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Mud crabs and crocs: Adventures on Arnhem Land’s Cobourg Peninsula

“Let’s eat some long bums” It might be a local delicacy, but the long bum that we’ve just dug out of the mangrove mud is a hard sell, even after a solid roasting on hot campfire coals. Barramundi it ain’t, but my fellow Cobourg Peninsula campers don’t seem to mind.  They nibble..... . .

Cassowary’s Last Stand

Who’s Saving the Cassowary?  Meet the conservationists hell-bent on stopping Australia’s next extinction. They are far north Queensland’s most incongruous neighbours. Tourists, sea changers and land developers – all chasing a slice of tropical paradise – and the..... . .

The Road Trip Bucket List

The Road Trip Bucket List: 10 things to do this year

As travel restrictions begin to slowly ease around Australia, now’s the time to plan your next road trip and tick your way through this travel-changing Bucket List. It’s full of big and small challenges to shape your travels and make those memories stick, no matter what..... . .

100 Things to See in Tropical North Queensland

This is the book I needed 20 years ago when Dave Bristow and I – fresh off the plane from Ko Pha-Ngan – threw our backpacks into the boot of our tiny Charade hatchback and fled north to the Daintree. Deep in the rainforest, we rockhopped up silvery creeks in search of..... . .

Wet & wild in Karijini

Wet & wild in Karijini: Gorge Out on this Red Rock Playground

Lost in a labyrinth of soaring red rock, Karijini adventurers quickly lose their shoes to shimmy along twisting waterways and plunge through sculpted chasms into tantalising, ‘dare-me’ waterholes.  In Western Australia’s vast spinifex-covered interior, this wet and wild..... . .

Rhinos on the Rise: How to track Nepal’s new ‘King of the Jungle’

Trumping Tigers in Chitwan National Park, One-horned Rhinos are Nepal’s new ‘Kings of the Jungle’ Deep in the tangled subtropical jungle that fringes southern Nepal, we bounce through Chitwan National Park on the back of a jeep, peering into the elephant grass where wild Bengali..... . .

Sri Lanka’s South Coast: 5 Best Places to Unwind

Tangalle to Galle Strung out in a swaying hammock, fresh frangipani buds in one hand and a rum coconut in the other, I while away the hours before dinner, too unwound to even pick up a book. I could be surfing or boating amongst blue whales, or poking around in search of yet..... . .

Cycling Java’s Secret South Coast

Escaping Jakarta Cycling out of Jakarta is pure madness: the surging crush of motorbikes and buses, trucks and taxis, all racing and suddenly braking through impossibly slender streets. We dive into the mayhem before we lose heart, hoping like hell that nobody clips us and kills..... . .