Bald Rock, via Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia

Aussie ABC: R is for Rocks

With the world’s biggest rock AND largest monolith*, Australia’s the land of the ultimate ROCK – or at least the coolest Australian rock formations! But where’s a keen rockhound to go once they’ve seen Mt Augustus (biggest rock) and Uluru (biggest monolith)?? Check out a few more Australian Rock Stars – otherwise known as distinctive and unusual Australian rock formations – with[…]

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Ochre Pits, West MacDonnell Ranges via Alice Springs, Central Australia

TOP 7 Central Australian RED HOT Spots once you’re done with Uluru!

For some, the whole point of Central Australia is Uluru. For others the whole point of AUSTRALIA is Uluru. And who can blame them? It’s HUGE. It’s magnificent. It’s RED!! But Central OZ isn’t just about Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Of COURSE they’re several kinds of awesome, but there are lots of other attractions that’ll show you just as good[…]

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Mindil Beach Sunset, Darwin (pic by Pilchard)

7 Days … from Adelaide to Darwin!

Does it REALLY take 7 days to drive the ~3000 km from Adelaide to Darwin? Only if you want to see a few sights along the way on a REAL adventure! Driving yourself is the best option (try Car hire if your vehicle isn’t up to scratch) to experience a cross-section of Australia’s unique countryside from the dry south, through the Red[…]

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Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles at Sunrise

Exploring Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

It’s just a 20 minute drive from the Wycliffe Well roadhouse to the stunning natural attraction of Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles.  But other than distance, these two places could not be further apart. Wycliffe Well, known as Australia’s UFO capital, is full bizarre extraterrestrial figurines, spaceships, mural-covered buildings and other oddities dotted throughout the campground.  On the other hand, the Devil’s[…]

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UFO Abduction Mural, Wycliffe Well, Northern Territory

Why Wycliffe Well is a TOP Aussie Town, Northern Territory

Wycliffe Well is one of several roadhouse/diner/pub/motel/caravan park/store complexes on the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs. But Wycliffe Well is unique.  Why?  Because it is the self-proclaimed UFO capital of Australia – if not the world.  As such, it’s worth stopping over to see if those claims are true. There was once a book in the roadhouse where visitors[…]

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Rocks at Karlu Karlu/Devil's Marbles, Northern Territory

Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles – Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #1

  Australia’s scenic wonders – such as the amazing Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles – are generally accessible to the public.  That means plenty of nearby facilities such as lookouts, viewing platforms, car parks, campgrounds, picnic tables, BBQs. AND plenty of public conveniences. That’s just one reason Australia is known as the ‘lucky country’! Around the country it’s possible do your business[…]

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