Australians take it for granted that spectacular sights such as the Great Barrier Reef will always be there for us to enjoy.
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.
Edinburgh stole my heart years ago, so much so that’s now my favourite city in the world. There’s so much to love, and so much to miss, about this wonderful Scottish capital.
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.
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.