Birdum

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Birdum is a town that no longer exists! In an attempt to build a railway line from Darwin to Adelaide back in the good ol days it’s fair to say that the money  ran dry and it never made it all the way, there was a big gap in the middle. By the time they were around to getting it …

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Exploring the Old Geelong Gaol

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Murders,hangings,daring escapes and ghostly stories…… Why not come and visit the Old Geelong Gaol, it’s a Hell-hole” as referred to by the late Chopper Reid or was it like”a Seaside Resort” as mentioned by the Geelong Advertiser back in 1902. Which ever way you look at it,this joint is steeped with history and worth a wander through. Rug up though …

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Exploring Glenloth Hall, Victoria

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Glenloth  Hall…..a small part of what’s left of the town called Glenloth ,on a back road to Charlton. We stopped at this Hall ,as it grabbed out attention while driving past. Not much in this town now ,that once was most likely a busy place with the grain silo rail head that’s still standing but unused. If you didn’t already …

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Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra

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We were lost and somewhat frustrated….. The main reason for us visiting Canberra was to attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service,then maybe stay on briefly to experience some of the Capital City. We had been in Canberra just a night and a day,but in that time had no luck in finding a paid place to plug-in,the accommodation we had lined …

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“Lake Ballard” Western Australia

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We have great memories of Lake Ballard ,this is where we sat and spoke with an Astronomer while he was photographing the “Seven Sisters” It was also a  breath of fresh air to be there ,after being cooped up in Kalgoorlie Hospital with the surprise early arrival of our seventh daughter. As soon as we had the all clear and …

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Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles

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If you have ever been road tripping along the Stuart Hwy,there’s no doubt you stopped off at Karlu Karlu, or what allot people call it “The Devils Marbles” Now if you haven’t, you’ll find this fascinating geological wonder about 390km North of Alice Springs just off the Stuart Hwy. This place intrigues us ,and with every single visit over the …

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Aileron Roadhouse

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About 130km North of Alice Springs, lives our family’s favourite  big red Kangaroo,we have no clue of the story behind him and don’t even know his name,but we call him “Steven” and every time we are heading past Aileron Roadhouse we drop in and say G’day! I’m sure there’s a human stuck in this Kangaroos body,he’s such a character,we are …

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Wycliffe Well….UFO Capital of Australia, Northern Territory

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Wycliffe Well is about 380klm North of Alice Springs,and known as the UFO Capital of Australia. It’s a unique little place to stop for a break on your trip either North or South along the Stuart Hwy. This place has had hundreds of reported UFO sightings since WWII.Originally it started out as a watering point along the old stock route …

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Barrow Creek Hotel and Telegraph Station

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Mention the name “Barrow Creek ” and I bet the first thing that pop’s into your head is the disappearance and murder of British tourist Peter Falconio along this lonely stretch of hwy  back in 2001. But there’s more to this place than his disappearance,it has a history and some of it a dark history with a massacre occurring near …

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Exploring Alice Springs

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1. ALICE SPRINGS REPTILE CENTRE  This place is Awesome! experience reptiles up close and personal with extensive displays,huge perentie goannas,frill neck lizards,thorny devils,venomous snakes,large pythons and Terry the saltwater crocodile. 2. NATIONAL PIONEER WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME–Very interesting and informative museum on the history of women who were first in their field,as-well as the pioneering women of central Australia.The museum …

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