Exploring Booby Island
January 22, 2016
Booby Island is one of those places that many a sailor has passed by without giving it much thought. However once upon a time it served an important role for passing shipping in addition to just being a lighthouse. Recently I was very lucky to be one of the very few to be able to step foot onto the island.
Cape York Peninsula
December 29, 2015
Cape York Peninsula is the largest unspoiled wilderness area in Northern Australia. It is a narrow peninsula with the Coral Sea to the East, the Arafura Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria to the West and the Torres Strait to the North.
Riding Around East Point Reserve
November 30, 2015
East Point Reserve is an awesome day out and what better way to see it than by bike. This easy 3.5 hour return bike ride takes you from Darwin’s city centre, along the picturesque Darwin Harbour coastline, to the beautiful East Point Reserve which is one of Darwin’s largest and most popular recreational parks. The trip finishes at East Point after riding through shady parklands, forest, mangroves and grassland.
Darwin to Lee Point Bike Ride
November 1, 2015
When I recently revisited Darwin, I had the opportunity to complete the iconic Darwin to Lee Point bike ride. The ride commences from the Darwin Town Centre, along designated bike paths travelling past the Darwin waterfront and Dripstone Cliffs and then transforms into mountain bike trials leading to Lee Point. It is approximately 40km return, however, there are many shorter paths along the way that are well worth looking at.
Stony Creek Trestle Bridge, Nowa Nowa, Victoria
July 28, 2015
Standing tall amongst the eucalyptus forests in East Gippsland, the Stony Creek Trestle Bridge is a monument to the ingenuity and skill of early engineers.
Mount Imlay Summit Track
June 16, 2015
A breath of fresh mountain air and the sound of Bell Birds, the 6km return Mount Imlay Summit Walking Track is truly a hidden gem that is located on the Sapphire Coast in Southern New South Wales. The track, or climb as we found out, starts at the Burrawang Picnic area just a short drive South from the picturesque seaside town of Eden.
Speaking like a native!
June 9, 2015
Lonely Planet has previously named Vanuatu as one of the 10 best places to learn to dive in the world and given the recent cyclone makes it an ideal time to encourage you to visit and help the country get back on its feet. But before you go diving in Vanuatu I would like to introduce you to one of the best parts of travel, learning a foreign language.
Merimbula Top Lake Boardwalk & Walking Track
June 2, 2015
In the stunning seaside town of Merimbula, New South Wales, is a great little Boardwalk and Walking track that goes from the centre of town and skirts around a tidal lake that is surrounded by native mangroves, full of wildlife and at the end your walk you can get an ice cream!
May 26, 2015
What should you do with an old race track? This is not a question most people ask, but if you do, you might consider turning it into a nature reserve just like the Panboola Wetlands and Heritage Project located in Pambula, New South Wales. For years I have driven by without actually stopping to check it out, but on our most recent trip up the coast Julia and I decided to take time out and have a look.
Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach Track
May 19, 2015
In the northern section of the Ben Boyd National Park, located on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, you will find several short bush walks, once of which being the Point Haycock to Barmouth Beach walking track.