Day 16-17: Karratha to Exmouth

Distance Travelled: 549 km Time Taken: About 6 and a half hours The journey from Karratha to Exmouth was pretty uneventful aside from a short stop at Nanutarra Roadhouse. Luke had spent a couple of weeks at the roadhouse about ten years ago because it was the closest accommodation to the random spot of dirt where he was commissioning some equipment. …

Day 14-15: Broome to Karratha

Distance Travelled – 871 kmTime Taken: About 10 hours over 2 daysMother Nature being amazing: Twice Day 14 started at sunrise because we wanted to check out the dinosaur footprints out at Gantheaume Point. They’re only visible at low tide (6.50 am) and we’d been advised to arrive at least half an hour before that. We’d been to the point …

Day 12-13: Horizontal Falls

Distance Driven: 406 km (return)Distance Flown: 1 hour (return)Bucket List Items Achieved: 2Additional bonus: First seaplane trip  Our overnight trip to the Horizontal Falls in the Kimberley was high up on our bucket list for the whole holiday. We left the caravan in Broome and drove two hours to Derby, arriving about 1pm. The drive was quite interesting as we …

Day 11 – Staircase to the Moon

 The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomena you can see in Broome on a full moon. It’s basically the moon rise over the low tide beach which makes the reflection look like a staircase. And since we’re here during the full moon we wanted to check it out.  But first we had a day to ourselves. We started off …

Day 10 – Broome’s Chinatown and Matso’s Brewery

 We got off to an early start today hoping to beat the heat. We parked down in Chinatown and then proceeded to wander around the streets, reading the plaques which explained the history of the place, and ducking into shops to see what we could buy. Broome is the heart of the pearling industry in WA and there are many …

Day 9 – Broome

Steps Walked: 11,022 Number of Times we almost lost the drone into the water: 1 We started the day heading down to Gantheaume Point which is where you can see fossilised dinosaur footprints. It was high tide and we knew we had to wait to low tide, but we wanted to scope out the place and see what it was like. …

Day 7-8 Eighty Mile Beach to Broome

Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park was truly glorious and I can see why people spend the season there. A lot of people beach fish and you can drive your 4WD right along the sand. We spent our second day just chilling which was amazing. I read a fun book (details below) and enjoyed doing not much at all. The next …

Day 5 – Dales Gorge to Port Hedland

Travel Time: About 5 hoursSteps Walked: 15,118  Distance Travelled: 338 km There is a beautiful song bird around Karijini which unfortunately starts its greeting of the day at 5.30 am and sings the same 7-8 notes over and over and over again. So needless to say, we left for Dales Gorge just after 7 am.There were three cars in the car …

Day 6 – Port Hedland to Eighty Mile Beach

Travel Time: 3 and a half hoursDistance Travelled: 240 kmWarning Crocodile Signs Seen: 1 Port Hedland has taken the prize for the worst places to stay on our trip so far. I know it’s probably not fair of me to judge it based on not being able to get a spot in the caravan park, but the Turf Club was …

Day 4 – Handcock and Weano Gorge

Travel Time: 30 minutesSteps Walked: 14,435Number of isolated (freezing) pools swam in: 2Number of times we said, “look how red the dirt is”: Too many to count The birds woke us before sunrise this morning. I recognised the cockatoo call, but not the others. During the night I also heard dingoes howling. We decided to just roll with it and …