Parkes and Recreation

Broken hearts don't last forever, and I had a whole lot more of regional Australia see, so I loaded up the Del Sol once again and blatted off towards Parkes. The handsome town of 11,000 is best known for being home to the satellite dish that transmitted the images of the first moon landing, but … Continue reading Parkes and Recreation

Orange Crush

Orange is known as the Pearl of Mid-Western New South Wales, but I wasn't there for its dazzling mix of spectacular scenery and hearty country meals. After a romantic tryst with one of the town's sexiest students went horribly wrong (I should point out that was 21 years ago, when I was also a sexy … Continue reading Orange Crush

The King of Bathurst

It's almost impossible to top a visit to Lithgow, but as I continued my journey to rekindle an old flame in Orange, I was determined to make the most of it.  My next stop was Bathurst, which is Australia's oldest inland city and was founded on gold. Who cares about any of that, though - … Continue reading The King of Bathurst

Oh, Mount Wilson! Blue Mountains, Lithgow and the frozen outskirts of Bathurst

Orange is a five-hour drive from Gosford, so I decided to break up the trip by seeing a few sites along the way. After all, it had been two decades since I found and lost love within the space of five minutes, so what was another few days? The road winds its way through the … Continue reading Oh, Mount Wilson! Blue Mountains, Lithgow and the frozen outskirts of Bathurst

The O(ra)n(g)e that got away

Back when I was a young tacker, I was a bloody good sportsman. Rugby league, touch footy, even basketball and ping pong - I had a crack at everything and usually blew the competition away. I didn't bother with soccer or AFL, though, for the same reason I don't kiss men. Anyway, as a student … Continue reading The O(ra)n(g)e that got away

The South Coast with the Most: Huskisson, Berry and Kiama

The Drunk and Jobless World Tour has taken me across the globe, from the bottomless lakes of Malawi to the frozen wastelands of Russia, but I've always avoided the South Coast of New South Wales. It's a bloody awesome region with heaps to see and is just 150km from my house, but I hate driving … Continue reading The South Coast with the Most: Huskisson, Berry and Kiama

Kangaroo Valley: Roo-diculously beautiful!

Kangaroos are funny critters, so imagine how awesome an entire valley full of them must be! Imagine no longer, because there's such a valley a couple hours outside Sydney - and I went there! After spending an extraordinary evening chatting to magical pixies in the mountains above the town of Kangaroo Valley, I dusted the … Continue reading Kangaroo Valley: Roo-diculously beautiful!

Southern Tablelands: Big Waterfalls, Bigger Fruit and Veg!

There are many valleys in the world. Wandin Valley. Narara Valley. Kirstie Valley. But there's only one that's overflowing with bouncy marsupials, and that's Kangaroo Valley, in the shadows of the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. I love 'roos, so I jumped in the del Sol and braved the journey through Sydney and then … Continue reading Southern Tablelands: Big Waterfalls, Bigger Fruit and Veg!

Gloucester, Taree and Me

After a few days spent in the wilds of Barrington Tops, I needed to get back to civilisation (and find a bottle shop). I packed my tent, said goodbye to the possums and wombats I'd befriended, and headed off to the gorgeous town of Gloucester, New South Wales. With a population of around 2400, it's … Continue reading Gloucester, Taree and Me

Barrington – Tops!

With the Wu-Flu destroying economies and riots popping off around the globe, 2020 will see The Drunk and Jobless World Tour stay a little closer to home. But that's just dandy, because Australia is the best country in the world, and I'll take sharks and spiders over sick and deranged foreigners any day. First stop … Continue reading Barrington – Tops!