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Road Trip! Part Three Queensland, Australia

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The next part of our epic road trip took us across from Tenant Creek, Northern Territory through quiet northern Queensland to the stunning east coast.  The first stop we made was Townsville, although the weather wasn’t the best we thought it was a great city with lots to do. Climbing up Castle Hill is definitely recommend the view from the top is amazing.

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As we began to move down the coast the weather got progressively worse, so we bypassed many places we had hoped to stop unfortunately in a bit of a rush to get back to Sydney. Further down the east coast we met some friends who recommended a visit to Rainbow Beach. We loved it so much instead of staying one night we stayed for three, but wished it could have been longer. Although you have to pay for camping permits…

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Road Trip! Part Two Northern Territory, Australia

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The Red Centre of Australia has to be the most incredible place I have ever been. My boyfriend and I, arrived into the Northern territory after a full week of driving from New South Wales but still just the beginning of our epic road trip around Australia. Having been quite disappointed by the fairly flat, bare, landscape of South Australia arriving at the border got us extremely excited for what lay ahead and we were rewarded straight away by a dramatic change in the surroundings.

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Our next stop had to be, the highlight of our trip, the iconic Uluru or Ayers Rock. It was quite expensive to get into the national park but it is well worth it. We arrived mid afternoon after driving most of the day so headed into the park to have a quick look before finding somewhere to camp…

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Langton Matravers, Dorset

Incredible weekend spent in Dorset, Southern England a great place to go on holiday, there is so much to see from the beautiful ruin of Corfe castle to the stunning coastline. Despite it only being mid March the sun was shinning and it was t-shirt weather. We camped at Tom’s Field camp ground which was a great spot made up of a few small fields surrounded by classic stone walls, a lovely quiet spot.

Road Trip! Part two Northern Territory, Australia

The Red Centre of Australia has to be the most incredible place I have ever been. My boyfriend and I, arrived into the Northern territory after a full week of driving from New South Wales but still just the beginning of our epic road trip around Australia. Having been quite disappointed by the fairly flat, bare, landscape of South Australia arriving at the border got us extremely excited for what lay ahead and we were rewarded straight away by a dramatic change in the surroundings.

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Our next stop had to be, the highlight of our trip, the iconic Uluru or Ayers Rock. It was quite expensive to get into the national park but it is well worth it. We arrived mid afternoon after driving most of the day so headed into the park to have a quick look before finding somewhere to camp for the night. We quickly discovered that the camp site was more pricey than entry so with the aim of sticking to our budget drove slightly outside the national park to a free camp site.

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Although this had to be our favourite camp spot so far we were a little disappointed by people’s lack of care to preserve it, with litter and toilet paper surrounding every bush. This however was soon forgotten sitting by the fire and looking up at the incredible stars, rewarded further by more than one shooting star. After a great nights sleep we had breakfast sitting on the roof of the car looking at Uluru. We then drove to the base where we embarked on the 3 hour walk around the rock, unable to climb it due to strong winds up top. We set off a a relaxed pace, exploring every little cave and stopping for lunch half way. By the time we made it round, the gate had been opened and we could finally conquer the rock!!!

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The climb involved a very steep slippery slope clinging on to a chain at about knee height. Definitely not recommended for anyone unsteady on their feet.  After about an hour struggling up and a further walk following a painted line, we made it! The view was incredible with the sun beginning to set and the Olgas in the distance, we felt on top of the word!

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The next day, we set out to explore yet another amazing sight, a little deeper within the national park. The Olgas! I would say these are even more incredible than Uluru though I had never heard of them before. We spent the day hiking and taking them all in, enjoying paddling in the stream and looking up at the vivid blue sky.

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The next morning we packed up camp and got back in the car for the next stop on our road trip, a few hours north, Kings Canyon.

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Kings Canyon is yet another one of the wonders of the Northern territory. We spent a day exploring every inch of the vast canyon and climbing the towers around the rim. The Kings Canyon camp site nearby is also a great place to stay, with lots of space, tennis courts, restaurants and a pool.

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The final must see of the Northern territory are the Devils Marbles, a collection of huge pebble shapes rocks piled on top of each other. The story being that the devil emptied his bag of marbles here. As you can see there are camping facilities right beside the rocks (though only compositing toilets and no running water). You can easily spend hours climbing the rocks and exploring the surrounding area.