The Grey Gypsies website is a collection of travel blogs within Australia. On our travels we have visited many wonderful places both in terms of the scenic beauty and the people who live and visit these places. We hope you will enjoy sharing these with us. Our first trip on becoming Grey Gypsies, was the wildflower circuit in Western Australia. (We extended the trip to take in the south west of WA). Since then we have done one major trip each year with a few minor trips as well. When we are home we pack the picnic set & the recovery gear and head into the country of NE Vic where we live.Some of Our TripsDuring July and August of 2011 we completed a trip encompassing two iconic tracks, Len Beadell’s Gunbarrel Hwy and the Canning Stock Route. Follow us on our trip here.Our trip for 2012 was to Cape York via The Coach Road between Maytown and Laura - superb experience!!! - and the Old Telegraph Track. Notes and photos of this trip are available under the Iconic menu.In 2013 we had planned a trip north to Boulia retracing some of our earlier Gulf trip and west across the Donohue & Plenty Hwys to Alice & the MacDonnell Ranges. Unfortunately circumstances beyond our control has meant no significant trips this year. For the 2014 trip we purchased an A Van Cruiseliner and headed off Boolcoomatta, the Painted Desert and Robe.A return in 2015 to Tasmania brought back memories of one of our favourite places, Tasmania. We visited some old haunts and quite a few new places, although we were deeply disappointed by the huge changes in the north west corner.2016 realised our ambition for 2013 and we enjoyed the wonders of the Macdonnel Ranges, both east and west, and Meg at last got to Boulia where she was hoping to experience the Min Min lights.Plans are now afoot for a return to WA via The Great Central Highway & the Peterman Ranges. We hope to see you on the road. Watch out for the Grey Gypsies logo on our vehicle.
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Lake Tyrell, Breakaways & Desert Park
Although our final destination was Alice Springs we had some specific places in mind along the way. Lake Tyrell had been spruiked a lot recently, Meg wanted to see The Breakaways and we both wanted to re-visit Alice Springs Desert Park.
What a hidden gem! Between Yarram and Balook lies a wonderful rainforest valley with walks and waterfalls plus Tarra Bolga National Park.
In August 2016 we visited Macdonnell Ranges, Alice Springs, Devils Marbles, Boulia (for the Min Min lights) and some of the dinosaur area around Winton and Isisford