Category: camping

Jan 16 2015

Australia’s best camping spots – part 2

Part 2 of my favourite camping spots in Australia. While writing this I realised that most of my favourite places to camp are in Queensland. Given the beauty and variety of the landscape in Queensland this probably isn’t surprising (and I haven’t camped anywhere in Western Australia). So here are the next three best places …

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Jan 15 2015

Australia’s best camping spots

You have amazing, magical experiences camping that you just can’t get if you stay in motels. I’m one of those people who used to turn her nose up at camping. Too uncomfortable, not enough basic amenities (ie toilets), dirty, too many insects, and too uncomfortable. Yes, I know I said that twice, but really, camping …

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Dec 28 2014

We’re going on an adventure

“Let’s go on an adventure” Doc said. Those words can mean so much – a harbinger of doom or exciting times. Rarely something in between, and never boring. “There’s a track I want to explore” he said. Given that Doc’s been coming to this farm for around 12 years and has done a lot of …

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Nov 06 2014

The 40th anniversary of the Finke Desert Race is coming up. Be there

Next year is the 40th anniversary of the Finke Desert Race. As road trips go, this one is pretty spectacular. Almost in the dead centre of Australia, where the dust is the reddest I’ve seen it, the spaces are very wide and very open, the sunrises and sunsets are among the best you’ll see anywhere …

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Apr 19 2014

Life’s an adventure

Life’s always an adventure with Doc, and even a simple trip to the farm isn’t exempt. It’s a long weekend, so of course it’s the perfect opportunity for a trip to the farm, with all the boys. Even though they’ve done this thousands of times, planning the trip required phone calls back and forth. First …

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Mar 10 2014

A very Sydney blog

Warning! Eastern Sydney wanker blog follows. I’m packing to go away again. Yay!!! I’m doing some preliminary work for a shoot coming up on the south coast of NSW, so I’ll be staying in cabins rather than camping. That means I don’t have to take my bed or kitchen, so you’d think packing would be …

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Feb 12 2014

A week in the Pillaga & the Warrumbungles – with an outback dinner under the stars

A week in Pilliga & the Warrumbungles Dinner under the Stars in Gulargambone – 1 March 2014 Bush Poetry Festival in Dunedoo – 27 February – 2 March 2014 Mudgee, Dunedoo, Pillaga State Forest, Warrumbungle National Park, Gulargambone Tour still available at other times without Gulargambone Dinner under the Stars or the Dunedoo Bush Poetry …

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Jan 02 2014

No new year resolutions, but some highlights of 2013

Happy New Year everybody. I hope your Christmas was as good as mine, with family, friends, decorations, lots of good food and wine, presents, and everything that you find in Christmas cards. This year my mum & dad visited from Adelaide. I think this is the first time I’ve spent Christmas with them since before …

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Nov 19 2013

Where to see wildlife in Australia

One of the main reasons people visit Australia is the wildlife. Well, the cute and cuddly variety anyway, mainly kangaroos and koalas. Yet most people never get beyond Taronga Park Zoo to see them. While it is a beautiful zoo, with one of the best views around, a zoo isn’t the same as seeing animals …

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Nov 12 2013

Dealing with car trouble in the outback

“What will you do if something goes wrong?” Everytime I told somebody I was travelling to the outback with a girlfriend, that was the first thing they said. What they really meant was “But you’re female – you can’t fix a car or kill a snake.” They’re right about the first, but I don’t know …

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