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

Flinders Ranges from Hawker Parachilna Road

The serrated peaks 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 South Australia, so I’ve

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

Outback Road via Copley, 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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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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The Ultimate Beginners Guide to the Limestone Coast – Part ONE

Cape Buffon, Canunda National Park via Southend, Limestone Coast

Wild rocky coastline littered with lighthouses and shipwrecks; dormant volcanoes, jewel-like caves and craters; oddly coloured lakes, mysterious pools and deep sinkholes; long, deserted beaches full of fishing spots, surf breaks and secluded bays; spectacular coastal scenery and the Southern Rock Lobster Capital of Australia – if not, the WORLD! And not many travellers even know it’s there! It’s South

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5 RED HOT National Parks of South Australia – a Life In Australia Guest Post

The Bunkers, Wilkawillina Gorge

Many travellers don’t make time for South Australia on their Aussie travel itinerary because many of Australia’s best known attractions are further north.  AND in different states! BUT … the wonderful National Parks of South Australia have superb natural attractions as well as wildlife, wildflowers, hiking trails, unusual features – and a lot less people! That’s why I wrote my first guest post for Life in Australia

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Red’s 10 BEST Travel Experiences in South Australia!

Goolwa Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

A simple word association test will more than likely give you results like these: Northern Territory = Uluru. Queensland = Barrier Reef. New South Wales = Sydney Harbour Bridge. Tasmania = Cradle Mountain. Victoria = The Great Ocean Road. Western Australia = Wildflowers. Australian Capital Territory = Parliament House! And all those wonderful politicians … But South Australia = ?

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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 Port Augusta

Sooner or later, most travellers in Australia will reach the great cross-roads at the head of Spencer Gulf that is Port Augusta. North is the Stuart Highway to the Northern Territory. West is the Eyre Highway across the Nullarbor to West OZ. East is the Barrier Highway to Broken Hill and New South Wales. And South is to Adelaide and

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