Bald Rock, via Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia

Aussie ABC: R is for Rocks

Last Updated on August 19, 2020 by Red Nomad OZ With the world’s biggest rock AND largest monolith*, Australia’s the land of the ultimate ROCK – or at least the coolest Australian rock formations! But where’s a keen rockhound to go once they’ve seen Mt Augustus (biggest rock) and Uluru (biggest monolith)?? Check out a few more Australian Rock Stars[…]

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Balls Pyramid, via Lord Howe Island

Basalt, Birds and Balls Pyramid!

Last Updated on May 4, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ ‘The current’s running like a cut cat round the island,’ Jack shouted. He fired up Noctiluca‘s powerful 200 horse power engines and guided the eight-metre vessel into the bay. Boat Tour to Ball’s Pyramid If not for the camera in one hand and a convenient strut for balance in another,[…]

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Lake Tutchewop Track

Two Twitchers, Two Nights and Two Thousand Clicks!

Last Updated on May 4, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ If I hadn’t been twitching I would never have gone to Tittybong. And if that’s conjured up a disturbing mental image, keep reading! It’s not quite as perturbing as it sounds!! Or maybe it is … Most Northern Hemisphereans probably won’t understand.  Why would two otherwise sane, normal Australians (that’s[…]

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Track to Marlgu Billabong

7 Random Kimberley Adventures

Last Updated on May 4, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ By Northern Hemisphere standards, winter in many areas of Australia isn’t particularly cold. But that doesn’t stop a mass exodus from the ‘cold’ south during the Aussie winter (officially June/July/August), to the north where it’s actually hot! But it’s not just the average daily maximum of around 30 °C that[…]

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Queensland from Lions Road Border Crossing

7 Reasons to Road-trip the Lions Road NSW

Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ As Aussie road trips go, the Lions Road NSW isn’t the best known. Or the longest. Or even the most demanding! But this 50 km fully sealed stretch of road linking the Mt Lindesay Highway near Queensland town Beaudesert with the Summerland Way near New South Wales town Kyogle is[…]

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Mt Abrupt from Dunkeld Arboretum

Climb Mount Abrupt! Grampians, Victoria

Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ It took an awfully LOOOOOONG time to climb Mount Abrupt. It took a long time to even get there. Over 20 years of regular trips to the Grampians National Park and its amazing natural attractions had passed by before we fully explored its wilder, more remote southern end. We’d always[…]

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RED Alert #12 – RED is for LIFE!

Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ I’m honoured to have travel writer, photographer and blogger extraordinaire – and loud, proud West Aussie – Jill Harrison as my twelfth RED Alert guest! Jill’s blog, Life Images by Jill is required reading for her wonderful Aussie travel adventures, amazing photos – food, flowers AND travel – along with[…]

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Lone Gum at Stubbs Waterhole

Arkaroola Wilderness Adventureland!

Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ For a place explored, surveyed and ravaged by pastoralism, mining and smelting; overrun by sheep, camels, donkeys, rabbits and dingoes; and more recently under threat from an avaricious government looking to sell off uranium mining rights, Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is looking mighty fine! That’s due to the extraordinary Sprigg family*[…]

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