Flinders Ranges from Hawker Parachilna Road

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

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

The Dutchmans Stern Hike! Southern 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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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 got to the counter first. And that’s exactly where I needed[…]

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Cape Northumberland at Sunset, Limestone Coast Attractions

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

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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Cape Buffon, Canunda National Park via Southend, Limestone Coast

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to the Limestone Coast – Part ONE

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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The Bunkers, Wilkawillina Gorge

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

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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Goolwa Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Red’s BEST Activities in South Australia!

So what are the best activities in 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[…]

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Heysen Range at Angorichina, Northern Flinders Ranges

5 Amazing Angorichina Adventures! Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia

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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Ochre Pits near Lyndhurst, South Australia

Larrikins, Landscapes and Loos! 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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