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The Base Camp journey finishes…

This will be the last update from the Uluru Base Camp 2010. It has been a tiring, exhausting, challenging, exciting, & rewarding journey for all of us that has taken us thousands of kilometres from our homes to the heart of Australia. We are now on the final stretch, going our separate ways. After spending…

FWS/BM have their last night…

Well after about 13 hours, a few road side toilet stops, hitting a kangaroo, crossing the QLD/NT, swollen ankles and a few body aches and tired eyes, we made it! Rise and shine – breakfast in Nygan! After pancakes for breakfast and coffee for the leaders we were back on the bus, headed for Dubbo.…

Base Camp says farewell…

After four days of packing everything that we had set up, we have finally finished! It was a moment of great joy, but also great sadness as we said goodbye to our home for the past 4 weeks. It has been a profound time that has laid down the foundation for further work in the…

NSW/ACT reflect on their journey…

Today was our last full day as the NSW & ACT Bus! We woke up and the park rangers took us on a tour of Mutawintji National Park, which was amazing! We learned so much about the Aboriginal Culture and we got to see traditional rock art and taste some real bush tucker, including snottie…

FWS/BM drive overnight

A little sleep in was enjoyed by all. Those of us who slept under the stars enjoyed the experience and were happy there was no rain, wild animals or heavy dew. This morning after breakfast we headed to the Stockmans Hall of Fame here in Longreach. A journey of learning about the lives of the…

NSW/ACT cross the border…

We had a sleep in till 7am this morning, been driving on the bus this morning, watching movies and sleeping. We were all very excited to cross over the border into NSW again and have a shop stop and play in the park at Broken Hill. On our way to Mutawintji National Park for the…

FWS/BM cross into Queensland…

Well what a morning! With 1,100km in front of us today, getting up at 4am was essential. Still in the dark with the stars out, we pulled down and packed up our tents. Bacon and eggs for breakfast at 5am and by 6am we were on the bus ready to go. Leaving Barkley Homestead, we…

WA pop a tyre…

Today, we had a bit of excitement. We popped a tyre!! There was a big bang, and some people wondered why there were suddenly machine guns in the movie, some thought it was a tap from last night, others had thought our trailer had (finally) fallen off, some thought it was a fan belt. But…

The Pack-up continues…

Its hard to believe that it is already day three of pack-up! After those three days of packing up the camp has started to look very bare. Today we said goodbye to another member of our team – Sheryle – reducing our numbers to 16. We all put in a solid effort to finally clear…

FWS/BM – Day 10

This morning was an early wake up at 5am followed by breakfast at 6am and then on the bus for a long 800km journey. So we left the comfort of our bunk accomodation and headed north into the rugged outback of the NT. After what only seemed minutes for our morning siesta, we were soon…

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