Australia

Lady Elliot Island

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 6:04 pm by .

Famous for seasonal whale watching, Lady Elliot Island a 3,500 year old coral cay is among the most pristine and untouched sections of the Great Barrier reef. Our small glass bottom boat is bobbing up and down like a cork over the ocean swell   when the skipper jumps for joy shouting “we’ve got one, there’s two now… wow! Just look at them go”.

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Top End Northern Territory

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 2:54 pm by .

Crocodile Dundee’s piercing blue eyes weather beaten craggy profile and his way with women are to blame for my long obsession with Australia’s Northern Territory. Now here I am at last up at The Top End Northern Territory – the place Mick called home, where the 30th anniversary of that first Crocodile Dundee movie is being celebrated this year.

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The Great Barrier Reef

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 12:56 pm by .

Dipping my head under the water and experiencing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef for the first time, I feel I’ve stepped uninvited into  a colourful underwater world where sea life is busily going about its business just like it has for thousands of years. I have to admit I feel a bit of a voyeur, just staring at all the busyness going on around me and then I realise no one down here is remotely interested, even the giant clams seem to look at me in a disdainful sort of way. It’s a busy life and everyone’s got somewhere to go.

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Disability friendly access in Melbourne attractions

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 11:38 am by .

Melbourne welcomes millions of visitors each year; it is a city that offers something for everyone, and that includes visitors with special mobility needs and other accessibility requirements. The state boasts more than 1000 accessible venues and services and is the first in Australia to provide world-first motorised all-terrain wheelchairs at key destinations. When it comes to disability friendly access in Melbourne attractions here are 12 recommended experiences that are welcoming for visitors requiring wheelchair friendly access 

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Melbourne’s Laneways. Expect the Unexpected.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 10:57 am by .

In the real world we all abide by certain rules. Take me for example, I am what you might call the classic non conformist. Tell me to stand over there and I will rejoice in simply standing over here instead; a door marked EXIT ONLY is simply too irresistible for words. Yet, even I have boundaries; some form of moral and social framework I feel compelled to follow now and then. Well, I’ve experienced Melbourne’s laneways for the first time and frankly all that is now out of the window.

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Sydney to Brisbane along Pacific Highway 1

Friday, June 28th, 2013 5:26 pmThis entry was posted in Australasia, Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Trip Reviews and tagged , on by .

Imagine, just for a moment, you’re looking up at a giant, immaculate, powdery-white sand dune that’s over 100 feet high.

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