Category: The Mainland

Rusty Ford truck

The quirky town of Chillagoe

There is a charm to small outback towns like Chillagoe. Their very existence acknowledges a tumultuous history. To spend a day here is to take a step back in time, and also, underground.

Small river at Mossman Gorge

A wet day in the rainforest

Visiting a place like Mossman Gorge is a fascinating look at what nature gets up to when we humans don’t interfere. Part of the Daintree National Park and Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the rainforest is even more spectacular in the wet.

Quinkans

The world’s oldest art galleries

The Aboriginal people of Australia they are the artists behind the world’s oldest galleries. The Quinkan Galleries are some of the best examples of Indigenous rock art in the country.

York Island

Standing at The Tip

Australia is one huge country – which makes standing at The Tip, the northernmost point of the continent, an awe-inspiring experience.

Where the rainforest meets the reef

Cape Tribulation: A Coastal Paradise

Cape Tribulation is the meeting point for two world heritage areas – The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. And yes it’s as spectacular as it sounds.

Daintree

Life along the Daintree River

The Daintree River is an interesting place – one minute you’re walking on a gravel road passing cattle and horses, the next you’re collecting coconuts and watching for crocodiles.

Surfers at Mona Vale

The side of Sydney you NEED to see

For a long time I didn’t enjoy Sydney. That changed when I discovered the Northern Beaches, a stretch of beautiful, quiet, beaches, great coffee and a relaxed lifestyle.