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ozzieposted by vikki007

ozzie
story posted on 26/05/2014 - about
We went on a 3 day trip from Sydney to WA on $39 tickets each way. We went to the Pinnacles and we drove past the HUGE road trains and we drove down to Albany, all in 3 days. It felt so Australian doing it so spur of the moment....
thanks to vikki007

Camping on the Delegate - 'Bridge over the Delegate River (NSW side of the border)'posted by Harry

Camping on the Delegate
story posted on 07/02/2013 - about
On the way from Bombala to Orbost, the family decided to stop overnight under the gumtrees at the Delegate River. There's a really charming old road bridge that crosses the river literally metres away from the VIC-NSW border. Peaceful and not much traff...
thanks to Harry

Waiting for the train from Jincumbilly - 'Jincumbilly railway station on the old Bombala railway line in NSW'posted by Harry

Waiting for the train from Jincumbilly
story posted on 07/02/2013 - about
A fascinating little railway station on the old Bombala Railway line. Apparently the station opened in 1921 and closed in 1975....
thanks to Harry

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Riding on the bus
story posted on 25/07/2010 - about
When I recently came to Melbourne from New Zealand to study at U Melb, I had to get around on public transport. I was delighted to hear people say 'thank you driver' when leaving the bus, even from the rear exit. I curiously observed this to see if it was...
thanks to Derek Patton from New Zealand & more

The road often travelled - 'my family's '1st generation' Australian's'posted by Andrea Arnaud

The road often travelled
story posted on 03/07/2010 - about
I am one of many Australians who came here as a child migrant. I was 5yrs old and I spoke two languges and English sounded different here! As an adult I can now appreciate the unique experience which is common to many of us in becoming Australian; it is a...
thanks to Andrea Arnaud from Melbourne

She'll Be Right! - 'Arriving home (photo by editor)'posted by Celeste Parker

She'll Be Right!
story posted on 09/05/2010 - about
I remember when I flew back from my trip to the U.K.... For 6 weeks I heard nothing but foreign accents even on the plane. I didn't hear one single Aussie, except for the crew and of course they spoke carefully.... Upon leaving the plane once we h...
thanks to Celeste Parker from Forbes, NSW

A ride on Puffing Billy - 'The Puffing Billy engine'posted by Rodney Harrison

A ride on Puffing Billy
story posted on 25/01/2010 - about
Near Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges is a fantastic little railway I discovered during a recent visit. There's something very Australian about this funny little railway. It's two-foot gauge makes it seem quaint. Yet it was a legitimate working railway in ...
thanks to Rodney Harrison from Batemans Bay

Someone's lost world in the Dandenongs, Victoria - 'Spooky entrance to a horizontal tunnel leading to a shaft inside the hill behind the house'posted by Daryl Peterson

Someone's lost world in the Dandenongs, Victoria
story posted on 13/12/2009 - about
The Dandenong Ranges are wonderful to visit in Spring and Summer. Especially during the week when the visitor traffic is lowest. There are soaring eucalypt trees and towering manferns with their sweeping fronds, and many fantastic bark-covered walking t...
thanks to Daryl Peterson from Lilydale, VIC

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Feeling Australian during pub crawl in Prague
story posted on 25/09/2009 - about
The last experience I had that made me feel 'australian' was a recent trip to Prague, while on a pub crawl through the city streets about 200 australians in a large group chanted 'aussie aussie aussie, oi, oi, oi'...
thanks to wemb

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SE Queensland, Northern Sydney & West Palm Beach Florida
story posted on 21/09/2009 - about
I have been to 11 states in the USA and then I fell in love with a man who lives in Florida, but I live in Brisbane. I don't want to get married yet, so USA immigration will not let me stay for more that 12 weeks at a time and will not let me work wi...
thanks to Kat in Florida from Brisbane

Aussie in Sth Florida USA !!! - 'Aussie in Sth Florida USA'posted by Kat in Florida

Aussie in Sth Florida USA !!!
story posted on 19/09/2009 - about
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thanks to Kat in Florida from Brisbane

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Happy House Sitters
listing posted on 08/05/2009
A FREE in-home house & pet sitting service...
thanks to Ruth Myers

Golden Fleece that way it used to be - 'My trusty Golden Fleece map - as good as new.'posted by Reginald

Golden Fleece that way it used to be
story posted on 26/03/2009 - about
Golden Fleece used to be a service station chain across Australia years ago. I'd forgotten about them until I stumbled upon this old map. It brought back wonderful memories of people who really looked after you when you pulled in to get petrol and check...
thanks to Reginald

'You know you're Australian when...' (part 2) - ''You know you're Australian when...' (part 2)'posted by site administrator

'You know you're Australian when...' (part 2)
news (Special Feature) posted on 26/01/2009
Some cynical, some heartfelt -- a collection of actual comments people have blogged on the Internet....
thanks to site administrator

Australia: Diversity, sun, fun and fabulous Sydney harbour - 'Picnic on Sydney Harbour'posted by Jo

Australia: Diversity, sun, fun and fabulous Sydney harbour
story posted on 15/01/2009 - about
I am fortunate enough to live near Sydney harbour and I never tire of looking out over the water at 'The Coathanger' (Sydney harbour bridge), Luna Park, The Opera house and the city skyline. I've also travelled to every state and territory of Australia a...
thanks to Jo

Werris Creek Station - 'Another Country XPT service drops passengers at Werris Creen platform'posted by Doug Kirkpatrick

Werris Creek Station
story posted on 21/12/2008 - about
During the unveiling of a memorial in 2007 to NSW railway workers killed on the job, many people came to watch as the then Minister for Transport, John Watkins, officiated. Nearby a fabulous local community band struck up some music. Meanwhile on the st...
thanks to Doug Kirkpatrick from Melbourne

The Big Oyster - Taree, NSW - 'The Big Oyster - Taree, NSW'posted by site administrator

The Big Oyster - Taree, NSW
news (Attractions) posted on 21/12/2008
Local seafood is only part of the attraction...
thanks to site administrator

The Cooma Monaro Railway - 'The Cooma Monaro Railway'posted by site administrator

The Cooma Monaro Railway
news (Attractions) posted on 21/12/2008
At the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, vintage rail cars take passengers experience an era of rail travel as it was in rural New South Wales generations ago....
thanks to site administrator

Central Australia Tour by 4WD
video added on 18/12/2008
THis video shows what organised touring of Central Australia looks like and feels like.
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Outback road safety
video added on 10/12/2008
Chris Pye, our Driveon Host alerts us to the Hazards of driving in the outback. Massive Road Trains, kangaroos, emus and livestock are only a few of the dangers when traveling the long stretches of road when driving north. Check out this road safety video...
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Central NSW, New South Wales
video added on 10/12/2008
From the gold rush towns of Sofala and Hill End to remote sheep stations, Central NSW provides the visitor with an unforgettable bush experience - where history comes alive b efore your very eyes. The region's history can be read in its architecture -...
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The Big Ned Kelly - Glerowan, Victoria - 'The Big Ned Kelly - Glerowan, Victoria'posted by site administrator

The Big Ned Kelly - Glerowan, Victoria
news (Attractions) posted on 10/12/2008
The Victorian town famous for infamous characters has more to it than meets the eye...
thanks to site administrator

Top Day Trips from Melbourne
video added on 09/12/2008
Part 2 of our look at the wonderful day trips to discover from Melbourne, Australia.
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The Great Australian Outdoors
video added on 09/12/2008
For lovers of the great outdoors, Victoria is a breath of fresh air. From the ocean to the outback there is something for everyone.
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Top Day Trips from Melbourne, Australia (Part 1)
video added on 09/12/2008
Many people think that if you want to get the most out of a trip to Australia, you'll have to travel thousands of mile. Not so with Victoria - it's compact diversity makes it ideal for a whole range of fantastic days out. Here are a few ideas...
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A locomotive cab ride in Australia's northwest - 'Hot rails ahead.  The earth is a brown as the rails.'posted by Rodney Harrison

A locomotive cab ride in Australia's northwest
story posted on 08/12/2008 - about
Being a locomotive engineer in Australia has gotta be a pretty interesting experience, especially if you run trains in the arid north west of Australia. Our mining boom has produced huge amounts of iron ore shipped to China. And it's come back to us as ...
thanks to Rodney Harrison from Batemans Bay

Barossa Valley
video added on 01/12/2008
The Barossa offers everything you'd expect from Australia's most famous wine region. Winemakers waiting to share their secrets at the cellar door; landscapes etched with manicured vineyards; passionate food producers proffering their wares at country mark...
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Railmotor from Werris Creek - 'This vintage railmotor is typical of the kind people travelled on years ago'posted by Doug Kirkpatrick

Railmotor from Werris Creek
story posted on 28/11/2008 - about
When you were Australian years ago, and living in the country where sealed roads were scarce, branch lines between towns was the way people got around. So, naturally railway stations were the hub of social activity where people gathered to greet and fare...
thanks to Doug Kirkpatrick from Melbourne

Not ice, nor 'Ice', nor snow.  Just Pilbara salt - 'Salt mountain in view as seen from the highway.'posted by Doug Kirkpatrick

Not ice, nor 'Ice', nor snow. Just Pilbara salt
story posted on 26/11/2008 - about
The land in the north west flattens out near the coast. Mirage-like is a giant pile of raw salt near the highway between Port Hedland and South Hedland. As we drove by we saw how the salt is being 'farmed' in giant evaporation pans on either side of the...
thanks to Doug Kirkpatrick from Melbourne

'Australia's best milkshakes' just a daytrip from Melbourne - ''Australia's best milkshakes' just a daytrip from Melbourne'posted by site administrator

'Australia's best milkshakes' just a daytrip from Melbourne
news (Attractions) posted on 26/11/2008
When driving three hours from Melbourne is worth the trip for a milkshake....
thanks to site administrator

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