The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Australia Zoo near Brisbane

The Ultimate Local's Guide to Australia Zoo

I am going to be blunt – crocodiles scare me.  Having visited Far North Queensland and the Northern Territory multiple times, I have a healthy respect for these prolific apex predators.  If you want to learn more about crocodiles then Australia Zoo is the iconic place to visit as a result of Steve Irwin’s popular … Read more

More Than Uluru: The Best Kept Secrets of Central Australia

Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory, Australia

You can’t visit Uluru without being caught up in the debate over whether to climb ‘the rock’. More on that topic later.  A visit to the spectacular Uluru (Ayers Rock) in central Australia is a definite bucket list item for many people.  One of the challenges with visiting Uluru is that it is a long … Read more

The Best Katoomba Self Contained Accommodation

The Best Katoomba Self Contained Accommodation

Katoomba is located 118km west of Sydney in the magnificent Blue Mountains.  While the most famous view is of the Three Sisters from the easily accessible Echo Point, there are many other experiences available for visitors ranging from luxurious high teas to getting back to nature. Options include a plethora of bush walks (or hikes) … Read more

Featured Photos: Ebor Falls on Waterfall Way Australia

View of both tiers of Ebor Falls on Waterfall Way Australia

We visited Waterfall Way in January 2015, and were fortunate that a few days prior to our visit there was quite good rainfall.  As a result we were able to see the waterfalls along Waterfall Way in their full glory! Waterfall Way is the name of the east-west route between Coffs Harbour and Armidale, and … Read more

Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs for 2016

Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs for 2016

Welcome to the 2016 edition of the ranked list of the top Australian and New Zealand travel blogs.  For the first version of this list I have assessed and ranked 138 travel blogs, and I expect to add more blogs to this list following publication so that it is comprehensive.  The new post of Top Australian … Read more

Kakadu National Park: Billabongs, Waterfalls, Aboriginal Culture and Rock Art

Kakadu Yellow Water Billabong

As we cruised through the Kakadu billabongs we eagerly anticipated seeing our first crocodile from the safety of our boat.  As we were visiting during the Gudjewg monsoon season there was water everywhere which made it harder to spot the crocodiles, but we knew that they were there!  Finally we saw a distinctive snout peeking … Read more

Gondwana Rainforests of Australia: Exploring Beautiful Natural Bridge

First View of the Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park, Queensland

As we descended the moist steps through the lush rainforest we started to hear the sound of running water.  LOTS of water.  A dark open cave appeared before us and in a bright ray of light we finally saw it.  The amazing waterfall which runs across and then down the stone arch and into the … Read more

Snowy Mountains Mini Road Trip: Our Family Trip to Australia’s High Country

Watching the Campfire in the Snowy Mountains

Our children cackled as they hit me in the face with a snowball.  I quickly reciprocated the favour by setting up a rapid fire of snowballs right back at them as they quickly scattered in all directions, with their laughter and screams following behind. During the spring school holidays we went on a mini road … Read more