Aussie House made of Stubbies

Aussie ABC: Q is for Quirky

Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ The Aussie sense of humour – ie laconic crossed with off-beat crossed with extreme larrikinism – sometimes manifests itself in unusual, weird and downright bizarre ways. And that means ‘Quirky’! But … be warned! There’s a fine line between ‘Kitsch’ and ‘Quirky’ – and an even finer one between ‘Quirky’[…]

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Sea Cave Bruny Island

Beauty and the Beasts: Bruny Island Cruises

Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ Bruny Island As far as I could tell, the fashion police hadn’t made it down to Bruny Island’s Adventure Bay. Just as well. If they had, they’d have been handing out infringement notices left, right and centre on board our purpose-built Naiad.   We were donning the Bruny Island Cruises[…]

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Woodenbong Landscape

Why Woodenbong is a TOP Aussie Town!

Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ Even if I’d been to Woodenbong BEFORE I listed the Aussie place names that WON’T keep you guessing, it never would have made the cut. Yes, there really IS a town called Woodenbong. And no, this Northern New South Wales town just south of the Queensland border and ~150 km[…]

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World Exclusive at the Lismore Turf Club Loo! OZ Scenic Public Toilet #39

Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ On a fine and sunny non-race-day Saturday morning, the Lismore Turf Club’s sensational sub-tropical setting is generally race-horse-and-people-free. And the Lismore Turf Club Loo is generally unused and unappreciated with an uninteresting view! But last Saturday morning the sunny serenity of the Lismore Turf Club Loo was disturbed by a[…]

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The Neck from Truganini Lookout, Bruny Island, Tasmania

Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #38 – The Neck, Bruny Island

Last Updated on March 1, 2017 by Red Nomad OZ If you like your landscapes complete with killer views, superb natural attractions, unusual wildlife and a touch of history, Truganini Lookout overlooking ‘the Neck’ on Tasmania’s Bruny Island ticks all the boxes. Pretty good, huh?! But this already FINE outlook is elevated from pretty good to perfect by its scenic[…]

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On the Lake Surprise circuit track, Mt Eccles National Park, Victoria

8 Random Adventures on the Kanawinka Geotrail!

Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ My first adventures on the Kanawinka Geotrail pre-date Pilchard by quite a few years. They also pre-date both owning a camera AND knowing that the Kanawinka Geotrail even existed!! Now I know the Geotrail connects 60+ significant sites across South-Eastern South Australia and South-Western Victoria.  It forms Australia’s first UNESCO[…]

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Outback near Blinman, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

P is for Patriotic: 26 Reasons to ROCK Australia Day!

Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ As this FAAAABULOUS January 26 gets under way, the ozone layer prepares itself for a high carbon emission onslaught and the planet’s remaining trees breathe a sigh of relief. It’s Australia Day and almost compulsory to have a barbecue and PROVE your Aussie pride.  Do this by putting Aussie flags[…]

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Ochre Pits, West MacDonnell Ranges via Alice Springs, Central Australia

TOP 7 Central Australian RED HOT Spots once you’re done with Uluru!

Last Updated on February 6, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ For some, the whole point of Central Australia is Uluru. For others the whole point of AUSTRALIA is Uluru. And who can blame them? It’s HUGE. It’s magnificent. It’s RED!! But Central OZ isn’t just about Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Of COURSE they’re several kinds of awesome, but there are[…]

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