Tag Archives: Australia

Hostel review : Collaroy Beach YHA, Sydney

Just a quick review of the YHA hostel at Collaroy Beach, on Sydney’s northern beaches, where I stayed for a couple of weeks. It’s in a great location, just over the road from the beach, so it is very popular … Continue reading

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The end of the road

Well, that’s it …after nearly 50,000kms the trip is over. I’m in Sydney, with a bit less than 3 weeks to go before my flight to Thailand. The last couple of weeks, since Birdsville, have been a bit of an … Continue reading

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The race weekend

“The Melbourne Cup of the bush” “The race at the edge of the world” That’s a couple of the slogans for the Birdsville races, which is just one round of the Simpson Racing Carnival. The other two are at Betoota … Continue reading

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While I’m sure that at least a couple of my readers ( Jillaroo Jess and Outback Joe ) know about Birdsville somebody somewhere might be wondering where the heck the place is, and why I’m going there ….or then again, … Continue reading

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The road to Birdsville

After Longreach I headed for Winton, and then westward to Boulia across the “Channel Country” and then south to Birdsville. Once you start heading west you know you are really “outback”, the country soon changes to endless flat plains broken … Continue reading

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Star trails

Boulia shire, way, way out in western Queensland has a tourist motto : “wide open horizons, magical night skies” For once, it’s not an exaggeration. As Banjo Paterson wrote in “Clancy of The Overflow”: And he sees the vision splendid … Continue reading

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