Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #22 – Perry Sandhills, Wentworth, New South Wales

Last Updated on March 20, 2015 by Red Nomad OZ Amenities Block, Perry Sandhills, Wentworth New South Wales If time travel and/or tele-transportation leave you stranded at the Perry Sandhills amenities block, you’d use your deductive powers to interpret the clues around you. Blue sky, tall sand hills and arid-land vegetation – that’d be the desert, right? RIGHT?? Or somewhere[…]

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Moon Rocks in Main Street, Richmond, Queensland

Only in OZ #19 – Moon Rock-Throwing World Championships, Richmond, Queensland

Last Updated on June 26, 2018 by Red Nomad OZ I’ve yet to meet a Calcareous Concretion I didn’t like. Although there’s some confusion about exactly where that magical Moon Rock meeting is likely to be. My first sighting in Outback Queensland’s Richmond was supposed to be ‘unique to the Richmond Shire’ according to the town guide. BUT … I’d[…]

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White Cliffs Waterhole, Outback New South Wales

7-and-a-half Minutes in Paradise! White Cliffs, New South Wales

Last Updated on August 18, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ Think of ‘Australia’ and ‘Paradise’ in the same sentence and I’ll bet you’re thinking tropical. White sandy beaches, palms and and clear blue sea. Colourful fish, corals and lush rainforest. Balmy, moonlit nights and cocktails under the stars. But that splendid vision – while undeniably fabulous – is only one[…]

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Eromanga Distance Sign, Outback Queensland

Signs #19 – Where’s the Ocean? Eromanga, Queensland

Last Updated on March 3, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ There’s only one town in Australia furthest from the sea – in EVERY direction! Surprisingly, to me at least, it’s NOT in Central Australia! Australia’s weird continental shape means the geographic centre is relatively close to the Great Australian Bight to the south, and the Gulf of Carpentaria to the[…]

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #21 – Lake Bellfield, Grampian NP, Victoria

Last Updated on September 15, 2014 by Red Nomad OZ Lake Bellfield – AND Scenic Public Toilet – from Dam Wall, Grampians, Victoria At first glance you’d think the only thing lacking in this staggering panorama is a scenic public toilet, right? Wrong! Look again – they’ve thought of everything on the shores of Lake Bellfield, deep in the heart[…]

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Looking towards the coast from the Eungella Plateau, Queensland

Aussie ABC – H is for Holiday

Last Updated on June 20, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ ‘Now you’ve ‘done’ Australia, are you going overseas?’ If Pilchard and I had a dollar for every time we’ve been asked that question, it’d pay for a round-the-world ticket! BUT … the answer would still be the same …   Don’t get me wrong. I’ve got nothing against the concept[…]

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Horseshoe Bay from the Nelly Bay to Arcadia Track, Magnetic Island, Queensland

Walk Nelly Bay to Arcadia! Magnetic Island via Townsville, Queensland

Last Updated on March 18, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ ‘What goes up must come down,’ she twanged, immediately identifying a) her astonishing originality and b) her country of origin. Suitably dressed for a dusty, rocky climb through clinging vines, a charred mountainside and tropical humidity in a white ‘resort’ dress and gold sandals, this gem fell from her pinkly[…]

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Only in OZ #18 – Big Woolbales, Hamilton, Victoria

Last Updated on April 19, 2016 by Red Nomad OZ The Big Woolbales, Hamilton, Victoria Although physical evidence sometimes suggests the contrary, not every iconic object in OZ has been turned into a Big Thing! That’s just as well.  What kind of nightmares would a Big Politician evoke? And the disturbing mental image of the Big Potato – well, let’s just[…]

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