Queensland Border to Alice Springs

This is what happens when you try and rush a photo 🤣😂 It was cold and windy, and so many others lining up for a photo….

Long Roads that don’t end

Leaving Camooweal and heading west is a huge unknown for us, with feeling of being so far from home and being so remote all while feeling excited about the experiences we are yet to have.

What also made it fun was travelling with an awesome couple Chris & Miriam from @AussieDestinationsUnknown who are a couple of down to earth people and are creating amazing content and stories as they explore this country like our selves.

Below is a list of locations that we visited while travelling from the QLD/NT border to Alice Springs.

Barkly Homestead Roadhouse

Barkly Homestead is a remote roadhouse situated on the Barkly Highway, halfway between Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and Camooweal in Queensland.

It is the first and only stop for travellers crossing the border into the Territory, providing welcome relief from an overall journey of over 460km between towns.

MOTEL ROOMS Room rates from $150 per night.​All rooms include ensuite bathrooms, bar fridge, TV, AirCon, and coffee making facilities. Queen and family rooms available.

DELUXE CABINS Cabin rates from $150 per night.​One queen bed and one single bed. Private veranda & car space.

DOUBLE BUDGET CABIN 1x Queen Bed – $130 per night​All rooms include ensuite bathrooms, bar fridge, TV, AirCon, and coffee making facilities.

SINGLE BUDGET BROLGA CABIN 1x Single Bed – $110 per night​All rooms include ensuite bathrooms, bar fridge, TV, AirCon, and coffee making facilities.

POWERED SITE $40 per site (2 people) Bathrooms, showers, camp kitchen, and laundry facilities available.

CAMPING UNDER THE STARS No advance bookings. $15 per adult per night $5 per child per night Bathrooms, showers, camp kitchen, and laundry facilities available.

Our original plans were to turn right at Threeways and head north towards Darwin BUT at Barkly Homestead we were introduced to Micheal Zacka and his team.So we thought why not take to opportunity to experience the FINKE DESERT RACE.

Can you tell Sienna is questioning Chris?


Having a chat with Micheal Zacka

After leaving Barkly Homestead we head towards Threeways where I got to have a quick chat with Micheal Zacka about is race car and his history with the FINKE DESERT RACE.

Devils Marbles

This campground can fill up quickly, first in first served. Camping – A simple bush camping area with 24 unpowered caravan / trailer sites, tent camping area, sheltered picnic tables, fire places with BBQ plates and pit toilets is located at the southern end of the Reserve. No water or firewood is provided and you need to bring your own supplies. Camp only in designated areas. Camping fees (cash only, no change available) are payable on site. Pets are not permitted in the campground. The ranger does come through ensuring you have camped in the correct location & have paid. Walking – There are several walks to enjoy, including the Nyanjiki Lookout providing a panoramic view of the Reserve. The Karlu Karlu walk is an easy short walk (20 minute return) which commences from the day use area carpark. Signs explain the formation of the Karlu (Marbles). The 4 km Nurrku Walk provides visitors with a longer opportunity to experience the wider Reserve. • Fires are only permitted in designated fire pits. • Collect firewood before entering the reserve. • Pets are permitted in the day use carpark only and must be on a lead. • Generators are not permitted. • Drones are not permitted. • Traditional Owners ask that you do not climb on the Karlu (Marbles).

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Wycliffe Well Holiday Park – United Petroleum – UFO Capital of Australia

Wycliffe Well Holiday Park – United Petroleum on the Stuart Highway, it makes for an interesting stop with all the aliens around for a quick photo opportunity.

A popular caravan park located at the junction of Barkly and Stuart Highway, Threeways Roadhouse is a family-run accommodation facility that started out as a refuelling station.

The property offers guests a large number of shaded caravan sites, along with:

laundry facilities

camp kitchen

free barbecues

swimming pool

rest-o-bar that serves some of the most delicious meals on offer in the region.

Teamster Memorial – Quick photo with the McTrippins before we head separate ways.

Finding a spot to pull for a quick coffee and to say goodbye to some friends we first met back in Winton QLD when Jacob decided to introduce himself.