Scenic Public Loo, Lord Howe Island

World Toilet Day: Red’s TOP 10 Scenic Aussie Loos

I’m a Loo Lover. A Dunny Detective. Amenities Aficionado. Conveniences Chaser AND Top Toilet Tragic. Hell, with Scenic Loo blog series; a couple of Dunny Calendars and a book called ‘Aussie Loos With Views!’ under my belt, I reckon I’m the Poster Girl for Scenic Australian Public Toilets! But I had NO IDEA about World Toilet Day! When I took[…]

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Cape Northumberland at Sunset, Limestone Coast Attractions

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Limestone Coast Attractions – Part Two!

The Limestone Coast is WAY too big for one blog post – that’s why you’ll find Part One of my Limestone Coast Beginners Guide HERE! In Part One, there’s 6 SUPER cool natural Limestone Coast attractions close to Mount Gambier – best place for the amazing volcanic activity that helped make the region what it is today! In Part Two[…]

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Cape Buffon, Canunda National Park via Southend, Limestone Coast

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to the Limestone Coast – Part ONE

Wild rocky coastline littered with lighthouses and shipwrecks; dormant volcanoes, jewel-like caves and craters; oddly coloured lakes, mysterious pools and deep sinkholes; long, deserted beaches full of fishing spots, surf breaks and secluded bays; spectacular coastal scenery and the Southern Rock Lobster Capital of Australia – if not, the WORLD! And not many travellers even know it’s there! It’s South[…]

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Coorong View, South Australia

The Little Loo the Government Forgot! Salt Creek, South Australia

Maybe Salt Creek’s just off the radar. Or perhaps someone just forgot about it. Or possibly there’s a proposal still in the pipeline. Whatever the reason, Salt Creek has NO public amenities! Which is weird, because from whichever way you approach it, this small settlement on the coast road (aka Princes Highway) between Adelaide and Mount Gambier giving access to[…]

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Shadows at Uluru, Central Australia

U is for Uluru: 11 Photos; 9 Bloggers; One Awesome Rock!

Uluru. When a Google search produces over 6.5 million results, writing anything else about Uluru becomes SO redundant I’m tempted not to use it for my Aussie ABC. What’s left to say about this massive monolith of sandstone 348 metres (1141 feet) high, 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long, 1.9 km (1.2 miles) wide and 3.33 km² (1.29 miles²) in size? With[…]

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Lord Howe Island

How to Spend 7 Days in Paradise – Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

‘I’ll take TEN kilos off for your RED hair,’ the baggage handler announced as I stepped on to the scales clutching my hand luggage. Just as well, I thought, sneaking a peek at the reading. Boy, were those scales defective, or WHAT?! Luckily, the scales faced away from the crowds at the airport – who was going to believe that[…]

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Dugouts, Dirt and Dunnies! 3 reasons to visit Andamooka, South Australia

I don’t know if anyone ever struck it rich in the old days – or even the new days – by hitting a seam of opal while sinking a dugout dunny shaft. But if it’s going to happen anywhere, the chances of it happening in Andamooka are better than average. As long as the hole is at least 3 metres[…]

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Boulders on Bald Rock climb, via Tenterfield NSW

Climb Bald Rock – Australia’s BIGGEST Granite Monolith! via Tenterfield, NSW

There’s no shame in taking the easy option. Is there? That’s what I kept telling myself on the Bald Rock climb, anyway. It’d been too long since I clocked up an Australian exclusive, so climbing Bald Rock, largest exposed granite rock in the Southern Hemisphere and centrepiece of the boulder-studded Granite Country around Tenterfield, was a no-brainer. Choosing the easier[…]

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Sunset over the Richmond River, 10 Budget Travel Tips

10 TOP Budget Travel Tips to make your Road-Trip ROCK!

It’s EASY to calculate a daily expense rate for a road-trip holiday by dividing the money in your budget by the number of days you plan to be away. That’ll give you a daily expenses estimate from which you can calculate expenditure for fuel, accommodation, food and entertainment – and emergencies. Then comes the HARD part – sticking to it! Don’t let those[…]

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