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3 days on the Katherine

The first time I swam with freshwater crocodiles I was seven years old. We were out exploring on my family’s Top End cattle station and Dad had thrown thin fillets of beef onto a slab of rock so hot that they cooked in minutes. When he turned away to call us kids for lunch, a..... . .

Following Flatbacks

Windswept, deserted and just far enough from Darwin to be considered remote, Bare Sand Island is an idyllic sweep of reef and sand on the edge of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. The Kenbi clan who won native title four years ago after the longest running Aboriginal land claim in..... . .

Homeschooling

How to be a homeschooler

How to be a homeschooler My daughter Maya has never been to school. Seven years after our learning adventure first began, here’s why I never send her there.  One of the more positive things to come out of Covid this year is that homeschooling has finally stepped out of the..... . .

Adventurer looks out on our clean green world

How to travel plastic-free: 8 earth-friendly ways to pack & explore

Plastic: every single piece of it on the planet today will never, ever go away - no matter how much it breaks down or how often we recycle it. Single-use coffee cups, food packaging, wet wipes, plastic bags, straws, and hotel toiletry bottles - these are things offered to us..... . .

The Route to Everest Base Camp: Get Trekking

Our Everest Itinerary We spent 14 days hiking from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp, and another five days getting back to the airport at Lukla. Below is a breakdown of the itinerary we trekked, which will give you an idea of the overall route. If you fly into Lukla, the route above..... . .

Cycling Southeast Asia with Kids

Our guide to cycle touring Malaysia, Southern Thailand and Java (with your kids on board). Why cycling? It’s difficult to describe the inescapable freedom of travelling the world by bicycle: of waking up and packing your gear, throwing a leg over your trusty bike and just..... . .

Little Roper Stock Camp – The Territory’s next Big Thing

It’s the Northern Territory’s newest camping experience and no bull, this stock camp and travellers’ rest on the edge of Mataranka Hot Springs is the real deal. Run by ex-ringer Des Barritt and wife Telka Zotz-Wilson, who partnered up as teachers on a remote Indigenous school..... . .