Five Fab Favourite Places

Five Fab Favourites

I consider these five places as my favourites in Australia and I encourage you to visit if you ever get the opportunity.

1. Australia’s Red Centre

Uluru in Central Australia is an amazingly beautiful part of the world. It’s called the Red Centre for a good reason – as it’s red and dry and the centre of Australia.  Uluru itself was quite surprising – it’s surface wasn’t smooth like I thought it would be; it had a spiritual effect on me which I wasn’t expecting and it was beautiful in every light – sunrise, sunset…it didn’t matter as the light played tricks and kept you watching!

2. Tasmania

Wineglass Bay and Maria Island on the East Coast and the towns on the Wild West Coast were my favourites. The history of Tasmania is full of interesting stories and we absorbed as much as we could while walking and cycling.

3.  Adnyamathanha Country, Flinders Ranges South Australia

Adnyamathanha Country in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges was an amazing experience. We joined a group walk at Iga Warta for two weeks and were immersed into the Aboriginal culture as we walked down the ancient Frome River following in the footsteps of the local indigenous people.  We were made to feel like family and came away with a whole new respect for their history, culture, rock art and family connections to the land.

4. Jervis Bay and NSW South Coast

Located on the South Coast of New South Wales Jervis Bay is a pristine coastal area which boasts the whitest and squeakiest sand in the whole of Australia!

5. Tumbarumba, NSW

My home town of Tumbarumba may be off the beaten track for many but it is a beautiful community with Australia’s highest peak Mt Kosciuszko in our backyard! It is a small rural town in New South Wales, halfway between Sydney and Melbourne. 

I hope this whets your appetite for visiting some of the lesser known areas of Australia.  It’s a vast and beautiful country and deserves to be explored!

Our family’s motto is To travel is to live and we try hard to live this way.

Hans Christian Anderson

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favourite places – let me know your favourite by leaving a comment.

Five fab places to visit in Australia

Debbie 🙂

NOTE: I have entered this post in the 2019 Bloggers Bash Post Competition which has the theme of FIVE. It’s the 5th year of the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards and the committee have asked to see our best post using 5 as the main topic. This post fits the bill for me!! The word limit is 375 words not including the title and it cost 5 pound to enter. There are prizes at stake too 🙂 Judging will take place with winners announced at the Bash in London on June 15 2019.

This is an abridged version of a guest post I wrote for Miriam’s Out An’ About blog in March 2018 – Five Fab Favourites

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81 Replies to “Five Fab Favourite Places”

    1. Thanks so much Miriam! W are indeed blessed and I had been wanting to share your post, so this was a great way to do it and participate in the weekly photo challenge at the same time. By the way, I am currently working on telling ‘my story’ as alluded to in my post. It is something I need to do.

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  1. The wide open spaces, there is something magical about being out there in the Outback. Australia and NZ I do believe have some of the best beaches in the world, not that I am biased or anything 🙂 Lovely photos, Deb!

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  2. Lots of gorgeous pictures, but that last one got me. What a landscape! The colors and how the sky seems to be both shielding the ground and rising above it, possibly threatening, possibly protecting. It’s really beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much Angela – that last one is my view every time I return from my daily walk. The colours and sky might be different each time but the view is always welcoming and it says ‘you’re home’ to me. I love your description of it and might have to use you as my ‘go to’ word person from now on! 😊

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  3. Wowza Debbie!

    I already knew that Tasmania sounded gorgeous, and everyone expects Aussie to have the best beaches, but Adnyamathanha Country is totally new to me. Those trees look amazing! What a gorgeous place to explore!

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    1. It was an amazing place to visit Josy, especially as we enjoyed learning the cultural side of the Adnyamathanha people. I wrote a few posts from our trip last year where we walked down the ancient river the Aboriginal people had used for years. It was a very special time.

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  4. Just stunning Deb and we are so lucky to live in Australia. However, I am guilty of not exploring my own backyard and haven’t been to any of these places. I need to get a move on with my Aussie travel Bucket List. I’m off to read your post in full.

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    1. Thanks Sue, I hadn’t seen much of our own backyard until quite recently so I know what you mean. I really enjoyed sharing these photos and the full post over at Miriam’s had much more information about the various places. 🙂


  5. Beautiful country, though from an American perspective, terrifyingly filled with poisonous things (we have like 10 total poisonous things here more or less).
    I wrote a blog on Ayers rock once, and its supposed curse – beautiful, if not dangerous hehe. Your photographs are wonderful!

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      1. Yep, I really could stick my toes in that sand right now. Bliss. I hope it improves too, but you know what it’s like. It was beautiful blue skies yesterday, so now there is a week of rain forecast 😂

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  6. So many amazing places to visit! I’ve never been to the NT, I’m ashamed to say – it’s definitely on the list. I’ve never been to Tumbarumba either! Shame on me – it’s pretty close.

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  7. Gorgeous pics Deb – definitely a great advertisement for this beautiful country we live in – with all its diversity. Good luck on the competition and I hope you win it for Australia 🙂 x

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  8. Amazing pics! I’ve been to Hobart a few times but would love to go back and explore more of Tassie, it’s stunning! I’ve been to the Red Centre and would love to go back but still have the Flinders Ranges and Tumbarumba to cross off my list. What a beautiful part of the world you live in!

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  9. It sure is a wonderful country we live in and I am grateful to have lived in some different areas. I have visited Jervis Bay as I was a kid living in Wollongong and we had drives there. I am not planning on any travel due to costs and mobility and eating plays a part so I am glad people like you share generously and I get a lot from your photos and words.

    Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week’s optional prompt is 12/51 Memories I’d Like To Re-Capture. Denyse

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