Saumarez Homestead – Snapshots of Armidale.

Saumarez Homestead is easy to find. Turn right at the Armidale regional airport drive until you get to the end of the runway; take another right-hand bend, rattle over the cattle grid before you go down a dirt road, pass the unfenced fat cattle, over another cattle grid, go past the National Trust welcome sign … Continue reading Saumarez Homestead – Snapshots of Armidale.

Launceston: self-guided architectural walk

Launceston is Tasmania’s second largest city with a population of close to 90,000 people. It’s the third oldest city in Australia after the Europeans set up camp around 1804. Wikipedia tells me it was the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to use anaesthetic and the first Australian city to have underground sewers. Impressive!  It … Continue reading Launceston: self-guided architectural walk

Stories from the Great Southern Road Trip: A Hot Air Balloon Ride

Soaring gracefully above the verdant countryside dangling under the colourful orb of a hot air balloon with a light breeze ruffling your hair. Perhaps looking forward to a champagne breakfast when you return to terra firma. Sounds magic! I wonder how many people have that experience on their bucket list? It was on my 60 … Continue reading Stories from the Great Southern Road Trip: A Hot Air Balloon Ride