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V for Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor, South Australia Victor Harbor is only about 80 km from Adelaide, so it is a perfect distance for a day out.  It is on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula and is a holiday destination and a great tourist attraction for visitors.  Granite Island is just off the coast and there is a horse drawn carriage to take visitors over to the island on the causeway. We recently spent a day out in Victor Harbor as we were staying at Port Elliot which is about 6km from Victor Harbor.  We drove from Pt Elliot to Goolwa, which is about 11 km, to catch the Cockle Train to Victor Harbor. We had a couple of hours there and then caught the train back to Goolwa.   The weather was perfect to enjoy the coastal scenery from the train,  and we had some time to have lunch and a look around the town.  There was a display of cars near the foreshore area and a Rock n Roll band playing as well as some enthusiastic dancers  demonstrating Rock n Roll so it was very entertaining. Some lovely scenery

U is for ULURU

ULURU Uluru is also known as Ayers Rock and gazetted as Uluru and is a large sandstone formation in Central Australia. Uluru, or Ayers Rock   We visited Uluru in 2005 and 2015 and each visit we have experienced different weather conditions and vastly different views of The Rock.   The nearest major town is Alice Springs which is about 400 km from Uluru, but we were coming from the south east  and stayed the night at Curtin Springs, which is about 100 km from Uluru.  Curtin Springs is a working cattle station and has tourist accommodation, camping facilities, restaurant and magnificent sunrises. The Rock takes on many different colours depending on the daylight and weather.  It is quite amazing to see the Rock, even though we knew it was huge, when we actually got there it just seemed to be so much bigger than we had imagined it would be. Uluru in 2015 taken in the morning Uluru in 2015 in the afternoon Aboriginal artwork We did a walk around the base of the rock   There are now restric

T for Tintaldra

  Tintaldra is a small village in the north east of Victoria below the Snowy Mountains on the upper reaches of the River Murray. On this trip a few years ago, we stayed in Corryong, and from there did day trips and Tintaldra was a beautiful little village with a great Museum and a very good afternoon tea of scones, jam and cream which was very welcome. The name Tintaldra is the aboriginal name meaning "Young Man by the Water" The Tintaldra Museum The old Bakery oven The old oven in the Bakery The Bakery Devonshire Tea Tintaldra Store Tintaldra Hotel The Bakery


SILVERTON, New South Wales Silverton is a classic outback town in the north west of New South Wales near the South Australian border and a 6 hour drive from Adelaide.  It is now best known for the setting of the films Mad Max II, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and also its rich mining history, and many art galleries. Silverton is almost a Ghost Town as there are not many permanent residents, and most of them work in tourism in the town. Silverton was established in 1883 and was originally called Umberumberka after a nearby town and was then named Silverton and a Post Office was establlished and the population was 250 but soon doubled in size.  When the Broken Hill Mines started to flourish, the Silverton mines declined and slowly the 3,000 residents moved out but then Silverton became a tourist attraction  managed by the Silverton Village Committee and is now a mecca for artists. It is a very interesting town to visit. Mad Max Museum The Mad Max Museum mural Some rusty stuff! One o