Category Archives: Australia

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Return to Kangaroo Island

As spring arrived in Australia, Alexi and I made a spur of the moment decision to spend a weekend in South Australia. And even more on the spur of the moment, we made an ambitious […]

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Eastern Pygmy Possum

On a recent hike in Royal National Park we came across a possum box and had a quick look inside. To our delight there were two little occupants in the box – Eastern pygmy possums. […]

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Australasian grebe

This winter in Sydney has been long and cold, but a few sunny days still fell on the weekend and I managed to get out and about to see how the other critters spent their […]

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Escape to Royal National Park

Sydney winter can be a quite gloomy at times with weeks of rainy weather on end, plunging the residents of the sunny down under into an equally gloomy mood. Thankfully there are ample opportunities to […]

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Gliders of Royal National Park

As the darkness falls, Royal National Park transforms into a different world. Flying foxes take to the sky, micro bats dart between the crowns of mighty eucalypts, owls hoot from their roosts and frogs break into […]

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Flinders Ranges, South Australia

When talking about Australian landscape, mountain ranges are not an obvious topic of conversation. Australia is generally quite a flat continent, with the average range of elevation of only 330 meters, which is probably one […]

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Sydney Summer

Summer in Sydney is all about the ocean and with good reason. There are some spectacular seascapes around Sydney. One good way to experience Sydney Harbour is by taking the Manly to Spit Bridge walk. […]

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Giant birds and dwarf whales

Fifteen nautical miles off the coast of NSW the world’s largest seabird – Wandering albatross soars effortlessly on thermal updrafts, skimming the surface of the ocean with the tips of its incredibly long wings. It […]

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Lunar eclipse

This year has been great for observing lunar phenomena with 3 supermoons  in the past few months and on October 8th – a total eclipse. Australia is rarely well positioned for observing celestial events, but […]

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Supermoon

Supermoon is one of the most spectacular regular celestial events that can be observed with the naked eye. As the moon travels around the Earth it follows a slightly elliptical orbit and when the full […]

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Great Ocean Road and Mt Rothwell Sanctuary

Great Ocean Road is Australia’s most iconic scenic drive. It follows the south-eastern coast of Australia through the rainforests of Great Otway National Park, past sandy beaches and rugged coastlines. Swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor) are quite […]

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From Rafael to Banksy and everything in between – A Weekend in Melbourne

Of all Australian cities Melbourne is considered to be more ‘European’than the others. Problem is – I’ve never been to Europe, so I never really knew what it meant. So as I set off for […]

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Western NSW Outback

Mungo National Park Wentworth, NSW Wentworth is a small border town in the far south west of New South Wales. The town’s claim to fame is that it lies at the confluence of Australia’s two most important rivers, the Darling and the Murray. It is […]

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Buckaringa Sanctuary

On the way back from the Northern Territory we stopped over at Buckaringa to spend some time with the Yellow footed rock wallabies. The sanctuary was very dry at the end of hot rainless summer […]

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Riddick’s world

Located in one of Australia’s harshest environments the Breakaways Reserve in South Australia is the perfect backdrop for alien and post-apocalyptic landscapes popular with Hollywood movie makers. It is the stark otherworldly beauty of this desolate landscape […]

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