40 Things to do in South Australia

The sun-scorched lands of Australia harbour many gems that need only be found. From its Jurassic-like coastlines to its dramatic contrast in landscapes to its bountiful display of unique wildlife, it is a truly unique continent. Whether your interests be in the natural wealth of the area to be found in the North, the allure…

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Is the DJI Mavic Pro waterproof? (Underwater for 4 hours!)

In order to answer the question on whether or not the DJI Mavic Pro is waterproof, I must first describe to you the events leading up to my Mavic being plunged into a small body of water at the base of a waterfall and the struggle that ensued while trying to retrieve said drone.  …

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Swimming with wild Fur Seals. Can you do it?

Fur Seals. The name alone brings forth images of large globules of blubber floating ever so majestically through soft ocean currents. While they do occasionally present themselves in such a manner, it will quickly become apparent upon viewing them that this is a highly romanticised perception of their appearance and features. After driving two hours…

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How to find Lake Bumbunga, South Australia’s secret pink lake

Glistening white sands reflect through crystal clear water, slightly distorted by the pink tinge arising from crystallites that flow organically throughout the region. On the lakes banks, rich orange sands stretch off into the distance, fading away into the rolling hills that meet the ocean. Seabirds glide across the surface of the water, leaving nothing more…

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Australia’s own Horseshoe Bend

Everyone’s heard of the Colorado River’s famous horseshoe bend, with its sweeping torrents carving through rich orange rock as the river does a 180-degree turn back on itself forming a natural horseshoe bend. The superficial features of this river are explicitly associated with American landmarks, but what about Australian ones? In Australia, in a tiny…

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One-A-Week # 10 A day in South Australia’s turquoise sea – The jewel that is Second Valley

The allure of Bali is a hard thing to shake. Even now, two months after returning to Australia, I constantly find myself yearning for its long white beaches, clear blue waters stretching off into the horizon and, most importantly, its constant saturation of warm tropical weather. I’d spent so much time dreaming about my return…

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One-A-Week # 9 In search of the Coorong’s rare birds

  The days of spring are fast approaching their end. This means that the warm weather of Summer will soon be here and I can finally wave goodbye to negative Celsius degree mornings for, at least, a few months. While this is cause for celebration, it also means that many of the migratory species that…

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One-A-Week # 8 Clandestine camping and screaming belligerents on the Murray’s red cliffs

For a long time, I’d heard rumors of a place along the Murray River, where the cliffs are a rich orange color and soar high above the valley. From all that was described of the place, it sounded amazing. I have always wanted to see it and on Friday, I finally decided to go and…

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One-A-Week # 7 Well… I’m back in Australia, now what?

After an epic trip to Bali, I wasn’t looking forward to my return to Australia and, more importantly, to work. As much as I didn’t want too, my funds were getting low and I had bills to pay. I decided to return to work, but I vowed that I wouldn’t spend another 3 months working…

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