First of all - the things I love:
My wonderful flying school - Curtis Aviation, located in the picturesque farming enclave of Camden, in south-west Sydney. The team at Curtis are professional, accommodating and keep an immaculately maintained fleet of aircraft. With many decades of experience behind them, the highly experienced instructors will talk you through your aims, your dreams, your targets. They are experts in tail wheel training, bush flying and all aspects of the private and commercial training syllabus. www.curtisaviation.com.au Ph: (02) 4655 6789
Out of the Sydney basin, nestled on the western ranges of the beautiful Blue Mountains is the regional town of Bathurst, home of WardAir Flight Training. Specialising in personally tailored flying training from beginner lessons through to commercial licence and advanced ratings and endorsement, you are in excellent hands under the guidance of WardAir Chief Flying Instructor, Catherine Fitzsimons. www.wardair.com.au
Curtis Aviation & WardAir run regular training tours to outback and regional Australia - hands-down the most fun you will have learning or consolidating your flying! Read more.
My BOSE A20 headset - I NEVER leave home without this dreamy headset. Australian distributor Robert Elborough Ph: 0438 429 237 https://www.bose.com.au/en_au/products/headphones/aviation_headsets/a20-aviation-headset.html
OzRunways - my go-to flight planner. Seriously, where were we before OzRunways?? Intuitive, packed with incredible features, super-easy to use, excellent support. Love it!! www.ozrunways.com
Pilots Touring Guide - an invaluable aid in flight planning with information on over 300 destinations across Australia. Editor Ian Barraclough keeps entries updated with the latest data for pilots, including airstrip info, fuel availability, accommodation options, attractions and ground transport. Available in hard copy or digital. www.pilotstouringguide.com.au
My Flight Planner 3000 - Champagne PC Services, contact Rob Slater www.champagnepcservices.com.au
For the best read in the country on all things related to light aircraft flying - tips, training, destinations, career features, equipment and aircraft updates ... Australian Flying Magazine should be your bi-monthly fix of the best of General Aviation in Australia. www.australianflying.com.au
www.outbacknow.com.au (Don't miss their Events section so you've got an actual reason to fly where you're going)
www.casa.gov.au Log on to see how to stay legal, source the fantastic flight planning tool OnTrack, and watch the stunning Out-n-Back video series. You can order DVDs on topics like Operations at Non-Towered Aerodromes, Weather, Human Factors, Dangerous Goods ... plus loads more. Plus all the boring but necessary licensing stuff we all need to know ...
www.studynow.com.au/courses/Aviation_Courses Study Now is a company that provides a resource to help Australian students find accredited online education in a range of areas, including Aviation.
State by State:
Tasmania - www.discovertasmania.com; www.tourism.tas.gov.au
Victoria - www.tourism.vic.gov.au
NSW - www.outbackbeds.com.au; http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/outback-nsw Queensland - Experience Outback Queensland
WA - www.westernaustralia.com; www.australiasnorthwest.com
Northern Territory - www.en.travelnt.com
South Australia - www.flindersandoutback.com; www.southaustralia.com
Apart from these, there are all sorts of links scattered throughout this site where you may find more detailed information to help your planning.