Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mine Super Pit, Western Australia

Unnatural Attractions: The Super Pit, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia

Last Updated on September 15, 2020 by Red Nomad OZ So what creative uses are there for a whacking great hole in the ground? A hole 3.8 km long, 1.5 km wide and 600 metres deep that can make a 680 tonne shovel look like a kitchen utensil?? Or a 166 tonne truck like a Matchbox toy??? A hole so[…]

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Mt Kosciuszko from Charlotte Pass Lookout, Snowy Mountains

Aussie ABC: M is for Mount Kosciuszko

Last Updated on August 18, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ ‘Good on ya, love,’ a bloke sang out, one of a trio of pensioners trotting past me as I trudged wearily up the last slight steady impossibly steep incline before the Mt Kosciuszko lookout. Leaving the summit behind I only had 2km of the 13 km (8 miles) round trip[…]

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Wool Bay Jetty (and public loos) from old Limestone Kiln, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

The Landslide Legacy – Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet # 34, Wool Bay

Last Updated on December 7, 2015 by Red Nomad OZ Looking down over the steep limestone cliff into the multicoloured waters of the Southern Yorke Peninsula’s Wool Bay can be a parallel universe moment as the flat and unremarkable pastoral country – often dry and arid – gives way to the vividly coloured and splendid panorama of the bay. High[…]

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En Route to Marlgu Billabong, via Wyndham, Western Australia

Marlgu Billabong: Australia’s Wild West!

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ The lyrics of Aussie folk ballad Waltzing Matilda* are responsible for most people’s entire knowledge of billabongs**.  So visiting a real one – like Marlgu Billabong – raises certain expectations. Visiting a real Billabong That’s why I found the unexpected lack of swagmen, coolibah trees, jolly jumbucks and troopers at[…]

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