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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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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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May 26 2014

The blokey world of 4WD shows

Doc is a typical bloke and loves shopping. At least if tools or cars are involved. Yesterday he found a great bargain on-line. 35 4WD DVDs for only $50. A saving of $450, and they were only just down the road! That’s the bloke equivalent of shoe shopping! So guess how we spent our afternoon. …

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May 15 2014

My first 4WD lesson

Last time we were at the farm I had my first official 4WD lesson. I have done some 4WDing before. Doc sometimes lets me drive across creeks or washouts when we go away, but, as the Cruiser is his baby, I’m not allowed to drive it too much. I’m definitely not allowed to take it …

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May 07 2014

Women can travel alone in outback Australia

I’ve had my solo outback trip accepted for crowdfunding on Trevolta.com I’m so excited. In case you don’t know, crowdfunding is where individuals or businesses donate to your project – in this case my solo trip outback. Sometimes they get something in exchange (see my ‘rewards’), and sometimes they do it just because they think …

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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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Feb 14 2014

On board the Voyager of the Sea for the InstaFilm Festival

Have you ever wanted to go on a cruise? Oh, perhaps it’s just me then. It’s not something that’s ever tempted me. Too many people, too little space.  Give me the outback anytime. Mind you, I wasn’t interested in camping in the outback either, until I met Doc, so perhaps there’s something to the cruise …

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Dec 04 2013

Australia’s deadliest animals

Australia has 20 of the top 25 most venomous snakes in the world, as well as 3 of the top 7 deadliest spiders (Sydney Funnelweb, Mouse Spider and Redback). Then there are Great White Sharks, crocodiles, box jelly fish, irakandji, blue ringed-octopus (or should that be octopi?) But you knew that, didn’t you.

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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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