13 Aussie Place Names that WON’T keep you guessing …

Big Bend, Murray River via Swan Reach, South Australia

Despite lacking maps to guide them, visitors to OZ – whether overseas tourists or aliens from beyond the Southern Cross – need not fear losing their way. In some parts of Australia, anyway. Where, thanks to the daring imagination and colourful speech of our colonial past, working out your location can be as simple as describing what you see.  So

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Walk Dales Gorge! Karijini National Park, Western Australia

Sunset at Dales Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia

I gripped the railing and looked through the deep shadows down the deep RED gash of Dales Gorge. WAAAAAY down. Late afternoon at the lookout meant the sun was long gone from the gorge floor although it lit up the eastern wall quite spectacularly. Ho Hum. Another day in the Pilbara, another killer landscape … A movement among the rocks

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