Where Did You Last Take a Walk on the Biophilia Side?

Where do you feel the most content? If you had to name a place or an environment that you feel most at peace in – what surrounds would you choose to put yourself? Urban or country? While cities have their attractions and beauty in a contrived way, nature can rarely be topped – Ask someone […]

How much does it Cost to Drive from Uluru to Cairns?

Road-trip… Did I hear you say Australia Road-trip from Uluru to Cairns? I had three American sisters visiting me in Australia ~ Where should they go and what should they see to get the most out of their four week stay down under? They’d landed in Sydney and spent a few days seeing the main sights of […]

A Dozen Views from the Car Window… Uluru to Atherton

or… The Dry Red Centre to the Tropical Green of Cairns At the end of last year I drove 3,000km (2,000 miles) from Yulara at Uluru in the centre of Australia across the Barkly and Atherton Tablelands to Cairns. (Click the link if you want a full breakdown of what it cost!) A journey from […]

Widest Waterfall in Australia – Millstream Falls

Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single drop waterfall in Australia. It is situated less than 5km from Ravenshoe (Queensland’s highest town) on the Atherton Tablelands in Australia’s tropical north, or… as the sign below points out: 718km as the crow flies from Mt Isa 1,376km from Alice Springs in the red centre 1,704km from Coober […]

Kangaroos & Emus – Seeing Australia’s National Emblems

When on a road trip in Oz, there are certain Australian icons one not only hopes to see, but expects to see. Like classic Australian road signs not encountered in other parts of the world… To heritage icons relating to European settlement, such as station homesteads established by pioneering explorers… …and their introduced farming livestock […]

Milk & Beer in Malanda – the Heart of the Atherton Tablelands

After days travelling in Central Australia over miles of red dirt and endless plains… …we turned left at Charters Towers (135 km short of hitting the east coast) in tropical north Queensland and entered the lush green world of the Atherton Tablelands.  What a different landscape! Malanda, our destination, is synonymous with milk and cheese, and […]