Venus Bay

After finally leaving Western Australia and crossing The Nullabor we were keen to spend time exploring The Eyre Peninsula. Getting to be caretakers at Venus Bay Conservation Park for a couple of months was the perfect opportunity! Across the bay from the “township” where all the other people stay was a conservation park on a … [Read more…]

Monarto Zoo

Just down the road from where we are currently housesitting is the wonderful Monarto open plain zoo. There are over five hundred animals from many parts of the world on display. The zoo is highly focused on conservation, research, and reintroduction of endangered species. Here are a few of the photos that I took while … [Read more…]

Across The Nullarbor

-By Dee I will be honest with you. I was apprehensive about this trip across the 1,100 kilometres of famously inhospitable real estate into South Australia. I had visions of the Gibb River Road (I’m still traumatised), only sealed. But alas, it was time to bid farewell to Australia’s largest state and head across the … [Read more…]

The Real Outback

– By Diane So, we were off to Maree and the start of the Oodnadatta Track. The name just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? The 620 kilometre-long unsealed track connects Marree to Marla, and the outback settlements of William Creek and Oodnadatta, skirting the southern section of Lake Eyre. The landscape is peaceful, remote … [Read more…]

Beltana Station

– by Diane It was a bit hard to drag ourselves away from the awe-inspiring scenery at Wilpena Pound and the central Flinders Ranges, especially since we had the BEST campsite in the whole park. But we were starting to get itchy feet. Even Leo (our Nissan) was keen to get his “toes” back into … [Read more…]

The Flinders Ranges

– by Rod At over 400 km long, the Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia. It stretches from near Port Pirie in the south, to Lake Callabonna, north of Arkaroola, in the north. We had heard that the area around Wilpena Pound was quite spectacular, so after finally dragging ourselves away from the Mighty Murray … [Read more…]

Farewell Murray

– by Diane “Just one more day…” It was time to move on, it was. But it was hard to say goodbye to the Murray River, knowing it could be quite some time before we are back on the banks of the third longest navigable river in the world. (Trivia question for you: Do you … [Read more…]

Cruizin’ The Coorong

– by Rod Ever since I first heard about The Coorong many years ago I have wanted to go there and see it for myself. The time had finally come and I was very excited! The Coorong is, of course, where the Mighty Murray River ends its epic 2520 Km journey from near Mt Kosciusko … [Read more…]