Hunting the Wild Plains Wanderer – Deniliquin, New South Wales

Deniliquin Sunset over the Hay Plain, New South Wales

They’d scented fresh blood. And in the deathly silence of twilight as dusk fell over the moonlit plain, I could hear them coming for me. A million manic mosquitoes, and I couldn’t move a muscle. Actually, that’s a lie. I COULD move – but I’d chosen not to. For 3 good reasons. Firstly, listening for the call of the enigmatic

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7 Days in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia – A Beginners Guide

Flinders Ranges from Hawker Parachilna Road

The serrated peaks zig-zag dramatically across the skyline – the unmistakeable silhouette of a 430 km (265 miles) line of mountain ranges that jumps from a standing start right out of the vast outback plain. Blindfold me and drop me in the middle of it and I’ll know EXACTLY where I am. Praise be I’m in South Australia, so I’ve

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Amenities, Attractions and Axe Murderers at Whyalla Conservation Park, South Australia

Wild Dog Hill, Whyalla Conservation Park, South Australia

He probably wasn’t an axe murderer. I mean, skidding into the carpark in a cloud of dust, ‘Uptown Girl’ blaring from the stereo, and parking well away from the only other car in the car park? Despite my lack of hands-on experience with axe murderers, I was pretty sure this wasn’t archetypal behaviour. Was it? But through the clouds of

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The Dutchmans Stern Hike! Southern Flinders Ranges, South Australia

View from the Dutchman's Stern Summit, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

‘Visit the Crazy Horse – but not on Monday’ the log book entry read. Why on earth, with the magnificent 360° panorama from the Dutchman’s Stern summit all around them, would two German hikers be reminded of an Adelaide nightclub 300-odd kilometres away? (Note to self – what IS the Monday deal at the Crazy Horse, anyway??) Good question. Did

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Catchya at Copley! Things to Do and See in Outback South Australia

Outback Road via Copley, South Australia

Catchya at Copley!* We leaped from the car and hit the ground running as a convoy of 4WDs pulled into the car park behind us. Car doors slammed. They were gaining on us, but we were still a few vital seconds ahead as we slid through the door and got to the counter first. And that’s exactly where I needed

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Explore Corner Country! Tibooburra, Milparinka and Cameron Corner, New South Wales

Jump-up Loop Landscape, Sturt National Park, via Tibooburra, New South Wales

Our Corner Country Adventure Begins! Taking a road trip to ANY hottest place anywhere just SO isn’t on my travel bucket list. But Tibooburra, aka the hottest place in New South Wales, was closest town to the ONLY place in the world where I could stand in three Australian states – South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales – all at

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Why YOU need a Navigation Unit!

Ardrossan, South Australia

Giving a brand new navigation unit to a blogger who actively resists electronic gadgets and openly prefers to use actual paper maps could have been a risky move for Hema Maps. AND … giving that blogger TWO brand new units would have been downright foolhardy! What were they thinking?? Hema Maps meets RedzAustralia When Hema Maps contacted me about collaborating

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