New South Wales

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Big Things : The Big Prawn, Ballina NSW

September 21st 2015

  Built in 1989, the Big Prawn started off tail-less and sat upon the West Ballina transit centre.  Visitors could go into a viewing deck within the Prawn’s head and lookout through its bulging eyes.  It’s since undergone a makeover …

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Town Profile : Byron Bay

September 19th 2015

  Byron Bay sits on the easternmost point of Australia about 165km south of Brisbane.  It has a permanent population of around 5,000 people but during the peak season, it can triple as tourists and holiday makers flood in to …

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Shingleback Lizard

Wildlife : Shingleback Lizard

October 15th 2012

  Name: Shingleback Lizard Scientific Name: Trachydosaurus rugosus Alternative Names: Stumpy-tailed Lizard, Boggi,  Sleepy Lizard, Bobtail Lizard, Two-headed Lizard and Pinecone Lizard.  This lizard has more alternative names than any other Australian animal.   Location: Through the southern end of …

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A sculpture at the The Living Desert Sanctuary

City Profile : Broken Hill

November 1st 2011

  Broken Hill is a remote mining city with a population of around 18,000 people, located in the far west outback of New South Wales.  Smack bang in the middle of the Australian Outback, you can experience the best of both worlds – …

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Climbing trees at the Darling River

Camping : Darling River, Menindee NSW

October 31st 2011

Once we had recovered from our mates’ wedding in Broken Hill, we packed up the car and headed into the NSW outback.  The first stop was Menindee, and we stopped at the Maidens Menindee Hotel on Yarlta Street for a refreshment. …

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Dave and Juz

Experience : Perry Sandhills

October 31st 2011

  The Perry Sandhills are a natural formation that occurred after thousands of years of wind erosion.  The sand hills cover about 24 acres and are continually shifting and changing with the wind.  Over the years, bones of animals like …

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Fun on the Big Bench

Big Things : The Big Bench, Broken Hill

October 30th 2011

  The Big Bench is located on the Line of Lode, a big mound of mine deposits in Broken Hill. It sits right next to the Broken Earth Restaurant and Miners Memorial and overlooks the entire city.   The bench …

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