Random Adventure #6 – Do Bureaucrats Dream of Eccentric Sheep?# Kambah, Australian Capital Territory

Last Updated on March 3, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Red and friends at Kambah Travellers heading downunder don’t always consider the Australian Capital Territory’s Kambah as an alternative to more well known adventure destinations such as Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef. Sure, overpaid bureaucratsgovernment workers and fat cats politicians form a disproportionately high percentage of OZ capital Canberra’s[…]

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Wycliffe Well Amenties Block, Northern Territory*

Wycliffe Well Roadhouse – The Best Alien Pit-Stop this side of the Galaxy!

Last Updated on February 16, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ What’s a weary Aussie traveller to do after a few hours and a few hundred kilometres on the road? Stagger from the car – reeling from too much sitting and legs crossed from sipping water water – and head straight for the loo, of course! Or the nearest tree, rock[…]

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The 3-Car, 2-Beach, One Fine Day!

Last Updated on March 3, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Sometimes, not planning turns out best. And sometimes the planets align and fabulous weather, bizarre experiences, brilliant destination and perfect moments all come together on one fine day … Fine in every sense! And the sky!  The glorious sky!!  Yes, Innes National Park at the very southern end of South[…]

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Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia*

Aussie ABC – G is for Gorge

Last Updated on March 18, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ   Gorging yourself silly in OZ doesn’t mean what you’re probably thinking it means.   For a start, I’m not even talking about food – although you haven’t lived until you’ve eaten at a fine OZ bakery – but I digress! No, I’m talking about gorges. OZ is riddled with[…]

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #19 – The Taxpayers’ Reward, Wannon, Victoria

Last Updated on March 20, 2015 by Red Nomad OZ  Deep in Victoria’s western district, the Wannon Falls picnic area and campground is an unlikely spot to see the embodiment of Australia’s anti-Global-Financial-Crisis-future-proofing initiative. Wannon Falls, Wannon, Victoria It’s not immediately obvious. At first glance, the reserve is a fairly standard – albeit picturesque – rest area. Visitors generally[…]

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Signs #18 – Historical? – OR Hysterical?!

Last Updated on September 15, 2014 by Red Nomad OZ Historic Sign, Wentworth, New South Wales At what point is an object, action, document or place deemed ‘historic’ – and therefore worthy of recognition and/or preservation? Sometimes we realise the significance too late and tangible symbols of our heritage are lost forever. Australia’s relatively short record of non-indigenous exploration doesn’t[…]

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Random Adventure #5 – Fogg Dam, via Darwin, Northern Territory

Last Updated on June 29, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve# The muggy tropical night enclosed me in its warm fist, immediately bonding the long-sleeved light shirt I wore to my sweaty glowing skin. A squadron of mosquitoes lined me up and zoomed in for the kill – until they reached the tropical strength DEET forcefield surrounding[…]

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Between Boulia and Bedourie, Western Queensland Outback

Aussie Icons #6 – Min Min light, Boulia, Queensland

Last Updated on March 25, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ The benign, blue sky stretches away to infinity around western Queensland’s Boulia, mostly unrelieved by clouds, birds or planes. Unremarkable – at least by Outback standards – Boulia’s boundless blue backdrop is the ultimate Big Sky luring travellers to the Outback. But it’s not the splendidly panoramic sky of daylight[…]

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