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Part 3: Frisbee at Uluru, a camel truck and one blown tyre

We follow Katherine Seddon and her family as they make the 2,500km journey through the far reaches of Central Australia and Western Australia. Katherine is a mother of three cute ratbags, an ENJO lover, wife and desert dweller. She likes sharing leaf tea with friends, camping and coming home for a...

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Part 2: Pipe-cleaners or pipe-dream? Keeping the kids entertained on a long Outback drive.

Pipe-cleaners or pipe-dream? Taking the kids 2,500 across the Outback means packing a lot of pipe-cleaners. And paddle-pop sticks. And stickers. And videos and audiobooks to rival a TV and radio station! Katherine Seddon shares her entertainment preparation for the long drive. We follow her family as they make the...

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Part 1: Outback driving with 3 kids under six. Madness or adventurous mayhem?

How do you prepare to take 3 kids under six, 2,500km across the desert in a car – from Alice Springs to Perth? Will it be a self-drive holiday of a lifetime or would have travelling by plane with a friendly, patient air stewardess made more sense? We follow...

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Central Australian tourism operators lend a helping hand

A group of tourism businesses in the Red Centre have banded together to grant the final wish of a terminally ill mother from Townsville in Queensland. Emma Rathie is 31 and has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. When she was told in January this year she only...

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DIY Tourguide wins! Cars beat buses and trains in 2011 Northern Territory Brolga Tourism Awards

DIY Tourguide has won a prestigious 2011 Northern Territory Brolga Tourism Award in the category of Specialised Tourism Services. DIY Tourguide’s GPS triggered iPhone app, MP3 and CD audio tours are the first of their type and this niche product for the Northern Territory reinforced its acceptance by the...

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DIY Tourguide wins tourism award!

DIY Tourguide has won the 2009 Central Australian Tourism Award in the New Tourism Innovationcategory. Since launching in May 2009, DIY Tourguide audio tours have travelled with and guided hundreds of visitors in Central Australia, helping to bring the remote Outback alive as they drive the vast distances between Alice...

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Anniversary of explorer John McDouall Stuart’s journey from south to north of Australia

Today is the 147th anniversary of the day that explorer John McDouall Stuart crossed the continent from south to north in 1862. He emerged from the mangroves to see the waters of the Indian Ocean after an 8 month journey from Adelaide. DIY Tourguide tells of this momentous journey...

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