The There and Back Again Bundle features three great adventures on some lesser known tracks. Beginning in Melbourne On the Track of Burke and Wills, the journey continues north to the Gulf of Carpentaria.
On the Track of Burke and Wills
The explorers, Burke and Wills and the Exploration Expedition, set out from Melbourne in 1860. The race was on to be the first to cross the continent from south to north.
One hundred and fifty years later, Vic Widman led a convoy to follow, as closely as possible, in the footsteps of Burke and Wills.
Their route was across Victoria to Swan Hill, then over the Murray River into New South Wales. Along the way we visited Mungo National Park, Menindee on the Darling River and Mutawinjti National Park.
Rain affected our journey north, with roads closed and events cancelled. But at the Dig Tree, the amount of birdlife was amazing. We also visited Innamincka and Birdsville, Boulia and Normanton on our quest for the Gulf which we reached at Karumba.
The Binns Track
The Binns Track is a network of roads and tracks, paralleling the north-south Stuart Highway through the Northern Territory.
When in the Top End, start your journey of the Binns Track at Timber Creek. There is much to see in this area, before heading into Judbarra/Gregory National Park. This Park offers some interesting geological features, pretty creeks, pleasant camping, challenging river crossings and some rough tracks.
Further south visit Tennant Creek and marvel at the Devils Marbles before heading into Davenport Ranges National Park. Again, the driving can be challenging, but the camping areas are superb.
Arltunga Historic Reserve in the Eastern Macdonnell Ranges features old mine sites and old buildings. From there journey along the Ross River past N’Dhala Gorge, before heading into Alice Springs.
Complete your trip with our convoy on the Binns Track at Mt Dare across the state border in South Australia.
The Magic of the Flinders Ranges
Our final video of the There and Back Again Bundle explores the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Our travellers visited the townships of Quorn and Hawker, Blinman, Parachilna, Copley and Leigh Creek.
And naturally we also visited Wilpena Pound and Arkaroola, and challenged ourselves on several of the 4-wheel drive tracks available on private stations.
You will find all the rugged gorges, the history and the scenic beauty of the Flinders Ranges in this video.