The Jewel in the Toe – Innes National Park, South Australia

Pondalowie Bay from West Cape Lighthouse

Visit Innes National Park on a fine day and if you don’t end up with a photo that looks almost exactly like the one above, you’re just not trying! But joining the ‘Entrance to Innes National Park’ photo club isn’t the only reason to visit this smallish 9400+ hectare National Park around 300 km from Adelaide on the toe of

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Australian Watercolours made EASY!

There are only a few small obstacles standing between me and international superstardom as a painter. Things like talent, aptitude and skill. Patience. Vision. Technique and vision. Ability and patience. Artistic temperament, creativity and patience. And a pathological inability to starve in a garret. Or starve anywhere … So I got all excited when I saw how this reflection of trees in

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Behind the Sunset

13 Aussie Sunsets For the FAAAAABULOUS and Divine Ms J, who didn’t get to see nearly enough sunsets but sure made the most of the ones she did.  Safe journey, my friend! The sun’s slow burn singes the edge of the darkness And the radiant blaze salutes as you pass behind the sunset Where your journey begins. But it’s ended

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In the Mood … the BEST of the Barossa at Café Y!

South Australia’s world famous Barossa Valley is 400 odd km² of wine-buff, foodie, photographer and bakery aficionado heaven. With more than 70 cellar doors, over 40 restaurants and cafés, and a huge variety of accommodation in a relentlessly picturesque and historic setting, you can’t swing a brush-tailed possum without hitting something gorgeous to see, do or eat. In fact, there’s

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The DARK Side of OZ travel – my TOP 7 Hazards!

Wild, rugged mountains. Ancient, arid deserts. Weird, wonderful wildlife. Magnificent beaches, lush rainforests, untamed islands. These – and other amazing wonders – are just part of everyday life in the mystical, magical land of OZ! What could possibly go wrong?? Most of the time, nothing. But road-tripping round Australia isn’t always beaches and bakeries, sunlight and surf, RED rock and

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The HIGHEST Tide in OZ! Derby, Western Australia

Sunset over King Sound from Derby Jetty, Western Australia

The splendiferous sun sank into the shadowy waters on this balmy OZ winter’s evening with a sensational splash of colour. The superb sunset would make a good stand-alone shot. But a prop or two would turn it into a GREAT one! Luckily for me, this July 2012 Derby sunset over stunning King Sound in Australia’s North West had three: a massive

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