National Parks

The Ultimate Guide to Purnululu National Park

The Ultimate Guide to Purnululu National Park

Containing one of the world’s most unique geological structures, the Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park is something of a hidden gem only those venturing up into Australia’s remote Kimberley region really hear about! The range’s signature banded rocks, which look like giant sandstone beehives, have been carved out over 20 million years by erosion […]

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The 22 Australian National Parks You Simply Must See

The 22 Australian National Parks You Simply Must See

If there’s one thing you can’t miss during your time in Australia, it’s the chance to experience some of the country’s incredible wilderness. From mountains to deserts, tropical islands to rainforests, the land Down Under has it all.  And wonderfully, much of it is super accessible care of Australia’s fabulous national parks network. We visited […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park)

The Ultimate Guide to Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park)

Located way up in Australia’s remote and wild Northern Territory, Katherine Gorge National Park encapsulates and protects 292,800 hectares of this country’s truly incredible landscape. The park is also known by its indigenous Jawoyn name – Nitmiluk –  which means Cicada Place. The National Park is actually comprised of 13 separate gorges and superb hiking, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Boodjamulla National Park

The Ultimate Guide to Boodjamulla National Park

Located far away in a remote northern quarter of Queensland, Australia, Boodjamulla National Park is a hidden gem not many get the chance to visit. First up, it’s pretty much miles from anywhere and secondly you have to travel on a dirt road, albeit a good dirt road, to get there! This makes Boodjamulla National […]

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Our Kakadu Accommodation Pick: Cooinda Lodge

Our Kakadu Accommodation Pick: Cooinda Lodge

Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory is Australia’s largest national park at over 20,000sqkm. If you’re not really sure what these means in real terms, then let me put it to you bluntly. IT’S HUGE, like the size of a small country, huge! In order to do this UNESCO World Heritage site justice therefore, […]

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If You Only Do One Thing in Kakadu National Park, Do This!

If You Only Do One Thing in Kakadu National Park, Do This!

When it comes to Australian National Parks, Kakadu is the big daddy of them all. At 20,000 sqkm it’s the size of small European country and covers a huge diversity of landscapes, from low-lying wetlands through to towering escarpments. Driving from one side of the park to another can easily take you several hours and […]

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Why Cape Hillsborough Needs to be on Your Australia Bucket List

Why Cape Hillsborough Needs to be on Your Australia Bucket List

“Cape Hillsborough?” I hear you cry, “Struth sheila, where on earth is that?’’ Well, good question my friends, but don’t worry I’m about to share with you exactly where this great place in Australia is and why this magical spot needs to be on your Down Under bucket list. Tucked away just north of Mackay […]

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How to Spot a Platypus in the Wild

How to Spot a Platypus in the Wild

(without wasting 3 years in Australia like me!) It’s 3 years this September since I first arrived in Australia and ever since then I’ve been trying to tick all the crazy animals they have here off my bucket list. There’s something about all the different sort of wildlife Down Under, the uniqueness, the strangeness, that […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Carnarvon Gorge National Park

The Ultimate Guide to Carnarvon Gorge National Park

Carnarvon Gorge is one of Queensland, Australia’s most spectacular national parks – with 16,000ha of wilderness having been preserved since 1932. Buried deep in the state’s Central Highlands, this region sits just below the tropic of Capricorn in a rugged and semi-arid area of the country. The park is characterised by high sandstone cliffs, that […]

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9 Great Ways to Experience the Magic of Uluru, Australia

By on March 10, 2016 in Australia, National Parks with 4 Comments
9 Great Ways to Experience the Magic of Uluru, Australia

Not usually one for visiting the most touristy and iconic attractions in a country, I thought I probably wouldn’t ever visit Uluru during my time here in Australia, mainly because it had been widely downplayed to me as “just a big rock”! As one of the country’s most outstanding and recognisable landmarks, Uluru is  a […]

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