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

Copley Sunset, 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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My TOP 10 Favourite things to do on Norfolk Island

Phillip Island offshore from Norfolk Island

A week on Norfolk Island should give you just enough time to realise that a week on Norfolk Island isn’t nearly long enough. Whether or not you’re an amateur photographer/twitcher duo like us, on the prowl for amazing natural attractions, unusual birds (feathered) and scenic loos in exotic locations, chances are you won’t be able to fit it all in.

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5 Reasons why Timber Creek is a TOP Aussie Town!

Victoria River Sunset, via Timber Creek, Northern Territory

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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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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Larrikins, Landscapes and Loos! Lyndhurst South Australia

Ochre Pits near 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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10 TOP Things to Do in Darwin, Top End

Not Jumping Croc, Adelaide River, Northern Territory

For an isolated city, rebuilt twice after being bombed (WWII) destroyed by a tropical cyclone (1974); regularly washed by massive 7 metre tides and monsoonal floods; and hosting a high proportion of dangerous and deadly wildlife; Darwin’s looking mighty fine these days. At least to a fair-weather traveller like me – my visit was during the more activity-friendly dry season,

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The Bizarre Back-of-Beyond Bakery – Farina, South Australia

STOP PRESS!  2017 Farina Bakery Opening Dates:  Saturday 27th May to Sunday 23rd July 2017  The sign shimmered through the haze of dust and heat like a mirage. Or the product of too much wishful thinking. Or the BEST kind of fantasy … Whichever it was, the Bakery Baking Today* sign at the Farina turn-off in the middle of the South Australian Outback

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Aussie Icons #5 – Tree of Knowledge Barcaldine Queensland

Under the Canopy - Tree of Knowledge, Barcaldine

When the 200-year-old Tree of Knowledge was poisoned shortly after being included on the National Heritage List on Australia Day 2006, I was appalled. Yet another historic Aussie landmark fallen victim to the disregard sometimes shown for our heritage. But although the tree’s demise was disappointing, I was also resigned to its fate. Because when a tree dies, it’s gone for

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Aussie Icons #3 – The Red Devil

The Red Devil, Minlaton, South Australia

According to my train buddy* G, the longest ever recorded chicken flight lasted for 13 seconds.  Ironic then, that one of Australia’s most unsung aviators drew his early inspiration from experiments with measuring chook** wingspan relative to their flight! A world exclusive wasn’t what I expected when I visited Minlaton on South Australia’s York Peninsula. But the Red Devil, a Bristol M.1C

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