Diesel’s Melbourne Cup

The Sports Page Headline reads: “Diesel Dog draws Top Barrier at Flemington for 2015 – Melbourne Cup ” I can see myself in the starting barriers now! I need all the positivity I can get so … can you do me a favour please? Visit my facebook page and click on the  “Starting Gates picture” Send me a personal note…

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Port Augusta Model Engineers Society

Port Augusta Model Engineers Society So you are heading to Port Augusta to have a trip on the Pichi Richi Railway and you may have misjudged the Time Table. Well lucky for you, another fantastic Tourist event you many have over looked is the opportunity to enjoy something in our very own back yard, being the Port Augusta Model Engineers…

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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge!

The first Darwin to Adelaide Solar Car Challenge was in 1987,  This year will mark the 14th run which comprises of 47 teams from 25 Countries taking on the 3,000km trip from Darwin to Adelaide. This Solar Car Challenge is the largest in the World and travels through the Crossroads of Australia, good old Port Augusta! So if you see…

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sundrop Farms

Port Augusta’s Green Tomato Farm

WHAT MAKES PORT AUGUSTA’S GREEN TOMATO SO DEVINE? Port Augusta is fast becoming the envy of the tomato growing world! Other regional centres will have much work ahead of them, if they want to “ketchup” to Port Augusta’s Eco-framers – Sundrop Farms. Sundrop Farms investment in Port Augusta supported by Government funding and initiatives are welcomed. They have created a…

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Blinman Mine

6 Facts about Blinman that will impress your friends

One of the must “DO” things when you are heading North (after your nights stay in Port Augusta ) is to check out the Heritage Blinman Mine in Blinman, as it’s more than just a mine! Where the heck is Blinman? Located 452 kms from Adelaide you’ll need a rest at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn before you head off…

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Wadlata Blog Image


Weird (But True) Things About Wadlata Outback Centre Giant Lizards Mum and dad took me to Wadlata Outback Centre the other week. And even though I am the most handsome member of the family I couldn’t get through the front door!! Even as  the most popular canine in all of Port Augusta! Diesel Dog was not allowed to enter. Just…

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At last!…. we have Peas in our time

This year we have Desert Peas! The state’s floral emblem – the Sturt’s Desert Pea – is in full bloom and now is the best time to enjoy this display. The Sturt’s Desert Pea usually remains hidden, peacefully sleeping waiting for the right weather conditions. Right now, we have excellent conditions in Port Augusta for this wonderful and slightly weird…

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Fathers Day Quiz

Happy Fathers Day 2015

It’s never too early to start thinking about Fathers Day! Well, my Dad, Andrew is just he bestest (isn’t he cute!!) Here’s one of my favourite Fathers Day Quotes. Good Luck with Quiz! Diesel Top Dog at Port Augusta’s best motel    

Happiness is

A couple of things happened this week that just gave us  a great big “kick in the bum” reminder about what Life is really about. Happiness is…. being able to help out a couple of local charities in a small way. Being able to help out makes feel good (and a little guilty) about being in a “good place”. We…

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Breakfast at Acacia Ridge Motor Inn Port Augusta


Good Morning, don’t watch this video  if you are feeling hungry…………….. But, if you are planning a trip to the magnificent Flinders Rangers have a sneak peak and see what you’ll get served up at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn, being the best dine in breakfast experience in the jewel of the North, Port Augusta!!!!!!!!!!! You won’t only be staying…

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