Only in OZ #6 – The Flying Combi, Lightning Ridge, NSW

Last Updated on March 3, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ The combi van is generally accepted as a symbol of surfie/hippie culture, but a decorative, airborne one with the label ‘surfing art’ in the middle of the outback town of Lightning Ridge in north central New South Wales far, far from the ocean SURELY deserves its own classification! I just don’t know[…]

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Only in OZ #5 – The Musical Ship, Cooktown, Cape York, Queensland

Last Updated on March 3, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ While it’s not quite a replica of Captain Cook’s vessel when he explored the north coast and disembarked where Cooktown (geddit?!) now stands, the musical ship is completely landlocked in the linear park along the mouth of the Endeavour river.  Perhaps the kindest way to describe the array of noise making apparatus (apparati??)[…]

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OZ Top Spot #3 Gundabooka NP, Bourke, New South Wales

Last Updated on November 14, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Two wrongs don’t make a right – but maybe three do? If the Bourke visitor information centre staff had been less busy; AND our tour of Bourke more comprehensive; AND our allocated campsite spacious and attractive, we’d have spent more time in Bourke itself! That would have been a tragedy because[…]

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #7 – Cairns Botanic Gardens, Queensland

Last Updated on March 21, 2015 by Red Nomad OZ It’s amazing how the public toilets in the superb Cairns Botanic Gardens are a match for its visual delights! Set on a rolling green lawn, surrounded by lushly growing tropical plants and flowers, it’s a delight to do business there!! In addition to the setting, the amenities have a superb[…]

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Don’t Miss This!! Daintree River Dawn Cruise, Far North Queensland

Last Updated on March 3, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ The third-hardest part of a Daintree River dawn cruise is selecting one. The second-hardest part is rising well before dawn to get there. But the hardest part of all is getting off the boat when it ends over 2 hours later! Yes, it really is that good!  Although now you’re[…]

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