Category: Travel tips

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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Things that will (possibly) kill you in the Australian bush

I never used to go camping. Too cold, too many insects, too uncomfortable. Then Doc dragged me kicking and screaming into the outback in a swag, and I was hooked. All my objections were overcome. Modern camping is comfortable, campfires help with the cold, or you can just go north where it’s never cold, and …

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More car trouble in the outback

Well, it’s happened again. I’ve had car trouble. Driving from Coober Pedy to Arkaringa and the Painted Desert, one of the clips holding my back window in place broke. Of course it was the strongest one, the one that holds it all in place. Without that, the clip that holds down the other corner just …

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The best laid plans ….

    The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry]  – Robert Burns      

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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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