Alice Springs

outback

About a month ago I wrote an article called Driving Out Of Town in Australia when I posted pictures of roads as I, you’ve guessed it, drove out of town. The towns, well cities, I drove out of were Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. Regular reader djmcbell noted in the comments that there weren’t very many [...]

Cycle

For the last six weeks or so we’ve been cycling around Australia’s major cities on bikes without using the obligatory cycle helmets. That’s because we’ve been cycling ‘virtually’ from our armchairs via the wonder that is YouTube. We’ve enjoyed bike riding in Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and last week Brisbane, so now there are [...]

Alice

Time for another reprint of one of my articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine. Not only am I going to save you £3.99, I’m going to throw in a video! That’s something you don’t get in a magazine. So last month I started with the first in my miniseries about plane hopping and at [...]

Airport

Time for another reprint of one of my articles from Australia and New Zealand magazine, this one from their February edition. It was an enormous coincidence, of course, that the heading on the magazine cover for that month was “Stunning Sydney“, because my article was about nipping into the city. Which city? I’ll give you [...]

Uluru

Here’s something unusual, a post NOT written by me. The Australian Outback. Endless stretches of red desert eventually blurring into bright blue horizons…this popular image immediately evokes Australia’s infamous Outback. If you love wide open spaces – and the thrill of quickly spotting the odd kangaroo! – a drive through the Outback will become a [...]

Aboriginal art

When we were in Alice Spring’s earlier in the year, we went to the cultural art shop to take a look. As you can imagine, it was full of Aboriginal art. I have to say, I didn’t really get it. Don’t get me wrong, some of the paintings were fantastic. Filled with intricate detail, often [...]

Australia map

It’s been a while since I had my last holiday, May actually. Oh, that’s not so long ago is it? Anyway, if you remember, I went to Alice Springs and Uluru. I suppose most of you already know that Uluru is slap bang in the middle of Australia. Anyway, I realised over the weekend that [...]

grub

Well, how can I put this? There’s not much about. Today I want to wrap up my adventures in the middle of Australia with this final report. I have already quite comprehensively covered Uluru so now, here’s the other stuff. Pretty much slap bang in the middle is the one large town, Alice Springs. And, [...]