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The Simpson - My First Epic Aussie Trip

Discussion in 'SA Trip Reports' started by Zamunda, Jun 16, 2017 at 4:22 PM.

  1. Zamunda

    Zamunda Member

    I always believed, to truly connect with a place, one has to travel to its heart, experience the land, learn about its history, people, cultures, traditions, flora and fauna. Until you have done this, you are just a tourist passing through.

    Australia's heart lies in the outback and I am grateful for the experience I had over the past 11 days travelling through the outback, it's towns, some with populations as little as 10 to some amazing landscapes dating back millions of years.

    I met some wonderful people along the way who welcomed me to their local watering holes and shared a little bit of their life stories with me.

    The outback has certainly left a lasting impression in my heart. I will certainly be going back soon.

    Being relatively new to my new home - Australia, this was my very first epic trip to connect with this wonderful country. A few mates and I travelled Adelaide-Coober Pedy(2 nights)-Oondnadatta(1 night)-Dalhousie Springs(2 nights)-Mt Dare(1 day)-Simpson(3 nights)-Birdsville(1 night)-Pt Pirie(1 night)-Adelaide.



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  2. Tink

    Tink Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a great first adventure. Thanks for sharing.
    Awesome photos.
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  3. Zamunda

    Zamunda Member

    @Tink Thanks very much. It certainly was a great adventure.
  4. 2002GU3

    2002GU3 Active Member

    DITTO- what Tink said
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  5. Chris.

    Chris. Member

    Totally agree mate... & nothing beats spending time with the First Australians experiencing their wonderful culture. Great photos too, well done.
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    BIGCOL Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting that mate, great pics and it is good to see a new Australian appreciating our great country. So many Aussies who have been born here and whose families have been here for generations haven't done what you have, and many do not understand the beauty of the outback. Well done you for making the effort and to understand what you experienced.

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  7. BarKer

    BarKer Active Member

    Nice pub that.. And they had Dr Tims so that is always a bonus...
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  8. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    Fantastic photo's and great write up.

    So much more to see and experience out in our remote regions of Australia that, as Col said many won't get to , or are not intetested in experiencing.
    Good on ya for getting out there, hope it's the first of many great adventures for you in this country.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Zamunda

    Zamunda Member

    @Chris. Thanks mate. The outback is where Australia's roots are. It's the sacrifices made that has got us here.
  10. Zamunda

    Zamunda Member

    @BIGCOL Thanks very much. I spent my life in a number of countries growing up as my folks moved around a fair bit. My parents used always say things like - "when in Rome become a Roman, that's when you appreciate what it means to be a Roman."
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  11. Zamunda

    Zamunda Member

    Everything tastes good in outback pubs :D
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  12. Zamunda

    Zamunda Member

    @80lover96gxl Mate you have no idea how long my bucket list is :D
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  13. Albynsw

    Albynsw Well-Known Member

    Ain't that the truth
    It amazes me in these little outback towns as they could serve you anything really as there is usually no competition or alternate place to dine and yet they always serve up a great feed
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  14. oldlux

    oldlux Well-Known Member

    Daughter in-law was not happy with the menu at Noccundra or I think that was the problem the other possibility was the way the son and I were licking our lips as we strode, no make that sprinted up to the bar.
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