Silverton is about 30kms from Broken Hill. Without a car, I join Milton Hawke of Broken Hill City Sights Tours and a small group on his half day Silverton Tour. It’s been raining and Milton warns “I’m not sure how … Read the rest
A Week in Broken Hill: Much to Discover
A week in Broken Hill might seem too long, but there’s plenty to do and to see. We spent eight nights in Broken Hill, arriving by train from Sydney on the Outback Explorer and returning by train the following Tuesday.… Read the rest
The Other Side of Broken Hill
Bell’s Milk Bar is three kilometres from our accommodation on the other side of Broken Hill. Having arrived by train from Sydney – a long but fascinating journey – we don’t have a car and walk to the 1950s milk … Read the rest
The Light to Light: An Easy Multiday Walk
The Light to Light trail is a 31km walk between two lighthouses near Eden on the NSW Sapphire Coast. As soon as I heard about the short multi-day coastal walk, I made plans to try it out.
Getting to the… Read the rest
A Visit to the Broken Hill Mosque
The Broken Hill Mosque featured recently in the Sydney Morning Herald Traveller. When I read the story I decided that I must visit the historic building when visiting the outback town. The caretaker and curator, called Bobby in the … Read the rest
Laguna: A Pleasant Day Trip from Sydney
I first discovered Laguna when driving to the Big Red Bash near Birdsville. Laguna is a little locality about an hour and forty minutes north of Sydney. Today I’m driving there for a day trip and will pick up some … Read the rest
Why should I stop at the Old Wyong Milk Factory?
A bright blue cow guards the driveway entrance to the Wyong Milk Factory. Three rusty milk urns serve as letter boxes reminding visitors that milk was once processed here. These days milk is an essential ingredient in gourmet products made … Read the rest
Kurri Kurri. Well Worth Stopping Here
Kurri Kurri, according to Cessnock City Council, is the largest mural town in mainland Australia. That’s why it features as a location on the Hunter Valley selfie trail. When I discover that there are over 60 outdoor artworks in Kurri … Read the rest
A Slow Road Trip from Sydney to Adelaide
A date with Midnight Oil in Adelaide provided the impetus for a road trip from Sydney to Adelaide, taking time to explore along the way.
Ignoring warnings to “book everything before you go” because Australians are “holidaying at home”, we … Read the rest
Australia’s only Slow Food Earth Market
Where many only see disaster, Amorelle Dempster finds opportunity.
Four years ago, as a founding member of Slow Food Hunter Valley, she was horrified to learn that tonnes of storm damaged pumpkins would be ploughed into the ground, as they … Read the rest