Coober Pedy: around town From Alice Springs, I hopped back on the Greyhound and made my way further south. As I head another 1,000 miles to Adelaide to see friends I met a couple months ago in Bali, it was recommended I stop in a town, along the way called, Coober Pedy. So, I chose to breakup my journey and find out what Coober Pedy was all about. I booked my accommodation via Airbnb and was expecting more details from my host in Coober Pedy, typically the day before arrival.
Henbury Meteorite Craters Henbury Meteorite Craters As I make my way back to Alice Springs, I make a stop at the Henbury Meteorite Craters. According to the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission, it was around 4,000 years ago when a large meteorite, travelling at over 40,000 kilometers per hour [~25,000 miles p/h] broke up before impact and hit the surface of earth at Henbury. At Henbury you can find 12 meteorite craters, ranging in diameter from 7 to 180 meters [~
Now that I’ve passed through the MacDonnell Ranges and Mereenie Loop, fully covered in red dust, it’s time to continue toward Uluru. Kings Canyon A relatively short drive after the Mereenie Loop is a drive through Watarrka National Park and Kings Canyon and I decided to have just a quick stop at Kings Canyon. Kings Canyon Kings Canyon is a valley carved by Kings Creek and has 300 meter [984 feet] high cliffs. It’s composed of Mereenie and Carmichael sandstones both deposited
Now that I’m ready to hit the road fully loaded with camping equipment, I need to decide my route. There are two main routes to drive to Uluru from Alice Springs. The first route, more direct and dull, was to drive on two paved roads heading south, then west, taking between five to six hours [463 km /288 mi]. The other was to go slightly north and west along the West MacDonnell Ranges, hop on to an unpaved dirt road [known locally as an ‘unsealed’ road] called the ‘Mereenie L
Now that I’m ready to hit the road in the outback, the question is how, and what is the best means of transportation? Let’s first put some perspective on this. Did you know that Australia is the world’s 6th largest country by area, after Russia, Canada, China the USA and Brazil, it’s the 53th largest country in the world in terms of population and it’s one of the least densely populated countries in the world. Take a look at the following stats:CountryAreaEstimated Popula
After a couple weeks of intense learning, clearing and transformation, it was time to get my travels on the move again; next destination, ‘down under’. I’ve always been fascinated by indigenous cultures, and what little I knew of Australian Aboriginal history, I would imagine there are places that still exist where aboriginals live off the land in the old ways, in the harsh outback. I wanted to seek an authentic experience, similar to what I had done in the Amazon with the Ma
When you are in a new place, you feel that you should make the best use of your time to soak it all in and when you are constantly on the go, sometimes it’s just nice to stay ‘parked for a while’. With this in mind I decided to make my way over to Bali. This isn’t my first visit to Bali, so I wasn’t looking to do a lot of sightseeing and my main goal was to spend time updating my blog and just ‘be’. Serene Pool Area I initially thought to camp out in a low-key place next to t
It’s time to make my way to Gunung Padang. My transport options in this area of the country are somewhat limited so I decide to take a bus. The advice from a local was ‘just show up at the bus station’. There are no schedules here, you’ll need to wait until the bus fills before they will depart. Well ok then. I was asked if I wanted the bus with or without air conditioning. The AC bus seemed to be more full, so I opted for this and felt I got lucky as it filled to capacity wi