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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Like most places of interest on the Oodnadatta Track, Coward Springs was originally a siding for the old Ghan railway line. When they were putting the track through, somebody decided that the best way to get water was to sink a bore. Well, they got water – more than they expected. The water gushed out, and flooded the plain.
So now, like Mungerannie on the Birdsville Track, Coward Springs is a man-made wetlands in the desert.
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The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry]
– Robert Burns
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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 don’t know. Places where you can have truly unique experiences.
Places that are truly iconic.
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The Australian outback is not all flat, endless plains. The countryside is constantly changing – rainforest, floodplains (and drought plains), ‘jump up’ country, rivers, deserts, sand dunes, and red dust are some of the things you’ll see. Sometimes all within the space of a day’s drive.
Even the name of the deserts conjures up amazing images The Stony Desert, The Painted Desert, and The Moon Desert are only a few of the deserts that you can travel through in outback Australia.
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You’re thinking about visiting Australia, and want to make the most of your time here.
You’ve checked the web for the best places to visit, and come up with your list of places to see. If you’re like most people that list will include
- Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House
- Bondi Beach
- Great Barrier Reef
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I will not pretend I wasn’t petrified. I was. But mixed in with the awful fear was a glorious feeling of excitement. Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.
Danny, the Champion of the World
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