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Aussie outback adventure #5 – Aboriginal Art and Women’s business

Art and Women’s Business were on the agenda for days 5 & 6 of our Outback Aussie Adventure. Women’s Business: I was privileged to take part in the ‘Women’s business’ talk with Josie and Glenise Coulthard while at Iga Warta. Men could have joined the group to hear the stories, but it was stressed that only women can actually tell the…

River gum along the Frome River in South Australia's Flinders Ranges

Aussie outback adventure #4 – Mt Serle

Walking the Frome River – Day 4 Today saw our little group of five (we call ourselves the Famous Five) walk from Mt Serle homestead, down the Frome River, with our cultural guide Cliff Coulthard. We walked about 13kms and I must say it was a very pleasant day of walking. A reminder of what we’re doing on our 2…

Aussie outback adventure #3 – a cultural day

Welcome to Iga Warta – Day 3 full of culture and history  Nangga (pronounced nunga) means hello/welcome in the local Adnyamathanha (pronounced Udna-mat-na) language. We are learning lots of words for plants, animals and birds, as we go on our walks with guides Sharpie, Cliff and Terry.  It’s been very enlightening and educational not to mention interesting. The good news…

An ancient old tree on the Frome River

An Aussie outback adventure #1

Welcome to Iga Warta A superb sunrise greeted us on Day 1 of our walking tour in the Aussie outback. We arrived in Iga Warta late in the afternoon after driving over 400 kms from the verdant Clare Valley.  As we drove further north, into the Flinders Ranges, the vegetation slowly changed from vineyards, green pastures and pretty towns to…

Travel Loving Parents

Originally posted on thewanderingdarlings:
My parents have recently retired which, when they are still in their very early 60s/late 50s is really bloody early. I had like 5 mins worrying about what they would do with this new found freedom of the daily grind then I realised they are going to be even busier now than ever before. You see…

Antique shop in Stanley Tasmania

Tour de Tassie #6 – The white road through the Wilderness to Stanley

All good things come to an end…. Here is the final instalment in my Tour de Tassie series of travel blogs. Moving on from West Coast to North West Coast Strahan – Zeehan – Corinna – Smithton – Stanley After our 2 day stay in beautiful Strahan on the West Coast of Tasmania, we decided to head towards Stanley on…

Port Arthur Historic Site Tasmania

Tour de Tassie #5 – A convict journey

It really seems like we were on our very own ‘Convict Journey’ as we visited Darlington Probation Station on Maria Island, Port Arthur Historic Site, the Coal Mines and later in our trip, Sarah Island on the (West Coast).  How’s this for a great list of names? Eagle Hawk Neck, Dog line, Coal Mines, Remarkable Cave, Devil’s Kitchen, Tasman Arch,…

Top 10 tips, travel, Tasmania

#Top10 Tips for Two weeks of Travelling in Tasmania

Our Top 10 tips for seeing Tasmania in two weeks Disclaimer: We are two recently retired teachers who have been to Tasmania several times but we still have lots to see and do.  These are our thoughts made from our notes and discussions as we travelled around.  We wished someone had paid for our trip but sadly that didn’t happen!…

Discover Tasmania's West Coast

Tour de Tassie #4 – The Wild and Wonderful West Coast

The Tour de Tassie continues! Where to next?? From East to West So far I’ve told you about the circuitous route we took on our trip around Tasmania,  our visit to Timeless Tarraleah and our stay in the penitentiary on Maria Island. The East Coast of Tasmania is a beautiful area – dark, deep forests with waterfalls and ancient trees, mountain bike…

Tasmania, travel

Tour de Tassie #3 – A circuitous route in more ways than one

The circuitous route ends here: We are now home from our two weeks travelling around Tasmania and it all ended as it started.  Confused? Don’t be! We started our trip in Melbourne, meeting up with my sister and her husband on the boat, The Spirit of Tasmania, as we sailed across Bass Straight on our way to my niece’s wedding.…

Railway sheds along the Central Otago Rail Trail

A recent trip to New Zealand was fantastic for many reasons – the views, the countryside, the people, the cycling and the fun of being away on holiday with good friends! I also enjoyed taking photos of the many rail sheds and signs along the way as we cycled the Otago Rail Trail from Clyde to Middlemarch.  Here’s a collection…

Travel Blog: New Zealand #10 – Road trip, rocks and pennyfarthing fun

My last post had us leaving Dunedin on our way up the coast towards our eventual destination of Christchurch.  As we left Dunedin we checked out the steepest residential street in the world, Baldwin Street, and a lookout over the city.  At morning tea time we made an impromptu stop at Waitati, visiting a gallery and made a very  surprising find.  A…