Category: South Australia

Exploring near Innamincka

After exploring the Oodnadatta Track for a few days, we were looking for a change – less ruins, more natural beauty. While we’d enjoyed exploring the ruins and Old Ghan Railway artefacts, there comes a point where all the sidings and villages of rubble start to look the same.  We’d heard great things about Innamincka and had already spent a night on the Cooper Creek at Windorah, so we were keen to see what the area had to offer.   Getting to Innamincka We left the Oodnadatta track at Marree, heading south along The Outback Highway. Just south of Marree...

Driving the Oodnadatta Track

After crossing the Simpson Desert off our bucket list, we were geared up and ready for the next part of our adventure – the Oodnadatta Track. The Oodnadatta Track is 620km running from Marla to Marree in South Australia. We picked up the track south of Dalhousie Springs, roughly 15km north of Oodnadatta, at the turn-off to Marla. Unlike the roads around Mt. Dare and Dalhousie Springs, the Oodnadatta track is in much better shape and more regularly maintained. It was such a welcome break from sharp rocky roads and corrugations! As the track roughly follows the Old Ghan Railway...

Crossing the Simpson Desert: Our Experience

Driving across the Simpson Desert is a bucket-list trip for any keen 4-wheel-drive owner. It’s been on the cards for us since we did our trip to Cape York roughly 12 months ago. Around Christmas time we decided we’d make it happen this year. We spent our spare time for the next 6 months getting the car ready, planning our camp and car storage set-ups, and investigating all we needed to know about the Desert. I can now say with certainty that it’s been worth it! We had a fantastic time, and the Simpson will go down in the memory...