There’s a Piece of the Berlin Wall in Sydney

Piece of the Berlin Wall

The Paddington area in the eastern part of Sydney is full of surprises. It played an important role in the moon landings, it has a tribute to David Bowie hidden in one of its backstreets – and, tucked away within a small local park, is a piece of the Berlin Wall. But why? Here’s what …

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Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest: A Coober Pedy Must See

Two doors in a cave with a horse statue outside at Crocodile Harry's House, Coober Pedy

It takes a lot to stand out as odd in Coober Pedy. It is, after all, a town where most of the population live underground and there’s a massive Hollywood spaceship crashed on the main street, but a man called Crocodile Harry managed it. And, even though he is sadly no longer with us, his …

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Driving From Adelaide to Coober Pedy – 15 Fun Things to Spot

Sign comparing humans in Glendambo to the number of flies

It’s a long drive from Adelaide to Coober Pedy. A very long drive. The distance between Adelaide and Coober Pedy is 850km. 850km that’s mostly on a very straight road, surrounded by very flat land – and a lot of kangaroos who you might need to tell yourself are just sleeping by the side (or …

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17 Fun Things to do in Coober Pedy, South Australia

Baby kangaroo at Coober Pedy, Australia

From the first day I saw a picture of the ornate underground church in Coober Pedy, South Australia, the town was on my bucket list. It took a few years to finally get there but with spaceships parked on the high street, eccentric underground houses to explore, a quirky graveyard and cute kangaroos – all …

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Is it Stinky? The Sensory Tour at Sydney’s Botanic Gardens.

Purple spiky Corpse plant in Sydney Botanic Gardens

Sex and death are not normally things that come to mind when you think of the calm, peaceful Royal Botanic Garden that lines the edge of Sydney’s pretty harbour. But there again, you don’t normally get to eat the plants either when you visit so, you can safely say the experience on the Botanic Garden’s …

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The Ghan Expedition: All Your Questions Answered

The Ghan train at Darwin station

The Ghan is renowned as one of the world’s most incredible train journeys and we were recently lucky enough to go on The Ghan Expedition, where you spend four days and three nights on this gleaming 1km long train as it slips the 2979 km between Adelaide and Darwin. It was an amazing trip. but, …

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The Quirky Gravestones of Coober Pedy Cemetery

Entrance to Boothill Cemetery, Coober Pedy

A grave dedicated to a cat, a headstone with a beer keg on top, one shaped like a castle – and, a very simple resting place for Coober Pedy’s most eccentric resident – a wander around Coober Pedy’s Boot Hill Cemetery was one of my favourite moments of my trip to this fascinating mining town …

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Sleeping in Coober Pedy: The Best Underground Hotels

Outside of one of Coober Pedy's underground hotels

Considering my love of the strange, I’m weirdly conventional when it comes to choosing hotels – I like nice bathrooms (preferably with a view), comfy beds, (with a view) – so, my recent birthday trip to Coober Pedy broke the mold a bit, as I had one thing I really wanted to do there – …

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Hey Presto: A Night at The Australian Museum of Magical Arts, Sydney

Rabbit in a hat

Hidden in a backstreet in Sydney’s Darlinghurst is the Australian Museum of Magical Arts and if you’ve ever wanted to know how to saw a woman in half without embracing your inner Dexter, you’re going to want to add it to your list of things to do in Sydney – sharpish. Although I can’t actually …

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Love Wombats? You Have to See Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Baby wombat with bottle in its mouth at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Australia has some amazing animals, but my favourite has to be wombats. From the day I first read the book Diary of A Wombat I became obsessed. Their bucky-toothed faces, fat cuddly bottoms, those feet. The day I read about Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near Canberra – a place where you wouldn’t just have a …

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