A pretty Australian Australia day

“There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around” “The Banjo” What could be more Australian than reading about the life of Banjo Patterson while camping at Tom Groggin, NSW – the home of Jack Riley, “The Man from Snowy River”. This past Australia Day weekend was our maiden voyage in theContinue reading “A pretty Australian Australia day”

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At home in the mountains

  It has been a looooooong time since I last wrote here……. almost a year in fact. As usual, the life of the Norris’ has been an absolute roller-coaster and a period of extended change. It has only been in recent times that I have been reflecting on where we’ve been, who we’ve met alongContinue reading “At home in the mountains”

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Glen Innes in the Summer:  Cool Climate, Warm Welcome

With average maximum temperatures of 26 degrees, Glen Innes is the perfect place to visit in the Australian summer. There is so much to see and do in the Glen Innes Highlands, although its the people and the community that make this place a must to visit. Everywhere you go in this town, you areContinue reading “Glen Innes in the Summer:  Cool Climate, Warm Welcome”

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Guest Post – must sees in rural NSW

Guest post brought to you by Destination NSW   Australia’s New South Wales is known for its beautiful beaches and coastlines to die for. However the state has so much more to offer than laid back beach towns, with a gorgeous coastline, white covered snowfields and a winery or two in between.   Regardless ifContinue reading “Guest Post – must sees in rural NSW”

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Guest Post – do you have all the gear but no idea? Mark Shotkit talks travel tripods!

Hi there! I’m Mark from a Shotkit, a site all about the camera equipment and photography. Today we’ll be discussing a list of what I believe are the best travel tripods for Shaun, Sarah and all you awesome Norris Around Australia fans who want a steady shot on your next holiday. Before we dive headfirstContinue reading “Guest Post – do you have all the gear but no idea? Mark Shotkit talks travel tripods!”

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waiting

We have done our fair share of waiting these past few weeks and it is clear that I lack any form of patience what-so-ever. Even when a wait ‘deadline’ has been provided it still fills me with a mixed feeling of anxiousness, dread, negativity and worse-case scenario’s playing over and over in my teeny tinyContinue reading “waiting”

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Tâssie Accommodation Options – Your thoughts!

We are looking for your accommodation recommendations for our Discover Tasmania trip this Summer! 116 days and counting! Would love your ideas for hotels, inns, lodges, retreats, B & B etc in or around the following destinations: Launceston Stanley Cradle Mountain Strahan/Queenstown Lake St Clair Hobart Port Arthur Freycinet/Swansea Bay of Fires Remember it is our firstContinue reading “Tâssie Accommodation Options – Your thoughts!”

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our top 5 of the Flinders

The Flinders Ranges is one of those special places that keeps drawing us back time and time again. The ancient and rugged landscape is steeped with history and remnants of the past remain scattered throughout the picturesque landscape. There is so much for every type of traveller to keep them occupied for days, if notContinue reading “our top 5 of the Flinders”

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oh my darling

The Darling River has been a long time bucket list dream item. I have traced my finger down the map so many times in anticipation of one day driving along the edge of this beautiful watercourse. The Darling River and the river systems of Australia have always fascinated me! Why!?! No idea! It could beContinue reading “oh my darling”

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