RedHeads ROCK the Liebster Award!

Arty Sunset Shot - Boab tree at Derby, the Kimberley, Western Australia

She travels. She’s a REDHEAD! She’s a LOT like me!! SO … what’s NOT to love about Vicki of redheadedtravels.com fame? Especially now that she’s passed me the poisoned chalice of the LIEBSTER Award … It seems that the origins of this blog-lovin’ award that recognises blogging fabulousness (well, I got it, didn’t I?) by highlighting selected blogs and profiling the bloggers

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The “Daleks” of Khancoban

Khancoban Pondage at Sunset, New South Wales

Aglow in the setting sun, the Khancoban Pondage encircled with impossibly high mountains* was a calendar shot just waiting to happen**. So picturesquely pleasing, the scene seemed perfect. TOO perfect … From the vantage point of our campsite in the Khancoban Lakeside Holiday Resort we wondered if instead of just crossing the border over the River Murray from Victoria into

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Australia’s TOP Toilet! #33 – Charlotte Pass, New South Wales

Charlotte Pass Amenities Block, Mt Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales

The road wound ever upwards through rocky peaks and alpine meadows studded with non-operational chairlifts.  The temperature dropped, then dropped some more. Fresh from the 39°C of an Adelaide autumn heatwave, we’d plunged (right along with the temperature!) into a parallel universe.  We’d gone all alpine near Charlotte Pass in the Mt Kosciuszko National Park in the heart of Australia’s

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6 ALMOST Secret TOP Australian National Parks!

Yardie Creek Gorge, Cape Range National Park, via Exmouth, Western Australia

At LAST I’ve got the answer to that irritating question – Have you been to all the Australian National Parks? I’ll just get out my recently released 2nd edition of Explore Australia’s excellent Explore Australia’s National Parks! And point out that to visit ALL of Australia’s 500+ National Parks would be a life-long project. The question comes up because lots of visitors stop

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Now you see it … OZ Scenic Public Toilet #32

Semaphore streetscape, Adelaide, South Australia

What’s a nice Scenic Public Toilet doing in a street like this? Who knew that exploring Adelaide beachside suburb Semaphore would reveal such an intriguing blend of almost tasteful camouflage and cutting edge convenience technology? Actually, who knew there WAS such cutting edge convenience technology?? Accidentally wandering into the main street’s residential zone after trawling the Semaphore shops for loot,

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The Carnamah Connection, Western Australia

Carnamah Mural, Western Australia

Watch your coincidences, the writers manual said. Spread them out, with no more than three or you’ll lose readers. So just WHAT was I supposed to do about all the Carnamah coincidences? We arrived in Carnamah on Mum’s birthday. Coincidence #1. A distant relative I’d never met before was staying in the caravan park. Coincidence #2. The Carnamah Historical Society

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Red & Pilchard’s Ultimate All-Australian Travelling Café

The Ultimate All-Australian Travelling Cafe sets up at Dales Gorge Campground, Karijini National Park, Western Australia

It doesn’t matter where we are. Or how far we’ve travelled. Or how hot it is. Or cold. Or what time of day. Whether it’s time for a snack, a meal, a nightcap, morning tea or midnight feast. We can always drop in to Red & Pilchard’s Ultimate All-Australian Travelling Café! Because it’s ALWAYS open. For us … … and

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