Journey to Gunbalanya

April 13th, 2010  |  Published in field research, inspirations

My family and I are embarking on the long drive from Canberra to Arnhem Land towing my little caravan. We will be visiting many places in the desert areas along the way such as Lake Mungo, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy, Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Karlu Karlu, Mataranka springs, and Nitmiluk. The vast Hay plains in Wiradjuri country were in the midst of a locust plague. Crossing invisible state borders resulted in all our fruit and veg supplies being wasted due to fruit fly exclusion laws. One of our first stops once in South Australia was the beautiful town of Renmark. I preferred it to nearby Mildura in NSW and overall found SA to be really impressive.

The scene on the Murray was so South Australia as in a postcard. Little did I know how arid and spectacular South Australia would become.

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