Walking to see snow monkeys in the Jigokudani Monkey Park was like a dream come true. After seeing the iconic image of the Japanese snow monkeys we had finally achieved our goal to see them with our own eyes, and they did not disappoint. The group of 30 to 40 monkeys was fascinating to observe … Read more
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
How often have you driven a route and not taken the time to explore? We are guilty of this, as while we are very familiar with the Pacific Highway route between Sydney and Brisbane we have not often taken the time to better explore the area between the two capital cities. For our upcoming trip … Read more
The steep divots up the red sand dune seemed to go on forever. On what felt like my 100th trek up the hill with my surprisingly energetic children I decided that this was the last time. After finally reaching the top I took a moment to catch my breath with a side benefit of being able to enjoy the amazing view across the red sand dunes.
Sometimes you have an experience which is profound. You never know when those moments will strike so you can’t plan it. Our visit to Mungo National Park in outback New South Wales gifted me with one of these rare overpowering moments.
Staying at an outback station (or farm) is a great way to experience a small taste of what life is like in the remote outback. After researching several options we booked into Turlee Station near both Mildura and Mungo National Park.
After much deliberation we have finalised our itinerary for our road trip to outback Australia. We have limited time during the winter school holidays, so our plan is to travel approximately 3100 kilometres (1900 miles) over 12 days.
Travel inspirations can develop unexpectedly, or take a while to come to fruition. Our current inspiration to visit outback Australia has been bubbling quietly in the background for many years now, and has been bypassed several times by other ideas whose time had come.