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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Port Clinton Sunrise, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Why Port Clinton is a TOP Aussie Town!

I was once one of the many travellers who, upon driving down the eastern shore of South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, would pass the Port Clinton turn-off without a second thought. That was my mistake. And theirs. Because it’s only 90 minutes from Adelaide, it’s a great base from which to explore many of the FAAAAABULOUS upper Yorke Peninsula’s attractions AND[…]

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Ardrossan Jetty Loo, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Tour the Yorke Peninsula via its BEST Scenic Loos!

Road-tripping around Australia isn’t always easy. Long distances with lots of nothing-much between attractions. Hazardous heat, dodgy roads and limited phone coverage. And – unless you’re an exhibitionist who loves squatting by the side of the road in full view – a LOT of leg-crossing between amenities! But it’s almost impossible to swing a long-tailed lizard – or drive more[…]

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Red Leaves in the Sunset

Adelaide, Autumn and the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

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

Sand dunes and shipwrecks.  A wild and windswept heli-pad. Magnificent cliffs, an old wooden railway transport line and exotic lighthouses. Historic ruins and a sailor a long way from home.  None of these are 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[…]

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The Bunkers, Wilkawillina Gorge

Walk Wild Wilkawillina!

A six hour drive north of Adelaide takes you deep into South Australia’s Outback zone AND into the Flinders Ranges National Park. It’s considered remote. By most people’s standards, anyway. Factor in its staggering scenery, wonderful wildlife, numerous hiking trails and awesome natural beauty, and you’ve got one of the best eco-tourism adventure destinations in the country! That makes it[…]

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Lone Gum at Stubbs Waterhole

Arkaroola Wilderness Adventureland!

For a place explored, surveyed and ravaged by pastoralism, mining and smelting; overrun by sheep, camels, donkeys, rabbits and dingoes; and more recently under threat from an avaricious government looking to sell off uranium mining rights, Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is looking mighty fine! That’s due to the extraordinary Sprigg family* – visionaries, eco-tourism pioneers and explorers – who bought this[…]

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