Kathleen Swinbourne

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Top tips for travelling around Australia

We all make mistakes, but some of them can be deadly. Now that restrictions are easing, and people are making plans to travel again, here are some simple tips to help you avoid what could be dangerous mistakes. Or that could save you lots of money.

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Where to see kangaroos in Australia – and koalas *UPDATE*

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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Popcorn pandemonium killed the cat

Beware crocodiles sign at the lagoon where Doc is fishing

Doc and I were lying in the tent, having our morning coffee on the balcony. The morning bird chorus was phenomenal, and we were just watching the lagoon he’d been catching fish in yesterday. Suddenly he got very attentive. “What’s up?” I asked “I’m just watching the other bank. The activity on the water has …

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Women can drive the Old Tele Track too

I did Gunshot! I was still on a high when I woke up the next morning. But it didn’t take long before I came down to earth with a thud. Gunshot is definitely not the hardest creek crossing on the Old Tele Track. After a morning spent relaxing at Fruit Bat Falls and Eliot/Twin Falls …

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Gunshot – Driving the Old Tele Track

I did Gunshot! I was on such a high. Gunshot is the stuff of legend. Even the chicken track at Gunshot has a deep, long creek crossing. And even the easier of the 2 exits is steep & rutted. It’s not an easy crossing however you do it. The exit took me 2 attempts before …

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Driving the Old Tele Track

After spending almost 5 months in Adelaide on family matters, with only small weekend trips away, I felt the need to do something a bit bigger. “I need to do something challenging” I said to Doc “Something that will push me out of my comfort zone, and even scare me.” Well, the Tele Track certainly …

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