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Bunbury to Margaret River

The road between Bunbury and Margaret River is one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, where stunning wines, perfect beaches and giant forests can all be enjoyed in a single day. In spring you’ll be treated to blankets of wildflowers, and until December, this part of the coastline becomes prime whale-watching territory. Bunbury Heading … Continued

The highs and lows of the Grampians

The Grampians region takes in a vast swathe of Victoria, from Golden Plains to the South Australian border. The area is practically covered with outcrops and cascades, and Ararat is the perfect base from which to explore the natural splendour of the region. The regional centre is the Grampians National Park, Mount Langi Ghiran, Mount … Continued

Striking cultural gold in the Outback

When you think of cultural institutions, you usually think of the grand ones around the world, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the Sydney Opera House. But Western Australia’s Golden Outback is home to many equally important cultural institutions, built to display items of cultural significance to a range of local … Continued

Start an outback adventure on the Explorers Highway

Follow in the footsteps (or hoof prints) of Scottish explorer John McDouall Stuart’s 1861 convoy as you travel from Adelaide to Darwin on the Explorers Highway. It took Stuart and company almost a year and a half to cross the continent, through unforgiving, unchartered lands, from Adelaide to Darwin. Stuart’s experience and care for his … Continued

The history of Australia’s Afghan cameleers

During the mid 1800s, exploration into the centre of Australia was well on its way, and this period became the peak time for exploration. Explorers had many aims, but highest among them were to continue mapping the country, to find natural resources, and to establish viable areas for settlement. Horses – ill-suited to the dry … Continued

Batemans Bay to Eden

Not far from Batemans Bay lies Mogo State Forest, where you can take a bushwalk and watch for native birds. Keep quiet and you’ll likely spot bowerbirds, lorikeets, kookaburras, rosellas and cockatoos – both sulphur-crested and black. For more nature-based activities, take a daytrip to Eurobodalla National Park, which stretches from Moruya Head in the … Continued

Coastal adventure: Sydney to Batemans Bay

The coastline spanning the distance between Sydney and Batemans Bay has many twists and turns, many quiet bays and roaring surf beaches, and many photographic moments waiting to be captured. Heading south out of Sydney through the Royal National Park, your route mirrors the start of the scenic Grand Pacific Drive. Stop for a swim … Continued

Eyre, earth and water

The Eyre Peninsula is a prime example of the peace that reigns through South Australia; fewer than 60,000 people live here, and most are in the major townships. This sparseness of humanity makes the area a haven for wildlife. The Great Australian Bight, on the western side of the peninsula, and Spencer Gulf, to the … Continued

Three of Tasmania’s historical highlights

Tasmania might be Australia’s smallest state, but the island is not short of historical holiday destinations to keep the whole family captivated. 1. Port Arthur Historic Site: the Isle of the Dead No trip to Port Arthur is complete without a guided walking tour around the Isle of the Dead, where more than 1000 people … Continued

Guide for 4WD newbies

So, you want to buy a four-wheel drive and go off-roading? Here are some things you should consider before driving off into the sunset down a rocky road. Depending on your wants and needs (and, of course, your budget!), the ‘right’ vehicle could be almost anything on the market. Sitting down and having a long, … Continued

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