Going Down Under

After two months of traveling in Asia, it’s time to hop to the next continent. Yes people, time to go Down Under! We both have been in Australia before, but this is such an amazing country that it easily reached the top 3 on our travel wish list for 2016/2017. Only this time our travels will not be focused on the East Coast party backpackers scene… Been there, done that (and we’re way too old now we’re afraid), so let’s hit the Top End and Red Centre to start with. Our Ozzie story starts in the easy going towns of Darwin & Alice Springs. In the following posts we will slightly add more adventure and excitement, to finally finish this journey in iconic Sydney for NYE!

They say it’s not the best time to visit Darwin and the Top End this time of year. Heavy rains, storms and extreme humidity (+ mozzies everywhere!) would make you wanna come back another time. No idea how we did it, but despite of ‘the Wet’ we had great weather. We spent most of our time at the pool, or on the beach, having drinks at the Ski club near Mindil Beach. Good times Darwin… gooood times!

The main reason for traveling to Oz┬áthis time was to drive the Red Centre Way. A round trip by camper on the Mereenie loop past the West MacDonnell Ranges, Kings Canyon and – mainly – Kata Tjuta National Park – also known as Uluru and the Olga’s. Alice Springs will be our starting (and finishing) point to pick up our 4WD camper, fuel up, buy supplies and prepare for a 7 day road trip. We stay in a really cool hostel for a few nights; even though it’s forty degrees our room is a ski cabin – Swiss style – yeah!

Fuel? Check. Supplies? Check. Food for the next seven days? Check. 30 liters of water? Check. Road trip music playlists offline on Spotify? Check. Anything else? No worries mate, let’s hit the road!