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Byron Bay And The Crystal Castle

It was our last full day in Queensland before heading home next day, and we decided to drive down to Byron Bay and see the lighthouse, and visit the Crystal Castle.  Set in the hinterlands […]

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Springbrook National Park – Day 5

Murphys Law was running true to form as we’d had four days of misty, cloudy mornings up at O’Reillys.. and the day we left to head to the Natural Bridge it was blue skies and […]

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O’Reillys & Lamington National Park Day 4

“The rescue of survivors of the Stinson plane crash 80 years ago was an iconic moment in Australian history, but the man behind the feat never felt he was a hero” Damien Larkins, ABC News. […]

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O’Reillys & Lamington National Park Day 3

With Carole on crutches today we did a more sedate 4WD trip this morning with Matt to Moonlight Crag and then to Lukes Farm for damper and billy tea.  Matt kept an interesting and informative […]

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O’Reillys & Lamington National Park Pt 2

“I realized something on the ride. I realized if I wait until I’m not scared to try new things, then I’ll never get to try them at all.” ― Marie Sexton, Between Sinners and Saints […]

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O’Reillys & Lamington National Park

“Four years after the arrival of the O’Reilly family in 1911 Lamington National Park was declared, effectively isolating the O’Reillys from the outside world. While Lamington wasn’t Queensland’s first national park it is the most […]

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Waterfalls of NSW

If you have read my previous waterfall posts Waterfalls of Victoria and Waterfalls of Queensland, you have probably  figured out I’m kinda partial to waterfalls 🙂 On a recent trip to the Blue Mountains I […]

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Rambling The Outback – Day 4 – MUNGO!

Day four of our outback travels had arrived… For me… this was the highlight of the trip.. remote, isolated, heritage listed and with a landscape unlike anything I had seen before.  Mungo National Park.  Aboriginal […]

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Rambling Outback NSW – Day 2, Mildura to Broken Hill

Mildura Tuesday morning, as pre-arranged the night before, everyone was up in the dark, out the door by 6am and heading down to the Mildura Wharf for sunrise.  The river was still and quiet, save […]

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Tropical North Queensland

One of my favourite places on earth is Tropical North Queensland. Actually, correction, its my most favourite place.  Its warm, usually sunny, the people are beyond anyones yardstick for friendly, and the lifestyle is so […]

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Black Saturday – From The Ashes

Following weeks of drought, and extreme heat, Victoria was a tinderbox waiting for the match to fall.  The devastating bushfires that swept across Victoria on Feb 7th 2009, now famously known by all as Black […]

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Warburton Jam

Being a card-carrying introvert (not same as shy or reclusive)  I do not make friends quickly or easily, and need my space and quiet times.  I have often joked you could hold my wake in […]

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