Travel theme: Arches

This is part of the old Adelaide jail. Not exactly a major tourist attraction, but pretty cool nonetheless. I love exploring these old buildings full of history. I still can’t decide if I think this building looks pretty or not, but it seems that they tried, by putting in some arches. For more arches, check…

Living like a mole; the secrets of the ground

Coober Pedy is a town in the dusty and dry outback of South Australia. Arriving via the Stuart highway you’ll see a big sign full of graffiti. Besides that, there is nothing but dust. That, and holes apparently, judging by the signs telling you not to stray from the roads. All those holes in the…

On the edge of secrecy

Woomera is a small place along the long Stuart highway. The area around Woomera, which is about the size of England, is used by the army for testing equipment like weapons and rockets. In the 50s and 60s the area was even used to test atomic bombs. Even in 2000 they still had to clean…

Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges stretch out over 400km, so if you want to make the most of it, stay for at least a week. Many of it can only be done by 4WD drive though, but there are still some good options for regular cars as well. Via the town of Hawker you can drive to…

Quirky, quiet Quorn

Walking around in Quorn is like walking in a movie without extras. The streets are super wide, massive, empty and dusty. It’s like a movie has been filmed here and the set has been abandoned. Several Australian movies have been filmed here, like Wolf Creek and Gallipoli. Don’t forget to go celebrity spotting in the…

The secrets of the wall

If you drive past the Adelaide Hills, you’ll enter the Barossa Valley, an area famous for its wines. Besides the many winery tours you can do in the area, there is a big dam, aka the whispering wall. It is a gigantic structure that holds the water of the Barossa reservoir close to Williamstown. The…