Category: Travel

The Lyrebird – Australia’s amazing songbird

Australia is blessed with some of the most beautiful, and dangerous animals on the planet. From cuddly koalas and wombats to the countless number of deadly eight-legged and slithering beasties that grace the big island, we have an abundance of fascinating creatures to surprise and delight.

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Kalinzu Forest chimpanzee tracking

Kalinzu Forest chimpanzee tracking

With a couple of very memorable days at Lake Bunyonyi behind us, it was time yesterday to pack camp, jump aboard our faithful G Adventures truck once again, and point our noses towards another special area of Uganda, the Kalinzu Forest, in the hope that we may track down and have an encounter with some chimpanzees!

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Lake Bunyonyi village visit

Lake Bunyonyi village visit

Well… where does one begin after a day as special as the one we experienced yesterday, high in the mountains trekking after a large family of gorgeous gorillas? A sleep in would be a good start and that’s exactly what we were afforded this morning!

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Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Uganda

About 9 years ago, I set about putting together the start of what has become a pretty lengthy and ambitious personal “bucket list”. The list was hastily, but thoughtfully, crafted a couple of weeks before leaving for Canada, where it was hoped I would be able to start ticking off items in stylishly grand fashion.

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Beer lover's guide to Brisbane

Beer lover’s guide to Brisbane

No doubt about it, lil’ ol’ Brissie has grown up substantially over the past decade. With a spate of fantastic cafes, restaurants, live music bars and more popping up all over the inner city area over the past little while, there’s no wonder that earlier this year, Lonely Planet named Brisbane…

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Cania Gorge Camping

Cania Gorge Camping

About 6 months ago, Kirsten and I came up with the grand idea of using the October Labour Day long weekend this year to travel further afield in Queensland than we have before, for a bit of a camping adventure somewhere involving a gorge.

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One last look around Launceston

One last look around Launceston

After a huge day of hiking the beautiful Freycinet National Park yesterday, today’s schedule was a bit more laid back as the only requirement was for Kirsten and I to comfortably make our way back to her parent’s place in Devonport before nightfall.

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Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park

The last stop on our short tour of Tasmania’s north-east we reserved for the magnificent Freycinet National Park – a colourful selection of pink granite mountains, dense eucalypt forests and stunning white sandy beaches.

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Tasmania's "Bay of Fires"

Tasmania’s “Bay of Fires”

With the first of our mini touring trips complete after returning from the Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park yesterday, last night was spent at Amy and Trevor’s in Devonport where we, once again, enjoyed some warm, homely hospitality and a good night’s rest.

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