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.

#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 …

I Love a Sunburnt County.

# I is for Island. Australia is a continent and and island; the smallest continent and the largest island on the globe. Adding to that we have, according to National Geographic, 8,222 islands which lie in Australian waters. So I think it is fitting that for the letter I we take a look at some …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

#F is for Fremantle. It’s a long way from the East coast of Australia to the West. It takes 5 hours and 15 minutes to fly directly from Brisbane to Perth and 4 hours 55 minutes to fly directly from Sydney to Perth. We flew from Brisbane and on arrival in Perth, the capital city …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

#L is for Longreach. Australia is a vast, sunburnt country and most of us live around the green fringes of the continent yet the folklore of the great Australian Bushman and Stockman is still alive. And so today we are going to Longreach; situated on the Tropic of Capricorn and approximately 700 kms due west …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

#D is for Derwent Bridge and Dove Lake situated in picturesque Tasmania, Australia’s island state. Tasmania cannot really be described as a sunburnt country; it is a heart shaped island sitting between 40 and 43 degrees south latitude, the most southern of the Australian states where the climate is cooler and can be wet and windy. …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

#2 C is for Corryong. Corryong is situated at the top of the Mighty River Murray, just where the clear snow fed mountain streams from Mt Kosciuszko begin the border between New South Wales and Victoria. Corryong makes the cut for this blog because for a few years which spanned the late 70s and early …