Madigan Line 2019
Hi David & Paquita,
Our recent trip of 7.5 weeks included Mungo National Park, the Flinders Ranges, the Oodnadatta track, the Painted Desert, Uluru & Kata Tjuta, West MacDonnells, East Macs, the Old Ghan Line, Chambers Pillar, Mt Dare, Old Andado, The Madigan Line, Birdsville, Innamincka, crossing southern Qld, Sunshine Coast, North Stradbroke, Tweed, Northern NSW and home (Blue Mts).
Even though the Madigan was the highlight, the West Macs and East Macs were amazing too. We really liked Alice Springs as well. 
The road between Mt Dare & Old Andado had sections full of deep bull dust and tested some cars as they came across. 
The flooding of Eyre Creek is amazing. Finding a new track beside the creek was entertaining. We met another couple travelling in the same direction as us (west to east), on the first day. They were always within 10km or so from us. We didn't see anyone else, so when we got to the creek and had to divert, it was comforting having them with us. We crossed Eyre Creek just before camp 22. Due to the flooding, we didn't get to camp 20 or 21. 
Another part of our trip which we loved was Palm Valley near Hermannsburg. It is stunning and the hiking there is great. In the same area but more remote is Boggy Hole. This spot is good if you want to get away from people.
In the East Macs, Trephina Gorge and Ruby Gap Gorge were beautiful. Really good hiking in the MacDonnell Ranges, both East & West.
The last part of our trip took us to North Stradbroke. This was a pleasant surprise. Very peaceful, tonnes of birdlife and we saw a koala. The camping is so close to the beach and there are good cafes and walks there too.
Definitely head out to the centre of Australia. It really is stunning.

Denise #945

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Madigan Line 2019 - by Noah945 - 02-09-2019, 05:58 PM
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