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Andy Bull Irene Chen

South Australia itinerary

Travel with Andy and Irene to Kangaroo Island, where they spotted sea lions, saw the Remarkable Rocks, hit white beaches and savoured the island's food and wine.

Gouger Street, Adelaide, SA

Day 1 – Adelaide
The Making Tracks musicians arrived in Adelaide, South Australia's elegant capital in the late afternoon. They wandered through Elder Park before a Thai dinner along trendy Gouger St.

kangaroo Island

Day 2 – Kangaroo Island – Seal Bay
Irene and Andy took an early flight to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island, where local musician, surfer and environmentalist Ron Swan was their driver and guide. He shared some facts about his beloved Kangaroo Island over breakfast at Duck Lagoon, where ducks and swans glide past the massive red gums.
The next stop was Seal Bay Conservation Park, where Irene and Andy watched the resident colony of sea lions swim, play and rest on the beach. The pair then collaborated in the island's flagship luxury lodge, against the backdrop of the dramatic Southern Ocean. They dined and spent the night in a wilderness retreat next to Flinders Chase National Park.

Kangaroo Island

Day 3 – Kangaroo Island – Remarkable Rocks
Irene and Andy drew inspiration from the island's landscapes, staring with the Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park. Andy and Irene enjoyed a picnic lunch against these precariously balanced granite boulders. Forged over 500 million years, the Remarkable Rocks are a local landmark as well as a tourist drawcard. Next stop was Kingscote, where Andy and Irene sampled local cool-climate wine and soaked up spectacular coastal views at a winery. Dinner was at their hotel in nearby Nepean Bay.

Kangaroo Island beaches

Day 4 – Kangaroo Island beaches and wildlife
The musicians made tracks along Kangaroo Island's coastline, beginning with tranquil Snellings Beach in the north. Often deserted with soft, white sand, Snellings Beach was the perfect place for the pair to relax and contemplate before a seafood barbeque. In the afternoon Andy and Irene visited the acclaimed Pardana Wildlife Park, where they shared their musical piece with mobs of curious kangaroos. Back in Kingscote, the duo spent their final evening reflecting on Kangaroo Island's unique experiences and landscapes.

Northern Territory itinerary

Follow Irene and Andy to the outback town of Alice Springs and the Red Centre icons of Uluru and Kings Canyon.

Ormiston Gorge, NT

Day 1 – Alice Springs
Andy and Irene flew into Alice Springs, an outback town rich in ancient Aboriginal culture, outdoor adventure and pioneer history. Alice sits just south of Australia's geographic centre, where the Aboriginal Arrernte people have lived for more than 20,000 years. Irene and Andy learnt more about their rich cultural traditions in the many contemporary Aboriginal art galleries lining Todd Mall. In the evening, the pair enjoyed an outback feast in the local steak house.

West Macdonnell Ranges, NT

Day 2 & 3 – Kings Canyon
Irene and Andy woke early for the drive to Kings Canyon, the craggy centrepiece of Watarrka National Park. The park is also the traditional home of the Luritja Aboriginal people and an important conservation area. The canyon's towering red rock walls shelter lush palms, ferns and cycads in otherwise inhospitable desert. Irene and Andy took in the spectacular scenery on a guided walk to the canyon's rim and a scenic flight over its incredible sandstone walls and palm-filled crevices.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT

Day 4 & 5- Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Irene and Andy were awe-struck by their first sight of Uluru and the domes of Kata Tjuta, which rise abruptly out of the red desert, dominating the surrounding landscape. These icons hold deep spiritual significance for the traditional owners, the Anangu Aboriginal people. Andy and Irene viewed Anangu rock art and learnt about Dreamtime ancestors on walks in and around Uluru and the rounded, russet domes Kata Tjuta. The pair also saw Uluru and Kata Tjuta change colours in the setting sun from a silver service dinner in the middle of the desert.

Making Tracks

Meet the musicians

A Luke Webb (guitar)
A Desmond NeySmith (cello)
A Andy Bull (piano, keyboard, organ)
A Irene Chen (clarinet)
A Dewayne Everett-Smith (guitar)
A Jasmine Beams (viola)
A Stu Cullen (piano, guitar)
A Samuel Blair (bassoon)

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A Luke and Desmond
A Andy and Irene
A Dewayne and Jasmine
A Stuart and Samuel


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