When you find Australia Day approaching, it’s probably as good a time as any to start looking at Australia Day celebration ideas. Every year there are tons of events on around the world, but as you'd expect, most are in Australia. How you celebrate, and where you go to celebrate, will depend on … [Read more...] about Australia Day Celebration Ideas
When I made my initial plan to road trip around Tasmania, there were a few things that I left out. Most of them were minor details, the odd stops along the way. For the most part we found a sign that looked like it would be interesting - Random Waterfall 2km -->> for example. Then there were … [Read more...] about Lake St Clair
Kangaroo road signs are one of my highlights from touring Australia. You never know when to expect one, or what it'll depict. Kangaroo road signs come in all shapes and sizes, and if you take them literally, they can be rather entertaining. Amongst others, kangaroo road signs are often found on … [Read more...] about Kangaroo Road Signs: Weightlifting?
When most people think of Australia, they think of kangaroos, koalas, barbeques, the beach and the sun. What they don't think about is snow. Certainly not in summer. But trust me, it's possible. I've seeeeen it. As of today, it's pretty much Australian winter. That brilliant time of the year when … [Read more...] about Australian Summer Snow in Tasmania
I mentioned in a previous post that if you manage to reach the top of the walking route at Ubirr you're well rewarded with some amazing views of the Nadab Floodplains. Well, I've decided that, whilst photos can't make up for the real thing, some things are too good to keep to myself. So here is my … [Read more...] about Panoramic Views of the Nadab Floodplains
At the end of every year, the first broadcast celebration of New Year comes from Sydney. They set the benchmark for all of the celebrations around the world, and its something that improves year on year. Chances are that if you're travelling in Australia during the New Year, experiencing the Sydney … [Read more...] about Sydney 2017? Plan it now!
One of the harshest downsides of travelling is that when you're thousands of miles from home and bad news rolls in, there isn't a lot you can do - you either go home or crack on with the trip. Such was the dilemma I faced. Having spent a few weeks on the road and a couple of days in Darwin … [Read more...] about Bouncing back: Relaxing at Noosa Heads
I've written before about the deadliest creatures in Australia, the ones that are blatantly trying to kill you, or not, however you interpret it. I've also written satirical articles on why Australia is one of the deadliest places in the world. This time though I'm writing about something that … [Read more...] about Forget snakes & spiders, horses are the real culprit
The Ubirr rock art, Kakadu National Park, is a perfect example of a longstanding culture. I’ve always found differences in culture fascinating. Few can match aboriginal culture's longevity, tradition and uniqueness. Aboriginal peoples pass down a vast amount of stories, reaching across landscapes … [Read more...] about Ubirr’s Aboriginal Rock Paintings and Stories
I mentioned before about boat rides and how much fun they can be, but also why on occasion, it's better to walk instead. This trip is the opposite; unless you enjoy the idea of wading through wetlands riddled with salties - which by the way, is one of the numerous things in Australia genuinely … [Read more...] about Spotting Birds and Crocodiles on a Kakadu Wetlands Boat Tour
Every now and then I visit a place because I've heard amazing things about it, or I've been recommended to visit by friends that have been before me. Sometimes these places don't really click with me, but this is one that did. The Bay of Fires in Tasmania. The bay was number 2 on my list of … [Read more...] about The World’s Best Beach Sunset
We all know everyone enjoys a nice peaceful boat ride. Floating slowly along a river, sipping on a gorgeous red wine. The sun is slowly setting behind the mountains and stop to take in the moment. So why on earth would I pass up on an opportunity like that? Well, it's quite simple - I have a better … [Read more...] about Why I didn’t Boat Cruise through Katherine Gorge