1. A true desert Oasis deep in the heart of the Great Sandy Desert, reaching Yajula is not for the feint hearted, nor is any travel in the Great Sandy Desert as our journey southwards from Dragon Tree and Elizabeth soaks attest.

    Situated in the midst of the Dragon Tree Soak Conservation Reserve, it is an extremely remote area where no roads currently exist. Access is gained only by days of arduous cross country travel across the dune fields and soak pans of the Great Sandy Desert. At its closest point, the reserve is 220km east of the Great Northern Highway.

    Elizabeth Soak is a circular marsh believed to be a relic of the vegetation found along ancient river systems that existed during wetter climates towards the end of the last iced age around 12,000 years ago. The inner soak area is protected by a ring of thick acacia scrub which has discouraged camels from damaging the area.

    The soak supports lush grass and mature Dragon Trees and includes a freshwater spring creating an oasis supporting plants and animals that are absent or scarce elsewhere in the desert.

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  2. The final push across the Great Sandy Desert to reach the dabbled Dragon Tree Soak. Situated in the midst of the Dragon Tree Soak conservation reserve, it is an extremely remote area where no roads currently exist. Access is gained only by days of arduous cross country travel across the dune fields and soak pans of the Great Sandy Desert. At its closest point, the reserve is 220km east of the Great Northern Highway.

    Discovered and named in 1977, Dragon Tree Soak is a 5 hectare marsh believed to be a relic of the vegetation found along ancient river systems that existed during wetter climates towards the end of the last iced age around 12,000 years ago.
    The marsh supports beds of bullrush and is surrounded by a low woodland of White Dragon Trees; The soak includes a freshwater spring creating an oasis supporting plants and animals that are absent or scarce elsewhere in the desert.

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  3. Part Four of our desert Explorations sees us mounting two quad expeditions into the remote Throssell Ranges in search of the Yandagooge Gap. After many exciting finds we extract ourselves from the Rudall River area and head east down the Gary Junction Road travelling the remote Sandy Blight Junction Road to Uluru and Alice Springs.

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  4. This is an extended version for those who'd like to see more of Grantly flattening out a few dunes for us all.

    Please note that Baz doesn't even knock the foam off his Latte when he crosses and Jaydub looks more like he's looking for a car park at Woolies than navigating the mother of all dunes!

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  5. Some highlights of our recent outback sojourn shot with the DJI Phantom 3 professional by master photgrapher Peter Blakeman. Editing by Mick O

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