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2015: The Year Of An Incredible Road Trip In The Australian Outback

We travelled over 14000km exploring the luckiest country on the planet.

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Our mode of transportation.

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Ancient marsupials still exist in this part of the world.

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Juice a.k.a diesel.

A petrol station in Cooper Pedy.
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A petrol station in Cooper Pedy.

Opal-mining town, Coober Pedy.

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An OZ icon. No introductions needed.

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Making friends along the way.

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Tanami Desert, land of termites.

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Did you remember when a meteorite hit Australia 300000 years ago? No? Neither did I.

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Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater, WA.

Dusk is vibrant with colours.

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Warm shower is a rare treat. Thank you, Mother Earth.

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The forever warm Zebedee Spring, The Kimberley, WA.

Nature to human ratio.

Amalia Gorge, The Kimberley, WA.
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Amalia Gorge, The Kimberley, WA.

A hidden gem.

El-Questro Gorge, The Kimberley, WA.
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El-Questro Gorge, The Kimberley, WA.

Don't mind me.

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A true-blue-Aussie billabong.

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Marlgu Billabong, Perry Lagoon National Reserve, The Kimberley, WA.

A road trip in the outback would not be complete without a river crossing, with an incredible backdrop.

Pentecost River crossing on Gibb River Road, The Kimberley, WA.
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Pentecost River crossing on Gibb River Road, The Kimberley, WA.

Flat tyre is not an uncommon occurrence.

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You can find friendly hospitality and 'sangas' in unexpected places.

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Ellenbrae Station, The Kimberley, WA.

The best OZ burger in the world!

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Drysdale River Station, The Kimberley, WA.

Sorry, little guy. Didn't mean to hit you.

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Cool, fresh water.

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King Edward River, The Kimberley, WA.

Always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

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Aboriginal rock paintings, The Kimberley, WA.

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Aboriginal rock paintings, The Kimberley, WA.

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Aboriginal rock paintings, The Kimberley, WA.

An explorer in the making.

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Where I sit and reflect.

Little Merten Falls, Mitchell Plateau, The Kimberley, WA.
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Little Merten Falls, Mitchell Plateau, The Kimberley, WA.

What's in front of me.

Little Mertens Falls, Mitchell Plateau, The Kimberley, WA.
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Little Mertens Falls, Mitchell Plateau, The Kimberley, WA.

A face in nature.

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Vertigo

Big Mertens Falls, Mitchell Plateau, The Kimberley, WA.
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Big Mertens Falls, Mitchell Plateau, The Kimberley, WA.

Two thumbs up!

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No words...

Mitchell Falls, Mitchell Plateau, The Kimberley, WA.
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Mitchell Falls, Mitchell Plateau, The Kimberley, WA.

Man's best friends: fire and food.

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My vision is a little foggy.

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Do you believe in magic?

Aunauyu (Surveyor's Pool), Mitchell Plateau, The Kimberley, WA.
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Aunauyu (Surveyor's Pool), Mitchell Plateau, The Kimberley, WA.

We love our lizards frilled.

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The road to Kalumburu was particularly bad. The night we arrived, we almost got robbed.

The morning after.
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The morning after.

The only ocean we saw on this trip.

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The Timor Sea.

I had never done this before.

En-route to Manning Gorge.
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En-route to Manning Gorge.

Not a bad spot for a swim.

Manning Gorge, The Kimberley, WA.
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Manning Gorge, The Kimberley, WA.

What a dry and hot continent looks like.

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Calm, blue water like no other.

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Fitzroy River, WA.

There's something about these trees.

Fitzroy River, WA.
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Fitzroy River, WA.

On gate duties.

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Can't complain, really.

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Bell Gorge, The Kimberley, WA.

Hey, look! It's Queen Victoria's nose.

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These rocks are over 300 million years old.

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Windjana Gorge, The Kimberley, WA.

My skin feels and looks like this riverbed

Windjana Gorge, The Kimberley, WA.
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Windjana Gorge, The Kimberley, WA.

Gentle freshies.

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Windjana Gorge

Freshies in here too! Not for the faint-hearted.

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Inside Tunnel Creek, The Kimberley, WA.

Barred and bungled.

Purnululu National Park, WA.
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Purnululu National Park, WA.

Where I feel small and insignificant.

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Cathedral Dome, Purnululu National Park, WA.

Cooling down with a fellow traveller.

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Buley Rockpool, Litchfield National Park, NT.

In trance.

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Edith Falls, Nitmiluk National Park, NT.

Florence Falls.

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Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park, NT.

Hands down! My favourite spot to soak in the sun.

Tjaynera Falls, Litchfield National Park, NT.

Tjaynera Falls, Litchfield National Park, NT.

Same spot. Two views.

Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. What a trip!

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