Millaa Millaa Cemetery Conveniences (courtesy Cairns Post)

The Cemetery, the Council and the Coffin-shaped Conveniences! Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #30

In Scenic Public Toilet world, where I humbly claim to be an Australian expert (I HAVE written a book – Aussie Loos with Views after all), I thought I’d seen it all! From the vast, sweeping plains of the Queensland Outback; the spectacular ‘Bali Hai’ backdrop of Lord Howe Island; the magnificent Southern Yorke Peninsula coastline; the RED rocky ranges[…]

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The Pinnacle Lookout with Lake Bellfield below, Grampians National Park, Victoria

Walk the Pinnacle! Grampians National Park, Victoria

WARNING: Do NOT attempt this walk if you don’t like A) heights; B) snakes; C) wildflowers; or D) looking uncool! Whether or not D) applies depends to a certain degree on physical fitness levels – and possibly hiking fashion sense! Although tragically that’s not a factor if you’re like me – red face, heaving chest and death-rattle puffing after ascending[…]

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Looking towards the coast from the Eungella Plateau, Queensland

Aussie ABC – L is for Lookout!

Downunder, a sign pointing to a LOOKOUT isn’t a warning to LOOK OUT! – it’s a vantage or viewing point from which to better admire the surrounding landscape.  Like this completely gratuitous one above – serving no other purpose in this post but to attract your attention! It worked, didn’t it?! In this relatively flat land, where the highest mountain is[…]

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Geikie Gorge, via Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia

The Incredible “Icebergs” of Geikie Gorge!

‘Look out for the cat snakes on the rock ledges,’ our guide warned. ‘We saw one stalking a bird the other evening’. CAT Snakes? ‘But don’t take my word for it – I failed the snake identification exam!’ she laughed. Pilchard and I exchanged glances. The previous day a gaggle of grey nomads had shown us a photo of the[…]

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