The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced Travel Articles

 
The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced – Melbourne from Cape Otway
Photojournalist David Savage travels Australia on the OZ Experience… On The Bus… From Bimbi Park in Cape Otway we drove for just a few minutes to Maits Rainforest. This is the last piece of ‘Cool Temperate Rainforest’ in the area, wear a jacket because it van be pretty cool. Some of the group had been […]
The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced – Grampians from Mt Gambier
Photojournalist David Savage travels Australia on the OZ Experience… On The Bus… After Paintball last night most of us were all pumped up for more adventure. We made our way to Mt Arapiles. This area is world renowned for it’s climbing with over 2000 documented climbs. We weren’t about to tackle any ‘Everest’ calibre rock […]
The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced – Gelantipy from Phillip Island
Photojournalist David Savage travels Australia on the OZ Experience… On The Bus… We left Phillip Island having eaten a good cooked breakfast at Amaroo YHA. Our first stop was at Tara-Bulga National Park. ‘Tara’ is the name of an Aboriginal tracker who was part of the first European expedition to these parts, and ‘Bulga’ means […]
The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced – Coober Pedy from Alice Springs
On The Bus… From Alice Springs on our way to Adelaide, this was day one of four that would take us southbound from the Red Centre, into South Australia and along the Stuart Highway into Adelaide. Our brand new OZ Experience bus driver Tom, aka ‘The Skipper’, gave us the low down on the trip […]
The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced – Cape Otway from The Grampians
Photojournalist David Savage travels Australia on the OZ Experience… On The Bus… Our journey from Hall’s Gap continued through a final stretch of the Grampians, taking us closer and closer to the coast. Before reaching our first glimpse of the ‘Big Blue’, we drove into and through a huge extinct volcanic crater known as Tower […]
The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced – Sydney from Canberra
Photojournalist David Savage travels Australia on the OZ Experience… On The Bus… My final day on the OZ Experience. Seven and a half weeks earlier I had left Sydney heading north on the first leg of my journey. Although Canberra is only three hours from Sydney, today’s leg took us along the coastline that was […]
The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced – Canberra from Gelantipiny
Photojournalist David Savage travels Australia on the OZ Experience… On The Bus… The day started by continuing our drive along a narrow dirt road that wound its way deep into the Snowy Mountains. So thin was this road that meeting an oncoming vehicle could mean reversing for a few kilometres to find a suitable passing […]
The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced – Quorn from Coober Pedy
On The Bus… Rejoining the Stuart Highway from Coober Pedy we continued our journey south through the desert. In such a big country, with scattered communities dotted here, there and in the middle of nowhere, it was necessary to set up a special health care service. This service has become known as The Royal Flying […]
The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced – Barossa Valley from Parachilna
Photojournalist David Savage travels Australia on the OZ Experience… On The Bus… In Alice Springs about a week earlier I heard about a legend. The Legend of an OZ Experience Bus gone ‘HIPPIE’, driven by Hippie Happy ‘Shell’, reputedly from the stars somewhere over New Zealand. Today I met the Legend. Stepping onto the bus […]
The Road to Becoming OZ Experienced – Phillip Island from Melbourne
Photojournalist David Savage travels Australia on the OZ Experience… Phillip Island Phillip Island is just a two-hour drive from Melbourne. As we crossed the bridge joining the mainland to the island we entered an Island that was declared a Nature Park in 1997. The Island is home to Australia’s famous colony of ‘Little Penguins’ at […]