Mt Nameless, Tom Price, Western Australia

Why Tom Price Western Australia is a TOP Aussie Town!

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ I had no idea that at 747 metres (2450 ft) above sea level Tom Price is the highest town in Western Australia. I also had no idea Tom Price is at the foot of the highest Western Australian mountain with a summit accessible by road. And I had no idea[…]

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Waterfall at Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park, Queensland

Beauty at Natural Bridge!

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ It’s the bird du jour around almost any given sub-tropical picnic area and car park, so it should have been easy to get a good shot.  However, my shots of Australian Brush-turkey in the dark depths of Natural Bridge*, part of Springbrook National Park’s lushly magnificent rainforest, all had something missing.[…]

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Radio Telescope #1, Australia Telescope Compact Array, via Narrabri, New South Wales

Australia Telescope Compact Array – Loo #36

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ Australia Telescope Compact Array At the Australia Telescope Compact Array, the future of Southern Hemispheric radio astronomy was in my hands, at least for the next 30 minutes or so. Staggering advances in technology channel radio signals from deep, DEEP space through the 6-Dish Australia Telescope Compact Array.  The dishes[…]

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Surf's UP at Sharpes Beach, Ballina, New South Wales

Drama Queen Dreaming … Ballina, New South Wales

Last Updated on January 21, 2016 by Red Nomad OZ Being a drama queen is a good thing, right?? So the naturally monochromatic landscape of a stormy day on Australia’s east coast where an offshore low made mountains of the waves and piled the sky high with clouds thrilled my little DQ soul to bits. And has given me a rare opportunity[…]

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Sawn Rocks, Mt Kaputar National Park, New South Wales

Sawn Rocks, Narrabri, New South Wales

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ Risking it all at Sawn Rocks! ‘You’d be REALLY unlucky to be underneath when a rock column fell,’ the Grey Nomad to his wife as I stood, camera pointed up at the rock face directly above me, waiting for the sun. They laughed merrily. While the notoriety of being the[…]

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Late Afternoon from the Bushman's Rest Caravan Park at Lake Cullulleraine, Victoria

Lake Cullulleraine: So COOL it’s HOT!

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ I’m not sure why it’s never occurred to us to stop at Lake Cullulleraine, 58 km west of northern Mildura and deep in the heart of the Victorian Mallee. Until now. Only 3½ hours from Adelaide, Cullulleraine (as it is shown on more modern maps) is a perfect example of[…]

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Roebuck Bay, Broome Bird Observatory

6 Random Moments at the Broome Bird Observatory!

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ 1 The Gun Birder* Driving a bouncing 4WD with 4 passengers along a rough station track in search of Australia’s rarest bird wasn’t cramping the gun birder’s style one bit. All I could see were the vast, rolling plains of grass and samphire stretching to the horizon against an endless[…]

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Nature's Window, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia

Surviving Nature’s Window – Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ The sun wasn’t that hot.  The track wasn’t that long. The going wasn’t that tough. And yet, all along the short Kalbarri Natures Window walk, people were dropping like flies. Nature’s Window Warnings There are detailed warning signs above the steep staircase accessing the track below the gorge rim.  But[…]

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90 Mile Straight, Nullarbor, Ten Budget Travel Tips

Aussie ABC: N is for Nullarbor

Last Updated on May 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ I was 4 – nearly 5! – the first time I crossed the Nullarbor. Christmas day, and we were on the Indian Pacific* heading for Adelaide. We’d spent Christmas eve in a pub somewhere in rough as guts Western Australian gold-mining town Kalgoorlie, but I don’t remember that.  Maybe I[…]

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