I Love a Sunburnt Country.

# T is for Toowoomba. Situated on the Warrego Highway about a 90 minute drive directly West of Brisbane in the South- East corner of Queensland, Toowoomba is a gem on the fertile Darling Downs. The climate is classified as warm and temperate with long, warm summers and short, cool to very cold winters with …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

# S is for Seventeen-Seventy. To visit Seventeen Seventy, one has to leave the beaten track of the A1 Bruce Highway, which is the main coastal route from Brisbane to Cairns, at the little town of Miriam Vale. There is only one road in and out of Seventeen Seventy and for this reason for many …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

# 3 Rs and I more for Resilience. In my last blog I wrote of our recent trip to the 3 Rs; Roma, Rolleston and Rockhampton and I noted that there would be another blog written about the people we visited before I moved onto the S of I Love a Sunburnt Country. So this …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

# The 3 Rs: Roma, Rolleston, Rockhampton. We are really up to Q and I was going to write about Queenstown in Tasmania but it is a little while since we did our Tassie road trip so I am jumping straight onto R because that trip, which we arrived home from yesterday, is fresh in …

I Love a Sunburnt Country

#P is for Puckapunyal. Puckapunyal is a great word; don’t you think? It is an Australian English word derived from a local Aboriginal language. It makes the cut for this blog because of its great name and the role the town plays in our Aussie story. Situated about 100klms north of Melbourne in Victoria, Puckapunyal …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

# O is for The Great Ocean Road. I know this fabulous heritage listed Aussie road begins with a G however we are going to concentrate on the Ocean part of the name. One could use any number of superlatives to describe this Great, Grand, Beautiful, Scenic, Amazing, Historic Ocean Road which is noted for …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

#N is for Nowhere Else. We were driving through Tasmania on our way to Sheffield, the town in Tasmania that is an outdoor art gallery because of all the murals painted on the walls of the town, when we saw the sign to Nowhere Else. Crazy little name really because regardless of where we are …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

# K is for Katoomba. Don’t you just love our Australian names? If you have been following, and as we continue through the A-Z of Australian locations, there will be a number of unusual names, many of them a reflection of Australian aboriginal culture. So today we are at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, approximately …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

#J is for Jerilderie Jerilderie is located on the Newell Highway in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales. The Riverina is a prosperous agricultural area due to the irrigation schemes of the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers. The area is known for citrus, stone fruit, wine grapes and vegetables as well as grain crops …