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Jan 17 2015

Australia’s best camping spots – Part 3

Part 3, and the final instalment, in my favourite camping places. And none of these are in Queensland. I know a lot of people think of “Outback Australia” as the Northern Territory, but it extends across all states (except Tasmania). While I’m still trying to get to South Australian and Western Australia, I can promise …

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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 17 2014

Where to find good travel information

How do you find out about a place that you’re visiting? The obvious place is visitors’/tourist centres, or on line. A number of places even have their own apps giving out information on what’s happening and what to see. Google “Sydney tourist information” and you get 30,200,000 hits. How helpful is this really?

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Oct 16 2013

Sunset and champagne

When talking about the most photographed icons in the world, sunset is rarely mentioned. Yet I think there are more photos of and more blogs dedicated to sunsets than to anything else anywhere. Whether watching it with the love of your life, with friends, or alone, a sunset needs nothing more than a glass of …

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Jun 28 2013

Photogallery – Uluru

There’s been a change of plans and the billabong will have to wait. Instead we’re off to the Saxby Roundup and Rodeo for the weekend. In the meantime, here are a few photos of Uluru that I’ve been promising. I loved the Rock and could have spent much more time there. I guess I’ll just …

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Jun 25 2013

Alice Springs to Mount Isa

Mt Isa. What can I say? Broken Hill it aint. After 15 hours in the mining town in western Queensland I was ready to leave again, and not just because the Wallabies lost to the British & Irish Lions and I was watching at the Irish Club.

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Jun 22 2013

Camping spots I have known 2

It’s not all bush camping when you’re out on the road. Caravan parks have services and facilities including showers & toilets, fresh water, camp kitchens, even bars and restaurants. If you’re in a non-service area (there’s an awful lot of them when you’re “out bush”) they’ll even have a public telephone you can use and …

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Jun 20 2013

West MacDonnell Ranges 2

Here’s the second of the photo galleries of the West Macs. This one is Serpentine Gorge and Ormiston Gorge, my two favourites. So what do you think? Are the West Macs more beautiful than the East?

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Jun 20 2013

West MacDonnell Ranges

I said the West MacDonnell Ranges would have to go a long way to beat the East Macs. So did they do it? Well, yes … and no. They’re certainly beautiful, with a beauty that is awe inspiring. The colours and the formations of the rocks are incredible, with sweeping cliffs, and serene water holes. …

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Jun 17 2013

The view from the top … and then down again

I drove the Mereenie Loop Road! We decided to only stay one night at Kings Canyon because, frankly, I was sick of paying exorbitant fees to camp. If ever there was an argument for competition, camping in central Australia is it, but more on that in another blog.

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