Aussie ABC: R is for Rocks

With the world’s biggest rock AND largest monolith*, Australia’s the land of the ultimate ROCK – or at least the coolest Australian rock formations! But where’s a keen rockhound to go once they’ve seen Mt Augustus (biggest rock) and Uluru (biggest monolith)?? Check out a few more Australian Rock Stars – otherwise known as distinctive and unusual Australian rock formations – with

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TOP 7 Central Australian RED HOT Spots once you’re done with Uluru!

Ochre Pits, West MacDonnell Ranges via Alice Springs, Central Australia

For some, the whole point of Central Australia is Uluru. For others the whole point of AUSTRALIA is Uluru. And who can blame them? It’s HUGE. It’s magnificent. It’s RED!! But Central OZ isn’t just about Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Of COURSE they’re several kinds of awesome, but there are lots of other attractions that’ll show you just as good

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7 Days … from Adelaide to Darwin!

Mindil Beach Sunset, Darwin (pic by Pilchard)

Does it REALLY take 7 days to drive the ~3000 km from Adelaide to Darwin? Only if you want to see a few sights along the way on a REAL adventure! Driving yourself is the best option (try Car hire if your vehicle isn’t up to scratch) to experience a cross-section of Australia’s unique countryside from the dry south, through the Red

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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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OZ Top Spot #9 – Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

To go from the bizarrely sensational Wycliffe Well, UFO capital of Australia (if not the world!), to the magnificent grandeur of the Northern Territory’s Devils Marbles is to go from the ridiculous to the sublime. A few hours on the road north from Alice Springs, exploring the weird and wonderful Wycliffe Well after parking in the Elvis campsite, then a

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Favourite Place #1 – Wycliffe Well, Northern Territory

Wycliffe Well Mural

Wycliffe Well’s claim to be the UFO capital of Australia (if not the world!) makes it unique among the roadhouse/diner/pub/motel/caravan park/store/motel complexes en route to Darwin from Alice Springs. The aliens at the roadhouse entrance; souvenir alien imprint caps and stubbie holders inside; and press clippings detailing UFO sightings over the years pasted to the walls are just the beginning.

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #1

Australia’s scenic wonders are generally accessible to the public – meaning nearby facilities such as lookouts, viewing platforms, car parks, camp grounds, picnic tables, BBQs, AND … public conveniences! SO … one can do what has to be done in some pretty spectacular spots. But which convenience block has Australias best setting? Best views?? Best location??? Or even all three????

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