Aussie Icons #1 – Largs Pier Hotel, Largs Bay, South Australia

Last Updated on May 1, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ OK, so now you’re looking at the photo and thinking yep, Red Nomad OZ has finally lost it.  What’s so iconic about an ordinary (albeit attractive and well preserved) Aussie seaside pub?? Well, this isn’t just ANY Aussie seaside pub – this is the Largs Pier Hotel!  Yeah, so?  I[…]

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Dear You …

Last Updated on October 3, 2015 by Red Nomad OZ Dear You We first met 19 years today – love at first sight, and we’ve been together ever since. We’ve been inseparable through all my Aussie adventures and you’ve been by my side at all life’s important events. I never dreamed you’d bring me so much pleasure over the years –[…]

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The Big Koala many years ago, Dadswells Bridge, Victoria

Only in OZ #9 – Big Koala, Dadswells Bridge, Victoria

Last Updated on June 26, 2018 by Red Nomad OZ Well, now that Oprah-mania has died down we’re left with images of the Uluru sunset thing, the Opera House mega-thon and the koala hugging! But I bet she didn’t hug THIS koala! Dadswells Bridge has the dubious honour (conferred by moi) of having one of the most grotesque and unashamedly[…]

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Off the Tourist Trail #3 – Woomera, Outback South Australia

Last Updated on May 26, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ Woomera? Or Stepford?!?!? Was our July 2008 visit during a particularly slow time, or are the wide, open streets normally this neat, quiet and uninhabited? I guess we’ll find out next time we visit – and there WILL BE a next time, because this unusual outback South Australian town just[…]

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Off the Tourist Trail #2 – Brentwood, Yorke Peninsula, SA

Last Updated on June 26, 2018 by Red Nomad OZ Blink, and you’ll miss the little town of Brentwood – so you’ve got almost NO chance of finding the Brentwood cemetery without local assistance! Don’t look at me – I’m not going to tell you exactly where it is! But I’m not exactly going to hide it either. After all,[…]

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #9 – Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges SA

Last Updated on June 22, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ A public toilet in Teamsters Campground??  Sounds like something the Village People could be proud of!!  Or is that just me … Go west – or at least to the western end of Brachina Gorge, deep in the heart of South Australia’s magnificent Flinders Ranges!  Teamsters Campground is the perfect spot from which[…]

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OZ Top Spot #4 – Porcupine Gorge NP, QLD

Last Updated on October 10, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ We only made three mistakes when we visited Porcupine Gorge National Park in Northern Queensland’s Outback. The wild, natural beauty of this spectacular gorge is a short drive (by outback standards) north of nearby Hughenden – with various points of interest along the way outlined in a self-drive tour guide[…]

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Tambo Teddies Road Sign

Signs #7 – Today’s the Day!

Last Updated on March 18, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ Note to overseas visitors: DON’T PANIC!  This ISN’T a standard Australian road sign.  In fact, it just MIGHT be the only one of its kind in Australia!  Let me know if I’m wrong … Other than consistently having the coldest minimum winter temperatures in Queensland, the town of Tambo on the Matilda Way is[…]

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