Mt Buller

Off Season: Mt Buller Touring

You’ve settled into the year, you’re working, your kids have been sick of school from day two, your wife is going insane and the dog has just eaten something it threw up five minutes...
outback station

Essential Outback Station Stay

A few years ago – July 2011 to be exact – I was travelling up the west coast of Australia with my daughter, Jackie, and her partner and if we hadn’t met Dan the...
Northern Territory

Fishing the Northern Territory

Whose life-long dream or bucket-list item isn't to catch a barra in the Northern Territory? It's been on mine and it's still on Shannon Ponton’s.The Northern Territory is amongst the world’s best places to...
Carnarvon Gorge

Carnarvon Gorge Travel Guide

Several decades ago, Steve and I visited beautiful Carnarvon National Park in Central Queensland. We stayed at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Resort, and in the gift shop we spotted a beautiful coffee table book called...

Travel Guide: Broome

There can be no doubt about it: Broome has a certain something. It might be the harmonious blending of nationalities, cultures and cuisine including Aboriginal, European, Malaysian, Indonesian, Japanese and Chinese. It might be...

Kununurra Travel Guide

Many Australian towns were established to provision a particular industry. In the case of Kununurra, it was to support the 1963 construction of a diversion dam which, in turn, was the first step in...

Kangaroo Island Camping: Essential Travel Guide

We recently returned from a glorious trip to South Australia’s Kangaroo Island, and to our delight, little had changed in the 17 years since we had been there last. The island is ideally suited...

Birdsville or Bust

When Shaye Fischer and her family of four decided to take a 6000km trip to Birdsville – between Stuart’s Stony Desert, the Simpson Desert and Channel Country – they never imagined the adventure they’d...

Ultimate Glamping

I realise that Arab oil sheiks and US presidents have a Boeing 737 or similar to fly around the world, but I never in my wildest dreams expected to be flying one myself, in...

Mary River National Park Guide

All of us know about Kakadu National Park; its reputation for superb rock art, stupendous escarpments and breathtaking wetlands is well deserved. Many who approach Kakadu from Darwin speed past signs pointing the way...