The Dutchmans Stern Hike! Southern Flinders Ranges, South Australia

View from the Dutchman's Stern Summit, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

‘Visit the Crazy Horse – but not on Monday’ the log book entry read. Why on earth, with the magnificent 360° panorama from the Dutchman’s Stern summit all around them, would two German hikers be reminded of an Adelaide nightclub 300-odd kilometres away? (Note to self – what IS the Monday deal at the Crazy Horse, anyway??) Good question. Did

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The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Limestone Coast Attractions – Part Two!

Cape Northumberland at Sunset, Limestone Coast Attractions

The Limestone Coast is WAY too big for one blog post – that’s why you’ll find Part One of my Limestone Coast Beginners Guide HERE! In Part One, there’s 6 SUPER cool natural Limestone Coast attractions close to Mount Gambier – best place for the amazing volcanic activity that helped make the region what it is today! In Part Two

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

Lord Howe Island

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

Boulders on Bald Rock climb, 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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5 Amazing Angorichina Adventures! Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Heysen Range at Angorichina, Northern Flinders Ranges

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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Random Adventures in the Scenic Rim Part TWO

Lake Moogerah Sunset, Scenic Rim

Are you ready to return to that magical land of mountains awash with rocks and rainforest; steep passes, plunging waterfalls and patch-worked plains; green and glowing with magnificent sunsets? What land is this? It’s Australia’s amazing Scenic Rim Region that I introduced in Part One HERE! Don’t recall? Check it out NOW! I’ll wait … … OK! You’re back! So

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Adelaide, Autumn and the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

Red Leaves in the Sunset

As any South Australian pedant (is that a tautology?) will know, Mount Lofty isn’t South Australia’s highest mountain. That honour, as said pedant/s would confirm, goes to the 1435 metre high Mount Woodroffe in South Australia’s far north up near the Northern Territory border. But Mount Woodroffe is a long way (and not visible) from state capital Adelaide, so Mount

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7 Wonderful Walks in Innes National Park

The sand dunes and shipwrecks; a wild and windswept heli-pad; magnificent cliffs; an old wooden railway transport line; exotic lighthouses; historic ruins; and sailor a long way from home aren’t visible from the entrance to Innes National Park. And you can’t see them from the ~30 km of road winding through the park. To discover the history, see the sights

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Random Adventures in the Scenic Rim: Part One

There’s a magical, mystical land where ancient, dense rainforests cloak majestic mountains, their serrated silhouettes marching across a dramatically sensational skyline. Where vertically columned cliffs fall into fertile valleys patch-worked with produce and criss-crossed by rocky streams. Picturesque hamlets dot the landscape providing shelter, food and a base from which to explore their impossibly scenic surroundings. Numerous National parks showcase

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