Category: South Australia

Aug 02 2016

Does it get cold in Australia?

Ice crystals on the roof of the car

Somebody could have told me Yunta is the coldest place in Australia! I woke up this morning and there was ice on the swag. Ice. Real ice. It cracked when I folded the canvas cover back and get out of bed.

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Jul 15 2016

How dangerous is it for women to travel alone?

I am about to have an enormous adventure, driving around outback South Australia on my own. I am so excited. But you know the two biggest questions I get– “aren’t you scared?” and “isn’t that dangerous?” Seriously. So much to see, do, and experience, and you think I should concentrate on fear? No, I haven’t …

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Apr 01 2016

My first solo outback trip coming up

Drawers for the back of my Suzuki should be delivered next week, I’ve ordered the snorkel, and – most important – the fridge has been serviced. It’s finally happening – my solo outback trip.

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Jan 12 2016

Photos – our trip along the Murray River

We saw and experienced so much travelling along the Murray River that it’s impossible to write about it all. So here are the photos. Enjoy

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Jan 12 2016

Murray River memories

There were a few things about the Murray River that I wasn’t expecting. And some that I should have. And some that were everything I could have wanted.            

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Jan 08 2016

All the Rivers Run – our trip up the Murray River

For anybody who’s read All the Rivers Run, or seen the mini-series, a trip along the Murray is a must. Having decided that’s how we were travelling back from Adelaide to Sydney, we set off to start the trip at Swan Reach in South Australia, and drive up river until we turned off, up along …

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Jan 05 2016

A land of sweeping plains

A flock of corellas flying over the Murray River

After spending a lovely week with my family over Christmas, it was time to move one. We had to get back home, but via what route was the question. With just over a week to get home, we could take our time, and take in some of the countryside. We had the swag, with its …

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Jan 03 2016

The (muddy) road less travelled

The Triton ute on an outback dirt road

  When Doc and I travel we like to steer clear of main highways as much as possible. Back roads are always prettier, less crowded, and you get to see much more of the country side. If we get lost – well, it’s all an adventure isn’t it. So on our journey along the Murray …

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Jan 28 2015

Where to see kangaroos in Australia

Kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, platypus(es??? – platypodes?), emus, wallabies, and more kangaroos. Everyone loves Australian animals. What’s not to love – they’re cute, cuddly, and they sleep in the shade all day – or swim in the case of platypus. And as long as they’re not spiders, snakes or crocodiles, or octopuses or some fish, …

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Jan 19 2015

Can you travel Australia without a 4WD?

I was driving down the motorway from Sydney to Wollongong the other day, playing tag with a Nissan Patrol. (that’s not it in the photo, that’s our Cruiser). Now that’s a fairly large 4WD vehicle, and it had all the travelling accoutrements. Camping gear on top, jerry cans for water/fuel, offroad tyres, etc. And it …

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