Crossing Australia/ La grand traverse

Day 1

After collecting our campervan and packing it up with clothes, food and maps, we set off at 11am into the Australian wilderness, although in fact the first road out of town climbed high into the rainforest hills, unique to this part of Australia. Trees of over 1000 years old, swinging vines, lush and green vegetation. We were leaving behind the tropical palms that we were getting used to on our eastern coast.

David started the driving and (only) an hour later into todays  planned 4 hour drive, stopped for the  first coffee at the Nut House.

Here, in a tiny village called  Tongo, is the co operative processing centre of the Australian peanut industry  and we were able to sample some of the 30 varities of prepared peanuts, the more unusual were: pink sugar coated, butterscotch, curry, garlic, and they were toasted, roasted boiled or  grilled.

Interestingly they export 99% of their peanuts to Japan, and 99% of Australian peanut consumption is imported from China or Venezuala. Doesn’t sound very organic to me…

Armelle took over the driving, and we headed west towards Undara, our first overnight stop. On the road we saw loads of enormous Termite mounds.

Crossing Australia/ La grand traverse P9050005-300x225


After settling in our first caravan park, we headed off with an experienced Savannah Guide, who took us through the wild country where we saw plenty of kangaroos in family groups, and young ‘Joeys’ courting.



We enjoyed the sunset from the peak of a rocky crag.



10 Responses to “Crossing Australia/ La grand traverse”

  • Quelle super expérience. Bonne traversée.

  • Great post. Amazing sunset! Where’s the pic of your new home?

    Love to all

  • C’est tout à fait comme dans les documentaires sauf que vous êtes dans la télé! ça fait bizarre de vous savoir si loin, dans le farwest…Surtout si vous trouvez une pépite dont vous ne savez que faire, pensez à moi ; j’adore les petits cadeaux-souvenirs…Biz

  • MAGNIFIQUE!!! Merci de nous faire partager ça…
    Gros bisous

  • cheap Mother of the bride dresses

    Excellent post, mate! Thanks for that helpful data

  • You produced some first rate factors there. I regarded on the web for the problem and located many people will associate with along with your ugg boots ugg short boots ugg boots china

  • klik med musen for følgende webside

    Right herе іs the гіght blog
    for еѵeryonе ωho wantѕ to finԁ out аbout this toріc.
    You know so much its аlmоst tough to аrgue with
    you (not that I peгsonally ωill neеԁ to…ΗаHa).
    Yοu сertainly put a freѕh spіn on а
    tοpіс that haѕ been wrіtten about for ԁecadеs.
    Great ѕtuff, just gгеat!

    mу weblog; klik med musen for følgende webside


    Hey ϳuѕt ωantеd tο
    givе yοu а quick hеads uр.

    The ωorԁs in уοur aгticle seem to
    be runnіng off the ѕcreеn in Opera. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let
    you knоw. Тhe stуle and dеѕign look gгеat though!
    Hoρe yоu get thе issue геsolνed soon.
    Мany thanks

  • Online Casinos -

    I lіke thе helpful іnfo yοu proviԁe іn уour articlеs.
    I will bοοkmaгk your
    blog and сhесκ agaіn herе regularly.
    I am quite ѕure Ӏ will learn plenty
    of nеw stuff right hеre! Beѕt оf luck fοr the next!

Leave a Reply to

Pourlatrentainejemoffrelave... |
Monparadisenbretagne |
Carribean world Monastir | | Créer un blog | Annuaire | Signaler un abus | Leblogdesbistrots
| Momoinindia
| Famillebarde