Tag - Camping

Campfire Spiced Wine

Crouched on the riverbank at Cahills Crossing, our spanking new fishing rods in hand and dreaming of big barramundi, the first cast of the day never even hit the water. Instead, my Dad’s line unspooled in a crazy arc, snagging on itself in a mindboggling mess.  My..... . .

Fish for dinner….anyone?

North of Cooktown at remote Connies Beach, a strip of silky white sand fringed by pandanus and coconut palms arcs around Cape Flattery’s shimmering blue bay. Attracting only a handful of adventurous 4WD campers at a time, this peaceful spot where big tuna get..... . .

Aussie Adventures – How to tackle a Big Lap for less

Do you dream of tackling a Big Lap on your next Aussie adventure but don’t know where to begin? As winter approaches, now is the time to plot your course, pack your bags and hit the road, and here’s how to make it happen. Dream Big In those dreamy moments when you..... . .

Why Kakadu is Australia’s best national park

Dazzling visitors with kaleidoscopic natural scenes and 100 ways to explore them, Kakadu National Park is easily the best place to spend any chunk of time in the Territory’s far north. Why? Because where else but in Kakadu can you battle barramundi on a croc-filled..... . .

Four-wheel Driving Cape York – Part 1

Laura to Weipa: Past rainforested tropical beaches, spring-fed waterfalls and remote, barramundi-filled waterways, the rugged run to the very tip of Cape York is the highly rated bucket-list adventure almost every off-roader dreams of. To stand at the most northern..... . .

King Edward River Kimberley Adventure – Munurru’s Rock Art

In the Kimberley’s far northwest where the King Edward River divides the countries of Ngarinyin and Wunambal peoples, the sacred dreaming place known as Munurru records a 40,000-year-old history on its weathered sandstone walls. The greatest story is also the most..... . .

Babes in the bush

Dave and I kickstarted our ‘camping with kids’ foray in ambitious style, taking our four-week-old newborn on a five month-long assignment for Australian Geographic back in 2012. Blissfully ignorant of what lay ahead, it was a baptism by fire, parenting our little..... . .

Cape Leveque’s calm, deep blue

Boasting possibly the best beaches in the Kimberley, Cape Leveque is a dream destination for off-road travellers: remote, breathtakingly beautiful and supplying excellent services you won’t expect to find this far off the beaten track. The corrugations are conquered in..... . .

Island Camping – FNQ Australia

FORGET private-island pampering and expensive exclusivity. For travellers who take holidays tinged with adventure, what could be more challenging than a tropical island jaunt without the hangers-on (and that means spa therapists and personal butlers). Dotting the..... . .

Sunset over Wurre – Rainbow Valley, Australia

Camped upon ‘Wurre”, one of the last hunting and gathering grounds of the Upper Southern Arrernte people, travellers wait all day to witness one of nature’s most vibrant desert spectacles. As the setting sun ignites this multicoloured landscape of sandstone bluffs and..... . .