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Kakadu – world of water and rock

Kakadu National Park is known for its water and rocks: incredible floods and waterfalls, rivers, pools and waterholes. There are beautiful places of rock and Indigenous art. Vistas that go on forever. Kakadu is listed as a World Heritage site, and is the largest national park in Australia, at nearly half the size of the country of Switzerland!

Nourlangie/Burrungi rock art

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Roadtrip! Darwin to Uluru

Darwin to Alice Springs

We took a road trip from Darwin to Alice Springs. It was lots of fun! We discovered a few quirky little towns, and drove a road that was mostly pretty straight!

Alice Springs to Uluru

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Ningaloo Nirvana

In early April we roadtripped up the coast of Western Australia from Perth to Exmouth, with the specific intention of spending a month scuba-diving on the Ningaloo reef. Everyone knows the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland but not many people outside the diving community have heard of the Ningaloo. Continue reading Ningaloo Nirvana

Diving in the Coral Sea

We were in Queensland, so of course we had to go scuba diving! Instead of doing a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, we decided to go a little further out, and dive on the outer reefs in the Coral Sea. After some research and many recommendations from other divers, we booked with Mike Ball Expeditions.  And on our last day, a whale shark came to check us out!

Whaleshark

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Wild Adventures!

~ 14 days from Broome to Darwin with Kimberley Wild

We don’t usually plan our travels in great detail, in advance. We have a general idea, and then research places as we go, talk to people we meet along the way, and get ideas. We don’t usually book organised tours either, but in this particular case, we realised that our complete lack of knowledge of the area and the wilderness, meant that if we tried to do it on our own, we would probably die!

Boab tree prison
Boab tree prison

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Western Australia Roadtrip

We have seen the beginnings of life on Earth. In a secluded corner of Western Australia, within Shark Bay, near Useless Loop, is Hamelin Pool.  And here are stromatolites.

Shell Beach & Stromatolites
Shell Beach & Stromatolites

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Canoe the Coorong!

We were actually kayaking, but that’s a whole other story! Canoe the Coorong is what Brenton calls his business, started as an eco-tourism Uni project, and now through lots of hard work, and his Nana’s bikkies, Brenton has an excellent, thriving business!  Continue reading Canoe the Coorong!

Great Ocean Road

Each section of the Australian coastline seems to have a nickname: the Sapphire Coast, the Gold Coast, the Surf Coast, and more! We recently drove the Great Ocean Road, from Melbourne in Victoria, to Adelaide in South Australia. And the Ocean certainly is Great! There are some spectacular views, in this country full of spectacular views.

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