7 Days … from Adelaide to Darwin!

Mindil Beach Sunset, Darwin (pic by Pilchard)

Does it REALLY take 7 days to drive the ~3000 km from Adelaide to Darwin? Only if you want to see a few sights along the way on a REAL adventure! Driving yourself is the best option (try Car hire if your vehicle isn’t up to scratch) to experience a cross-section of Australia’s unique countryside from the dry south, through the Red

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The Next BIG Thing! Glenrowan, Victoria

 Big Ned Kelly, Glenrowan, Victoria Living in a landscape populated with giant fibreglass representations of fruit and animals is quite normal to many Aussies.Irrespective of whether or not such objects are in good taste! Commemorating criminals by building statues and devoting whole tourism campaigns to the bushrangers who dominated the early days of colonialism is also an intrinsic part

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5 Reasons to visit Broome in July!

Rocks at twilight, Gantheaume Point, Broome, Western Australia

Blue- and red-coloured landscapes are generally associated with other planets, abstract art or young children! But while you’re checking out all the amazing things to do in Broome you can experience a distinctive red and blue landscape for REAL! The ocean’s characteristic blue hue from white clay in the water combines with the red local Pindan rock and soil in

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The Travelling Stones Roll On … Goolwa Beach, South Australia

The Travelling Stones at Goolwa Beach, South Australia

I see a lot more crowds in the Travelling Stones’ future! But that’s because I know something that only two of you don’t – YET! So for their last day in Australia – on this visit, anyway – I gave the stones the gift of Australia’s Magnificent Emptiness! And an experience that many overseas – and local – tourists never

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My Top 7 Things to Do – Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia

Mt Sonder from the Larapinta Trail, via Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia

For a good time, spend a few nights at Central Australia’s Ormiston Gorge and surrounds – like we did for 6 fun-filled days (and nights) in June 2012! A geographer’s fantasy, the long line of Central Australia’s Western MacDonnell Ranges stretches out across the desert plains from Alice Springs full of spectacular scenery, gorges, rivers, mountains and rock formations. 135

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GREEN with Envy! Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #31, Adelaide Hills

Umbrellas at Tenafeate Creek Wines, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

I’m SOOOOO lucky. Not just because I’m based in South Australia’s splendidly scenic Adelaide Hills. Not just because I’m within cooee* of a clutch of supremely photogenic attractions. Not just because of Adelaide’s enviable Mediterranean climate. The real reason I’m so lucky? I live within 5 minutes of TWO of South Australia’s most Scenic Public Toilets!! You’ve already seen #18

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