Babbler Campground, Gluepot Reserve, SA

12 Cool Aussie Things …

… I saw and did for the first time in 2014! It’s possible my definition of ‘cool’ isn’t the same as yours. I think it’s quite easy to find something cool downunder – anything new, intriguing, scenic or exclusive to OZ (or the world) does it for me. So if you’re wondering about some of the inclusions in this selection[…]

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Mt Wellington Loo AND View!

OZ Scenic Public Toilet #40 – Mt Wellington, Tasmania

Spotting a scenic loo was a FAIL on my first Mount Wellington ascent 30 minutes up from Hobart’s docklands on the River Derwent 1271 metres below. But I didn’t care. After a LOOOOONG conference, I had a few hours to kill before heading back to the mainland. Hanging out at the airport with the same work buddies I’d been closeted[…]

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Aussie House made of Stubbies

Aussie ABC: Q is for Quirky

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’ and ‘Tasteless’! So I’ll leave you to decide into which[…]

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

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 sight never before seen anywhere in the WORLD. On that[…]

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