I know a place… Everyone has one, don’t they? A secret spot. A stunning, empty beach, a fabulous underrated food trail, a beautiful bargain stay, a hidden waterhole, an exquisite retreat that the crowds haven’t heard about yet. Whatever it is, we want to know about it – so we asked some of Australia’s most interesting minds to share their special holiday spots. Novelists, painters, television reporters, photographers, sportspeople, entrepreneurs,...
The sheer, wide-open space, the epic views and abundance of wildlife make an outback roadtrip one heck of an experience, but before you set off, you should be aware that this journey is unlike any other drive you have experienced. The distances between destinations are long, you drive for hours without seeing another person or petrol station (and sometimes even corners in the road). And animals may look cute, but they can be a dangerous, sometimes deadly, obstacle on the road. So here are five tips for outback road safety. 1. Give your car some love and attention Even if...
The real Uluru is glamorous, vaguely dangerous and magnificently sexy. And, despite the desert setting, whether you skydive over it, ride around it on a Harley-Davidson or recline in Longitude 131's glamping luxury, Uluru is a surprisingly brilliant holiday spot. Georgia Rickard takes it all in (photography: Elise Hassey) 4:45am - yes, am! ... and someone’s palms are greased with sweat. “No, I feel great,” he insists. His words hang in the air; a blatant lie. I decide to let it slide. We’re in our flatteringly-lit hotel lobby, my boyfriend and I, waiting for our early-morning transfer to Ayers Rock...
With each step Andrew Bain takes along the legendary Larapinta Trail, he is captivated by the wild beauty of our country’s heart. Take a look for yourself . Days dawn brightly in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Red rocks glow like embers, and white tree trunks flare like strikes of lightning. Across the mountaintops and through the valleys, a line of tiny signposts reflects the rising sun, announcing the presence of one of the world’s premier desert walking trails. Running the length of the West MacDonnells, from the edge of Alice Springs to the summit of Mt Sonder, the 223-kilometre Larapinta Trail...
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