Overland: Alice Springs to Darwin

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Overland: Alice Springs to Darwin

<p>One of Australia’s classic journeys, through the Tanami Desert; the intoxicating Kimberley region, Broome and the Mitchell Plateau, and then to the mysterious and beautiful Kakadu. We journey

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One of Australia’s classic journeys, through the Tanami Desert; the intoxicating Kimberley region, Broome and the Mitchell Plateau, and then to the mysterious and beautiful Kakadu. We journey through some of Australia’s iconic areas, camping out and staying in famous resorts. Crocodiles, burning deserts, cool pools and superb company make this a once a lifetime journey (at least)!


SUGGESTED READING

  • Mary Durack, Kings in Grass Castles, Constable & Co, 1985
  • David McGonigal, The Kimberley, Australian Geographic, 2003
  • Mrs Aeneas Gunn, We of the Never, Never, 1908 classic documentary on a year of her life on Elsey Station
  • John Bailey, The White Divers of Broome, Pan Macmillan, 2011
  • Neville Shute, A Town Like Alice


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The Tanami Track
  • The Kimberley
  • National Parks
  • Accommodation
  • Practicalities
  • Aboriginal Art
  • Travel equipment and clothing
  • Mitchell Falls
  • Kakadu

SESSION 1 – THE DESERT: Alice Springs, Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater, Halls Creek, Purnululu National Park, Cathedral Gorge & Echidna Chasm
SESSION 2 – THE KIMBERLEY: Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge, Broome, Derby, Windjana Gorge National Park, Tunnel Creek National Park
SESSION 3 – THE GIBB RIVER ROAD: Manning Gorge, Drysdale Station, Mitchell River National Park, Emma Gorge, El Questro Wilderness Park, Wyndham, Kununurra, Ord River Cruise, Durack Homestead
SESSION 4 – KAKADU & DARWIN: Timber Creek, Katherine, Jabiru, Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise, East Alligator Cruise, Ubirr Rock Walk, Wangi Falls at Litchfield National Park, Darwin


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of travel in Australia’s northern regions.
  2. Be aware of early explorations and pioneering.
  3. Know of Aboriginal Rock Art.