A Stairway to Heaven – leading to the Garden of Eden in Kings Canyon

The Stairway to Kings Canyon, Watarrka – NT My head tilted back and my neck craned to follow the line of rugged rocky ‘steps’ rising steeply and unevenly towards the distant cobalt blue sky – There are approximately 500 “steps” to be surmounted to get to the top of Kings Canyon, (which is 465km/290miles by road SW […]

How To Journey Into the Wilderness And Not Carry a Backpack

Backpacking in the Outback I love the idea of slipping on a backpack, fully self sufficient for a few days and heading out into the wilderness… Totally away from it all. Away from the daily toil of work. Away from the hum-drum of life. Away from civilization Away from social media inter-connected-ness. But… And, this […]

The Quirky Character of the Daly Waters Pub

When you’ve been driving for miles (and miles) up the Stuart Highway across the parched outback landscape of central Australia, with the temperature rising… Its a welcome sight to come across… The Historic Daly Waters Pub Situated 600km (370 miles) south of Darwin and 900km (560 miles) north of Alice Springs, the original building was […]

Bush Tucker Tales and Horse Riding with Traditional Owner Jerry Kelly in Tennant Creek

“This bush ‘ere…“ he said, pulling up his horse and swinging his leg over its rump to step out of the stirrup and grab a handful of leaves “I show you” he muttered softly as he slipped his water container off from his back, poured a few drops of liquid gold onto the leaves and rubbed […]