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The most iconic places in Australia you’ve never heard of

Orange sun setting behind dead tree branches at White Cliffs in outback NSW

Everybody knows the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Uluru, and the Great Barrier Reef. But there are many other places that are just as magnificent that you’ve probably never heard of or, if you do know them, haven’t thought about visiting. Places that are seared into the Australian psyche,but which even locals …

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Top Australian Outback landscapes

Watarrka - Kings Canyon

The Australian outback is not all flat, endless plains. The countryside is constantly changing – rainforest, floodplains (and drought plains), ‘jump up’ country, rivers, deserts, sand dunes, and red dust are some of the things you’ll see. Sometimes all within the space of a day’s drive. Even the name of the deserts conjures up amazing …

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Things you need to know before travelling in Australia

You’re thinking about visiting Australia, and want to make the most of your time here. You’ve checked the web for the best places to visit, and come up with your list of places to see. If you’re like most people that list will include Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House Bondi Beach Uluru Great Barrier …

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Beach driving – more preparation for the Simpson Desert

“Driving on the beach is different to driving in the desert” said Doc “See if you can stay in the other tracks.” Great advice, if I could identify which set of tracks he meant. We were on the beach at Stockton. Around 17km of driving over mainly soft sand, with dunes stretched tantalisingly alongside you …

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The Corner Store: where all the kangaroos hang out

I’m sitting at the Corner Store. Not the one down the street from home, the one at Cameron Corner, where three states meet: New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia. I’m not sure which state I’m in, or should that be what state I’m in. And I drove the Strzelecki and Old Strzelecki tracks to …

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Wilcannia, emus, goats, but no kangaroos

Goats. There are millions of goats roaming outback Australia. And I saw a lot of them today. As you do when you’re outback, I was keeping an eye out for animals. I really wanted to see kangaroos and emus (without running into them with the car), but what I saw were goats. Everywhere, there were …

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