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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..... . .

Digital Nomad: How to work from anywhere

If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s how easily we have adapted to working from home.  Being a digital nomad used to be for bloggers and freelancers, but no more. Now, all kinds of workers are taking their laptops and going AWOL, and here’s how you can make it happen..... . .

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

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.  “Let’s eat some long bums” 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..... . .

Baked Coral Trout

Beach-baked Coral Trout

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