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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  One thought on “Five Fab Favourite Places

  1. Retirement Reflections
    March 27, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    You have definitely made me want to visit Australia again. Beautiful photos!

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    • March 27, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks Donna, you know you’re very welcome anytime you decide to visit 🙂

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  2. March 27, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Such beautiful photos and places Deb. Aren’t we blessed! It was an absolute pleasure to have you guest post on my blog.

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    • March 27, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      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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  3. March 27, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos! Wow!

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    • March 27, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks so much for your visit and comment. We live in a beautiful country and I am happy to share my photos!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. March 27, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Wow! I’ve never traveled to Australia but it’s definitely on my list. Thank you for adding a few places to my itinerary!

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    • March 27, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      My pleasure Janis – I’m so glad you enjoyed my list! You’re welcome to visit anytime 🙂

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  5. March 27, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    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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  6. March 27, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Gorgeous. One day… sigh…

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  7. March 27, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Tasmania. I loved Errol Flynn in Robin Hood as a kid and o think he was from there. Fab pics 🙂

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  8. March 27, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Stunning! HOpe to travel down under next year – for first time ever.

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    • March 27, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Woohoo! Let me know if you need any help planning your trip. Thanks for sharing!

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      • March 27, 2018 at 9:53 pm

        Oh thanks. Will do. I have friends and family in Sydney but hope to tour. Spring 2019 ! x

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  9. March 27, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    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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    • March 28, 2018 at 8:52 am

      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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  10. March 28, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Just beautiful….(heavy sigh). Maybe one day…~ Lynn

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    • March 28, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Yes I know, there’s so many places to visit ‘one day’ – just keep it on your list Lynn and enjoy looking at my photos in the meantime.

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  11. josypheen
    March 28, 2018 at 3:24 am

    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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    • March 28, 2018 at 8:46 am

      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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  12. March 28, 2018 at 4:30 am

    These are great, I enjoyed my time in Australia, these photos remind me that I should go back 🙂

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  13. March 28, 2018 at 10:05 am

    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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    • March 28, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      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. 🙂

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  14. March 30, 2018 at 4:52 am

    Deb, you could be a professional photographer. I do hope to see Australia someday and these pics definitely are giving me ideas of what I may want to see 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 30, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Oh Laura, you do make me happy with your lovely comment. Thanks so much and I hope you get to visit us one day. 😊

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  15. March 31, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Australia and haven’t been to any of these! Your posts on Tasmania really made me want to visit.

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    • March 31, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks very much Hayley, that’s great to know my Tasmanian posts had that effect!!

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  16. March 31, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Just stunning photography, Debbie! I will never manage Australia, but can almost feel it through your images- they are that good!!

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    • March 31, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks so much Claire, I really appreciate your kind comment. I’m glad you can visit Australia through my photos 😊

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  17. Unbound Roots
    April 1, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Absolutely beautiful photos, Debbie! Thanks so much for sharing your journeys with us.

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  18. April 10, 2018 at 12:32 am

    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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    • April 11, 2018 at 9:17 am

      Thanks very much! It’s not that dangerous a place down here…really truly!!

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  19. Jodie
    April 10, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Gosh, these photos are incredible and have me wanting to jump on a plane ASAP!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    • April 11, 2018 at 9:22 am

      Come anytime Jodie – except in the next three months when we’ll be overseas 🙂

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  20. April 10, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Visiting australia in ’19 and so I had to pin this one! Planning!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 11, 2018 at 9:23 am

      Yep, it’s worth pinning! Start planning and feel free to ask for any help you need.

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  21. April 10, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Wow, I love the trees, their shapes, and roots in Adnyamathanha Country. And those beaches are gorgeous in Jervis Bay…was that our island in one of those pictures?

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    • April 10, 2018 at 11:58 am

      Yes it was our island!! Well spotted 😀 thanks for visiting our beautiful countryside with me here 🌞

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  22. April 10, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Oh my, that white gold beach 😍 that’s where I’m drawn to on this murky English morning!

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    • April 10, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      Yes it’s a beauty isn’t it? I hope the weather improves by the time I get over there next month 🙂

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      • April 10, 2018 at 6:47 pm

        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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  23. March 7, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    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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    • March 7, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      You’re welcome to visit Tumbarumba any time Chris! There are many places I’ve not been to in our own country yet either. One day….

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  24. March 7, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Some day I want to visit Australia. It’s so beautiful!

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  25. March 7, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    I will get my ticket now ❤

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    • March 7, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks very much for sharing Willow, you’re so supportive!

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  26. March 18, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    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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    • March 18, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks so much Leanne! I think you left the 20,000th comment on my blog!!! Many thanks for all your support and encouragement. I love our blogging world.

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  27. Kirsty @ My Home Truths
    March 18, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I love your photos of these places. Sadly, I haven’t been to any of them yet, but I’m hoping to change that soon!

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    • March 20, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Hoping you manage to visit some of them on day Kirsty! Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. March 18, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Stunning images of our beautiful country!

    SSG xxx

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  29. March 18, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Beautiful!
    You know I haven’t been to the first 3 of these 5 places…and I’m Australian…still have much of our beautiful land to explore.

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  30. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    March 19, 2019 at 5:54 am

    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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    • March 20, 2019 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Sam, I agree it’s a beautiful part of the world to live in and I’m all for sharing our local areas.

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  31. March 20, 2019 at 4:51 am

    These 5 places look amazing, I’d love to visit them all! Beautiful photo’s Debs. Good luck with your entry 🙂

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  32. March 20, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Jervis Bay and the South Coast is definitely one of my favourite places! Hoping I can visit Uluru next year. Beautiful pictures of some wonderful places!

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    • March 21, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks for your comment Sanch, I love sharing these places especially the little out of the way ones. We live in an amazing country that’s for sure.

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  33. March 20, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    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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    • March 21, 2019 at 5:27 pm

      You know me Denyse, always willing to share a travel photo!!!!! I’m so glad you can come along for the ride with me. See you next week and thanks again.

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