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Book Now. Bendigo

Whilst passing through Bendigo we were lucky enough to score a parking spot for Ripley right outside one of my favourite second-hand book shops Book Now has been open since 1984 and claims a selection of over 50,000 used books. It also perfectly captures that special vibe that I seek in book shops (a little […]

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Ned Kelly.

We are in Beechworth today. In the midst of ‘Kelly Country’. Perhaps no other Australian narrative has been as polarising or emotive than the life of this iconic bushranger. Not really knowing more than a bare sketchy outline of the Kelly story I visited the Ned Kelly museum and found it so compelling that I […]

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Milawa: finger licking and phone swiping.

Last night we camped in the carpark of an RV friendly winery (Brown Brothers) in Milawa. Location: Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard239 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa VIC. Map. It was a large flat open area that had been specifically set up for campervans & caravans. We shared it with about 7 or 8 other rigs and there […]

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Laundry on the road. Literally.

New Zealand seems to be way ahead of Australia with respect to providing services and facilities for travellers (and locals) on the road. Take my dirty underpants for example. Please. We came across this 24 hr mobile laundry (pic above) on our last trip at the small NZ town of Lumsden. Usually, when travelling in […]

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Commonwealth Avenue Bridge. Canberra.

Spanning Lake Burley Griffin, the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge has been a recurring landmark in my life. Location: Latitude: -35.293835 Longitude: 149.126588 Google Map. I can remember sitting in the back seat of our Datsun 180-B (usually fighting with my sister) driving over it inumerable times on our way into the city. Or off on holidays. […]

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Tomb with a view.

It may not be the most beautiful cemetery, but I’ll wager it is the most scenic in Australia. The Gerringong General Cemetery occupies a sweeping slope overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Headstones of marble and headstones of worn crumbling sandstone. Some sites dressed with fresh wildflowers, others in a sort of faded plastic flower limbo, others […]

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Adventure in Oamaru

Location: Oamaru Victorian Precinct NZ. Weather: Cloudy. Temp: 11C Turning into the Main Street of Oamaru reminded me of many small Australian towns. A mental model fractured over on the right-hand side by a series of grand stone Victorian buildings. “Oooh, let’s definitely stop and take a look down there” advised Kelly.” For some reason, […]

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Christchurch

Spent the afternoon walking around Christchurch. Four years ago, when we last visited, we were totally stunned at how much damage remained visible from the 2011 earthquake. Many buildings we’re still in a collapsed state, and frankly some areas of the CBD had a post-apocalyptic feel. The earthquake of 2011, resulted in the deaths of […]

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Moeraki boulders

Travelling up the east coast we took a slight deatour to check out the famous Moeraki Boulders. Location: HERE Geologists inform us that this scattering of septarian calcite spheres ( some up to two metres across) formed around 65 million years ago. According to Maori history, these boulders are the remains of calabashes, kumaras and […]