7 Days on a Darwin to Broome Road Trip via the Great Northern Highway

Port of Broome, Western Australia

Whether you got to Darwin by plane, train (the Ghan), or my 7 day Road-trip from Adelaide, once you’ve seen the sights – like my TOP TEN things to do in Darwin – you’ll eventually have to leave. But if you’ve got another 7 days (or more!) to kill, the alternative to returning the way you came is to take

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Australia in 12 Coastal HOT Spots!

Griffiths Island Lighthouse, Port Fairy, Victoria

Long Coastline, HUGE Landmass, Low Population. That’s how it is downunder where unspoiled coastline, geographic diversity and extreme beauty all converge to create a COOL contingent of AMAZING Australian coastal HOT spots! HOT Spots so COOL you can follow their trail right round Australia and see something different every time!! So sit back, slip on your sunnies*, sip something soothing,

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6 Random Moments at the Broome Bird Observatory!

Roebuck Bay, Broome Bird Observatory

1 The Gun Birder* As far as I could tell, driving a bouncing 4WD with 4 passengers along a rough station track in search of Australia’s rarest bird wasn’t cramping the gun birder’s style one bit. All I could see were the vast, rolling plains of grass and samphire stretching to the horizon against an endless blue sky. But our

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5 Reasons to visit Broome in July!

Rock formation, Broome, Western Australia

Blue and red landscapes are often associated with other planets, abstract art or young children. But head to remote Broome in Australia’s north-western corner, and the gateway to its Kimberley region, for a distinctive real-life landscape in which red and blue form a predominant part of the scenery. The ocean’s characteristic blue hue from white clay in the water combines

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12 Killer Australian Sunsets in 12 months!

Sunset at Wattle Point Wind Farm, South Australia

Wattle Point Wind Farm, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia 2012 was a sunset spectacular supreme – over 5 months road-tripping through 4 of the 6 Australian mainland states. And the Silver Bullet has racked up over 30,000 km since we bought it in February … So with the last sunset of 2012 only a few hours away, I reflect on the

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Good Times @ Gantheaume Point – Broome, Western Australia

High Tide at Gantheaume Point, Broome, Western Australia

Is high tide the best time to see the amazing rich red soil, and the coloured layers of the rocks against the astonishing blue sea at Gantheaume Point Broome? Well … maybe! Broome’s iconic point, at the northern end of the 22km white sand curve of world famous Cable Beach, is a stunning scenic masterpiece during the strong light of

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #27 – Sun Pictures, Broome, WA

Ladies Amenities at Sun Pictures, Broome, Western Australia Many Australian natural wonders with public amenities (think Kata Tjuta, Wyndham or Lord Howe Island) are set amidst such scenic splendour that using them is part of the sightseeing experience! But once you’ve seen it, the view doesn’t really change.  Sun Pictures Screen (with Ladies to the left) by Day So imagine

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