That’s how it goes in our relationship.
I had my first lesson driving on sand today, so now I’m ready to tackle the Simpson Desert! The Simpson was my original choice for this year’s trip, but I decided against it because I …
What are the biggest mistakes made when travelling around Australia? I’ve just been reading somebody else’s story about the problems they had when travelling around Australia for a year. The tears were rolling down my …
Every trip should have a luxury component. For this one, it was a weekend away to Nitmiluk with my sister. For Christmas this year, Doc gave me a night at Cicada Lodge, and a helicopter …
The big thing about the wet season in the Top End is … drum roll please … all that water. Rivers, creeks, and water holes are full. Millions of litres of water pours over waterfalls. …
Feb 16 2015
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Feb 13 2015
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Feb 12 2015
The Sydney Opera House, Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, Bondi Beach.
Where do people get their ideas about Australia, and how does that match with reality when they get here? If you think there’s no such thing as a stupid question, you haven’t heard some of the things people ask about Australia.
Stupid questions aside, there are a few things you need to know before you travel in Australia
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Feb 02 2015
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Jan 28 2015
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, or jelly fish, they’re unlikely to kill you. Though that’s not impossible either!
I once took somebody on an outback tour and her first priority? “I want to see a kangaroo”.
So where are the best places to see them?
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Jan 19 2015
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 had stickers all over the rear windows showing the amount of travel they’d done. Every time I got close to it I looked at some of the stickers. As a matter of fact my passenger and I made a game of it – see who could see where they’d been. The big banana, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Port Stevens, Noosa, Cairns – all along the east coast of Australia, and none off tar. Even the inland places we identified – Dubbo, Moree, Lightning Ridge – aren’t off road. Now we didn’t get to read all the stickers so there may have been some identifying places that are off road, so this isn’t a critique of this particular car, but it did get me to thinking – do you really need a 4WD vehicle to travel in outback Australia.
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Jan 17 2015
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 you that NSW also has some amazing outback places to visit.
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Jan 16 2015
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 to camp in Australia, in no particular order.
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Jan 15 2015
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 is too uncomfortable.
Or so I thought.
Now I wouldn’t want to go on holidays any other way.
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