Sandstone canyon with a photogenic hole
What to do?
The National park offers a couple of jaw dropping views into the Murchison river canyon, carved through red/white banded sandstone over the last 400 million years. If it´s not too hot and you don´t drag three kids with you, you can even go on a hike along the river. Must be awesome!
Where to stay?
Top 5 things we hope to do better next time:
1. Plan ahead
- Outside of the cities you actually need cash, so bring a fair bit of cash.
- The combination of a fully packed 4WD, a big engine, a rather small tank (85l) and rather large distances between service station is not to underestimate. The machine stopped after only 450 km, that´s not much. So, a long range tank or some jerry cans are a must.
- You are going out into the wild, you´ll take it as it comes, right? We almost learned the hard way that certain areas (Steep Point) actually need a permit that people apply for 10 months ahead!! Same goes for camp spots there. So, do your research on the locations that need a booking and book ahead, well ahead.
- The further you go from the Cities, the sparser the supermarkets and the thinner the selection there. The longer and the more detailed you plan your meals, the better you can shop for ingredients, and pack the right amount in parts before leaving. Think about the quantities and how annoying it may be to drag around 1 litre olive oil instead of a small container that is sufficient for the trip.
2. Where to put the rubbish?
3. Laundry management
5. Fly-net (for your head)
Alright, once we´re at it, here are the top 8 things we shall/want/would like to do to the machine before we head bush next time:
8 Most desired Land Cruiser updates
- Wheel alignment – She´s pulling to much to the left, the left swivel hub needs eccentric bearings to correct the camber (That´s what the no bullshit guys say)
- Rear bumper / dual wheel carrier – In an emergency reverse, the original plastic (!?) bumper got bent. Time to swap for the real thing, with one wheel and one jerry can holder.
- Long range tank – 85 liters is not enough and x jerry cans on the roof rack are wrong
- Drawers – boxes are nice, drawers would be very nice
- Suspension – will need an upgrade after installing the last three items, also one shock is leaking a bit.
- Roof rack storage bags – We have real estate up there that would work fine for snorkelling gear / toys and maybe even sleeping bags
- 3 inch exhaust – For better fuel efficiency, and sound 😉
- Any other suggestions?