Abandoned ghost town of Gwalia in the Goldfields of Western Australia

The amazing Ghost Town of Gwalia in Western Australia

The amazing Ghost Town of Gwalia in Western Australia

Do you like to visit abandoned places? We love the eerie and spooky atmosphere while walking around abandoned places. In Australia there are quite a lot of abandoned ghost towns, homesteads, mines and other buildings. Gwalia is a beautiful example of a ghost town from the gold rush in the Goldfields of Western Australia. Step back in time and discover the amazing ghost town Gwalia. Continue reading

The sculptures of Lake Ballard – Australia’s largest outdoor gallery

The sulptures on Lake Ballard in the Western Australian Goldfields

The sulptures on Lake Ballard in the Western Australian Goldfields

Lake Ballard is Australia’s largest outdoor gallery. 51 sculptures have been installed on the bed of Lake Ballard over an area of 10 square kilometers. It’s called “Inside Australia”, is the creation of Antony Gormley and it has been installed in 2003 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Perth International Arts Festival. Continue reading

Road trip from Perth to Kalgoorlie – The Highlights

Exchange Hotel Kalgoorlie

What a surprise. The road trip from Perth to Kalgoorlie was great, especially the free camps

Have you ever started a road trip without a plan? You did not know where to stay and what to do? That’s exactly how our first week of our long road trip started. Having no fixed plan turned out great. We found awesome free camp spots and nice little towns from the gold rush times. Continue reading

5 reasons to love Australia

5 reasons to love Australia

Our 5 reasons to Love Australia

Ten months ago we left Australia. It’s crazy but there is not a single day we do not think back to our road trip. Yes, we admit it. We love Australia. We could write a book about that amazing country. Today we tell you our 5 reasons to love Australia. Continue reading

23 Events and Festivals in Australia

Events and Festivals in Australia

Events and festivals in Australia you should not miss

A trip through a foreign country is not only about sightseeing; it’s also about visiting events and mingling with the locals on festivals. Australia has many different events and festivals and many of these are for free or very cheap. The biggest and most impressive event in Australia we have been to is the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sydney. But there are many more events and festivals in Australia you should put on your travel list.

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Star trail photography in the Outback of Australia

Star trail photography of the Big Red in the Simpson Desert

Star trail photography of the Big Red in the Simpson Desert

I’m sure you have seen these absolutely stunning pictures of star trails before. Maybe you even wondered how star trail photography works. I have seen pictures of star trails in the internet and thought: Continue reading

Oodnadatta Track – Australian outback track along a string of springs

The Oodnadatta Track leads from Marree to Marla through the outback of Australia

The Oodnadatta Track is one of the most famous tracks through the Australian outback. The track is not difficult or demanding but we really enjoyed the trip along the 617 km long track. The landscape is beautiful and the camp fires under the night sky with millions of stars where terrific. If you are planning to drive the Oodnadatta Track, you can find useful tips and pictures in this blog post. Continue reading

Typically Australian: Funny and bizarre sightings along the roads of Australia

Typically Australian road sign

Typically Australian road sign

In 19 months we have done more than 72’000 km on Australian roads during our two road trips. We have been on the road for many hours but it was never boring. Even on long stretches in the outback there is always something to see and to laugh about. In this post we like to show you some of the funny and bizarre sightings we came across on our long journey. Continue reading

Road Trip Australia Off The Beaten Track

Road Trip Australia off The Beaten Track

Road Trip Australia off The Beaten Track

Our road trip around Australia is history. With a smile on our face we now think back to the great time we had. The last 11 months have been wonderful. We crossed the Simpson Desert, we celebrated New Year’s Eve in Sydney, we met so many lovely people on the road, we enjoyed close encounters with Koalas, experienced the real Outback and many other things off the beaten track. Continue reading

Simpson Desert crossing – Adventurous, Isolated, Eerie

Simpson Desert crossing

Our Troopy is ready for the adventure of the Simpson Desert crossing.

I’m sitting on a sand dune in the middle of the Simpson Desert with a note pad on my lap, the fly net over my head and a tickle in my stomach. We are doing the Simpson Desert crossing. Continue reading