After leaving Tobermory Station we headed west along the Plenty Highway, it had dried out considerably since we were here 5 days ago. We camped up at an overnight stop opposite Jervious Station, a great little spot with a shade cover, 2 bbqs & rubbish bins – the site is maintained by the station & they do a great job.
We left the Plenty Hwy on the eastern side of Gemtree 69klms west of the Stuart Hwy, a small caravan park/roadhouse with camping & fossicking available, approximately 10klms after Gemtree we drove south down the Binns Track – a very enjoyable track in good condition, through station property & indigenous land & several gates. We arrived at ‘Old Ambalindum’ homestead, which is now part on Hale River Station, they have powered & unpowered sites and lotz of interesting characters in & around their gardens/yard – we camped up here for the night. The old homestead is well maintained & a great draw card for the tourist buses.
From here we continued on the Binns track & eventually arrived at the Ross River Retreat, 83klms from Alice Springs, we followed the Ross river on a delightful drive til we met the Ross Hwy then into Alice Springs.
o/night stop, opposite Jervious Station we had a great fire at the bbq where we cooked our yummy dinner
we followed the yellow track from the Plenty Hwy to the Hale River Homestead
not working but still cute
great track conditions
one of the few gates we had to open
plenty of feed for cattle
lotz of memorability in the shed office
Some cuties in the paddock
Lotz of quirky decorative statues/sculptures around the buildings
a blooming metal tree
our camp site
Hale River homestead to Alice via Ross river – blue line
we actually followed the grader – track very good
beautiful countryside with the East MacDonalds in the background.