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Melbourne to Innamincka

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We were pretty glad to finally get away from the cold of Tasmania. This time we had a stiff breeze on the ferry back to Melbourne from Devonport. Luckily we could easily get to sleep and in fact slept right through until 6 o clock the next morning just out of Melbourne when we were awackened by the call to breakfast.

After leaving the ferry we restocked on food and drink and set out towards Sydney where our trusted Landcruiser would get a well deserved overhaul before we would drop it of then in Cairns in January. In the rain we drove from Melbourne through the Dandenong and Yarra Range Nationalparks towards Healesville in the Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley is the premium Wine Region of Victoria. We visited Long Gully Wineries which to our amazement had little 187 ml bottles. We bought some of these little red and white wines. Further along the route we visited lake Elidon Nationalpark.

From here we then wanted to find some of the ricefields in New South Wales which are fed by the waters of the Snowy Hydro Scheme through the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers. Therefore we headed into New South Wales towards Barham and then made our way towards Leeton. We found quiet a lot of ricefields and an extensive system of irrigation channels. Next we visited the Parkes Radiotelescope before heading towards Sydney. After visiting our favourite spots in Sydney and servicing our car, we travelled towards the Outback once again. Through a spell of bad weather we made our way towards Tibooburra. Red and Eastern Grey Kangoroos as well as Emu's were abundant in nearby Sturt Nationalpark through which we crossed the border into South Australia again at Cameron Corner where the state borders of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia meet.

At the Innamincka Regional Reserve we visited the grave of Wills as well as the King Marker. Where John King, the only survivor of the Burke and Wills Expedition was found by the search party.


Lake Elidon NP: Flowers along the Walking Tracks Lake Elidon NP: Moon rising over Lake Elidon Lake Elidon NP: Flowers along the Walking Tracks Lake Elidon NP:  Walking Tracks Lake Elidon NP: Flowers along the Walking Tracks
Lake Elidon NP: View over the Lake from Merlo Lookout Ricefields from Barham to Leeton The Parkes Telescope The 3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains. This Time in the sun. Sunset over Sydneys Business District
Sydney: Darling Harbour from the AMP Tower Sydney: The CBD from the Monorail Station Sydney: Storm brewing ofver the City Sydney: Native Australian Animals sculpted at the Tank Stream Fountain Sydney: Native Australian Animals sculpted at the Tank Stream Fountain
Sydney: The Tank Stream Fountain Sunset over Belmont Marina Cotton Fields in the vincinity of Bourke Sunset at Wanaaring Approaching Tibooburra
Sturt NP: Horse or Camel driven Whim Fountain Sturt NP: Ruins of an old shearing shed Sturt NP: Long Tom used to wash gold Sturt NP: Open air smithy at the Goldfields Sturt NP: Red Kangaroo
Sturt NP: Landscape along the Jump up Loop Road Sturt NP: Grey Kangaroos Sturt NP: The Middle Road Sturt NP: Late Evening sun at the Fort Grey Campground Sturt NP: Sunset at the Fort Grey Campground
Sturt NP: Sunset at the Fort Grey Campground To be avoided on the Crest of the Sanddunes Nearing Cameron Corner Cameron Corner: Here the Borders of South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland meet. Cameron Corner: The Border Marker
Heading towards Innamincka via the Merty Merty Road Derelict doubledecker bus used as a home in the bush On the old Strzelecki Track Landscape around the King Marker King Marker. Here the only survivor the Burke and Wills Party was found
Landscape around the King Marker A Hawk
Lake Elidon NP: Flowers along the Walking Tracks
Lake Elidon NP: Moon rising over Lake Elidon
Lake Elidon NP: Flowers along the Walking Tracks
Lake Elidon NP:  Walking Tracks
Lake Elidon NP: Flowers along the Walking Tracks
Lake Elidon NP: View over the Lake from Merlo Lookout
Ricefields from Barham to Leeton
The Parkes Telescope
The 3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains. This Time in the sun.
Sunset over Sydneys Business District
Sydney: Darling Harbour from the AMP Tower
Sydney: The CBD from the Monorail Station
Sydney: Storm brewing ofver the City
Sydney: Native Australian Animals sculpted at the Tank Stream Fountain
Sydney: Native Australian Animals sculpted at the Tank Stream Fountain
Sydney: The Tank Stream Fountain
Sunset over Belmont Marina
Cotton Fields in the vincinity of Bourke
Sunset at Wanaaring
Approaching Tibooburra
Sturt NP: Horse or Camel driven Whim Fountain
Sturt NP: Ruins of an old shearing shed
Sturt NP: Long Tom used to wash gold
Sturt NP: Open air smithy at the Goldfields
Sturt NP: Red Kangaroo
Sturt NP: Landscape along the Jump up Loop Road
Sturt NP: Grey Kangaroos
Sturt NP: The Middle Road
Sturt NP: Late Evening sun at the Fort Grey Campground
Sturt NP: Sunset at the Fort Grey Campground
Sturt NP: Sunset at the Fort Grey Campground
To be avoided on the Crest of the Sanddunes
Nearing Cameron Corner
Cameron Corner: Here the Borders of South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland meet.
Cameron Corner: The Border Marker
Heading towards Innamincka via the Merty Merty Road
Derelict doubledecker bus used as a home in the bush
On the old Strzelecki Track
Landscape around the King Marker
King Marker. Here the only survivor the Burke and Wills Party was found
Landscape around the King Marker
A Hawk
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