Our journey to the Lawn Hill area, took us through ome of the driest and most desolate countryside we have seen. The monsoon rains didn't occur in this part of Australia this year and so everything is parched.
where we stayed for the night. Very shady in the grove itself, but also crowded and we were bitten alive!
The Grove was planted by a botanist, Albert de Lestang (hence the name - taken from his initials) who planted thousands of species of exotic and native trees. From these he collected the seed which was sent to places all around the world. In the early 1950's a fire destroyed the grove, whilst Albert was away. So only remants now remain in what has become a very popular tourist destination.
The above photos were taken from our campsite.