I’ve been everywhere & Walkers

I’ve been everywhere & Walkers

UK Crisp (or chip for Australian readers) manufacturer Walkers is using a cover of 'I've been everywhere' by Kitty, Daisy & Lewis in their latest TV advert. As in earlier Walkers adverts former England Striker, Gary Lineker features - this time as a tractor driver. Check it out! Thanks Tony for bringing this to my attention.
Old Macaroni at Hepburn Springs

Old Macaroni at Hepburn Springs

I was recently invited along on a weekend trip to Daylsford in Victoria, Australia and after visiting the Hanging Rock we made our way to the small town of Hepburn Springs. Hepburn Springs is a neighbouring town to Daylsford and was the location of our accommodation for our stay. The town is easy to reach, [...]
No day for a picnic

No day for a picnic

If I had known of the scale of the tragedy and deception associated with Hanging Rock before my visit, this pleasant and tranquil setting may have been interpreted as somber or even macabre in nature. For back in 1900 on Valentines Day a teacher and three students went missing never to be found again - [...]
6.30 with George Negus

6.30 with George Negus

After completing the I've been everywhere adventure the Channel 10 program "6.30 with George Negus" picked up on the story. These few minutes of footage took a whole day of filming. Despite having travelled over 30,000 km visiting all the places unscathed, the Channel 10 camera came dismounted from the car during filming, scratching the [...]

Weekend Today

Channel Nine's Weekend Today show invited me to their Sydney studio for a chat. Here is the interview.
Birdsville, QLD

Birdsville, QLD

642 days and about 30,000KM since commencing my 'I've been everywhere' odyssey  I have finally visited the 94th location - Birdsville. Birdsville is located at the border of South Australia and Queensland some 1,590 kilometres west of the state capital, Brisbane. The trip from Terrigal on the Central Coast to Birdsville is not for the [...]
Off to Birdsville

Off to Birdsville

On 1 September 2011 I'll be heading off to my 94th and final "I've been everywhere" destination - Birdsville in the Queensland outback. The 2,000 KM trip there will take about 3 days staying in hotels, motels and a tent. This will then be followed by a 2,000 KM trip home. The Fred Hollows Foundation [...]
Oodnadatta

Oodnadatta

Town number 93 of 94! Well, I was humpin’ my bluey on the dusty Oodnadatta road, When along came a semi with a high and canvas-covered load. “If you’re goin’ to Oodnadatta, mate, um, with me you can ride.” So I climbed in the cabin and I settled down inside. The night before heading off [...]
Base Camp: Coober Pedy

Base Camp: Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy is not in the I've been everywhere song, but it did serve as a 'base camp' for my trip into Oodnadatta. It is probably best known for being the Opel Capital of the World and for its underground homes, so worthy of note here. I arrived in Coober Pedy after driving from, and [...]
Your know your in the real outback when…

Your know your in the real outback when…

Traditionally passing the 'black stump' is an indicator that your in the outback. However, with numerous black stumps around the country, I've come up with my own observations for when I believe I am in the real outback. You know your in the real outback when... ... you wave at oncoming traffic with your first [...]