Trailing Behind in Australia’s Northern Territory

Trekking through the outback of the Northern Territory in Australia it’s easy to understand why the indigenous people enjoyed going on “walkabout” so much. There’s plenty to appreciate, a stark, but beautiful landscape, where long, mountain ranges rise from the plains like waves on an ocean. Their ridgelines are like vertebrae, protruding from the back of the low-lying scrub-land of …

The Larapinta Trail Rocks, Northern Territory, Australia

“These rocks are quite hard” was the immortal statement made by Doug one of my trekking companions on the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory of Australia. We were sitting on several of the mineral culprits at Counts Point, and while I understood what he meant it made me chuckle for rest of the trip. His comment is especially understandable …

In the Outback; Telegraph Stations and Wallabies

Before setting out on a guided highlights tour of the Larapinta Trail our group had the added bonus of visiting the Telegraph Station. Located near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia, this is the site of the original European settlement. Established in 1872, it is apparently the best preserved of the 12 Overland Telegraph Line relay stations which …

Uluru Harley-Davidson Tour – an Australian Icon from an American Icon

There are several ways that visitors can tour around Uluru or nearby Kata Tjuta. It’s possible to fly in a helicopter or hot air balloon within several kilometres, ride a camel, take a coach tour but few are as cool as riding a Harley-Davidson; the ultimate Uluru ride. Having the opportunity to ride pillion on a hog around the sacred …

Postcards from a Winter Walk in Alice Springs

Walking around the Northern Territory city of Alice Springs, it’s difficult not to think of “Walkabout Creek”. I was half expecting Mick “Crocodile” Dundee to come hurtling out of one of the bars wrestling an inflatable croc. It’s not actually anything like the fictional one bar town of film fame, and there probably isn’t much chance of running into “Donk” …