We are now currently in a lovely Caravan Park in Darwin, called The Top End, The Tropics of Australia.
The winter temperature is 30 deg C most days, sometimes a little higher.
So far we have travelled 5,000 kms from home.
So way back down the highway I'm showing two photos of how barren the country is on the way to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and back to the main highway, the Stuart Highway.
More photos in the future.
There were a few cattle along the way but not much for them to feed on. We saw about 5 dead bulls on the side of the road due to road kill along this stretch of Highway, the Lasseter. Many of the properties (Stations) have no fences as the properties themselves are very large. Read below.
The above is a large paddock belonging to Curtain Springs Station, a working property approximately 100 kms from Uluru - Ayres Rock. In this paddock a lot of caravans park, tents are erected for a free campsite. There is no water or power to this paddock. There are showers and toilets and washing machines. The washing machines one has to pay to use, the remainder is free.
There is a Shop, a Hotel (Pub), a Restaurant plus fuel. Accommodation if available.
Curtain Springs Station has over 4,000 head of cattle and is over 1 million acres in size.
Some statistics of the property.
1,608 Square Miles
4,164 Square Kilometres
or 100km long x 40km wide
No houses on the way or towns. There is another Caravan Park back on the Highway at Erldunda 150kms away. Of course there is a Caravan Park at Uluru but it's always full unless you book well in advance.
The closest town to Curtain Springs Station is Alice Springs, just 360 kms south.