Goolwa Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Red’s BEST Activities in South Australia!

So what are the best activities in Australia?  A simple word association test will more than likely give you results like these: Northern Territory = Uluru. Queensland = Barrier Reef. New South Wales = Sydney Harbour Bridge. Tasmania = Cradle Mountain. Victoria = The Great Ocean Road. Western Australia = Wildflowers. Australian Capital Territory = Parliament House! And all those[…]

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Windorah Landscape, Outback Queensland, Australia

Red’s TOP 10 Accessible Outback Experiences

If you’ve ever decided against touring the Aussie Outback because you don’t have a 4WD, today is your lucky day. You CAN visit the Australian Outback in a standard, non-4WD car! Just follow these simple rules: Choose destinations that don’t require an especially equipped vehicle – there are more than you think! Know your vehicle’s limitations – consider fuel economy,[…]

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Lone Gum at Stubbs Waterhole

Arkaroola: Australia’s Wilderness Adventureland!

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* – visionaries, eco-tourism pioneers and explorers – who bought this[…]

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Coulthard Lookout View, Arkaroola Ridge-top Tour

Ride the Ragged Ranges: The RED HOT Arkaroola Ridge-top Tour!

‘Now we’ll see some REAL scenery!’ Doug announced, herding us away from the spectacular outlook from Coulthard’s Lookout towards our convoy of two vehicles. I was sceptical. The ragged mountain ranges (yes, I’m channelling Aussie poet Dorothea Mackellar*) glistened and glowed in a glorious 360° panorama in the perfection of a clear Outback day. I thought Doug was joking. He wasn’t.[…]

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Looking towards the coast from the Eungella Plateau, Queensland

Aussie ABC – L is for Lookout!

Downunder, a sign pointing to a LOOKOUT isn’t a warning to LOOK OUT! – it’s a vantage or viewing point from which to better admire the surrounding landscape.  Like this completely gratuitous one above – serving no other purpose in this post but to attract your attention! It worked, didn’t it?! In this relatively flat land, where the highest mountain is[…]

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