GREY NOMADS

Welcome Grey Nomads everywhere. If you’re an over 55 Grey Nomad, then most likely you’ll be SKI-ing (Spending the Kids’ Inheritance).

A lot of SKI-ers that have travelled around Australia are seeking momentos such as novelty number plates with place names on them, and this is where you can buy them – we have lots to offer

We also have a category for seniors and retirees – just click HERE

  • TOOWOOMBA

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    TOOWOOMBA (nicknamed 'The Garden City') is a regional city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. It is 125 km  west of Queensland's capital city Brisbane by road.  The estimated urban population of Toowoomba as of June 2017 was 135,631. A university and cathedral city, it hosts the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers each September and national championship events for the sports of mountain biking and motocross. There are more than 150 public parks and gardens in Toowoomba. It has developed into a regional centre for business and government services. It is also referred to as the capital of the Darling Downs. Toowoomba is served by Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport and the smaller Toowoomba City Aerodrome. Toowoomba is the second most populous inland city in the country after the national capital of Canberra. Since 2015 it has also become one of the fastest growing towns in the country, with low unemployment and an increase in infrastructure leading to employment generation. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. TOOWOOMBA AS DESCRIBED BY A TOURISM WEBSITE - see this link HERE Toowoomba is Queensland's largest inland city. It occupies a commanding position atop the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, 700 metres above sea level. As the regional capital for the Darling Downs, Toowoomba has long been a major centre for commerce, industry and education. Wealthy pastoralists sent their offspring to one of the many private schools where they mixed with the children of local merchants and professionals. With suburban growth, especially since World War II, a stately city centre with lush parklands has had to compete with huge suburban shopping centres. By the early 1840s most of the Darling Downs was taken up by pastoral runs. Near the intersection of the Eton Vale, Westbrook and Gowrie runs a rudimentary settlement occurred, convenient for passing stockmen. Known as The Springs, it included a permanent settler Thomas Alford. He named the place Drayton, soon after his arrival in 1842, after the village of Drayton in Somerset, England. About six km north-east of Drayton there was a marshland, Drayton Swamp. Its almost perennial dampness was an answer to the dry spells that beset Drayton, and in 1852 Alford moved his residence to the swamp area. The location had good market garden land, a better track down the Range to Brisbane and more passing traffic. Local interests had the area surveyed for farm lots and a township. Alford named his residence Toowoomba, based on an Aboriginal expression describing the swamp or a small native melon (not endemic to the area). Neither has been verified. FARMS, SCHOOLS AND GARDENS Farm lot sales proceeded throughout the 1850s and urban settlement gradually moved from Drayton to Toowoomba. A hotel was opened in 1856, and another the following year, although the best in the district remained the Bull and Mouth (1847) in Drayton. Church of England and Presbyterian churches were opened in 1857 and 1859. In 1860 Drayton interests proposed the creation of a local government division to include both Drayton and Toowoomba, but the latter opposed any such union. Led by William Groom, Toowoomba achieved recognition as a municipality in 1860. Groom, formerly a transported convict and Drayton storekeeper, became Toowoomba's first mayor and a Queensland parliamentarian, ever intent on getting advantages for his local electorate. Farmers prospered on the upland soils, and in 1866 the Toowoomba and Drayton Agricultural Society held its first exhibition. Horticulture preoccupied the local council who took control of the 26 ha Queen's Park, formerly a Crown Reserve, in 1865. Toowoomba's garden city reputation began with this park, 8 ha larger than Brisbane's Botanic Gardens. William Groom chaired the formation in 1875 of the Toowoomba Permanent Benefit Building and Investment Society, a facility for local saving and building finance. Over 100 years later the Society amalgamated with another building society to form the Heritage Building Society and redevelop a city block for its new headquarters. With a population of about 4000 people Toowoomba was described in 1876 in the Australian Handbook: Education in Toowoomba began with the Church of England St Luke's school in 1856. Three more private schools were opened before the first National School in 1865. Twenty more private schools were opened by 1900. The survivors of those early schools include Toowoomba Boys' Grammar (1876) and Christian Brothers' College (1899). Several more private secondary schools which opened during the next century made Toowoomba a regional educational centre. Agriculture and industry underpinned the economy. The Darling Downs were a fertile grazing and cereal-growing area and the upland ranges provided timber for mills, pasture for dairying and markets for agricultural implement makers. The Toowoomba Foundry (1874) began with farm equipment such as troughs, wool presses and wagons and diversified into wind pumps, steam engines and locomotives. Its Southern Cross wind pumps became a national emblem. Defiance Milling (flour) began in 1898 and by 1983 had 40% of Queensland's flour trade and bread market. The approach from Brisbane to Toowoomba was by a toll road. Telegraphic communication with the capital began in 1861. In 1867 railway communication spread from Toowoomba, west to Jondaryan and east to Gatton. Rail connection to Brisbane was completed in 1876. Toowoomba and nearby Gowrie Junction became a railway hub with lines to Crows Nest, Wallangarra (New South Wales) Pittsworth and Allora (1886-97). Further branches from the main western line were opened to Haden, Millmerran, Cooyar and Cecil Plains (1910-19). CAPITAL OF THE DARLING DOWNS By 1900 most of the pastoral estates had been resumed for closer-settlement. The livestock saleyards, however, were kept busy with cattle from the western plains. A butter factory was opened by the Downs Co-operative Dairy Association in 1905 and by 1919 it had branch factories at Clifton, Miles, Dalby and Crows Nest. A similar enterprise arose from dairy farmers feeding skimmed milk to pigs, the Darling Downs Co-operative Bacon Association (1910), which constructed a factory at Willowburn, 4 km west of Toowoomba. Toowoomba was described in the 1903 Australian handbook: Toowoomba was known both as the 'Gateway to' and 'Queen City of' the Darling Downs, being raised to the status of 'city' in 1904. Its touristic and recreational qualities were confirmed by the Governor taking the Harlaxton homestead as his summer residence: the Darling Downs Souvenir booklet (1906) observed that 'nearly 2000 feet above the level of the sea Toowoomba is blessed with a glorious clime. Even the hottest summer days are followed by lovely cool nights'. It predicted that tourists would be attracted in large numbers. For Anglo-Celtic and German populations, the ease with which exotics such as plane trees, willows and Norfolk Island pines grew in Toowoomba was a balm to heat-oppressed minds. Annuals and perennials grew equally well in a climate both temperate and sub-tropical. The Spring Carnival of Flowers became a major tourist attraction, with dahlias 10 inches in diameter. Architecture also tended to the exotic, avoiding the raised timber houses typical in other parts of the state, and using finely cut Helidon stone for public buildings. Monuments were erected to local notables and heroes, including George Essex Evans (patriotic poet) and Littleton Groom, lawyer and politician, son of William. William Peak, one of the founders and a life member of the Toowoomba Agricultural and Horticultural Society, was commemorated in a drinking fountain, while World War I casualties were remembered in the Mothers' Memorial. In 1946 the Australian Blue Book described the 'Capital of the Darling Downs': By 1949 its population was about 40,000. Half a century later this figure had doubled. Although its long term postwar growth did not match that of Townsville and Cairns, the population increase was impressive for an inland city. Manufacturing remained important, recording 13.5% of total employment in 1976 and 12.2% in 2001. This was despite the decline of the Downs dairy industry and the loss of the co-operative butter and bacon factories. Wholesale and retail employment, however, recorded more than one-fifth of total employment, 22.7% in 1976 and 22.4% in 2001. Ruthven Street and adjoining thoroughfares constituted the retail heart of Toowoomba until the 1980s when the Clifford Gardens (1983) and Village Fair (1989) drive-in centres to the west of the city centre were opened. The Grand Central, with a Myer department store, is a short distance from Ruthven Street. Suburban drive-ins on the residential outskirts are fewer than in other large regional cities. In 1967 the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education was opened in south-suburban Darling Heights, converting to the University of Southern Queensland in 1992. Also on the outskirts of Toowoomba are the airport, Clifford Park Racecourse and the show ground, venue for the Royal Show each March. Easy access from Brisbane, first by rail and then by road, helped make Toowoomba a popular tourist destination. Motorists had access to comprehensive tour guides in the 1930s, and the Carnival of Flowers has been an annual drawcard since 1950. Jack McCafferty (1914-1999) developed a bus business in Toowoomba from 1940. McCafferty served as Lord Mayor from 1958 to 1967 and his bus business grew into a major national firm. Prior to the twentieth century, Toowoomba's importance grew as a regional commercial centre for distribution and finance, together with a growing role in education. Toowoomba has about 50 sites in the central city and inner suburbs listed on the Queensland heritage register. In the main thoroughfare, Ruthven Street, there are the Defiance Flour Mill and the next door Foundry (c1911) near the railway station, Piggots department store (1910), the Alexandra building (1902), the White Horse Hotel (c1900) and the clock-towered city hall (1900). The railway station and yards (1873) are also heritage-listed. In Neil Street there are St Patrick's Cathedral (1883), a massive masonry edifice, Wesley Church (1877), the adjoining Empire Theatre (1911) and the court house (1876). Around the corner in Margaret Street there is the clock-towered former post office (1878), and elsewhere in Margaret Street the Strand Theatre (1915) and the former Toowoomba Technical College (1911). Other religious and civic buildings in the heritage list include the Anglican St James complex (1869) in Mort Street, the Anglican St Lukes complex (1897) in Herries Street, the Lutheran Concordia College (formerly Redlands, 1889) in Stephen Street and the Soldiers memorial hall (1923) in Herries Street. Toowoomba's best-known philanthropist, Clive Berghofer, made his money out of suburban development. He served as Mayor of the Council from 1982-1992 and as National Party member for Toowoomba South from 1986 to 1991. He opposed the referendum on recycled water for Toowoomba in 2006, suggesting that his town ran the risk of being called 'Poowoomba'. FLOODS 2011 In contrast to the water shortage in 2006, a change of climate delivered a downpour on 10 January 2011. Toowoomba’s swamp history was amply demonstrated when a wall of water poured down East and West Creeks, merging into Gowrie Creek north of the railway station. There was localised flash flooding of Chalk Drive (beside East Creek), Margaret Street, Campbell Street and Russell Street. There were two drowning deaths. (The water proceeded onwards to the Condamine and, perhaps at some future time, the mouth of the Murray River.) There have been previous flash floods, often blamed on poor drainage and silting, further evidence of Toowoomba’s origin as a swamp. In March 2008 Toowoomba City was amalgamated with Cambooya, Clifton, Crows Nest, Jondaryan, Pittsworth and Rosalie Shires to form Toowoomba Regional Council, with an estimated population of 153,000.

  • MURPHYS HAYSTACKS

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    MURPHYS HAYSTACKS are inselberg rock formations located at Mortana, between Streaky Bay and Port Kenny on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The overhanging dome formation is approximately 8 metres high. They are of a 'tumulus' form of weathered granite outcrop. They are made of a pink, massive, coarsely equigranular rock consisting mostly of quartz and orthoclase. Their appearance may be due to a combination of erosion by underground rainwater and then by subsequent weathering after they were exposed. Most of the pillars emerge without a break from the underlying granite. Their structural base may be of orthogonal or vertically-aligned sheet jointing. They obtained their name because a traveller in a coach saw the formation in the distance. He asked how a farmer could produce so much hay. As the farm was on a property owned by a man called Murphy, the rocks became known as Murphy's Haystacks. The site is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. MURPHYS HAYSTACKS AS DESCRIBED BY A TOURISM WEBSITE - see this link HERE Murphy's Hay Stacks is a fine example of an inselberg formation and is well worth a visit. Murphy's Hay Stacks is located 40 kilometres southeast of Streaky Bay and can be accessed by following the Flinder's Highway and turning onto the Calca - Point Labatt Road. After travelling approximately 1.6 kilometres along a sealed road a picnic area becomes visible. This marks the entrance to the viewing area. Murphy's Hay Stacks were weathered and sculpted into their present form about 100,000 years ago. Geologists say the Hay Stacks are composed of pink granite from the Hiltaba suite of rocks whch were laid down some 1500 million years ago. Amazingly these beautiful pink granites were formed at a depth of 7 to 10 kilometres below the earth's surface. Today when we look at Murphy's Hay Stacks we see these Hiltaba granites exposed on the surface. Clearly a very great deal of erosion has occured since the granite's formation. Local legend says that Murphy's Hay Stacks acquired its name from an Irish agricultural expert who saw this landmark in the distance whilst travelling on a coach. Apparently the learned Irish gentleman was very impressed and informed his fellow passengers that the farmer must have harrowed his land to produce such a great abundance of hay! Well, by now you must have guessed it! The original farmer of the land was a Mr. Murphy and to this day the landmark is known as Murphy's Hay Stacks.

  • KALBARRI

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    KALBARRI is a coastal town in the Mid West region located 592 km north of Perth, Western Australia. The town is found at the mouth of the Murchison River and has an elevation of 6m. The local Aboriginal people inhabited the area for thousands of years and have a dreaming story about the Rainbow Serpent forming the Murchison River as she came from inland to the coast. The first European people to visit the area were the crew of the trading ship Batavia, belonging to the Dutch East India Company, who put two mutinous crew members ashore near Bluff Point just south of the town. The cliffs near the river mouth were named after another trading ship, the Zuytdorp, that was wrecked there in 1712. The area became a popular fishing and tourist spot in the 1940s and by 1948 the state government declared a townsite. Lots were soon surveyed and the town was gazetted in 1951. Kalbarri was named after an Aboriginal man from the Murchison tribe and is also the name of an edible seed. The town is geared towards tourism and fishing, with attractions including the daily pelican feeding, the Kalbarri National Park, Murchison River Gorge and the Murchison River. There are two charter boats to go on to view the Murchison River. The town attracts 200,000 tourists every year, with the population of the town swelling to 8,000 during holiday seasons. The Kalbarri National Park is home to a phenomenon of geography and geology known as the Z Bend, a walking track, and "Nature's Window", a rock formation overlooking hundreds of kilometres of Murchison River. The Rainbow Jungle (The Australian Parrot Breeding Centre), located a few kilometres south of the town centre, features hundreds of exotic species of birds in their native habitat plus a walk-in cage allowing humans to interact with the birds. Red Bluff and other coastal cliffs and formations are located south of the town. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. KALBARRI AS DESCRIBED BY A TOURISM WEBSITE - see this link HERE Nestled at the mouth of the Murchison River, Kalbarri boasts an ideal climate where fishing, swimming & many coastal activities can be enjoyed all year round. Add to that the amazing Wildflower & Humpback Whale season and you have the perfect destination for your next holiday. From the rugged inland gorges to the dramatic coastal cliffs, sensational beaches to the tranquil Murchison River, Kalbarri is unique and has something to offer everyone. The attractions of the nearby national park and its reputation as a wildflower hotspot draws thousands upon thousands of grey nomads to the Western Australian town of Kalbarri every year. Sitting at the mouth of the Murchison River, about 600 kilometres north of Perth, Kalbarri’s popularity as a tourist destination has been further fuelled by the development and promotion of the iconic Indian Ocean Drive. While fishing enthusiasts have been enjoying the area for decades, it is the improving infrastructure and the growth of the grey nomad phenomenon which has really seen the personality of the one-time cray fishing village slowly transformed. But, while the fishing fleet may have diminished in recent years and tourist numbers may have increased, Kalbarri still retains its relaxed atmosphere … and fresh fish can be purchased directly from the boats at the wharf. Kalbarri didn’t became a town until 1951, but it now attracts an estimated 200,000 tourists annually, and the full range of shops, services and accommodation options – including caravan parks – have been developed to cater to their needs. There is no camping allowed at the Kalbarri National Park just out of town, but visitors shouldn’t hold that against a park that delivers so much else. There are many easily accessible lookouts which offer spectacular views of the gorges, sandstone cliffs and formations carved over thousands of years by the Murchison River. These include the iconic Nature’s Window, a natural rock arch which perfectly frames the stunning vista, as well as The Z Bend, The Loop, Hawks Head, and the Ross Graham Lookout. There are a range of walks of differing lengths and difficulty which allow visitors to truly immerse themselves in the spectacular coastal landscape. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a migrating humpback whale or two. Of course, between August and October, it is the more than 700 species of blooming wildflowers which steal star billing. Everything from daisies to orchids throw a colourful blanket over the landscape for as far as the eye can see. While modern Kalbarri is a bustling tourist centre, evidence of its less glamorous past are not far away. This part of remote coastline has been the scene of more than its fair share of shipwrecks over the years, including the infamous Batavia, which sunk on its maiden voyage in 1629. Just to the north of town is the site of the original lead smelter for the nearby Geraldine mine, which operated in the mid 19th century. The track in is a bit rough but some of the original stone work and foundations are still there to see. The historic town of Northampton, which is an hour or so southeast of Kalbarri, actually grew up to support the Geraldine mine, and history buffs will find it worth a trip out. Many of the original 19th century building are still there, and there us is also the Gwlaa cemetery and church ruins, and a Heritage Railway Line. Also a little to Kalbarri’s south east is the self-declared ‘independent’ province of Hutt River. A visit to this principality and a meeting with His Royal Highness Prince Leonard will certainly add another unique chapter to the Big Lap stories of many, and there are basic camping options available here for caravanners and motorhomers, as well. Mix a healthy dose of natural magnificence with a few slices of historical interest, and mix together with a topping of Aussie larrikinism and you have the recipe which makes the Kalbarri area so very special.

  • BOGAN

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    BOGAN Shire is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Mitchell and Barrier highways and its only significant town is Nyngan. The Municipality of Nyngan was proclaimed on 17 February 1891 with Nyngan having a population of 1,355. In 1906 the Bogan Shire was incorporated. The Bogan Shire and the Nyngan municipality amalgamated in 1972. In 2015, the Bogan Shire Council, wanted to exploit its link to the often-derogatory label by building a "big bogan" statue. Thus a "Big Bogan" statue was unveiled in NSW town of Nyngan. Joining Australia's grand list of all things big - from a pineapple to a koala - comes the Big Bogan, who stands proud with his mullet, stubbies, singlet and a Southern Cross tattoo in the NSW town of Nyngan. Locals were keen to admire their new five-metre-tall icon, who's a bit of a fishing enthusiast type of bloke with his rod, fish and an esky at his thonged feet. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. NYNGAN AS DESCRIBED BY A TOURISM WEBSITE - see this link HERE Town on the Bogan River on the edge of the NSW Outback Nyngan is a rural service centre situated on the Mitchell Highway astride the Bogan River on the eastern edge of the Great Outback. The Barrier Highway starts at Nyngan and heads west to Cobar and Broken Hill and the Mitchell Highway heads north to Bourke. Wool, wheat and cattle are central to the local economy in what is a very productive pastoral and agricultural shire. In 1990 the town was devastated when the Bogan River burst its banks and spread across the low, flat plains and in the summer of 2012-2013 the temperature broke local records when it reached 47°F. Much of the appeal of Nyngan lies in its location. It is an ideal starting point for people wanting to explore the Macquarie Marshes, to learn about the fascinating history of shearing in the area and to explore the old Cobb & Co routes which contributed so much to the economic health of the region. Location - Nyngan is located 572 km from Sydney via Dubbo, 204 km south of Bourke and is 173 metres above sea-level. Thomas Mitchell explored the area along the Bogong River in 1835 and recorded that the local Ngiyambaa Aborigines had a word 'nyingan' which he understood to mean 'long pond of water'. Other meanings including 'place of many streams', 'mussel' and 'crayfish' have been suggested.

  • COFFS HARBOUR

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    COFFS HARBOUR is a city on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, 540 km north of Sydney, and 390 km south of Brisbane. It is one of the largest urban centres on the North Coast, with an estimated population of 71,822 in 2018. Coffs Harbour's economy was once based mainly on bananas, now being superseded by blueberries as well as tourism and fishing. The wider region is known as the Banana coast. The city has a campus of Southern Cross University, a public and a private hospital,  several radio stations, and three major shopping centres. Coffs Harbour is near numerous national parks, including a marine national park. There are regular passenger flights each day to Sydney and Melbourne departing from Coffs Harbour Airport. Coffs Harbour is also accessible by road, by NSW TrainLink, and by regular bus services. Coffs Harbour is a regional city along the Pacific Highway between Newcastle and The Gold Coast. It has become a major service centre for those living between South West Rocks in the south and Grafton to the north. The surrounding region is dominated by coastal resorts and apartments with hinterland hills and mountains covered by forests, banana plantations, and other farms. It is the only place in New South Wales where the Great Dividing Range meets the Pacific Ocean. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. COFFS HARBOUR AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS WEBSITE - see this link HERE I’m afraid no self-respecting grey nomad can miss out on Coffs Harbour … even if they want to. What would the friends and rellies say if you got back home and couldn’t show them a pic of you next to the Big Banana? Nah, love it or loathe it, that giant, curvy, yellow structure is so integral to a trip around Australia that it’s probably what put the Big in the Big Lap. OVERVIEW Coffs Harbour’s other claim to fame, of course, is its legendary sub-tropical climate, reputedly the most perfect in Australia. Beautiful in winter, not too hot in summer. Be warned though, that Coffs Harbour is a high-rainfall area and sometimes when it rains … it really rains. If you are unlucky, you might cop for a good drenching over a good couple of days. Don’t let it put you off, though, because Coffs Harbour is a magical place. It’s where the mountains meet the sea and, despite its beach paradise reputation, it has a lot more to offer than sun, surf and sand. Nonetheless, the beaches are magnificent … and numerous. Both to the north and south, glorious stretches of uncrowded golden sand make it easy to just sit and stare. If you’re into fishing, then you’re also in the right place. This is a top spot whether you’re ready to go out on a game fishing boat or simply wanting to dangle a line off the wooden jetty with the locals. Coffs has grown a lot in recent years and, with the population, have come improved facilities. There’s great shopping, great restaurants and, it has to be said, great caravan parks to suit all budgets. There is also some excellent national park camping at Station Creek and Minnie Water in Yuraygir National Park to the north. IN THE AREA Some wonderful seaside villages nearby provide a nice alternative if you’re looking for a quieter place to park up or just take a stroll. To the south, Sawtell and its historic First Avenue, and Urunga and its spectacular river estuary location spring immediately to mind. Both offer superbly located waterfront van parks. The same can also be said of Red Rock and the underrated township of Woolgoolga to the north. They are stunning. Yet it is in the hinterland that the Coffs Harbour area surprises most. The country around Bellingen is green and beautiful and, if you’ve got a DVD player in the van you might want to watch Danny Deckchair while you’re in the region. The movie (which incidentally isn’t bad at all) was filmed in the township. Bellingen is set on the magnificent Bellinger River and it boasts a lovely ‘oldy worldy’ feel. It hosts the highly-rated and always-entertaining community markets on the third Saturday of every month. It’s worth trying to make your visit coincide with this event. A little further inland is the mountain-top settlement of Dorrigo. It’s home to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre where you can enjoy a skywalk above the world heritage listed rainforest. Bring a jumper though, you might notice a bit of a temperature drop from sunny Coffs Harbour. The drive from Coffs to Dorrigo is really the start of the much vaunted Waterfall Way, a drive some claim (probably a little ambitiously) nearly rivals the Great Ocean Road in its beauty. Even if you don’t keep pressing on along the Waterfall Way, if you get as far as Dorrigo make sure you visit Dangar Falls just outside town. The Coffs Harbour region then, for all its fame, is still full of surprises. Nomads who grab a quick Big Banana pic and then keep on rolling up or down the Pacific Highway are missing out on something just a little bit special. MAKE SURE YOU  ….  get your picture taken at the Big Banana; stroll down main street at ‘Sunny Sawtell’; visit the ‘Jetty’; consider climbing Muttonbird Island; visit  Dorrigo to check out the rainforest skywalk and spectacular Dangar Falls; head out to the newly renovated Sealy Lookout to enjoy spectacular views over Coffs Harbour and south along the coastline; try to get along to the community markets at Bellingen, west of Coffs.  . WHERE TO CAMP … numerous excellent caravan parks in Coffs Harbour and surrounding towns; great coastal camping at Station Creek and Minnie Water in Yuraygir National Park to the north; Platypus Flats camping area in the Nymboi-Binderay National Park to the west of Coffs is an idyllic riverside spot for those happy to get off  the bitumen.

  • WAGGA WAGGA

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    WAGGA WAGGA  informally called Wagga is a major regional city in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. Straddling the Murrumbidgee River, with an urban population of more than 54,000 as at the 2016 census, Wagga is the state's largest inland city, and is an important agricultural, military, and transport hub. The ninth fastest growing inland city in Australia, Wagga is located midway between the two largest cities in Australia–Sydney and Melbourne–and is the major regional centre for the Riverina and South West Slopes regions. The central business district is focused around the commercial and recreational grid bounded by Best and Tarcutta Streets and the Murrumbidgee River and the Sturt Highway. The main shopping street of Wagga is Baylis Street which becomes Fitzmaurice Street at the northern end. The city is in an alluvial valley and much of the city has a problem with urban salinity. The original inhabitants of the Wagga Wagga region were the Wiradjuri people. In 1829, Charles Sturt became the first European explorer to visit the future site of the city. Squatters arrived soon after. The town, positioned on the site of a ford across the Murrumbidgee, was surveyed and gazetted as a village in 1849 and the town grew quickly after. In 1870, the town was gazetted as a municipality. During the negotiations leading to the federation of the Australian colonies, Wagga Wagga was a contender for the site of the capital for the new nation. During World War I the town was the starting point for the Kangaroo recruitment march. The Great Depression and the resulting hardship saw Wagga Wagga become the centre of a secession movement for the Riverina region. Wagga Wagga became a garrison town during World War II with the establishment of a military base at Kapooka and Royal Australian Air Force bases at Forest Hill and Uranquinty. After the war, Wagga Wagga was proclaimed as a city in 1946 and new suburbs were developed to the south of the city. In 1982 the city was amalgamated with the neighbouring Kyeamba and Mitchell Shires to form the City of Wagga Wagga local government area. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. WAGGA WAGGA AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS WEBSITE - see this link HERE Just the name itself is enough to put Wagga Wagga on most grey nomads’ must-visit list … but the inland New South Wales town is much more than a great place from which to send a postcard. Straddling the mighty Mur­rumbidgee River, ‘Wagga’ is situated midway between Sydney and Melbourne, and it’s a great base to explore the Riverina district. The tour­ism authorities here assure visitors that they can sample the extremes of Australia’s natural and cultivated envi­ronment with an easy day trip in any direction. To the east rises Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains. To the west lies Griffith, the heart of New South Wales’ biggest wine producing region. Towns like Junee, Lockhart and Temora are all within striking distance. Okay, so what about the name? The area’s original inhabitants were the Wiradjuri people and in their language ‘Wagga’ means crow. Repeat­ing it means the plural, hence ‘the place of many crows’. Today, the thriving commu­nity of around 60,000 inhabit­ants wows visitors with its heritage buildings, beautiful parks and modern facilities. Many energetic grey nomads find taking the Wiradjuri walking track is the best way to get their bearings and to discover history and nature along the banks of the Mur­rumbidgee River. Although the track meanders through the city for a daunting-sound­ing 30 kilometres, there are 11 sign-posted access points. As you might expect, there are a number of excellent places to enjoy the Murrumbidgee and perhaps to catch a fish or two. These include Brick Kiln, Or­ange Tree Point, Wagga Beach, Wilks Park, Wiradjuri Re­serve, Kolhagen’s Beach, Frog Hollow, Ashmont Reserve and Bateman’s Reserve. Some of these places allow camping … and they are top spots. There are also a number of excellent van parks in and around town. Another popular location for swimming, fishing and boat­ing is Lake Albert … but don’t start thinking Wagga Wagga is all about water and walking. Other highly recommended attractions include the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, the Temo­ra Aviation Museum, and the Steam and Vintage Museum. When you’ve finally finished soaking up the atmosphere and attractions of Wagga Wagga itself, it could be time to explore the surround­ing gourmet food and wine producing region. Sigh! It’s a tough life, isn’t it? There’s a lot more to ‘the place of many crows’ than just crows.

  • ARMIDALE

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    ARMIDALE is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Armidale had a population of 24,504 as at June 2017. It is the administrative centre for the Northern Tablelands region. It is approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane at the junction of the New England Highway and Waterfall Way. Armidale traditional owners are Anaiwan people. Many Gumbaynggirr people have settled in Armidale since colonisation. Armidale is on the banks of Dumaresq Creek, in the Northern Tablelands in the New England region about midway between Sydney and Brisbane at an altitude ranging from 970 m at the valley's floor to 1,110 m above sea level at the crests of the hills. A short distance to the east of Armidale are heavily forested steep gorges dropping down to the eastern coastal plain. Large parts of the highlands are covered by Palaeozoic aged metamorphosed sedimentary rocks. Intruding into these meta-sediments are granite plutons which decompose to form sandy soil, slightly deficient in nutrients. There are also basalt flows which are more fertile for the soil substrates. Those areas away from the deep gorge country tend to display gently undulating terrain mainly used for pastures and where granites occur the areas are usually covered in bushland. The area contains a number of places of outstanding natural beauty and scientific interest as well as several World Heritage national parks including the New England National Park and the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To the west is Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve. The coastal plain can be reached directly at Coffs Harbour via Waterfall Way to Dorrigo and Bellingen on the Bellinger River, a two-hour drive. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. ARMIDALE AS DESCRIBED BY THE TOURIST OFFICE - see this link HERE Admire colonial heritage, explore fine museums and galleries, and enjoy delicious food and wine in this elegant regional city. A picturesque spot in the New England High Country, Armidale is home to the University of New England and an ideal base for exploring nearby national parks. There’s a number of great things to do and see in Armidale. Discover this cosmopolitan centre on a heritage tour, and see grand cathedrals and colonial buildings in pretty tree-lined streets. You can join Armidale Heritage Tours for a guided bus tour or take a self-guided heritage walk.  See fluted Corinthian columns of the Armidale Courthouse, built 1859-1860 Visit the New England Regional Art Museum, which houses the important Howard Hinton and Chandler Coventry collections, and works by famous artists Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and James Gleeson. You’ll find indigenous art at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place. With a lively events calendar, enjoy festivals, exhibitions and the Armidale Farmers Market, held on the first and third Sunday of the month. A short drive southwest of Armidale is Saumarez Homestead, a National Trust-listed Edwardian mansion built between 1888 and 1906 – you can take a guided tour. See two cascading waterfalls, Ebor Falls, Guy Fawkes Rivers National Park Surrounded by some of Australia’s richest pastoral lands, you’ll find quality restaurants and cafes, trendy bars like The Welder’s Dog and classic pubs like the Wicklow Hotel. The New England region is also known for its elegant cool-climate wines. Nearby, find magnificent waterfalls, striking escarpments and ancient rainforests. You can take the Wollomombi walking track to Australia’s second-highest waterfall in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. On the Northern Tablelands of NSW, Armidale is halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. You can travel by road, rail or air. There are plenty of places to stay, including B&Bs, guesthouses, farm stays, motels and apartments. You can even stay among vineyards in a winery.

  • BUNDABERG

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    BUNDABERG is a city in south-east Queensland, Australia, about 385 kms  north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is 15 kms inland from the coast and situated on the Burnett River. It is a major centre within the broader Wide Bay–Burnett geographical region. Bundaberg is the business centre for a major sugar cane growing area, and is well known for its namesake export, Bundaberg Rum. The city is an important tourism gateway for inland national parks and the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef and resort islands. It is the seat of the Bundaberg Regional Council. At the 2016 Census population of the Bundaberg Significant Urban Area was 69,061. The name was coined by surveyor John Charlton Thompson and his assistant Alfred Dale Edwards. Bunda is derived from the name of one of the kinship groups of the local Taribelang people, to which was added the Saxon suffix berg, meaning "town". Colloquially the city is known as "Bundy". Bourbong Street is the main street of the city and there is some controversy in regards to its spelling and meaning; Bourbong was alternatively spelled Bourbon or Boorbong, which was a local Aboriginal title given to a large waterhole in the area. The main street was historically also gazetted in the Bundaberg Mail as "Bourbon" street, but by 1941 there is no reference to "Bourbon" street. Robert Strathdee's farming selection in the vicinity of the watering holes was recorded on early survey maps as 'Boorbung'. A pioneer pastoralist of the region, Nicholas Tooth, wrote that "Bourbong" was derived from the local Aboriginal phrase "bier rabong", meaning "plenty dead". Tooth, who took up land in the area in the early 1860s, found that Aboriginal people resolutely avoided the "bier rabong" vicinity. He later found the skeletal remains there of around twenty Aboriginal people who were apparently massacred in a raid by the Native Police. Bundaberg War Memorial in front of the Bundaberg Post Office, 1948 The local Aboriginal group is the Taribelang people of the Gureng nation. They are the original inhabitants of the region which stretches from the Burrum River in the south to the Burnett River in the north. The four kinship groups of the Taribelang people were called Banjurr, Barrang, Bunda and Turroine. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. BUNDABERG AS DESCRIBED BY THE TOURIST OFFICE - see this link HERE Bundaberg is an Australian city on Queensland's coast. It's known for Bundaberg Rum, and the Bundaberg Distillery offers museum tours and tastings. Bundaberg Botanic Gardens is home to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, dedicated to solo long-distance pilot Bert Hinkler. Nearby on the coast is Mon Repos Regional Park, home to sea turtles, and offshore is Lady Elliot Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • CAPE OTWAY

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    CAPE OTWAY is a cape and a bounded locality of the Colac Otway Shire in southern Victoria, Australia on the Great Ocean Road; much of the area is enclosed in the Great Otway National Park. Cape Otway was originally inhabited by the Gadubanud people; evidence of their campsites is contained in the middens throughout the region. The cape was discovered by Europeans when Lieutenant James Grant made the first west-to-east passage through Bass Strait in the Lady Nelson in December 1800. Grant named it Cape Albany Otway after Captain William Albany Otway. This was later shortened to Cape Otway. Cape Otway Lighthouse was built on the point of the cape in 1848. The lighthouse is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. A telegraph office opened in 1859. The post office opened on 1 September 1880 and closed in 1972. Eight ships were wrecked along the coast of Cape Otway: The Marie (1851), Sacramento (1853), Schomberg (1855), Loch Ard (1878), Joseph H. Scammell (May 1891), Fiji (September 1891), and the Casino in 1932. The first American vessel sunk during World War II, the SS City of Rayville, was also sunk off the cape by a German mine. Following this, the Americans built a radar bunker on the cape in 1942; it is now open to the public. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. CAPE OTWAY AS DESCRIBED BY THE TOURIST OFFICE - see this link HERE Cape Otway is at the southern tip of Victoria's western coast where the Southern Ocean collides with Bass Strait. Encompassed by the Great Otway National Park, the ever-changing landscape sees rainforests and streams tumble to the coast, where they meet rugged rocky cliffs dotted with pockets of sandy beaches. CAPE OTWAY, 30kms to the west of Apollo Bay sits at the southern tip of Victoria's western coast where the Southern Ocean meets Bass Strait. The area around Cape Otway is included in the Great Otway National Park with rainforests and streams extending to the coast where a rugged coastline meets with pockets of sandy beaches. Koalas are in abundance throughout the area and are a popular attraction for visitors wishing to see these cuddly marsupials in the wild. Cape Otway was originally inhabited by the Gadubanud people; evidence of their campsites is contained in the middens throughout the region. CAPE OTWAY LIGHT STATION. Eight ships were wrecked along this part of the coast and hundreds of lives lost which lead to the construction of the Cape Otway Lightstation in 1846 from stone quarried at the Parker River. The lightstation was decommissioned in 1994 after being the longest continuous operating light on the Australian mainland. It has now been replaced by a low powered solar light in front of the original tower which displays three white flashes every 18 seconds. The Lightstation is open daily to visitors.

  • FLINDERS

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    FLINDERS, once known as Mendi-Moke, is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. At the 2016 census, Flinders had a population of 905. The town was named by George Bass after his friend, the explorer and British naval officer Matthew Flinders. Settlement commenced in 1854 and many pioneers and settlers are buried at the Flinders cemetery. Flinders Post Office opened on 7 March 1863 as the population grew. Features of the town include the Flinders Golf Club, a picturesque golf course built on a cliff top, a recreation reserve, a small yacht club, and a 250 m long pier out from the protected beach, sheltered from the waters of Bass Strait by West Head. This area is popular for sailing, fishing, and other watersports. On the southern side of West Head, the ocean breaks over the basalt rocks of Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary at Flinders ocean beach. Mushroom Reef hosts one of Victoria's best intertidal and subtidal rock platform reefs, popular for beachcombing, recreational diving, snorkelling, and surfing. The Royal Australian Navy operate a weapons training facility and gunnery on West Head, with public access to this area being restricted. Flinders is served by bus route 782 from Frankston, operated by Ventura Bus Lines. Flinders Pier is popular for recreational scuba diving activities. It is home to the spectacular weedy sea dragon, as well as many other fish species including cuttlefish, large smooth rays and eagle rays, crabs and plenty of other little fish and critters. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. FLINDERS AS DESCRIBED BY THE TOURIST OFFICE - see this link HERE Flinders is a beautiful and historic coastal village overlooking Westernport, just over an hour’s drive south from Melbourne. It is a delightful tourist destination on the Mornington Peninsula – an area south of the city, which features townships of real character, galleries, beaches, vineyards, good food and dining and so many varied outdoor attractions. Flinders boasts special features in that snorkelers from around the world visit to view the iconic weedy sea-dragon under the Flinders pier; there are beautiful walks, the iconic Mushroom Reef marine sanctuary with its birdlife and the beaches – a surf beach and natural beaches, cafes, a range of shopping, including antique shops, a chocolate maker, a village store and the 125 year-old Flinders Hotel, with adjoining motel, which has a chef’s hat in recognition of the quality of its dining. Being a peninsula, one the one side are the surf beaches, while Port Phillip Bay boasts safe swimming and attractive beaches. The Green Wedge, planning overlays and urban boundaries have ensured wonderful views and have preserved the rural character of the region, which attracts many visitors, campers and weekend holiday-makers. Flinders is the largely undiscovered jewel on the Mornington peninsula – with the friendly locals hoping it continues to “fly under the radar”. Nearby Flinders are many leading winemakers (over 50 vineyards are located on the Mornington Peninsula – many with restaurants and wine sales) – a range of quality restaurants, coffee shops and cafes, mazes, a number of world-standard golf courses, art galleries and fruit and vegetable offerings, with farmers markets featuring the productive agricultural community.

  • MILDURA

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    MILDURA, is a regional city in north-west Victoria, Australia. Located on the Victorian side of the Murray River, Mildura had a population of 33,444 in 2016. When nearby Wentworth, Irymple, Nichols Point and Merbein are included, the area had an estimated urban population of 50,998. It is the largest settlement in the Sunraysia region. Mildura is a major horticultural centre notable for its grape production, supplying 80% of Victoria's grapes, and naturally many wineries also source grapes from Mildura. The city's central business district is located just a short distance from the banks of the Murray. Langtree Avenue is the main shopping and dining precinct in Mildura, with the middle section of the street a pedestrian mall. The other major retail precinct is along Fifteenth Street in the Mildura South area, where a mid-sized undercover shopping mall and several big box stores are located. The city's name was taken from the Mildura homestead, an early sheep station which covered most of the area. The urban area of Mildura is surrounded by irrigated horticulture, where the original grape and citrus blocks were located with water irrigated from the Murray River This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. MILDURA AS DESCRIBED BY THE TOURIST OFFICE - see this link HERE Welcome to Mildura set on the banks of the magnificent Murray River, Mildura has something for everyone. For the foodies, there's world-class cuisine served with small town hospitality, there are local produce markets and award-winning wines. For people looking for the slow lane, we have luxury houseboats to drift away on, there are golf courses and kayaks and internationally recognised national parks to explore. Like things a little faster? Speedboats, jet-skis, wake-boarding, water skiing, motor-sports, we have it all. Explore Mildura from the air, from the water, from the red earth from which the region gets its name. We have great weather - think the Mediterranean - so any time of the year is the right time to come to Mildura. Find a secluded spot beside the river, watch the sunset and then wait for the magical star show to begin. Get up the next morning and watch the sunrise Mallee style. We have a thriving retail centre, with unique stores, cafes and restaurants, we have a stunning inland beach, complete with a Life Saving Club. We have a children's water-park in a stunning river setting and we are the gateaway to the outback. Base yourself in Mildura and explore Mungo, the Pink Lakes of the Murray Sunset National Park. Slow, fast, river, land. We have you covered.

  • YARRA VALLEY

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    YARRA VALLEY,  is the name given to the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia. The river originates approximately 90 kms east of the Melbourne central business district and flows towards it and out into Port Phillip Bay. The name Yarra Valley is used in reference to the upper regions surrounding the Yarra River and generally does not encompass the lower regions including the city and suburban areas, where the topography flattens out, or the upper reaches which are in inaccessible bushland. Included in the Yarra Valley is the sub-region of Upper Yarra (or the Upper Yarra Valley) which encompasses the towns of the former Shire of Upper Yarra in the catchment area upstream of and including Woori Yallock. The Yarra Valley is a popular day-trip and tourist area, featuring a range of natural features and agricultural produce, as well as the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. The Yarra Valley is host to a thriving wine growing industry. The area's relatively cool climate makes it particularly suited to the production of high-quality chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine. Yarra Valley towns fall under the Nillumbik and Yarra Ranges Shire Councils. Major towns include Coldstream, Yarra Glen, Healesville and Warburton. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. YARRA VALLEY AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS - see http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/where-to-go/  

  • BYRON BAY

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    BYRON BAY,  is a coastal town in the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales. It’s a popular holiday destination, known for its beaches, surfing and scuba diving sites. Cape Byron State Conservation Park is on a headland with a lighthouse. Between June and November, humpback whales can be spotted from headland viewpoints such as the Captain Cook Lookout. Byron Bay was famous in the 1960’s for 3 things – whaling, meat and surfing. Byron Bay had a whaling station right on the Main Beach where the locals would stand on the wharf and watch humpback whales being brought in to slaughter for their oil and blubber. Later the whaling station was turned into a meat works and eventually closed altogether. Tourists can now enjoy seeing the very much alive whales (and lots of dolphins too) during their migration along the coast. Surfing has long brought visitors from far and wide to the aqua blue shores of Byron Bay, thanks to the 7 major breaks. No matter what the weather, there is always a wave in Byron Bay. To this day it remains one of the most popular and well known surf spots in Australia and overseas. You haven’t surfed until you’ve surfed Byron man! The history of Europeans in Byron Bay began in 1770, when Lieutenant James Cook found a safe anchorage and named Cape Byron after a fellow sailor John Byron. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. BYRON BAY AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS - see http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/where-to-go/  

  • ULURU

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    ULURU, also known as Ayers Rock and officially gazetted as Uluru / Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 km south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Uluru and Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, are the two major features of the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Uluru is an "inselberg", literally "island mountain". An inselberg is a prominent isolated residual knob or hill that rises abruptly from and is surrounded by extensive and relatively flat erosion lowlands in a hot, dry regions It is one of Australia's most recognisable natural landmarks. The sandstone formation stands 348 m high, rising 863 m above sea level with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total circumference of 9.4 km.  Both Uluru and the nearby Kata Tjuta formation have great cultural significance for the Aṉangu people, the traditional inhabitants of the area, who lead walking tours to inform visitors about the local flora and fauna, bush food and the Aboriginal dreamtime stories of the area. Uluru is notable for appearing to change colour at different times of the day and year, most notably when it glows red at dawn and sunset. Kata Tjuta, also called Mount Olga or the Olgas, lies 25 km (16 mi) west of Uluru. Special viewing areas with road access and parking have been constructed to give tourists the best views of both sites at dawn and dusk. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. ULURU AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS - see http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/where-to-go/ The sight of the ‘Rock’ emerging majestically from the often featureless Red Centre landscape is one that lives long in the memory of most grey nomads. The iconic sandstone formation has a total circumference of 9.4 kilometres, stands 348 metres high, and rises 863 metres above sea level with most of its bulk lying underground. But raw statistics don’t begin to tell the story of Uluru. The place has etched a special place in the national consciousness and its very identity. While roads into it have improved massively in recent decades, while flights regularly ferry time-pressed tourists to the huge resort town on its doorstep, while coachloads of schoolchildren arrive in huge numbers, somehow the ancient monolith still represents the ultimate in Outback exploration. Even those travellers who bemoan the commercialisation that surrounds this wondrous natural phenomenon, cannot be failed to be moved by its sheer ‘awesomeness.’ While Uluru itself and Kata Tjuta are the two major features of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – which lies approximately 450 kilometres from Alice Springs by road – the area is also home to many waterholes, rock caves and Aboriginal paintings. Not surprisingly, the district has huge cultural significance to the traditional inhabitants of the area, the Anangu people, and the Rock has inspired some fascinating dreamtime stories. The best place to learn about these is at the Cultural Centre, where you can also pick up a visitor guide, find out other fascinating facts about UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet local artists. A consecutive three-day pass to the national park costs $25 per person which gives you the chance to see the rock at all different times of the day. There are two special viewing areas and these are very popular at dawn and dusk as Uluru ‘changes colour’ and positively glows. While climbing the ‘Rock’ is now discouraged by the traditional owners, there is no shortage of ways to sample what is on offer here. Visitors can take a walk with an Aboriginal guide, see the formation from above in a helicopter or hot air balloon, or take themselves on a 10.6 kilometre walk around the base. There is even the chance to take a sunrise or sunset ride on the back of a camel to both Uluru and Kata Tjuta. The ochre-coloured domes of Kata Tjuta, or the Olgas, lie about 40 kilometres west of Uluru and are incredible in their own right. There are 36 domes in all, with the summit of Mount Olga actually being 198 metres higher than that of Uluru. As there are at Uluru, there are a selection of great walks to take, and the Kata Tjuta dune viewing is a great place to take in the magnificent panoramic view of the domes. Geography dictates many visiting grey nomads choose to camp at the Ayers Rock Resort in Yulara which is just outside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The cost for a powered site for 1-2 people at this time of year is $48 per night. Another popular option is free camping at the Sandy Way Rest Area about 30 kilometres east of the ‘Rock’, and there is also free unpowered camping available at Curtin Springs about 100 kilometres to the east (but you will be charged to take a shower). Given the distances involved, a trip to Uluru and Kata Tjuta comes with a significant cost but, to most grey nomads, no Big Lap would be truly complete without a trip to the ‘heart’ of Australia.

  • KATHERINE

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    KATHERINE  is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is situated on the Katherine River (after which it is named) below the "Top End", 320 km southeast of Darwin. It is the fourth largest settlement in the Territory and is known as the place where "The outback meets the tropics". Katherine had an urban population of approximately 6,300 at the 2016 Census. Katherine is also the closest major town to RAAF Base Tindal located 17 km southeast and provides education, health, local government services and employment opportunities for the families of Defence personnel stationed there. In the 2016 census, the base had a residential population of 857, with only around 20% of the workforce engaged in employment outside of defence, the majority commuting to work in Katherine. Katherine is also the central hub of the great "Savannah Way" which stretches from Cairns in north QLD to Broome in the Kimberley WA. Beginning as an outpost established with the Australian Overland Telegraph Line on the North-South transport route between Darwin and Adelaide, Katherine has grown with the development of transport and local industries including mining – particularly gold mining; a strategic military function with RAAF Base Tindal; also as a tourism gateway to the attractions of nearby Nitmiluk National Park, particularly Katherine Gorge and its many ancient rock paintings. The region is known to experience heavy flooding during the wet season. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. KATHERINE AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS - see http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/where-to-go/ The Katherine area of the Northern Territory is a highlight of just about every grey nomad trip around Australia. For non-Territorians, of course, there is the sheer adventure of a journey into the vast and unfamiliar region. The endless drive along the Stuart Highway takes in magnificent scenery and is rich in historical, spiritual and cultural interest. Nature has been kind here and Katherine Gorge, the Cutta Cutta Caves and the spectacular Edith Falls are very, very special places. It’s not to be missed. OVERVIEW The town of Katherine itself, located 320 kilometres southeast of Darwin, began life as an outpost helping to establish the Australian Overland Telegraph Line. Its recent growth has been significantly helped by the development of mining in the area, particularly gold mining. It’s an interesting enough town and offers weary (and non-weary) travellers a wide range of services, and a chance to check out museums, art galleries, character-filled pubs and historic sites. The town is set on the banks of the Katherine River and was named by explorer John McDouall Stuart in the late 1800s after the daughter of one of his expedition sponsors. IN THE AREA Despite the town’s attractions, there is no disguising that the top drawcard of the area is Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge). Renamed ‘Nitmiluk’ – meaning ‘cicada place’ – in 1989 when traditional owners, the Jawoyn Aboriginal people, gained title to the land, the park is certainly among the ‘mustest’ must-see of the Big Lap. About 32 kilometres from the town centre, the park’s spectacular gorge system has been carved out of the rock by torrential summer rains. The Katherine River flows through 13 separate gorges, three of which are readily accessible by organised tours and boat cruises. Alternatively energetic grey nomads can hire a canoe, or take a trek to view the series of sheer cliffs and sandy freshwater beaches themselves. As well as waterfalls and rock pools, visitors may also see freshwater crocodiles in the crystal clear water. Aboriginal paintings are also visible high on the rock faces. The famed Edith Falls are located on the western boundary of the park and the natural pool at the base is safe for swimming most of the year. If you’re serious about your bushwalking, the 58-kilometre Jatbula Trail, which starts at Katherine Gorge and ends at Edith Falls, will take you through everything from hot sandstone escarpments to wet paperbark forests, and features waterfalls, cultural sites and deep sandstone gorges. It’s not for the unfit or the unprepared though, and the full track will take approximately five day to complete. If budget allows, less energetic travellers may prefer to take a scenic flight over the vast ancient landscape. This area was the cultural and spiritual foundation for the Jawoyn and Dagomen people and there are many fine examples of Aboriginal rock paintings throughout the park. For grey nomads seeking something special and perhaps something life-changing, the Katherine area is an absolute lock-in. In today’s jargon, it has definitely got the grey nomad X-Factor. MAKE SURE YOU … Take a cruise or canoe through Katherine Gorge or, if you’re feeling flush, perhaps take to the sky on a scenic flight to see all 13 gorges. While you’re here, you should at least try part of the 50-kilometre Jatbula Walking Trail and marvel at the varied landscapes, sandstone gorges and spectacular waterfalls. Look out also for the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings. Do not leave the area without visiting Cutta Cutta Cave, a series of limestone caverns dating back 500 million years. And then there’s Katherine Hot Springs. Just five minutes from town, the natural thermal springs remain at a constant temperature of 32ºC. Relax. WHERE TO CAMP There are a number of good commercial caravan parks in Katherine itself. Out at Nitmiluk National Park is the Nitmiluk Caravan Park offering powered and unpowered campsites. Depending on what sort of adventure you are heading off into – and whether you’ve got a tent with you – there are also designated campsites at Biddlecombe Falls, Crystal Falls, 17 Mile Falls, Edith River Crossing, Sandy Camp Pool and Sweetwater Pool. All fantastic spots.

  • DALY WATERS

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    DALY WATERS is a town and locality in the Northern Territory of Australia located about 600 kms south of the territory capital of Darwin at the intersection of the Carpentaria Highway and the Stuart Highway. The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory. The historic multi-award winning Daly Waters Pub is an iconic Australian outback pub. The pub is 600 kms south of Darwin, 290 kms south of Katherine and 900 kms north of Alice Springs. It is a welcome stop for weary travellers. A true blue outback pub - the Daly Waters Pub is a colourful pub, clad in corrugated iron, draped with bougainvilleas and crammed with decades of memorabilia. It began its current incarnation serving passengers arriving on the new Qantas airline in 1934 and was the first international runway and airport in Australia. As a popular watering hole along the track, the Daly Waters Pub holds a liquor licence that has been in continuous use since 1938. The pub is on the old droving track and was a watering hole for the drovers as well as travellers heading north and south. It was used as a staging post during the Second World War for the Australian and American Air force. There is a static historical display housed in the WWII hangar at the airport. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. DALY WATERS AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS - see http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/where-to-go/  

  • RUTHERGLEN

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    RUTHERGLEN  is one of Victoria’s ultimate wine and food destinations, boasting over 20 award-winning wineries, outstanding restaurants and cafes, and world-class local produce. Also home to some of the most picturesque camping, fishing, cycling, swimming and boating locations in Australia, Rutherglen is a truly perfect holiday destination. Whether you want to cycle along historical rail trails, discover our world-famous Muscat, try our exquisite local olives and chocolate, picnic at our luscious gardens or just relax at a peaceful camping spot, we’ve got it all. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. RUTHERGLEN AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS - see http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/where-to-go/ While gold may have drawn the first wave of old timers to Rutherglen back in the mid-19th century, it’s treasure of a different kind that’s now luring a new breed of adventurers to town. For today’s grey nomads, the real riches to be found in this beautiful area in north-eastern Victoria are the wines, the food, and the history. Located about 10 kilometres from the mighty Murray River and just west of Wodonga, Rutherglen has a population of around 2,500. Driving down the main street is, in some ways, like driving back in time with old timber buildings and shops largely unchanged from 100 years ago. The best way to understand and enjoy the historic streetscapes is to take the hour-long self-guided Rutherglen Heritage Walk. Details are available at the Visitor Centre. The Wahgunyah gold rush in 1860 really put Rutherglen on the map, and boom times followed. A brick post office was built in 1863, a court house the following year, and soon afterwards St Stephen’s Anglican Church. The early promise of gold riches never really materialised and the town turned to agriculture as more schools, banks, and churches were built throughout the 1870s. Lake King was constructed in 1877 as the town’s water supply and a walking path now leads around the picturesque body of water. Today, it is the old water tower in Campbell Street which offers the biggest clue to the secret of the town’s ongoing success. Back in 1969, someone added a mesh structure to the top giving the tower a wine bottle shape … and an iconic landmark was born. There are 20 or more highly rated wineries within striking distance of Rutherglen, many particularly noted for their sweet fortified wines and dry reds. Grey nomads who time their visit well, will find the Tastes of Rutherglen festival in March, and the Winery Walkabout in June great ways to really immerse themselves in the region’s wines. But, while sampling a drop or two at cellar doors will be high on most grey nomads’ agendas, there’s plenty more to the area. The 10-day High Country Harvest Food & Wine Festival is normally held in May and celebrates local produce, such as lamb, honey, Murray cod, cherries, nuts and preserves … as well of course as wine and craft beer. The excellent Rutherglen Farmers Market is also held on the second Sunday of every month. A short drive away are the wetlands and river red gums around Lake Moodemere, which is a haven for birdlife and great for fishing. And it’s also worth a quick trip out of town to view the Rutherglen State Battery, which was built in 1908 to crush quartz and extract gold using steam power. There are some great camping options at the Murray River Reserve near Rutherglen, notably at Grantham’s Bend, Shaw’s Flat, and Stanton’s Bend. Excellent caravan park options include the Rutherglen Caravan Park on the shores of Lake King. Simply put, friendly Rutherglen is grey nomad gold!

  • GOONDIWINDI

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    GOONDIWINDI sits peacefully on the banks of the Macintyre River at the junction of five major highways. The Victoria Hotel which features on the plate is an unusual historic building in town, with a great bar scene and typical outback pub accommodation Goondiwindi is a well-established border town. Its name was derived from an Aboriginal word Goonawinna meaning "the resting place of the birds" - and it's just the place to relax and rest a while. With all you could want by the way of amenities, an interesting history to explore, great food and warm country hospitality, it'll be time well spent. The Queensland/ New South Wales border is marked by the great Macintyre River, which creates a scenic backdrop for this friendly and prosperous country town. You’ll find it’s a vibrant, contemporary place with excellent facilities and amenities and its river frontage provides a unique and tranquil setting for one of Queensland’s fastest growing rural communities. Photographers often turn their lenses to the heritage buildings and country landscapes. In late spring you’ll see a breathtaking display as jacaranda trees lining the streets burst into full purple bloom. Home to around 6,000 locals and servicing approximately 15,000, its neat tree-lined streets, well maintained public buildings, sporting facilities and relaxed town centre are a good measure of the community spirit and civic pride you’ll find here. That, naturally, extends to welcoming travellers to join in the activities, events and festivals and the local way of life. You’ll find a range of accommodation here and once you’re settled there’s shopping, dining and so much more to do around town and beyond. Marshall and Herbert Streets offer a terrific range of shopping experiences. You’ll find everything from gifts and home wares to quality clothing stores. Since you’re in these parts why not look the part and treat yourself to a new pair of boots, moleskins and an Akubra hat from one of the local country outfitters? Marshall Street is also eat street with many chic cafés where you can indulge in a good coffee, country-style cakes and baked goods as well as tasty light meals. The locals love to eat well and you will too! This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. GOONDIWINDI AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS - see http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/where-to-go/ For grey nomads seeking a friendly country town with an interesting history, a scenic river, and some great camping opportunities … all roads lead to Goondiwindi, almost literally. Located on the border between New South Wales and Queensland, the attractive Darling Downs community sits on the junction of no less than five major roads … the Cunningham, Newell, Bruxner, Barwon and Leichhardt Highways. Happily, for a town which pretty much can’t be avoided, it has plenty to offer the adventure-seeking traveller. The mighty Macintyre River marks the border between the states and it also offers a serene and scenic centrepiece to the growing settlement. The iconic Border Bridge, which spans the waterway, was built in 1914 and played a vital role in freight and custom duties between New South Wales and Queensland. Those lucky enough to visit in late spring will see this attractive town at its most splendid when the jacaranda trees lining the streets burst into vibrant purple bloom. The historic community which grew up in the 1840s as a riverside camp for the teamsters bringing supplies from northern New South Wales is also blessed with some stunning heritage buildings. One of the most eye-catching is the Victoria Hotel, which was built in 1898. It boasts wide verandahs and an unusual tower which makes the beautifully preserved building highly distinctive. The hotel has recently been fully renovated and is a ‘must-stop’ destination. The other ‘standout’ building is the Customs House which was built in the mid-19th century, and served as a border customs point before Federation. The authentically restored building now houses a fascinating museum, and both its gardens and Martha’s Cottage next door are well worth a look. More recently, Goondiwindi – which has a population of about 6,000 – has earned fame through a horse named Gunsynd, which became known as the Goondiwindi Grey. In the 1960s and 1970s, the horse had 29 wins and came third in the 1972 Melbourne Cup. It was then immortalised by Tex Morton’s 1973 hit song, ‘The Goondiwindi Grey’. Today a statue beside the river in Apex Park reminds grey nomads and other visitors of glories of Gunsynd. Alongside it, is the Gunsynd Museum, which is packed with trophies, rugs, memorabilia and photos of the equine legend. Other interesting points of interest in the area include the Texas Regional Art Gallery, the Australian Tobacco Museum, the Pioneer Cemetery, and the Macintyre Ginnery … where raw cotton is processed. Tours of what is one of world’s largest cotton gins are only available from April to September. As a town which services a larger rural population, Goondiwindi offers visitors great facilities and shopping. It also has a number of excellent caravan parks, as well as offering half a dozen or so camping reserves along the border rivers to the east. No wonder they built so many roads to allow grey nomads to get here!

  • DEVENISH

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    DEVENISH has become famous with nomads due to "The Silo Art Trail". Its very lovely Silos artwork was unveiled on Anzac Day Eve 2018 and coincides with the 100 year centenary of the end of the First World War. The artwork is of both a First World War nurse and a modern day combat medic. Fifty young men and women from the Devenish community enlisted in military service for the First World War. April 2019 has seen the third silo installation completed with recognition to the Lighthorse men. The Silo's were completed by artist Cam Scale. Devenish, a rural village in north-east Victoria, is 25 km north of Benalla and a little short of half way between Benalla and Yarrawonga. It was named after the local survey parish, itself presumably named after Devenish Island, Lough Erne, Ireland. Devenish was part of the district known as Major Plains. In October 1836 the New South Wales Surveyor-General, Thomas Mitchell, passed by the south of the plains (ie near Benalla) on his return journey from the Port Phillip district. Major Plains came under pastoral occupation with the Goorambat and Mokoan runs (1844) and farm selections began in the early 1870s. Devenish parish was mapped in 1873 and the Major Plains school opened in 1876. Other local schools were Devenish West (1874-1943), Devenish East (1879-1931) and finally Devenish North (1876) which became plain Devenish, and continues (8 pupils, 2014) The railway from Benalla reached Devenish in 1883 and settled any question about the place of a future township. The Railway Hotel dates from 1874, a Methodist church began in 1885 and the Devenish Agricultural and Pastoral Society held its first show in 1886. The shows continued until 1901. A Hibernian hall opened in 1904. Visit the Agricultural Museum, General Store and the Devenish Hotel. Contact the Benalla Visitor Information Centre for opening hours. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. DEVENISH AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS - see http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/where-to-go/  

  • DENILIQUIN

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    DENILIQUIN is described as being an important rural service town located on the Edward River, an anabranch of the Murray River. (An anabranch is a section of a river or stream that diverts from the main channel or stem of the watercourse and rejoins the main stem downstream.) The town is particularly attractive as it is built around the river and a series of lagoons which are surrounded by both parkland and state forest. Consequently the town's main attractions, apart from its famous Ute Festival, are water based and include an island wildlife sanctuary, fishing, water skiing, canoeing, boating and safe swimming at both the sandy McLean Beach and Willoughby's Beach which lie within the nearby state forest. Deniliquin is in the heart of an irrigation area which covers 725,000 hectares. The district produces rice, wool, beef, dairy products, wheat, barley, fat lambs, vegetables, fruit and timber. Deniliquin is located 719 km south-west Sydney via Wagga and Jerilderie; 291 km north of Melbourne via Echuca; and 697 km east of Adelaide. It is only 91 metres above sea level.. The town is world famous for its annual Deni Ute Muster, an event which holds the Guiness World Record for having the most utes mustered in one place. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. DENILIQUIN AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS - see http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/where-to-go/  

  • ORANGE

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    ORANGE is described as being an elegant and prosperous inland city and major rural service centre. There are a number of elegant inland towns in New South Wales (Albury, Bathurst, Armidale, Wagga Wagga) and Orange is arguably the most elegant of them all. Characterised by beautiful tree-lined streets, charming houses dating to the early twentieth century, and outstanding public parks it is a substantial and sophisticated rural service centre which lies at the heart of some of New South Wales' richest and most bountiful agricultural land. The city is known for its excellent local produce, its impressive vineyards and its fine dining restaurants. It is also known for its impressive autumn colours and its bitterly cold winters. It regularly gets snow in winter and is known as the country's snowiest city. A fuller description is at the foot of the page. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. ORANGE AS DESCRIBED BY THE GREY NOMADS - see http://www.thegreynomads.com.au/where-to-go/ If those who named the New South Wales city of Orange had known how much appeal it would have to Australia’s mature-aged travellers, they might well have called it ‘Grey’ instead. There are a good many rea­sons why the ‘Colour City’ is so firmly on the radar of motorhomers and caravan­ners, not the least of which is its burgeoning reputation for producing some of the coun­try’s finest food and wine. Situated just 3.5 hours to Sydney’s north west, and with a population of around 40,000, Orange – which is famed for its numerous parks and gardens and historic build­ings, as well as its produce – is strikingly beautiful. The changing colours of the trees that line Orange’s streets make autumn a very popular time to visit, and many travel­lers try to time their trip with F.O.O.D. (Food Of Orange District) Week, which is held every April. The area’s cool cli­mate and volcanic soils means it produces everything from apples, pears and stone fruits to sheep’s cheeses and grapes. If you are eager to sample some of the local produce from Orange’s fertile sur­rounds, the Farmers’ Market held on the second Saturday of every month is a great place to start. The perfect way to get your bearings here is to take the Orange Heritage Trail, a self-guided walk that will guide you past many magnifi­cent 19th century buildings, including the Holy Trinity Church, Orange Court House, and Orange Town Hall. Other points of interest include the Botanic Gardens, the regional art gallery, and, of course, the statues to bush poet, Banjo Patterson, who was born nearby. Being a major regional centre, Orange has a full range of shops and services, and a number of caravan parks to cater to road-weary grey nomads. There is also 24-hour free camping available inside the showgrounds for fully self-contained caravans and RVs. It’s certainly not a city you will want to rush away from, but most grey nomads eventually heed the call of the 50 or so cool-climate wineries that are close by. Cheers! Another visitor magnet is the 1,395-metre Mount Canobo­las, which offers amazing views over the area. The lake at the foot of the mountain, which was originally created back in 1918 to supply water to Orange, is now a popular place for fishing, swimming, boating and having a picnic. A walking track meanders around the lake. Other longer walks start from the Mount Canobolas Con­servation area, which is home to the small but very popular, Federal Falls Campground. There is also great free camping at the Macquarie Woods Forestry Reserve Campground about 30 kilometres south east of Orange. It is a large area in the beautiful Vittoria State Forest with approximately 50 sites and is suitable for caravans and has long drop toilets. Other camping options in the area include at the Nangar National Park, 70 kilometres from Orange. It boasts spectacular scenery, the majesty of Mount Nangar itself, and a host of wonderful wildlife. It’s also worth exploring a number of interesting vil­lages near Orange, including Blayney and its sprawling wind farm, and the historic settlements of Milthorpe and Molong. So much for grey nomads to see, and so much time for most of them to do it. Don’t rush away, will you?

  • KYOGLE

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    KYOGLE  is one of those strange country towns which has managed to keep a very low profile because it is primarily a service centre for the rich surrounding lands which were first used by timber cutters to extract red cedar and hoop pine and then, when the land was cleared, given over to cattle and dairy grazing. By a strange quirk of fate a large number of major buildings were constructed in the early 1930s when art deco was fashionable. The result: possibly the finest art deco main street in Australia. The town is located on the Richmond River at the base of the Fairy Mountain. Over the years it has promoted itself as "The Gateway to the Rainforests" and currently as "Where the Sun Spends the Winter". It has an annual rainfall of 1118mm, 250 days of sunshine, and is a suitable starting point for anyone wanting to explore the beauty of the Border Ranges and Toonumbar National Parks. Kyogle is located on the Richmond River 748 km north of Sydney, 164 km south of Brisbane, 32 km north of Casino and 60 metres above sea level. There are two versions to this plate, so please select your preference (or both!) from the menus KYOGLE RAINFOREST KYOGLE BUSH TURKEY This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable.  

  • CASINO

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    CASINO is a pleasant country service centre town on the Richmond River. It has a large number of interesting historic buildings, particularly in Walker and Barker Streets, which range from Victorian times through to the Art Deco era of the 1930s. Today Casino calls itself  'The Beef Capital'. It has an official Beef Week which is held each May, which actually lasts for 12 days. With a population of around 12,000 it is a thriving rural centre which relies heavily on the region's cattle industry combined with the local timber industry. To appreciate the scale of the local cattle industry the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange is the largest saleyard in northern New South Wales. A fuller description of Casino is at the foot of the page. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable. CASINO FULL DESCRIPTION Location Casino is located 716 km north of Sydney via the Pacific Highway and the Summerland Way from Grafton. It is 228 km south of Brisbane via the Pacific Motorway to Byron Bay and the Bruxner Highway. Origin of Name In the late 1830s Henry Clay and George Stapleton took up land along the Richmond River. Stapleton had cut a path down to the coast from Glen Innes and, with Clay, he purchased cattle. They laid claim to 30,000 acres in the Richmond Valley and named their property 'Cassino' after the historic hillside town of Monte Cassino in Italy. It is widely believed that the town's name with a single "s" was a result of a spelling mistake on official documents. Things to See and Do For a very detailed analysis of the town see The Richmond Valley Heritage Study written in 2007. This very detailed study has a lot of interesting observations about Casino on pages 20-30. See http://www.richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au/icms_docs/137833_Richmond_Valley_Heritage_Study.pdf The most interesting and relevant observations include: * There is a good spread of buildings particularly in Walker and Barker Streets that give the appearance of a small but prosperous rural centre, which has not been ravaged by development. Buildings range in age and style from the Victorian Post Office (1879), Court House (1882) and Commercial Bank (1893) to the Art Deco styles of the mid 1930s. * One writer about the town argued that "no other town has such a concentration of art deco" on the east coast of Australia (what about Kyogle?). * In the late 19th century the local council made a series of proactive decisions which ensured that only brick buildings were constructed in Barker and Walker Streets. Federation Heritage Scenic Walk There is an A4 brochure titled Federation Heritage Scenic Walk which can be obtained at the Casino Visitor Information Centre at 86 Centre Street. It is an unusual ten block walk (mainly around Walker Street, Barker Street and Canterbury Street) which focuses on building that, because the town is active and successful, have new proprietors and owners. It is a modern town with historic buildings which are occupied by ongoing businesses. Thus the visitor's attention is drawn to the facades. Thus there is an entry "No.24 Betta Electrical. In 1946 Mr Martin Arentz built two art deco style buildings for a new car showroom and mechanical workshop." There are a total of 25 buildings and places of interest. Some of the more interesting are as follows: St Marks Church of England (No.2 on the Heritage Walk) Located on the corner of Barker Street and West Street, St Marks was built in 1904 and completed in July, 1905. It was built on land donated by local property owner, Henry Barnes. This brick church replaced the original Church of England, a timber building which was built in 1871. Hotel Cecil (No.3 on the Heritage Walk) On the corner of Barker Street and Centre Street is the Hotel Cecil. It is a significant local hotel dating from 1919 when it was moved to its present site from its original position in Walker Street. It was cut into sections and hauled by bullock teams. Historically it has a reputation as the town's 'cattleman's pub'. Liberty Service Station (No.3 on the Heritage Walk) A fascinating example of Art Deco it was built by Jack Hassell in 1936 and has operated as a service station ever since then. It is one of the oldest, continuously operating service stations in the country. It is located on the diagonal corner from Hotel Cecil. "Two Juliet balconies, a stepped parapet, and vertical fins on the corner of the building demonstrate the distinctive nature of service stations before they became standardised." St Marys Catholic Church (No.5 on the Heritage Walk) Located on the corner of Centre Street and Canterbury Street, St Marys Catholic Church was completed in 1939 and consecrated in May, 1940 by the Bishop of Lismore. The bricks came from Coombell, south of Casino, and it has a distinctive Art Deco interior. The Presbytery next door was completed in 1906. Newsagency - 123-125 Barker Street A near-perfect example of the need to look at the buildings with care. Above the ground level facade is "a decorated semi-circular pediment in the centre bay, horizontal mouldings and further decoration in the former of highly detailed oriel windows." It was built in 1907. Westpac Bank (No.16 on the Heritage Walk) This prominent building on the corner of Barker Street and Walker Street (opposite the Commercial Hotel) was built in 1905. At the time the bank had been operating from an office in the Town Hall since 1889. Commercial Hotel (No.18 on the Heritage Walk) Located on the corner of Barker Street and Walker Street is the Commercial Hotel. Constructed in 1869 as little more than a timber cottage it was renovated in 1890 into the impressive hotel it is today. One of the town's premier hotels, it is now recognised as the second oldest business house in Casino. Post Office (No.19 on the Heritage Walk) Located in Barker Street this two-storey brick building, with some fine Classical detailing, was completed in 1879 although there has been a history of major alterations. It is a rare composition of the Victorian Italianate and Georgian Revival styles of architecture. The original building provided an office, four rooms, a kitchen and a stable. There was no fence and no bathroom. It has been altered and extended in 1889 and a second storey was added in 1916. It is a particularly impressive country post office. The building was Heritage listed in 2000. Tattersalls Hotel Along Barker Street beyond the Westpac Bank is the Tattersalls Hotel which was opened in 1859 and consequently is Casino's oldest extant business. It was built by the local mail contractor, John Brown, and over the past 155 years has seen the town change from a dirt bullock track to the modern centre it is today. Casino Community and Cultural Centre (No.25 on the Heritage Walk) In keeping with the town's Art Deco heritage the modern Casino Community and Cultural Centre in Walker Street was completed in 2011 and designed by Lismore-based architect, James Lyon. It is a fascinating example of contemporary Art Deco. Court House Located on the corner of Richmond and Walker Streets, the Casino Court House is hidden behind some mature camphor laurel trees. Some sources claim it was constructed in 1861 but Maurice Ryan's book Casino: From Crossing Place to Municipality claims that while the town did have a court house in the early 1860s that the present building was completed in 1882 and replaced an old timber building which had outlived its usefulness. It is almost hidden from the road by the trees. Casino Folk Museum Located in Walker Street east of the Primary School, the Casino Folk Museum was developed by the local historical society to provide guided heritage walks and to present articles and memorabilia which offer an insight into early life in the Casino area. Of particular interest are the old gazogenes or syphons for making flavoured soda water. It has a substantial collection of antiques, photographs of early Casino, Aboriginal artefacts, household items from colonial times and farming equipment. The Museum is staffed by volunteers from the Casino & District Historical Society. Parks One of Casino's most charming attractions are the parks which lie on the banks of the Richmond River. There are three parks all of which are beside the river and have easy pathways. Memorial Park and the Cairn (No.1 on the Heritage Walk) Memorial Park is located upstream from Irving Bridge. Located behind the swimming pool is a memorial cairn marking the place where Henry Clay and George Stapleton, in 1840, crossed the Richmond River before claiming the 30,000 acres which they named Cassino. Webb Park On the other side of Irving Bridge (there is a pathway under the bridge) is Webb Park, a pleasant park with plenty of shade and picnic benches. Coronation Park Across the river is Coronation Park which has children’s play area, barbecue and picnic facilities. Platypus Pool and Carvings The Platypus Pool is located below the Manyweathers Weir which is a block west of Centre Street. Webb Park on River Street has a path beside the river. The best viewing times are in the early morning or at dusk. The telltale signs are a row of bubbles in the water.The platypus is notoriously shy so seeing them is usually a combination of patience, silence and a little luck. Check out http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/lismore-area/casino/attractions/platypus-pool with additional details. Casino Mini Railway Located at the end of Summerland Road, North Casino, the Pacific Coast Railway Society Inc. offers miniature train trips every Sunday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. The trips are 4 km long, last about 25 minutes, leave from the North Casino station and travel through the Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands. Check out http://www.casinominirail.org.au/about.html for more details.

  • ANDAMOOKA

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    ANDAMOOKA is an quirky outback town with a rather colourful history and where adversity is just another word. Located: 612kms North by road from Adelaide on the boundary of the SW & SE Pastoral Districts. Scratch beneath the dusty surface of this unspoilt and historic mining town and just like the opal it is famous for, you’ll find its true colours shining. You go to, not through Andamooka, and although the roads leading to this small opal mining township are now well sealed and all weather, this was not always the case. The town’s isolated location was first sighted by explorer, John MacDouall Stuart in 1858, marked and named as one of the several waterholes in the region. Subsequently Andamooka Station was established, taking out a pastoral lease in 1872 which encompassed the area. Our remote township, which lies inside the station boundaries arose in the 1933 following the discovery of opal in the area by the boundary riders in 1930. Eighty years on, the town is celebrating the fourth generation of the first settlers whose journeys began post World War I, so their stories continue today. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable.

  • NIMBIN

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    NIMBIN is a village in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, approximately 30 km  north of Lismore, 33 km northeast of Kyogle, and 70 km west of Byron Bay. Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability, and self-sufficiency, as well as the cannabis counterculture. The writer Austin Pick described his initial impressions of the village this way: "It is as if a smoky avenue of Amsterdam has been placed in the middle of the mountains behind frontier-style building facades. ... Nimbin is a strange place indeed." Nimbin has been described in literature and mainstream media as 'the drug capital of Australia', 'a social experiment', and 'an escapist sub-culture', but is an icon in Australian cultural history, with many of the values first introduced there by the counterculture becoming part of modern Australian culture This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable.

  • MARBLE BAR

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    MARBLE BAR is a town and rock formation in the Pilbara region of north-western Western Australia. It is well known for its extremely hot weather, with a mean maximum temperature second only to Wyndham, Western Australia. In 2015, The isolated town was within a whisker of breaking a 100-year-old record for its hottest ever day. At 1.54pm local time, the temperature at the Bureau of Meteorology’s measuring station at Marble Bar was 48.9C. It has to get more than 0.3 of a degree hotter to break its hottest recorded temperature of 49.2C, reached on 11 January 1905, and again on 3 January 1922. That’s not WA’s hottest day – that honour lies with Mardie, 540 kilometres away on the coast, which reached 50.5C on 19 February 1998 Corunna Downs was a secret airfield located in scrub and spinifex country, about 35 kms south west of Marble Bar in "The Pilbara" area of Western Australia.Today there are very few reminders of the once busy airfield. One can see some crumbling foundations and half filled post holes. 73 OBU operated the Corunna Downs airfield which comprised two intersecting bitumen runways. One ran approximately north-south, 5,000 feet in length while the other ran approximately east-west, 7,000 feet in length. Both runways were approximately 150 feet wide. A 50 foot wide taxiway linked the northern end of the north-south runway to the western end of the east-west runway. Approximately 20 camouflaged revetments to disperse aircraft to minimise bomb damage were constructed at Corunna Downs. American and Australian Air Force units operated out of Corunna Downs airfield during WW2. They included 25 Squadron (City of Perth) RAAF and the 380th Bomb Group of the American 5th Air Force. They carried out numerous bombing raids on Japanese bases and shipping. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable.

  • TAMWORTH

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    TAMWORTH is a city in northeast New South Wales known for the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival, which draws big-name international acts. The Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre on the city’s southern outskirts hosts horse-related events. Nearby is the Big Golden Guitar centre with its giant guitar statue, music store and wax museum. The central Tamworth Regional Gallery houses local textiles and art. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable.

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    BRIBIE ISLAND QLD

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    The BRIBIE ISLAND QLD frame is the ideal gift for the Grey Nomads and outback caravan camping enthusiasts to add something different to the car or van. The caption is available on a variety of frame sizes and frame colours as listed below, and in the drop down menu. The frames are injection moulded plastic (ABS UV resistant), and the characters are applied as durable high quality vinyl stickers which are printed on professional sign-making printers and precision cut on a plotter with a very small blade. The frames are weatherproof and long lasting. Our default print colour is usually white on all frames, but other colours can be done on request. On a white frame we would use black text. At the time of uploading this product the only image we have is White On Blue HOW TO ORDER: First please read the descriptions below. Then using the drop down menus select the frame type, colours and number of frames you want to buy, then click the 'Add to Cart' button. 1) Standard Size: to fit around standard size Aussie Plates (37cm x 13cm), as used in all states. These are available in Black, White, Blue, Yellow and Lime Green 2) Slimline Size: to fit around slimline size Aussie Plates (37cm x 10cm). These are available in Black or White 3) Premium Front: to fit around NSW Premium front plates (37.2cm x 8.4cm) and SA Premium front plates (37.1cm x 8.3cm). These are available in Black 4) Premium Rear: to fit around NSW Premium rear plates (37.2cm x 10.7cm), and SA Premium rear plates (37.1cm x 10.6cm). These are available in Black These days there are many sizes and shapes of number plate so it’s best to measure your plate and be sure our frame will fit your plate. If you would like novelty frames made with your own choice of wording and colours we can easily do this for you within a few days. Just head on over to the link below for all the details of how to order – CLICK HERE FOR CUSTOM MADE FRAME DETAILS Important note about images we provide for novelty frames: Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs, colours or fonts may vary slightly from batch to batch. We hope this is helpful and understandable

  • SILVERTON

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    SILVERTON is a small village at the far west of New South Wales, Australia, 26 kms north-west of Broken Hill. At the 2006 census, Silverton had a population of 50. It is a classic outback town that goes back to the silver prospecting boom of the 1880s. Set against the spectacular Mundi Mundi Plains, Silverton has also been the site of some famous Australian films, including Mad Max. The former Silverton Gaol, now the town’s museum, brings Silverton’s history alive with a fascinating collection of photographs, household items, mining and medical equipment. You can even see a ‘coroner’s bath’, where bodies were preserved before the arrival of the Sydney coroner. This plate comes standard as a  flat and non-embossed plate and for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition The design and photography of this plate is the property of Dixie Souvenirs If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on how to create a sign or plate to YOUR design PLEASE CLICK HERE Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable.

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    HOME IS WHERE WE PARK IT

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    The HOME IS WHERE WE PARK IT frame is the ideal gift for the Grey Nomads and outback caravan camping enthusiasts to add something different to the car or van. The caption is available on a variety of frame sizes and frame colours as listed below, and in the drop down menu. The frames are injection moulded plastic (ABS UV resistant), and the characters are applied as durable high quality vinyl stickers which are printed on professional sign-making printers and precision cut on a plotter with a very small blade. The frames are weatherproof and long lasting. Our default print colour is usually white on all frames, but other colours can be done on request. On a white frame we would use black text. At the time of uploading this product the only image we have is Green on Yellow HOW TO ORDER: First please read the descriptions below. Then using the drop down menus select the frame type, colours and number of frames you want to buy, then click the 'Add to Cart' button. 1) Standard Size: to fit around standard size Aussie Plates (37cm x 13cm), as used in all states. These are available in Black, White, Blue, Yellow and Lime Green 2) Slimline Size: to fit around slimline size Aussie Plates (37cm x 10cm). These are available in Black or White 3) Premium Front: to fit around NSW Premium front plates (37.2cm x 8.4cm) and SA Premium front plates (37.1cm x 8.3cm). These are available in Black 4) Premium Rear: to fit around NSW Premium rear plates (37.2cm x 10.7cm), and SA Premium rear plates (37.1cm x 10.6cm). These are available in Black These days there are many sizes and shapes of number plate so it’s best to measure your plate and be sure our frame will fit your plate. If you would like novelty frames made with your own choice of wording and colours we can easily do this for you within a few days. Just head on over to the link below for all the details of how to order – CLICK HERE FOR CUSTOM MADE FRAME DETAILS Important note about images we provide for novelty frames: Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs, colours or fonts may vary slightly from batch to batch. We hope this is helpful and understandable