a glimpse of Tasmania

Tasmania, a wonderful place to visit, explore and feel the clock wind back in time. Advertisements

joeys are just plain cute

Little critters are usually always cute, and these joeys with their Mum’s at the Blowering Dam in Kosciuszko National Park are true to form.  

seaton’s farm: a labour of love and necessity

You can still smell the sweat and feel hard work that has gone into the property as you wander around the Seaton Farm.  Farming in the late depression years was challenging.  The Seatons worked the land, built the structures, created dams and these marvellous fences. This property is a credit to the Seatons and their endurance, courage and tirelessness. The property is part of…

bundjalung national park

After travelling the  twenty or so kilometres of narrow dirt road you are rewarded with the Black Rocks section of the Bundjalung National Park.  Long expanses of deserted beach, creeks for paddling and exploring, and a diversity of wildlife awaits you.  A noisy sea at night gives way to a warm orange sunrise across the black rocks.

the warrumbungles revisited

In January 2013 the Warrumbungles was devastated by severe bush fires.  The landscape was in tatters.  Visiting there in July 2013 was sad indeed, although there were signs of recovery as this earlier post shows. In going to the Warrumbungles in July this year there was indeed a changing, growing post fire landscape.  Sadly it will never be the same as before the fires….

platypus do live in Eungella NP

While places advertise wildlife sightings, not all of them live up to the expectation.  Eungella National Park, west of Mackay in North Queensland, did not disappoint.  Sightings of the platpus in the late afternoon and early morning were guaranteed.  In fact for the more patient watcher there were several platypus going about their daily routines at any one time.  What a treat and what…

high in the Paluma Range

Eighteen kilometres of steep and winding road (sealed thankfully) will get you to the crest of the Paluma Range (inland to the north west from Townsville). Within an hour of being there in the late afternoon, the mist rolled in.  The sounds were deadened and silence prevailed through the night. The air was cool and crisp, unlike the coast it rose above.  Walking in…

Girringun National Park

Located west of Ingham in North Queensland is this amazing national park.  The steep and somewhat curvy drive to the top was worth it.  Serene walks, magnificent falls and spectacular views await. Here is a glimpse. The Wallaman Falls are Australia’s highest permanent waterfall with a 279 metre single drop. The noise of the falls breaks up what would normally be a peaceful setting!

a scene from a movie?

This accommodation was comfortably sitting on the beach at Dunk Island looking south across to the more exclusive Bedarra Island.  Not a bad way to spend some time away from it all on a near deserted tropical island!

Chillagoe charms

Tucked away a couple of hundred kilometres west of Cairns is the small town of Chillagoe.  The rainforest and the wet tropics quickly disappear and you are into dry country with lots of rocks and dust. Once a bustling smelting town, it is now much quieter.  Don’t make the mistake however of thinking because there is no hustle and bustle there is nothing to do….