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  • 'Outback Dubai' - Awesome places to see in the Aussie Outback

    In the news today, Create Dubai in the outback to save tourism says expert Ian Harper
    Got me thinkin', I'm heading up north in a couple of weeks, working my way through all the coastal towns to enjoy WA - can anyone recommend a "MUST SEE" of outback Australia? Not limited to WA, that's just my plan - name your favourite outback spot and any info on how to get there? (Photo's a plus!!)

    To get started: Karajini National Park in the pilbara, 2 hours south of Port Hedland, turn-off on the NWCoastalHwy. I haven't been there myself, so no pic as yet, but Google is my friend:
    Originally posted by Michael Westen
    When fighting in the wilderness riding a bike, the biggest threats are often the ones you don't see: dehydration, exhaustion, and nerves.

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    Karajini is magnificent.

    Go here:
    Hotel Kununurra - El Questro Homestead




    100 k's or so from Kununurra. While your there...Lake Argyle is close by as well..



    Bloody magnificent.
    Originally posted by Red_is_Best
    hahah I hate it when they do that and you make some noises like you had it done just last year, then they give you that look, like you are a bad vagina owner and you should take better care of it!

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    • #3
      + 1 for Karijini
      I was there 2004 and loved it

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      • #4
        I drive for a living and it always amazes me the trip between Newman and Port Hedland.
        The scenery is Spectacular.
        What You See

        Isn't always what you get

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        • #5
          Karrijini is great, was there 2 weeks ago swimming in Circular pool and Fortescue Falls in Dayles Gorge. Please dont ruin it with a Dubai style anything!

          Litchfield National Park is another, Wangi Falls and Buley's Rockhole, last time i was there was October 06

          Douglas Hot Springs, Berry Springs and Mataranka also in the NT (Also 06)
          Men have motorcycles while women have menstrual cycles, you can't talk to either while they are on it. The women's also has a sound, it goes nag-na-nag-nag-nag, biiiiiitch-bitch-biiiiiiiitch!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Waikikamucau View Post
            Please dont ruin it with a Dubai style anything!
            A thousand times this. People don't come to WA to shop, they come to WA to experience (relatively) untouched nature at it's finest. Commercialism has already fucked some fantastic places in this state.
            In complete darkness we are all the same. It is only our knowledge and wisdom that seperate us. Dont let your eyes deceive you.
            Its the little things that make the difference
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            If either/both of you can take a dump with the other person being next to you within a week of meeting them then you're in with a VERY good chance.

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            • #7
              I haven't been to Mataranka in... over 20 years, but it was great when I went there.

              There are some great spots around Alice Springs.

              Also check out:
              -Trephina Gorge
              -Larapinta Trail
              -Standley Chasm
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              • #8
                Hey, how about they make travel within Australia affordable so that people holiday here, rather than spend half the money and be able to go somewhere that is not some dust desert shithole.
                It has a dual purpose. ~ Tom Smitheringale

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shortfuse View Post
                  Hey, how about they make travel within Australia affordable so that people holiday here, rather than spend half the money and be able to go somewhere that is not some dust desert shithole.
                  Needs to be some competition in the vendors before there will be any drop in prices. My olds went up to The Kimberley (horizontal waterfall and all round the waterways) just recently but only because they got the trip at almost half price and it was still $6000ea (flights, accom, food, boat trips, fishing etc all incl.), totally worth it they said but still exy. $12k will get you way more than 2 weeks in many parts of the world.

                  Sometimes i feel that the govt doesn't want there to be more vendors / competition in that sector.
                  Men have motorcycles while women have menstrual cycles, you can't talk to either while they are on it. The women's also has a sound, it goes nag-na-nag-nag-nag, biiiiiitch-bitch-biiiiiiiitch!

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                  • #10
                    Your trip sounds awesome. If you have the time, I recommend going for a swim in Python Pool...









                    Basic directions I found, can see it on Google maps:

                    1. Follow Karratha Dampier Road, heading towards the North West Coastal Highway.
                    2. Turn left onto the North West Coastal Highway, follow for 60 kilometres.
                    3. Turn right at Roebourne Wittenoom Road, follow for 60 kilometres.
                    4. Turn left into Python Pool.


                    Attraction Attraction - Australia's North West

                    Python Pool WA @ ExplorOz Places

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                    • #11
                      had to drive passed that and didnt get a chance to go in there... really wish i had the time after those pics
                      Men have motorcycles while women have menstrual cycles, you can't talk to either while they are on it. The women's also has a sound, it goes nag-na-nag-nag-nag, biiiiiitch-bitch-biiiiiiiitch!

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                      • #12
                        Yep python pool is gorgeous, head south an go to millstream an onto to tom price an parabudo

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                        • #13
                          gibb river road. Its the road between derby (200km north/east of broome) and Kununurra.

                          Seriously awsome - it will be a sad day when they seal it and it all turns into another coral bay (if you had been to coral bay about 15 yrs ago when it only had 1 campsite you know what i mean).

                          For more fun do as much of it as you can in the wet season.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Shortfuse View Post
                            Hey, how about they make travel within Australia affordable so that people holiday here, rather than spend half the money and be able to go somewhere that is not some dust desert shithole.

                            Whilst I agree with your sentiment, the other side of the story is this: i think anything that forces aussies to get out there and see the rest of the world for themselves is part of the reason that we aren't a clone of the US.

                            I.e., we have kids who know where other countries are on a map, and typically most have been outside of the country by their teens at least once.

                            Keeping people from visiting outside of AU will create the bigoted attitude that is so pervasive in the US. We already have enough "fuck off we're full" wankers in this country without any further encouragement....

                            edit:
                            Lake Argyle is pretty awesome.
                            “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by thro View Post
                              Whilst I agree with your sentiment, the other side of the story is this: i think anything that forces aussies to get out there and see the rest of the world for themselves is part of the reason that we aren't a clone of the US.

                              I.e., we have kids who know where other countries are on a map, and typically most have been outside of the country by their teens at least once.

                              That would be education (no troll). Over the top patriotism and lack of education are, in my mind, the two main forces that make up the American problem. In your situation of travelling around Australia or a different country, they'll probably already have the money to do one or the other. They'll do whichever is more appealing and it seems a lot more Australians find it more appealing to visit overseas than their own backyard.

                              But are you saying that a person that lives in Australia all their lives is more likely to wind up a bigot than one who has travelled?



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