national parks more and more. With respect for the original inhabitants of the country comes changing names and changing rules. Where climbing Ayers Rock used to be a highlight on an Australia itinerary, more and more people respect…

Refreshing at Daly Waters

A must do on route to Darwin is the Daly Waters Pub. The pub has always been an important stop for drovers and travellers alike. It’s the oldest pub in the Northern Territory and it has become a popular stop for tourists visiting the outback. What makes the place so iconic is the items that…

Soaking in sweet Bitter springs

On a roadtrip through the vast desert of Australia, surrounded by red sand, you don’t really expect to find thermal springs. Just south of Katherine, in the tropical area underneath Darwin, you can find Mataranka. It is a great stop to relax and soak after hours in the car. If you like the safety of…