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...
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...
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...

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...

Weekend Today

Channel Nine’s Weekend Today show invited me to their Sydney studio for a chat. Here is the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...