Outback Road via Copley, South Australia

Catchya at Copley! Things to Do and See in Outback South Australia

Catchya at Copley!* We leaped from the car and hit the ground running as a convoy of 4WDs pulled into the car park behind us. Car doors slammed. They were gaining on us, but we were still a few vital seconds ahead as we slid through the door and got to the counter first. And that’s exactly where I needed[…]

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Victoria River Sunset, via Timber Creek, Northern Territory

5 Reasons why Timber Creek is a TOP Aussie Town!

Timber Creek sure didn’t look like the home of Australia’s wildest river OR the crocodile capital of OZ as we pulled in after a punishing hour – and about 90 kilometres – on the road. I hadn’t yet discovered the killer Scenic Loo but even if I had, Timber Creek wouldn’t have looked like dunny heaven either. I checked my[…]

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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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Ochre Pits near Lyndhurst, South Australia

Larrikins, Landscapes and Loos! Lyndhurst South Australia

If you’re passing through Lyndhurst when nature calls, you can’t miss this little Outback Beauty – it’s right on the highway next to the Lyndhurst town sign. That’s how I knew it couldn’t possibly have been there back in 2013 when I first went to Lyndhurst. So after crossing my legs for 25 km (15.5 miles) while driving back from[…]

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Port Clinton Sunrise, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Why Port Clinton is a TOP Aussie Town!

I was once one of the many travellers who, upon driving down the eastern shore of South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, would pass the Port Clinton turn-off without a second thought. That was my mistake. And theirs. Because it’s only 90 minutes from Adelaide, it’s a great base from which to explore many of the FAAAAABULOUS upper Yorke Peninsula’s attractions AND[…]

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Kimberley Transport via Wyndham

FIVE Reasons why Wyndham is a TOP Aussie Town!

I’d only been in Wyndham a couple of hours, but I was liking it already. First up was the 20 metre (65.6 ft), grinning crocodile at the town’s entrance – the most creative way to use up 5.5 km (3.4 miles) of steel rods, 50 kg (110 lb) of welding rods, 10 rolls of bird mesh and 6 cubic metres[…]

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Sunrise at Lake Lascelles

Why Hopetoun Victoria is a TOP Aussie Town!

I don’t know why it is that travellers are routinely described as ‘weary’. If I’m describing myself, I just say I’m a traveller – not a weary one. But when travel publications refer to havens for the weary traveller; and weary traveller’s resting places; and recharging the weary travellers batteries and the like, you start to believe the hype. So after[…]

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Woodenbong Landscape

Why Woodenbong is a TOP Aussie Town!

Even if I’d been to Woodenbong BEFORE I listed the Aussie place names that WON’T keep you guessing, it never would have made the cut. Yes, there really IS a town called Woodenbong. And no, this Northern New South Wales town just south of the Queensland border and ~150 km west of coastal hot spot Byron Bay ISN’T named after[…]

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Capture the Colours of OZ Country Towns!

The FAAAAAABULOUS colours of OZ make the life of a downunder blogging, photographing, writing traveller with a penchant for bakeries REALLY easy … Getting a good pic from right in front of a spectacularly AWESOME panorama, a weird and wacky BIG Thing or a KILLER sunset is what’s called, in the technical photographic terminology used by us amateurs, a SURE[…]

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Lake Cullulleraine Sunset, Victoria, Australia

Lake Cullulleraine and the Singing Camera! via Mildura, Victoria

OK, so I’d been reading a photography magazine as we approached Lake Cullulleraine at the end of a long day on the road, and I was itching to try a few things out. So what if my camera was ‘only’ a point & click, and not one of the fancy-schmancy-hi-tech must-have gadget-laden-gizmos the mag condescended about. Besides, I was in[…]

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