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King Valley Weekend Sunset

Drink : King Valley Wine Region

January 26th 2012

We were invited to spend Australia Day weekend in the King Valley with the specific instruction of “bring your bikes”.   The King Valley is a wine region heavily influenced by Italy and the Mediterranean. Many migrant families settled here …

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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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Dave @ Lerderderg State Park

Camping : Lerderderg State Park

April 12th 2011

  We went camping in April 2011, just because we wanted to. There was no special occasion or invitation from friends. We simply wanted to spend a night in the bush. After a bit of research on the Parks Victoria …

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