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.
Australia is one huge country – which makes standing at The Tip, the northernmost point of the continent, an awe-inspiring experience.
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.
The Bloomfield Track is a 30km 4WD-only road between Cape Tribulation and Cooktown. It’s impassable in the wet season and challenging in the dry – even more so when you tow an six-metre caravan behind you.
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.
No matter how long I’m gone for, the North-West Coast of Tasmania will always be home. When I visited the region after three years overseas I spent a day driving to some of my favourite spots.
“Everyone goes to Bitola but no one goes to Kruševo,” complained the guy behind the hostel reception desk. “I’ll go. Where is it?”
I love Tasmania and it will always be home, even if I didn’t set foot in the state for three years. But after so long away, I’m looking at my home state with fresh eyes.
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.
Vancouver is home to some great cafes – if you know where to look. With a chain outlet on nearly every corner, finding somewhere with a bit of character can be tough. But it’s worth it.