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  1. There are lots of awesome places to fly in and stay... but we never considered it would be possible to fly-in to a houseboat and cruise the Murray River!
  2. We spend a few days in Adelaide, visit the South Australian Aviation Museum, Mt Lofty Lookout, Glenelg and the surrounds. Load up again for another short and VERY bumpy trip to Murray Bridge.
  3. We check out the Clare Valley in South Australia and cycle the popular Riesling Trail. We then continue onto Adelaide and get bounced around in our little tin can.
  4. We were pretty amazed at the incredible scenery in the Flinders Ranges! The footage we got just didn't do it justice, it was pretty amazing to see as we flew over. We have seen some amazing views from the plane before but this one was quite unique to anything we'd seen before.
  5. On this episode of our Australian Adventure we spend a few days in the sweltering heat at Broken Hill. We meet John, Broken Hill's best tour guide, who takes us around most of the significant sights in Broken Hill. We hire a car and spend a day in the outback town of Silverton. Our departure is delayed due to bad weather. We finally get underway and head west for Wilpena Pound.
  6. We arrive in Cobar, explore the town on our folding Brompton bicycles, and then head to White Cliffs to check out the underground Motel.
  7. Thanks NT5224. It's a great way to see the country - while we miss a lot of what you see when driving, you make up for with what you see from the air. We have been so impressed with the fold up bikes, after giving them a good run, we'd take a Brompton over a normal push bike for normal everyday use (even when space is not an issue). Without them we wouldn't get to many destinations as there are plenty of places where there is no car hire or taxi service.
  8. Thanks Mark, we add all of the details of the place we visit on our website http://australianadventure.net/destinations/ You can click on the link on the map and it will give you all the details we have put together for that location. We pretty much are trying to record all the info we go looking for at each destination. It's not very comprehensive at this stage but we are working on it as we get time.
  9. We depart for outback NSW in our RV7. Before we head off we install a new Garmin autopilot and complete the annual inspection. After taking off in rough weather, we pass some gliders in thermals and arrive at our first destination - Cobar.
  10. Council kept adding more 'over the top' requirements to the parking arrangement as the show neared the start date. Cost the organisers a huge amount that wasn't budgeted for - as it was not something council were upfront with from the beginning. The organisers had no other way to recoup some of these costs so that is where the parking fee came from. I don't think it was well advertised as they were trying to find some other way to fund it... but in the end there wasn't any other options. If you don't want to pay it they will still let you in to park as they don't want it to ruin the event - you just tell them you are not ok with paying it... they are just trying to recoup some of the costs. The land owners donated the land for carparking and Airventure are not using to it to profit. If there are any funds over and beyond the car parking deficit then that money will be given to charity. Council are also charging landing fee's, so you are not paying any more than you would if you flew in. Agree - it was not well advertised...but that gives a little insight as to why. I think the event itself has been pretty good and hope it can happen again in Cessnock next year.
  11. For those that tried the links in this feed unsuccessfully, you can find heaps of their content on their youtube channel
  12. apparently, one sock is all they are offering! Each year they promise bigger and better... I think there is still plenty of room for improvement... Happy to see a few new features on this years program on the past few years... but would love if there was more on offer.
  13. It's more than just planes. It's a celebration of flight! 19-21 October 2017 RAAus are pleased to bring you AirVenture Australia (AVA) 2017. Building on the success of 2016, this year’s event is certainly designed to offer something for everyone. An assortment of seminars for young, old, experienced and novice aviators. A comprehensive aviation exhibition space where if you can think of it, you’ll find it. Top all this off with an airshow that will blow your sock off and you will start to see why AVA 2017 can’t be missed. Tickets now on sale https://www.airventureaustralia.com.au
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