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Breaking a long silence on my blog with a series of images I took last week. These bicycles I found up on the range above Mclaren Vale in South Australia. Beautiful.      

Running on a Thursday and Sunday evening the Mindil Sunset Market is a visitation highlight of Darwin. We decided to drop in on the midweek Thursday market and it was a great evening out. Make sure you take an empty stomach as I have never seen so many food vans in the same place before! […]

Jumping Crocodiles! Well that was something we had to see! We were having a few days in Kakadu National Park which has been hit with one of the worst wet seasons for a while with plenty of flooding and plenty of roads in disrepair. It has to be said this is par for the course […]

A couple of photographs that I missed off my Uluru article were these two.  They were both taken in the morning and I think the one of the clouds over Uluru, Ayers Rock may be one of my favourites due to its individuality.   Related articles Uluru – Ayres Rock – The Red Heart Of […]

After the long drive along the first part of Route 87, Stuart Highway and the detour along the Lasseter Highway to Ayres Rock Resort. We arrived (thanks to daylight savings!) at 3.30pm with plenty of time to check in to the resort’s campsite and get our powered pitch (a special treat after roughing it through […]

Leaving Adelaide was bitter sweet, we have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Mclaren Vale thanks to our Wwoofing hosts Angie and Leon yet it was time to move on. Our next stop was Alice Springs via Uluru, Ayers Rock. Uluru was going to be a very special visit for us, being one of the main […]

Being in South Australia and especially since we are currently staying up above McLaren Valley we thought we should embark on a few tastings.  With over 200 Cellar Doors in this region of South Australia, everywhere you go there are vineyards.  With the current crop about to be picked there is a big buzz in […]

On the Fleurieu Way, Victor Harbor is a must on the places to stop and enjoy this part of South Australia. Encounter Bay is home to Granite Island which is connected to Victor Harbor by a 600 meter causeway. A Clydesdale-drawn tram has gone between the mainland and the island, ferrying many tourists who don’t […]

Winding along the South Australia coastline just south of Adelaide is the the Fleurieu Way. The Fleurieu Peninsula has many highlights including the wineries and seaside towns. Emily and I took a couple of days to drive through this scenic countryside and visit some of the attractions along the way. We stopped overnight at Waitpinga […]

  While finishing odd the Great Ocean Road we visited the Waworong Lookout up on the rim, looking down on The Blue Lake, just outside of Mount Gambier. Waworong Lookout gets its name from the aboriginal Booandik Tribe’s word for ‘Blue Lake’.  The Blue Lake supplies water for the City of Mount Gambier and gets […]

London Bridge … has fallen down! The collapse of London Bridge was only a matter of time. One evening in January 1990 the main arch of the London Bridge collapsed, breaking it away from the mainland.  Fotunately noone was injured and the only drama was a couple of people who were marooned on the newly […]

  With the rest of the day after a morning at the Twelve Apostles we had plenty of time to enjoy Lock Ard Gorge, the Ship Wreak Coast and the rest of the Twelve Apostles National Park. All the coasts features are amazing along this stretch and we explored this area with excitement, going down to […]

Another feature of the Twelve Apostles National Park was this archway, lesser known between Lock Ard Gorge and London Bridge. It is marked on tour guides and maps just as The Arch and we were grateful to have some time here away from the crowds that flock to the more well known features. The Grotto […]

Just before you arrive at the infamous Twelve Apostles there is Gibsons Steps (heading west). These steps allow you to negotiate down the sheer limestone cliffs to the beach below. Standing below these cliffs you can really get a perspective of the sheer size of the cliffs along this stretch of the Great Ocean Road […]

The sea is treacherous along this coastline as wind and currents are variable and the shallow, 80 meter average depth of Bass Strait makes it a graveyard for ships. There have been 55 recorded shipwrecks between Cape Otway and Point Lonsdale since 1853. The Cape Otway Lighthouse made it a lot safer from 1848 but […]

One of the highlights without a doubt of our drive along the Great Ocean Road has been our visit to the Twelve Apostles or should I say visits!  Having decided to stop the night in a caravan park with showers (much excitement!) in Princetown only 4km from the Twelve Apostles despite knowing we had the […]

Travelling around in our blue camper van has been a truly amazing experience. The other night we stayed at one of Victoria’s free campsites. Aires River East Campground is a fantastic place to stop overnight with good facilities. Toilets (with loo paper!) Fire pits and great surroundings that we have found common with these overnight […]

Well worth a see is Victoria’s Maits Rest Rainforest Walk. Maits Rest Rainforest is a cool temperate rainforest, it lies protected in a gully in the Otway Ranges, which provides it with its rare climate. The huge Beeches and Tree-ferns here would have been once common across the Otway Ranges. The walk takes about half […]

Cape Patton Lookout is a pull-in just off the Great Ocean Road. Whilst exploring this streatch of coatline in 1800, Captin Grant named this cape after a British admiral. The Cape Patton cliffs are some of the highest along the Victoria coast and are embedded with old dinosaur bones in the rock layers of sandstone, […]

Teddys Lookout gave us a fantastic view of a section of the Great Ocean Road and although it was only a tiny portion of the road, the scenery from this vantage point up high above the coast was beautiful. Teddy’s Lookout is located minutes out side of Lorne, take a right on the roundabout by […]

Erskine Falls just off the Great Ocean Road north of Lorne has a waterfall that is not to be missed. Freefalling for 30 meters the Eskine Falls Lookout provides you with a viewing site from the top of the waterfall and for the fit there is a 220 meter walk down to the base of […]

Having spent the morning and early afternoon around Torquay and at Bells Beach we pushed allong the road a little way to Aireys Inlet. Here there is a delightful little lighthouse which boasts some fantastic views along the coast. The weather wasn’t so delightful but I snapped a few shots and we had a walk […]

After a couple of fortunate events which landed us a free powered pitch in one of the best caravan sites in Torquay (Mainly getting a buy one get one free deal in the reception of the caravan site and finding a $20 note on the floor) We woke refreshed and recharged, our laptops and camera […]