Lord Howe Island

How to Spend 7 Days in Paradise – Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

‘I’ll take TEN kilos off for your RED hair,’ the baggage handler announced as I stepped on to the scales clutching my hand luggage. Just as well, I thought, sneaking a peek at the reading. Boy, were those scales defective, or WHAT?! Luckily, the scales faced away from the crowds at the airport – who was going to believe that[…]

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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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Boulders on Bald Rock climb, via Tenterfield NSW

Climb Bald Rock – Australia’s BIGGEST Granite Monolith! via Tenterfield, NSW

There’s no shame in taking the easy option. Is there? That’s what I kept telling myself on the Bald Rock climb, anyway. It’d been too long since I clocked up an Australian exclusive, so climbing Bald Rock, largest exposed granite rock in the Southern Hemisphere and centrepiece of the boulder-studded Granite Country around Tenterfield, was a no-brainer. Choosing the easier[…]

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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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Goolwa Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Red’s BEST Activities in South Australia!

So what are Australia’s best activities?  A simple state by state word association test will more than likely give you results like these: Northern Territory = Uluru. Queensland = Barrier Reef. New South Wales = Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Tasmania = Cradle Mountain. Victoria = The Great Ocean Road. Western Australia = Wildflowers. Australian Capital Territory = Parliament[…]

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Lord Howe Island

10 Places You Must Visit In Australia

Australia is a beautiful country famous for its stunning landscapes, natural wildlife and laidback lifestyle, so it’s no wonder a lot of overseas tourists and locals choose to take their holidays downunder every year. If you’re lucky enough to be taking a vacation in the coming weeks, months and years, here are ten places to visit in Australia that you[…]

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Heysen Range at Angorichina, Northern Flinders Ranges

5 Amazing Angorichina Adventures! Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia

I’m always on the lookout for unusual Aussie places. But staying in a Tuberculosis Sanatorium SO wasn’t on my radar. Even if it DID have a staggeringly scenic loo and a killer view of the Heysen Range in South Australia’s Northern Flinders Ranges. Angorichina Tourist Village – ‘Ango’ to the locals – about half-way along the 30 km (19 mile)[…]

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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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