The Democratic Dunny – Australia’s Scenic Public Loo #37, Exmouth, WA

Last Updated on December 7, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Q: What do you call a person who speaks 3 languages? A: Trilingual! Q: What do you call a person who speaks 2 languages? A: Bilingual!! Q: What do you call a person who speaks only 1 language? A: An Australian! Yes, embarrassing though it is to admit such a[…]

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Capture the Colours of OZ Country Towns!

Last Updated on March 18, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ The FAAAAAABULOUS colours of OZ make the life of a downunder blogging, photographing, writing traveller with a penchant for bakeries REALLY easy … Getting a good pic from right in front of a spectacularly AWESOME panorama, a weird and wacky BIG Thing or a KILLER sunset is what’s called, in[…]

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Big Bend, Murray River via Swan Reach, South Australia

13 Australian Place Names that WON’T keep you guessing …

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ Even without maps to guide them, Australian place names mean visitors to Australia – whether overseas tourists or aliens from beyond the Southern Cross – need not fear losing their way. In some parts of Australia, anyway. Thanks to the daring imagination and colourful speech of our colonial past, working[…]

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Hazards of Travel in Australia

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ Hazards of Travel in Australia Wild, rugged mountains. Ancient, arid deserts. Weird, wonderful wildlife. Magnificent beaches, lush rainforests, untamed islands. These – and other amazing wonders – are just part of everyday life in the mystical, magical land of OZ! What could possibly go wrong?? Most of the time, nothing.[…]

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Sunset at Dales Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia

Walk Dales Gorge! Karijini National Park, Western Australia

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ The Evening Before … I gripped the railing and looked through the deep shadows down the deep RED gash of Dales Gorge. WAAAAAY down. Late afternoon at the lookout meant the sun was long gone from the gorge floor.  Even though it had lit up the eastern wall quite spectacularly.[…]

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Sunset over King Sound from Derby Jetty, Western Australia

The HIGHEST Tide in OZ! Derby, Western Australia

Last Updated on February 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ The splendiferous sun sank into the shadowy waters on this balmy OZ winter’s evening with a sensational splash of colour. The superb sunset would make a good stand-alone shot. But a prop or two would turn it into a GREAT one! Luckily for me, this July 2012 Derby sunset over stunning[…]

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Cullen Street, Nimbin, New South Wales

Postcard from … Nimbin, New South Wales!

Last Updated on March 1, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Hi There! Amongst Nimbin’s main street throng of weekend hippy trippers, bong-brain backpackers and Rainbow Region locals I stood out like a tourist. The specially chosen bright orange chain store T-shirt I’d worn to Australia’s alternative lifestyle capital just didn’t stack up against the psychedelia of wildly experimental natural-dyed organic[…]

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Good enough to EAT!  Big Prawn, Ballina, New South Wales

The Controversial Crustacean! Big Prawn Ballina, New South Wales

Last Updated on March 3, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ Once upon a time – WAAAAAAY back in the dim, distant world of 1989 – Ballina’s tail-less BIG Prawn sat atop the West Ballina transit centre and restaurant. Inside, visitors could climb up into its head and view a distorted world through the thick perspex of its concave eye. Over[…]

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