Wild Dog Hill, Whyalla Conservation Park, South Australia

Amenities, Attractions and Axe Murderers at Whyalla Conservation Park, South Australia

He probably wasn’t an axe murderer. I mean, skidding into the carpark in a cloud of dust, ‘Uptown Girl’ blaring from the stereo, and parking well away from the only other car in the car park? Despite my lack of hands-on experience with axe murderers, I was pretty sure this wasn’t archetypal behaviour. Was it? But through the clouds of[…]

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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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Exmouth Beach, Western Australia

Aussie ABC: T is for Towns Part 2

Australian Country Towns don’t come much smaller than some of these! But each town on my A-Z list within my Aussie ABC punches above its weight with attractions you probably won’t find anywhere else! My list of HOT Aussie Towns from N-Z here in Part 2 have attractions so COOL you’ll want to see them all. And if you missed[…]

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Camels Racing at Bedourie, Outback Queensland, Australia

Aussie ABC: T is for Towns Part 1

Ever wondered what’s out beyond the urban areas where nearly 90% of the Australian population live? There’s a LOT of wide open spaces, a LOT of natural attractions – and a LOT of TOP Aussie Tiny Towns with TERIFFIC Tourist Attractions! The Australian Country Towns in the ABC-within-my-bigger-ABC might be small, but there’s all got something to see that you[…]

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Uluru, Central Australia

16 RED HOT Go-To Blogs for Australian Travel Inspiration!

Welcome to the first ever RED HOT RedzAustralia selection of 16 Go-To Australian Travel Bloggers for All-Australian Travel Inspiration! Because Australia’s wonderful destinations have so much variety and so many fantastic attractions, sometimes tracking down the perfect Australian HOT Spot for your next vacation, weekend or day off can be tricky. It’s SO much easier when you’ve got a bit of help[…]

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Darke Peak and the True Blue Two Loo View!

Swinging a feral cat ANYWHERE in the middle of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula without hitting a stony peak, hill, bluff, outcrop, mountain, cliff, dome or rock-face is almost impossible. Take the small town of Darke Peak – population 50 – for example. We’d followed the 8-peak Darke Range to the west all the way into Darke Peak township named for[…]

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Royston Head, Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula SA

Red’s TOP 10 Aussie Pests (and where I found them)!

Travelling downunder isn’t all surf and sunshine; kangaroos and koalas; or moonbeams and magic. A fabulous holiday can also be an opportunity to share the sights with some of Australia’s lesser known – and MUCH less popular – creatures! Like I did when I met my TOP 10 Aussie pests some FAAAAABULOUS places!  Where I’ll go again – despite the presence of[…]

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Barcaldine Pub

Aussie ABC: S is for Slang

Most Aussies speak English – but with a twist that turns it into Australian English, otherwise known as ‘Strine’. Strine? Say ‘Australian’ REALLY quickly without any too much emphasis on diction or correct pronunciation – an Aussie will be able to say it in just one syllable – and you’ll get a word that sounds almost like Strine. Get it?[…]

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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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