Category Archives: Australia


Valley of the Waters: Photo roundup

The Valley of the Waters is one of the most picturesque tracks in the Blue Mountains. With its sweeping vistas of the valley, near vertical descends and seven waterfalls it packs quite a punch into […]


Postcards from Australian Outback – Old Andado

Welcome to the wild west of Australian Outback – the land of bright red sand dunes and abundant wildlife. The Station Lying on the edge of the Simpson Desert, about 330 km south-east of Alice […]


Bundeena to Marley Beach track in Royal National Park

Sydney’s most scenic walk  Only an hour’s drive from Sydney, Bundeena to Marley Beach track in Royal National Park follows the most spectacular stretch of coastline within the easy reach of the city. It is […]


Grand Canyon Loop Track in the Blue Mountains

By the time we arrive in Blackheath, the thermometer shows 8.8 degrees, about 9 degrees cooler than Sydney. We make our way to the Grand Canyon Loop car park and watch the occasional hikers walk […]


Jerusalem Bay track in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Only an hour north of Sydney, Jerusalem Bay track in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park offers an excellent opportunity to get a taste of the Great North Walk that runs for 250 kilometres between Sydney and […]


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 […]


Postcards from Australian Bush – Sugar Gliders

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


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. […]


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 […]


Escape to Royal National Park

Sydney winter can be 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 enjoy […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


Blue Mountains wildlife – Euroka clearing

Nestled in the Nepean River valley in the lower Blue Mountains, Euroka clearing is surrounded by virtually untouched eucalypt forest. It is a popular picnic and camping spot and one of the best places in […]


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 […]