19th – 25th September 2016: Coober Pedy – Flinders Ranges

The road into Coober Pedy was lined with the opal fields, mining ‘sand’ hills for kilometres in all directions.

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12th – 18th September 2016: Uluru – Pootnoura Rest Area

We said our goodbyes to Rob and Denise, they turned left at the Lasseter Highway intersection and headed to Coober Pedy, while we turned right for Uluru.

We refueled at Curtin Springs, saw some movie stars in the process of filming (no, didn’t recognise any of them) and a few people running around with cameras trying to score a photo (didn’t happen).

Mount Connor is a standout in the low scrubby country around Curtin Springs and at first we thought we could see Uluru, fairly quickly realised it wasn’t quite to right shape and we still around 100 kilometres to reach Uluru.

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5th – 11th September 2016: Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

The ‘hot rod’ festival’ in Alice Springs must have a huge success; every 2nd and 3rd car we  passed was an old muscle car, sandman van or something similar.  There were trucks with trailers carrying their precious hots rods, cars with trailers also carrying their restored pride and joy.  Between the rolling hills covered in smoky green foliage, ridges of orange rock and the brightly coloured hot rods heading home, the drive from Prowse Gap to Alice Springs was very interesting.

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29th August – 4th September 2016: Longreach Waterhole – Prowse Gap Rest Area

After 2 nights in a caravan park, washing, cooking and domestics all up to date it was time to return to some free camps.  We have both been looking forward to a stay on the banks of the Longreach Waterhole, 2 kilometres north of Elliott.

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