Western Australia Trip

1999

INDEX

(In the process of redesigning the pages for this trip, as they were done in 2000)

 (6-7-2008)

       

 

Townsville - Katherine

   
Day 1

Wednesday 14th July
 
 
  • Left Townsville around 1.30pm
 
  • Charters Towers - Picked up forgotten tools for the trip
 
  • Hughenden - Made sandwiches and tea beside the road
  • Latitude    2051'33.32"S
  • Longitude 144 8'28.52"E  (Approx)
  • Slept in the vehicle - Mt Isa - for a couple of hours from around midnight
  • Latitude    2042'22.36"S
  • Longitude 13934'14.23"E  (Approx)
  • Slept in the vehicle - Camooweal - till dawn
  • Latitude    1955'18.22"S
  • Longitude 138 6'58.74"E 
Day 2 - 3 - 4

Thursday 15th July
 
 
  • Barkly Tableland - Near Avon Downs Police Station - Breakfast and wash
  • Latitude    1942'41.03"S
  • Longitude 13549'39.98"E
  • Barkly Homestead Roadhouse - Fuel way too expensive
  • Latitude    1942'41.03"S
  • Longitude 13549'39.98"E
  • Three Ways - Junction of Barkly and Stuart highways
 
  • Stuart Highway
 
  • Elliott - Picked up a drink at a shop
 
  • Katherine
 
  • CAMPSITE - The Low Level Caravan Park
  • Latitude    1429'21.87"S
  • Longitude 13214'47.09"E
Friday 16th July  
  • Rested at the caravan park and waited for Peter.
 
Saturday 17th July  
  • Katherine Gorge - Nitmiluk  
  • Latitude    1418'55.09"S
  • Longitude 13225'14.77"E

Katherine - Pentecost River

Day 5

Sunday 18th July
 

 
  • Victoria Highway - Victoria River
    Victoria River Roadhouse
  • Latitude    1536'57.77"S
  • Longitude 131 7'43.67"E
  • Kuwang Lookout - provides a panoramic view of the northern face of the Stokes Range
  • Latitude    1544'27.73"S
  • Longitude 13041'50.05"E
  • Latitude    16 2'48.86"S
  • Longitude 13022'59.96"E
Day 6

Monday 19th July
 

 
  • Timber Creek 
 
  • Keep River National Park - Aboriginal Art
     
  • CAMPSITE - Keep River National Park
  • Latitude    1548'17.85"S
  • Longitude 129 6'13.59"E
     
  • Latitude    1552'31.31"S
  • Longitude 129 3'4.59"E
Day 7

Tuesday 20th July
 

 
  • Keep River National Park - Walk into the National Park
     
  • CAMPSITE - Keep River National Park
  • Latitude    1548'17.85"S
  • Longitude 129 6'13.59"E
     
  • Latitude    1552'31.31"S
  • Longitude 129 3'4.59"E
Day 8

Wednesday 21st July

 

 
  • Western Australia / Northern Territory Border
 
  • Kununurra - Supplies - Maps
 
  • Lunch in park near the Ord River - Kununurra Diversion Dam
  • Latitude    1547'29.88"S
  • Longitude 12841'58.03"E
  • Intersection of Victoria Highway and Great Northern Highway 
  • Latitude    1552'6.30"S
  • Longitude 12822'19.57"E
  • Intersection of Great Northern Highway and Gibb River Rd
  • Latitude    1550'2.75"S
  • Longitude 12818'41.95"E
  • CAMPSITE - beside the King River - Solar Shower - Campfire
  • Latitude    1555'0.02"S
  • Longitude 12811'24.56"E
Day 9

Thursday 22nd July
 

 
  • Zebedee Hot Springs - Livingstonia Palms
  • Latitude    16 0'48.25"S
  • Longitude 128 1'28.72"E
  • El Questro - Visited public area
 
  • CAMPSITE - near Pentecost River
  • Latitude    1544'29.96"S
  • Longitude 12752'0.52"E (Approx)
 

 

Pentecost River - Gibb River - Kalumburu

   
Day 10

Friday 23rd July
 

 
  • Crossed the Pentecost River
  • Latitude    1547'48.40"S
  • Longitude 12752'52.07"E
  • Stopped at a lookout with a view across Pentecost River to Cockburn Range
  • Latitude    1544'46.65"S
  • Longitude 12749'31.22"E
  • Crossed the Pentecost Range
 
  • Crossed the Durack River
  • Latitude    1556'27.87"S
  • Longitude 12713'11.13"E
  • Turned north at the Gibb River Rd - Kalumburu Rd Junction
  • Latitude    16 7'8.19"S
  • Longitude 12631'12.67"E
  • CAMPSITE - Stopped at the Gibb River
  • Latitude    16 5'44.32"S
  • Longitude 12630'43.80"E
Day 11

Saturday 24th July
 

 
  • CAMPSITE - Drysdale Station
  • Latitude    1542'12.88"S
  • Longitude 12622'42.23"E
Day 12 - 13 - 14

Sunday 25th July
Monday 26th July
Tuesday 27th July
 

 
  • CAMPSITE - Theda Station
  • Honeymoon Pools
  • Flight over Mitchell Falls and Admiralty Gulf
  • Tour to see Bradshaw Figures
  • Latitude    1448'11.85"S
  • Longitude 12629'48.95"E
Day 15

Wednesday 28th July

 
  • Drove to Kalumburu
  • Sorted Julie's money out. Got supplies
  • Bought beautiful bread at the Mission at 11am
  • Spoke to one of the nuns - Italian
  • Drove out to Deep Bay
  • CAMPSITE -  Deep Bay - North of Kalumburu
  • Latitude    14 8'45.54"S
  • Longitude 12638'56.27"E

 

Kalumburu - Barnett Gorge

   
Day 16

Thursday 29th July

 
  • Drove to Honeymoon Beach and waited in case Peter and Sue arrived
  • Drove to Mitchell River turn
  • CAMPSITE - Mitchell River turn - Dingo in food
  • Latitude    15 8'59.58"S
  • Longitude 12612'10.23"E 

 

Day 17

Friday 30th July

 
  • Miners Pool Camping area - Met Peter and Sue again

     
  • CAMPSITE -  Barnett Gorge
  • Latitude    1540'52.62"S
  • Longitude 12624'15.90"E
  • Latitude    14 8'45.54"S
  • Longitude 12638'56.27"E
 
Day 18

Saturday 31st July

 
  • CAMPSITE -  Barnett Gorge
  • Latitude    14 8'45.54"S
  • Longitude 12638'56.27"E
 
   

 

Barnett Gorge - Windjana Gorge - Derby - Broome

 
Day 19

Sunday 1st August

 
  • Travel to Windjana Gorge
  • CAMPSITE -  Windjana Gorge camping ground
 
Day 20

Monday 2nd August

 
  • Windjana Gorge
  • CAMPSITE -  Windjana Gorge camping ground
 
Day 21

Tuesday 3rd August

 
  • Travel to Derby
  • Look around Derby
  • Boab Tree - Prisoner held
  • Travel to Cable Beach Caravan Park
  • CAMPSITE -  Cable Beach Caravan Park 
 
Day 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26

Wednesday 4th August
Thursday 5th August
Friday 6th August
Saturday 7th August
Sunday 8th August
 
   
  • Cable Beach
 
  • Broome
 
  • Broome Races
 
  • Camel Ride
 
  • Dinosaur footprints - Roebuck Bay - Mango Hotel - Julie was sick
 
  • CAMPSITE -  Cable Beach Caravan Park
 
 

 

Broome - Fitzroy Crossing - Halls Creek - Kalkarindji - Daly Waters - Townsville

 
Day 27

Monday August 9th

 
  • Travelled from Broome
     
 
  • Passed through Fitzroy Crossing
 
  • Passed through Halls Creek
 
  • CAMPSITE - Old Halls Creek
     
 
Day 28

Tuesday August 10th

 
 
 
  • Top Springs - Intersection of Buntine and Buchannan Highways
 
  • Turned onto Stuart Highway just north of Dunmarra
 
  • Stayed in motel - Barkly Homestead Roadhouse
     
 
Day 29

Wednesday August 11th

 
  • Arrived in Charters Towers around 8pm - Total Solar Eclipse
     
 
  • Arrived back in Townsville
     
 

Last Updated : 13/01/2009 07:56 PM +1000

 

(Since beginning of redesigning - 15th June 2008)