I was running short of supplies to find a supermarket.
Nearest supermarket – 550km by mainly sealed roads or 334 by mainly dirt roads.
So it was back on the dirt roads again and refreshed by the healing waters of Boodjamulla it was time to make big distance.
A stop at Riversliegh (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riversleigh_World_Heritage_Area) the world heritage fossil site.
Through river crossings
And onto the city of Mount Isa.
Refreshed from my swimming at Boodjamulla is time was time to make miles.
Some Covid outbreaks in Queensland influencing my decision to get west while I could.
I covered the just over 1,600km to Mataranka hot springs a 2 and a half days.
Met up with some fellow bikers on the way
Joined up again with the beautiful Savannah woodlands
And celebrated being back in the Northern Territory with a soak in the hot thermal waters of Mataranka on a moonlight night.
And how could I resist a dawn swim!
The steam rising of the thermal water in the cool morning air.
Border entry into Western Australia is very strict with a requirement to be in the Northern Territory (classified covid low risk) for 14 days before entering.
Nitmiluk National Park was my next stop and where I have spent most of my current time in the Northern Territory.
My next few posts will cover this amazing piece of Australia.