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Archive for November, 2013
Litchfield National Park
Litchfield National Park

DON’T FORGET TO PACK THE BEANS   This stunning national park was recommended to me by a family of Territorians on their way from Darwin to Katherine. We met at the Pine Creek lookout which has a commanding view of an old mine site, now a man made lake. I was warned not to expect […]

Highway One – Darwin
Highway One - Darwin

LORD ALFRED RUSSELL WALLACE WHO?   For a nerd, arriving in a city named after a scientist is kind of a fun moment. We, the confused and bewildered people of Earth, live in cities named after emperors like Constantinople, gods like Athena, we have cities named after other cities or towns, like New York or […]

Highway One – Katherine
Highway One - Katherine

NATURAL BEAUTY FALLS FROM THE SKIES   The Katherine region is, quite simply, one of the most stunningly beautiful places on Earth. The largest region in the NT it covers most of the Top End and what is sometimes called the lower top end. The stunning Katherine Gorge is so breath-taking that it would rate as […]

Nitmiluk National Park
Nitmiluk National Park

KATHERINE GORGE A tropical oasis, a sacred place, a place for anyone to see and a world heritage listed national park (Nitmiluk). It doesn’t get a lot better than that in terms of a huge build up. Hopefully you can get an idea from this vignette why Katherine Gorge really is just a little bit […]

Highway One – Victoria River
Highway One - Victoria River

GROGGY TERRITORY    .   The first thing which seems obvious when entering the Northern Territory at the top end is the change of road quality. The roads local to the border are pitted with potholes but only on the NT side. There are regular, new kinds of quarantine signs, the speed limit changes from […]

Highway One – The Kimberley
Highway One - The Kimberley

THIS IS BAT COUNTRY  · · Driving in the Kimberley is like having access to a vast world of nothing but panoramic eye candy. There’s the landscape, the constant proximity to completely empty beaches, the flora, fauna and an ever changing, ever beautiful sky. · ·  And so there’s incentive to be shooting film, it […]

Highway One – the Gascoyne and the Pilbarra
Highway One - the Gascoyne and the Pilbarra

PLAYING THOSE MINE GAMES The national highway system connects the main cities, states and territories by a system of integrated highways. Since 1953 these have fallen under the collective banner of Highway One. The trip from Perth to Broome directly is roughly 2500km by coastal roads. An inland route takes less distance but also has […]