tips for content group travel

For our recent Simpson Desert crossing we decided to invite along friends and family. We normally travel by ourselves or with one other couple so how did we go with five couples and one family? With no false pretences we had a fantastic time. Yes, there were difficult moments but it was a wonderful experience. Would weContinue reading “tips for content group travel”

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wildflowers of the desert

On our recent trip to the Simpson Desert we were lucky to witness the first wildflowers blooming after the rain. It was spectacular to see the sand-dunes blanketed with vegetation of all shapes and sizes. Can you name any of the flowers pictured below?

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our top 5 Aussie national parks

These are 5 of our top national parks from our travels so far. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Australia and most of these can be found in our national parks. We have so many favourites however here are 5 of our top spots. We love these places so much we have visited multiple times andContinue reading “our top 5 Aussie national parks”

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Counting Down – One Month Today

We love a good count down here at Norris Around Australia.com  Who doesn’t? Our 2015 4×4 Desert Trek is coming up quickly. In fact it is one month today until D-Day! With one month to go and 12 months of planning or more, everyone involved is itching to hit the road. Time will fly in thisContinue reading “Counting Down – One Month Today”

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Itchy? Scratch It!

The itchiness of our feet is almost unbearable. One location – 12 months. That is normally our limit but we are holding on. We are going to lightly scratch the itch in JUNE!! More details to share with you shortly. It’s in the name of a good cause. Open roads and dirt roads are calling.Continue reading “Itchy? Scratch It!”

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Our Affair With Alice

Last weekend saw us adventure back into civilisation for a weekend away from cattle station life. We had a few things to restock  so with a couple of days off now was a good as time as any. We decided to go the extra distance and venture to Alice Springs verse Mount Isa! We hadContinue reading “Our Affair With Alice”

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Birdsville We Meet Again!

I know I have written this a million times but this is the third time in 18 months we have visited Birdsville. I remember the first time it was such an accomplishment. It was wet, wet, wet and it was a record breaker! Our first visit was in 2010 at race time and for theContinue reading “Birdsville We Meet Again!”

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Five Million Star Cooking

One of my favourite things while living on the road is the fact that normal, mundane chores don’t feel like mundane chores, in fact most of the time it’s a novelty or even a tonne of fun. For example, hanging out clothes in the middle of the Simpson Desert on a rope strung between twoContinue reading “Five Million Star Cooking”

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Deserts & Corners

So yes we have been a bit slack with the blog. First excuse, no service and second excuse too busy having way too much fun. After our nice relaxing time in the Channel Country including Windorah, Quilpie and Welford National Park. We headed out west into the desert. We took the Birdsville Developmental Road afterContinue reading “Deserts & Corners”

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