Over the past 2 weeks I have been traveling around Australia on a 4300km (2670 Miles) road trip in the Australian outback and as usual after I return from any major holiday, I share some of the photos with my readers.
Those who came on the road trip consisted of myself and five Norwegian University friends (3 designers, 1 architect and 1 nurse) and we started our journey in Newcastle where we caught the train down to Sydney (3 hours) where we picked up the rental camper vans… from there, our road trip began.
Rather than going through the whole trip I will outline some of the highlights by showing some photos with a small caption underneath each photo. We had 1600 photos all together but here are just a few in no particular order. Enjoy.
Highlighted in red, you can see the route we took when traveling to the Outback (click for larger view). We started in Newcastle, detoured to Adelaide and then drove to Coober Pedy, Kings Canon, Uluru and then Alice Springs where we took a plane back home.
The six of us who traveled around Australia. I am on the left. We are standing on a dried up Lake and the white ground is all salt.
Shadows on the dried salt lake.
Mates walking down to the dried salt lake.
Snow or salt?
Sunset while camping in the middle of no where.
Looking up at Kings Canyon.
Looking down on Kings Canyon with an annoying fly on my face.
The road to nowhere.
Getting a bit artsy with my Canon 350D.
Uluru in the afternoon, taken from the moving campervan.
At the base of Uluru. I’m in the pretty pink.
Sunrise at Uluru.
In the Olgas (a mass of 36 red rocks) on the Valley of the Winds walk.
Also on the Valley Of The Winds Walk.
A nice shot looking up at the massive Olgas and cool sky.
One massive tree in Adelaide. The Norwegians found it fascinating.
Australian Flora: The Bottle Brush of which the Norwegians also loved.
A nice shadow effect on the ground from this tree.
Mounds of dirt from underground Opal mining.
Petrol station in the middle of nowhere. Petrol in the outback costs 50% more than on the East coast of Australia!
Non Sniffable Fuel (Aboriginals tend to sniff it to get high).
Artsy shot of my mate driving.
Botanical Gardens in Adelaide. A pretty cool building.
An underground church in Coober Pedy. People also live underground here because it is so hot and there is a chance of finding valuable Opals while digging. Coober Pedy means ‘White Man’s Burrow’ in Aboriginal.
Sitting in a little cave in the underground motel we stayed at.
An old stockyard we found on a walk in the outback.
Another artsy shot in the middle of nowhere.
Dead bugs on the front of the car after just two days of driving.
A photo from the back of our camper van. The lines are from the glass on the back of the van, you know the ones that heat up the glass.
Another shot of my sweet t-shirt this time me holding my mates old school analogue camera.
Another artsy shot from inside the car while driving.
The two camper vans we were in most of the time along with a strangely placed graffiti rock.
So much nothingness.
Sitting on the railway tracks just outside the dried up salt lake.
There were so many, many annoying flies in the outback.
A shot taken out of the window while driving in the desert.
A smallish outback town.
Another road to nowhere.
Red red sand.
Artsy shot of the red sand and our camper vans.
Unfortunately we couldn’t climb Uluru because of high winds… here is proof. The rock is over 300m high to climb.
Me sitting at the base of Uluru.
Classic scaling illusion of Uluru. Reminds me of my one with the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Me being a douche bag in front of the rock.
The team sharing a champagne on a hill in front of the rock.
Me being abducted by Aliens aka me jumping off a log while it decides to break on me.
Uluru again but taken from inside the car this time.
The sun casting a long shadow of myself outside of Uluru.
No trespassing in the outback!
Where is my next trip going to be? I have plans to go to Canada in 2010 for 4 months which should be good as the Winter Olympics will be on and hopefully to Thailand either in December this year or June next year. Oh, how I love travelling!
Have you been to the outback? Do you have any travel stories to tell?