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Old 04-12-2014, 05:42 PM   #61
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Mundi-Mundi Plains and the famous stretch of Outback highway from the Mad Max movies...
Located about five kilometres west of Silverton, the Mundi Mundi Plains is a truly breathtaking place.
Looking out onto the expansive Mundi Mundi Plains, the view must be seen to be believed.
The wide, flat heart of the Australian outback extends seemingly forever. On a clear day the curvature of the earth can be seen....



















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Old 04-12-2014, 05:49 PM   #62
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Sunset in the Outback, always a great time of the day, some simple snack food and enjoying the free daily light show out at the Living Desert Reserve...































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Old 04-14-2014, 03:00 AM   #63
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Offroad riding along corrugated bull dust roads ~ absolute brilliant enjoyable riding alone in the remote Aussie Outback and can't get enough of the remoteness and silence. Australia is the driest habitable continent on earth, and as a continent is subject to many different weather areas. The arid zone covers over 70% of the Australian inland. There are some very basic rules to the weather = Summer is very hot ~ Winter is mild ~ It doesn’t rain very often ~ It can rain at any time....

Departing early in the morning from Broken Hill for a run out to the Mutawintji Park.







































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Old 04-14-2014, 03:06 AM   #64
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Mutawintji, a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 878 km west of Sydney and about 130 km north-east of Broken Hill. The rugged, mulga-clad Byngnano Range is dissected by colourful gorges, rockpools and creek beds lined with red gums.
The park also protects Mutawintji Historic Site, containing one of the best collections of Australian Aboriginal Rock Art and access is only granted with a guide and none was scheduled to be in the park area during my visit, did not enter the aboriginal historic site but checked out a few trails....





































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Old 04-17-2014, 07:13 AM   #65
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Leaving Broken Hill to South Australia and the Roo's did some damage again during the night.





















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Old 04-17-2014, 07:23 AM   #66
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Riding takes me through Mildura (Victoria), a regional city in northwestern Victoria, Australia.
Mildura is located in the Sunraysia region, and is on the banks of the Murray River.









Cruising through the famous Barossa Valley, one of Australia's oldest wine regions.
Located in South Australia, the Barossa Valley is about 56 km northeast of the city of Adelaide.
Next few days will be spent in the greater Adelaide (South Australia) area.













The Herbig Family Tree is a large, hollow red gum tree at Springton.
It is estimated to be 300 to 500 years old with a diameter of seven metres at its base and a height of 24 metres. A small stream runs nearby.

The tree was the first Australian home of 27 year old Friedrich Herbig who arrived in South Australia in 1855.
In 1858 he married 18 year old Caroline Rattey and took her to live in the tree home. The first two of their 16 children were born there.
During 1860 he built a two roomed pine and pug hut nearby, and as his family increased, built a stone cottage adjacent to the hut.













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Old 05-09-2014, 09:23 PM   #67
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Staying in the old German settlement of Hahndorf (South Australia) for a few days as meetings over in nearby Murray Bridge.
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. It is accessible from Adelaide, the South Australian capital, via the South Eastern Freeway.
The town was settled by Lutheran migrants largely from in and around a small village then named Kay in Prussia, many of whom were aboard the Zebra arriving on 28 December 1838.
Hahndorf is named after Dirk Meinhertz Hahn, captain of the Zebra. It is Australia's oldest surviving German settlement.
German influence is very apparent in Hahndorf and is seen physically in the traditional fachwerk architecture of the original surviving buildings.
There are also many restaurants in the town serving German cuisine.
Hahndorf in South Australia = http://hahndorfsa.org.au











































































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Old 05-10-2014, 06:36 PM   #68
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Hanhndorf to Murray Bridge (South Australia) round trip, different landscape just down the highway....













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Old 05-10-2014, 06:39 PM   #69
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Heading into Adelaide for a look around one afternoon via Mt.Lofty, great view from the Adelaide Hills over the city of Adelaide...









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Old 05-11-2014, 08:08 PM   #70
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Adelaide Shores for lunch, great beaches and beautiful weather with a nice wind coming in from the ocean.....



























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Old 05-11-2014, 08:12 PM   #71
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Adelaide Ducati dealership with one of my dream bikes (D16RR) for sale and a beautiful autographed 1098 on display....

























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Old 05-12-2014, 10:07 PM   #72
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Mt.Lofty Scenic Drive / Greenhill Road between Hanhndorf and Adelaide, winding through the Adelaide Hills....









































Oil / fluids and tire pressure check in the late afternoon to get ready for the morning departure towards Mt.Gambier and further down the Princess Highway....



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Old 05-12-2014, 10:13 PM   #73
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Old Tailem Town is located on the South Eastern Freeway 5km north of Tailem Bend and approximately 90kms from Adelaide.
First established in 1982, Old Tailem Town is now Australia's largest pioneer village, visited by tourists all over the world!
Welcome to Old Tailem Town = http://www.oldtailemtown.com.au

Unfortunatley ~ the town was closed at 6:30hrs. in the morning, would have been a nice stop for a coffee and full brekkie....







Along the Princess Highway general direction Mt.Gambier...










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Old 05-13-2014, 05:29 PM   #74
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Stretching more than 130 kilometres, Coorong National Park protects a string of saltwater lagoons which are protected from the Southern Ocean by the sweeping sand dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula.
Had to check this one out as I live in China but too hot to engage in the whole trail walk about in full biking gear...
A step back in time, this area has a unique place in the local history of the gold rush days and the establishment of the stock, mail and communications routes.
It is believed that the Chinamans Well was built in about 1856. The curved limestone blocks and the sandstone cap on the top of the well were obtained from nearby quarries.



















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Old 05-13-2014, 05:33 PM   #75
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South Australia has great stretches of beaches, good for some exploring and beach cruising on the hard packed sand.

The Granites Beach is the site of the only rocks on the entire beach, a few 2 m high rounded granite knobs that lie in the intertidal swash zone (The Coorong / South Australia).
Australia’s longest beach, which grades from no waves to one of the world’s highest energy beaches. It is a spectacular beach backed by extensive dunes north of The Granites, very accessible by 4WD, and with many kilometres of beach camping.
However outside of Kings Camp and Kingston SE there are no facilities, apart from the camp sites and lucky me had assistance from a camper nearby with his SUV pulling me off the beach out of the soft sand.
Mate good day to you and a big thanks!





















Took the gravel road to the Granites Beach and they put signs on top near the parking lot for reasons....



Short stop for a quick snack (bacon cheese roll and iced coffee) and tank fill up at the Red Big Lobster (Kingston Shell Servo Station).
The Big Lobster is a tourist attraction located in the town of Kingston SE, South Australia.
Known locally as "Larry the Lobster," the sculpture of a spiny lobster stands 17 metres tall, and is regarded as one of the most impressive of Australia's Big Things....





Hi Ho, Hi Ho off to the beach we go and need assistance again after a run on the beach for approx. 10k's to get back on the real road....
Mate good day to you and a big thanks!











Learned the lesson and rest of my time in SA only looking at the great beaches ~ no more cruising in the sand with a heavy bike and street tyres...













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