Kununurra Sunset over Lily Creek Lagoon

LOTS of COOL Things to Do in Kununurra, Western Australia

The day we got to Kununurra WA started WAY too early. As the clock ticked over past midnight, Are You Lonesome Tonight and I was only 19 thundered from (respectively) the vehicle cab and the top-of-the-range caravan parked next to us in Timber Creek. Yes, you’re right. You’d have to be VERY drunk for that to sound good. A couple[…]

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Port of Broome, Western Australia

7 Days from Darwin to Broome via the Great Northern Highway

Whether you got to Darwin by plane, train (the Ghan), or my 7 day Road-trip from Adelaide, once you’ve seen the sights – like my TOP TEN things to do in Darwin – you’ll eventually have to leave. But if you’ve got another 7 days (or more!) to kill, the alternative to returning the way you came is to take[…]

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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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Track to Marlgu Billabong

7 Random Kimberley Adventures

By Northern Hemisphere standards, winter in many areas of Australia isn’t particularly cold. But that doesn’t stop a mass exodus from the ‘cold’ south during the Aussie winter (officially June/July/August), to the north where it’s actually hot! But it’s not just the average daily maximum of around 30 °C that makes the Kimberley region stretching across the north of Western[…]

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Sunset at Dales Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia

Walk 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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Sunset over King Sound from Derby Jetty, Western Australia

The HIGHEST Tide in OZ! Derby, Western Australia

The splendiferous sun sank into the shadowy waters on this balmy OZ winter’s evening with a sensational splash of colour. The superb sunset would make a good stand-alone shot. But a prop or two would turn it into a GREAT one! Luckily for me, this July 2012 Derby sunset over stunning King Sound in Australia’s North West had three: a massive[…]

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Mt Nameless, Tom Price, Western Australia

Why Tom Price Western Australia is a TOP Aussie Town!

I had no idea that at 747 metres (2450 ft) above sea level Tom Price is the highest town in Western Australia. I had no idea Tom Price is at the foot of the highest Western Australian mountain with a summit accessible by road. And I had no idea that the town was named for American geologist Thomas Moore Price,[…]

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Roebuck Bay, Broome Bird Observatory

6 Random Moments at the Broome Bird Observatory!

1 The Gun Birder* As far as I could tell, driving a bouncing 4WD with 4 passengers along a rough station track in search of Australia’s rarest bird wasn’t cramping the gun birder’s style one bit. All I could see were the vast, rolling plains of grass and samphire stretching to the horizon against an endless blue sky. But our[…]

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Nature's Window, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia

Surviving Nature’s Window – Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia

The sun wasn’t that hot.  The track wasn’t that long. The going wasn’t that tough. And yet, all along the shortis Kalbarri Natures Window walk, people were dropping like flies. Despite the detailed warning signs above the steep staircase accessing the track below the gorge rim, the walk to Kalbarri National Park’s favourite attraction looks deceptively easy. Nature’s Window is[…]

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90 Mile Straight, Nullarbor, Ten Budget Travel Tips

Aussie ABC: N is for Nullarbor

I was 4 – nearly 5! – the first time I crossed the Nullarbor. Xmas day, and we were on the Indian Pacific* heading for Adelaide. We’d spent Xmas eve in a pub somewhere in rough as guts Western Australian gold-mining town Kalgoorlie, but I don’t remember that – maybe I blanked it out … In September 2012, I made[…]

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