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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Aussie ABC – L is for Lookout!

Looking towards the coast from the Eungella Plateau, Queensland

Downunder, a sign pointing to a LOOKOUT isn’t a warning to LOOK OUT! – it’s a vantage or viewing point from which to better admire the surrounding landscape.  Like this completely gratuitous one above – serving no other purpose in this post but to attract your attention! It worked, didn’t it?! In this relatively flat land, where the highest mountain is

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Afloat in the Sky – The Land Locked Island of Mt Buffalo

Mt Buffalo, Victoria

Approach south eastern Victoria’s magical Bright region Victoria from any direction, spot Mt Buffalo’s impossibly scenic bulk dominating the skyline and you’ll swear you’re not in Australia! It’s difficult to believe the soaring granite cliffs and outcrops leading to the extensive plateau more than 1200 metres above sea level were once much higher. Right at the end of the Aussie

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7 Random Alpine Adventures – Bright, Victoria

The road to the Horn, from the Horn lookout, Mt Buffalo National Park

1. Happy Campers – Bright Big 4 Caravan Park From the expletives, it appeared the rain-lashed grey nomads repeatedly jack-knifing their massive van into the bushes around their campsite as thunder rumbled thorough the night were NOT “Livin’ the Dream” their van proclaimed. Although their inadvertent behavioural benchmark reinforced the pact between Pilchard and I. ‘If I ever …’ Pilchard

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