I suspected it when I first saw him in the distance. Then he slipped on his super-cool aviator sunnies* and I knew it for sure. Our pilot and tour guide for the flight over Lake Eyre was a dead ringer** for Freddie Mercury! Of course looking like the Queen ex-frontman didn’t guarantee anything. But a top priority—not just for Freddie[…]Read more
Australia by Red Nomad OZ
Discover the best of Australia - where to go, what to see and things to do - with experienced Aussie traveller Red Nomad OZ!
Freddie and the Flight over Lake Eyre! Coober Pedy, South Australia
I suspected it when I first saw him in the distance. Then he slipped on his super-cool aviator sunnies* and I knew it for sure. Our pilot and tour guide for the flight over Lake Eyre was a dead ringer** for Freddie Mercury! Of course looking like the Queen ex-frontman didn’t guarantee anything. But a[…]Read more
10 Beautiful Kangaroo Island Beaches
Much of Kangaroo Island’s 509 kilometre-long (316 mile) coastline is rugged and rocky, with dramatic and spectacular scenery. The soaring cliffs, towering dunes, dense coastal vegetation, and rock formations that make up much of the shoreline are frequently battered by strong winds and pounding seas. And several active lighthouses scattered around the island indicate further[…]Read more
Beauty and Bushfires: Exploring Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Kangaroo Island Bushfires Choking back tears, he told me “I looked out over the plain and howled. It’ll take a long time to recover, and it probably won’t be in my lifetime”. I was talking to David, a now-retired guide who had spent 15 years conducting eco-tours in Flinders Chase National Park and the adjoining[…]Read more
My Top 7 Things to Do – Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia
For a good time, spend a few nights at Central Australia’s Ormiston Gorge and surrounds. On our stay, we managed 6 fun-filled days (and nights)! Here’s how! A geologist’s fantasy, the long line of Central Australia’s Western MacDonnell Ranges stretches out across the desert plains from Alice Springs. It’s full of spectacular scenery, gorges, rivers,[…]Read more
Things to do in Thargomindah, Outback Queensland
Thargomindah is conveniently located between Eulo and Noccundra – two other Outback Queensland localities you’ve probably never heard of. At over 1000 km (620 miles) west of Brisbane, it’s not a place you come across by chance. But there are plenty of things to do in Thargomindah. As part of the Adventure Way, a self-drive[…]Read more
Best Australian Sunset Spots … and the stories that go with them!
The best Australian sunset spots are easy to find. Road-trip almost anywhere downunder, and sooner or later the three main conditions for a great sunset – wide open spaces, big sky and a prop (or two) – will come together. According to me, anyway. Don’t know where to find the best Australian sunset spots? No[…]Read more
COOL Things to Do in Kununurra, Western Australia
The day we got to Kununurra WA started WAY too early. As the clock ticked over past midnight, Are You Lonesome Tonight and I was only 19 thundered from (respectively) the vehicle cab and the top-of-the-range caravan parked next to us in Timber Creek. Yes, you’re right. You’d have to be VERY drunk for that[…]Read more
TOP 10 All-Australian Adventure Hot Spots for World Toilet Day!
World Toilet Day was November 19, and I forgot. Bummer! Forgetting the biggest event on the loo lover’s calendar is a dunny detective’s disaster! A toilet tragic’s tragedy!! A convenience chaser’s catastrophe!!! BUT … … then I think about the 4.2 billion people without safely managed sanitation facilities and the 673 million people worldwide who[…]Read more
Road Trips, Sea Treks and your next Aussie Adventure!
I was WAY too young to remember much detail from my first Aussie road trip. I’m a road-tripper from WAY back! But the photo of me and my sister on the Mt Kosciuszko summit in the good old days when you could actually drive almost to the top of the highest point in OZ is[…]Read more
12 HOT Australian Coastal and Beach Holiday Destinations – Part 1
Long Coastline, HUGE Landmass, Low Population. Our amazing unspoiled coastline, stunning natural attractions give us a fantastic array of AMAZING Australian coastal and beach holiday destinations! So how do you choose one? I’ve made it easy with my two-part virtual tour – so sit back, slip on your sunnies*, sip something soothing, and get set for[…]Read more