Favourite Place #5 – Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula, SA

Entrance to Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

It’s a mystery to me why Innes National Park (INP) isn’t on any Top 10 Australian National Parks lists. At the south-western tip of Yorke Peninsula’s ‘toe’ (you’ll see what I mean on the map) its wild and remote beauty is unique. BUT … perhaps the unparalleled coastal scenery, historic buildings, walking trails, shipwreck sites, deserted beaches, fishing, lighthouses, wildlife

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #6 – West Cape Lighthouse, SA

Innes National Park on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula has (arguably!) some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in the country. Any amenities in such a setting are duty bound to be scenic, and these eco-friendly composting toilets are no exception! Artfully placed among the dunes below the West Cape Lighthouse, the conveniences are somewhat protected from the strong winds that signs in

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OZ Top Spot #2 Frankland Islands, Cairns, Far North Queensland

We marked our 2009 return to Cairns after 10 years by finding a patch of ‘absolute virgin territory’ – no mean feat given the many attractions we’d seen on several previous visits. BUT … a tour to the sensational Frankland Islands – arguably the most misspelled place name in these parts – was a superb reminder of why we keep coming back to Far

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Signs #2 – Huh???

Other Australian signs may have more punchy graphics and wording, but this sign, found on a fence in Cooktown, definitely wins the ‘Huh???’ award. The fence surrounds a plot of land with an unremarkable building next to a service station on the outskirts of town, from which the sign is clearly visible.  At first glance, it looked like a pretty standard ‘keep

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Only in OZ #3 – The World’s Largest Deckchair, Winton, Queensland

World’s Biggest Deckchair, Winton Outdoor Cinema, Queensland You don’t visit outback Queensland expecting to see the world’s largest deckchair do you?  Of course you don’t!  BUT whether you expect it or not, Winton, smack bang in the middle of Queensland is home to this record breaking construction! Yes, it really IS the world’s largest deckchair – apparently authenticated in the Guiness

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Off the Tourist Trail #1 – Thargomindah, Outback Queensland

Conveniently located between Eulo and Nockatunga, Thargomindah isn’t really on the tourist trail as an end destination – but our 4 day stopover in 2009 showed us there’s more to this town than meets the eye … The Bulloo River crossing at the town’s eastern entrance made our arrival unexpectedly interesting, giving us the opportunity to test our camper trailers

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