Eagle Bluff, via Denham, Shark Bay, Western Australia

What to see at Eagle Bluff, Shark Bay, Western Australia

Last Updated on April 15, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ ‘Shark! Everyone out of the water!!’ he yelled, and I involuntarily jumped back from the guardrail high above Eagle Bluff, my movement triggered by that most primeval of Australian fears: Shark Attack!! The amphitheatre of crumbling white rock plunging down into the green shallows of the bay below from the[…]

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Roebuck Bay, Broome, Western Australia

5 Cool BLUE and 5 RED Hot Aussie TOP SPOTS!

Last Updated on March 3, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Is BLUE the new RED? It is downunder where blue and red have been interchangeable for YEARS! But before you start thinking us Aussies are a nation of colour-blind fools, it’s all due to the colloquial contrariness that means we call things the opposite to what they are. So a[…]

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Scenic Public Toilet #28 - South Australia/Northern Territory Border

Say it with … Toilets! Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #28

Last Updated on March 20, 2015 by Red Nomad OZ The convoluted maze of tracks, walkways, parking spaces and picnic spots at the South Australia/ Northern Territory border makes it difficult to determine exactly which state is responsible for this nouveau-classic Aussie Outback Dunny! But my money’s on the Northern Territory. Because after driving 900+ km through the South Australian[…]

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Half Way Across Australia - or is it??!! Kimba, South Australia

Halfway Across Australia!

Last Updated on May 7, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ The 4000 km drive from east to west is such a LOOOONG way even getting halfway across Australia is an achievement. Kimba, South Australia The small town of Kimba, deep in the South Australian Outback on the Eyre Peninsula, leaves cross country travellers in no doubt that they’ve reached halfway[…]

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Whale with calf at Head of Bight, Nullarbor Plain, South Australia

Wind, Water and the Lost Art of Whale-Sexing!

Last Updated on March 18, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ The dry, dusty and unseasonally hot wind that had kept our fuel consumption at an all time high swept us out of the car, whistled around our ankles and bent us double until anchored by our lunch bag we landed in the shelter shed. With any luck, being behind the[…]

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High Tide at Gantheaume Point, Broome, Western Australia

Good Times @ Gantheaume Point – Broome, Western Australia

Last Updated on March 3, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Is high tide the best time to see the amazing rich red soil, and the coloured layers of the rocks against the astonishing blue sea at Gantheaume Point Broome? Well … maybe! Broome’s iconic point, at the northern end of the 22km white sand curve of world famous Cable Beach,[…]

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Australian Bustard at Quobba, Western Australia

Save the Poor Bustard!

Last Updated on August 18, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ The superb double entendre of 70’s conservation poster slogan ‘Save the Poor Bustard’ gave my childish mind what I can now identify as a salacious thrill. It could actually be repeated without the speaker being accused of swearing!! All the same, it shouldn’t have come as a complete surprise when,[…]

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Reflections at Black Rock Falls, via Kununurra, Western Australia

Good Day at Black Rock Falls! Kununurra, Western Australia

Last Updated on March 26, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Bloated from a surfeit of mango smoothies from several Ord River irrigation scheme produce outlets and cafés during a mini-heatwave, we finally left Kununurra for the day and hit the Parry Creek Road eatery-free zone. Going cold turkey was the only way to break the smoothie stranglehold, whether or not[…]

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Mt Sonder from Ormiston Gorge and Pound trail, West MacDonnell National Park, Central Australia

The Best Shots I Never Took … Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia

Last Updated on October 9, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ ‘If it’s a choice between my camera and the family jewels, you know what to do,’ I instructed Pilchard as I plunged into the thigh-high frigid water flowing through Ormiston Gorge. Despite the hypothermia warnings on the Ormiston Gorge fact sheet, it was either that or return the seven km[…]

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