Kangaroo Pie

Yesterday we visited the Blue Mountains, overlooking Sydney. They’re blue because the sun heats the Eucalyptus oil on the leaves and vaporises it. When we arrived, the weather was very bad with strong winds and heavy rain. The weather was forecast to improve, so while waiting we took lunch. There was really only one choice… …

Penguins R Us

So… yesterday we drove out from Melbourne to Nobbie’s Hole (Stop sniggering in the back row). The weather was a little changeable but the views were on the money. Nobbie’s Hole is part of a nature reserve, rammed full of wildlife including Wallabies, in the raw, au naturel. Lots of them… doing Wallaby stuff. This …

Overland

Yesterday we travelled from Adelaide to Melbourne on the train they call theOverland, a sister train to the Ghan. It was an 11 hour journey. Just get your head around that! The distance between two railway lines is known as the gauge. The most common gauge in the world is the original British invention, known …

Wine

The Battle of Barrosa took place on 5 March 1811 during the Peninsula War in Spain against the French. The Barossa Valley was named after that battle but was misspelled due to a clerical error that missed off one of the ‘r’s. Since then it’s never looked back and is now one of Australias foremost …

The Ghan

Today (yesterday actually) we started our journey on Australia’s most famous Rail Journey, The Ghan. It runs the full vertical height of Australia, from Darwin to Adelaide, stopping midway at Alice Springs, which is where we picked it up. From Alice to Adelaide is roughly 24 hours. Before checking in we visited Anzac Hill in …