Pennington Bay, Kangaroo Island

Beauty and Bushfires: Exploring Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island Bushfires Choking back tears, he told me “I looked out over the plain and howled. It’ll take a long time to recover, and it probably won’t be in my lifetime”.   I was talking to David, a now-retired guide who had spent 15 years conducting eco-tours in Flinders Chase National Park and the adjoining Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection[…]

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London, Paris, Thargomindah - Flags at the Thargomindah Hydro Station, Outback Queensland

Things to do in Thargomindah, Outback Queensland

Thargomindah is conveniently located between Eulo and Noccundra – two other Outback Queensland localities you’ve probably never heard of.  At over 1000 km (620 miles) west of Brisbane, it’s not a place you come across by chance. But there are plenty of things to do in Thargomindah. As part of the Adventure Way, a self-drive trail from Brisbane to Innamincka[…]

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Sunset behind Wattle Point Wind Farm, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Best Australian Sunset Spots … and the stories that go with them!

The best Australian sunset spots are easy to find.  Road-trip almost anywhere downunder, and sooner or later the three main conditions for a great sunset – wide open spaces, big sky and a prop (or two) – will come together.  According to me, anyway. Don’t know where to find the best Australian sunset spots?  No problem!  Over the years I’ve[…]

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Reflections at Black Rock Falls, via Kununurra, Western Australia

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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Flinders Ranges from Hawker Parachilna Road

7 Days in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia – A Beginners Guide

The serrated peaks of the Flinders Ranges zig-zag dramatically across the skyline – the unmistakeable silhouette of a 430 km (265 miles) line of mountain ranges that jumps from a standing start right out of the vast outback plain. Blindfold me and drop me in the middle of it and I’ll know EXACTLY where I am. Praise be I’m in[…]

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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 reached the counter first. And that’s exactly where I needed to[…]

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Normanville Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide, South Australia

See Australia Month by Month Part Two: July to December Travel Teasers!

Wondering how you’re EVER going to see as much of Australia as I have?  Trust me, travelling OZ is SO worth it!  And if you need reasons to do it other than the stunning natural attractions, amazing Aussie experiences and fabulous holiday destinations, take a look at these 25 science-backed health benefits of travel HERE. Here’s HOW to get your[…]

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Jump-up Loop Landscape, Sturt National Park, via Tibooburra, New South Wales

Explore Corner Country! Tibooburra, Milparinka and Cameron Corner, New South Wales

Our Corner Country Adventure Begins! Taking a road trip to ANY hottest place anywhere just SO isn’t on my travel bucket list. But Tibooburra, aka the hottest place in New South Wales, was closest town to the ONLY place in the world where I could stand in three Australian states – South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales – all at[…]

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