TOP END TAILS – KAKADU

Kakadu by 4WD: Croc-infested billabongs, ‘didge lessons and swimming in lush waterholes “The two crocs are headed for each other,” our captain says. Was I about to witness a crocodile fight? Images flash through my mind of monsters wrestling with snapping jaws and thrashing tails, only metres away. It turns out, however, when wild crocodiles … Continue reading

A WEEKEND OUT WEST – THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

The Blue Mountains reward visitors with spectacular scenery, adventure sports and some unexpectedly delicious tucker I stand at the mountain’s edge, staring down an 800-foot drop, willing myself to take the plunge and jump. The rain has slowed down to a London-esque trickle but the strong winds still echo across the valley. It’s the most … Continue reading

Cool As Ice – Melbourne in Winter

Melbourne

With its street art, laneway bars and peerless shopping, Melbourne is regularly touted as being Australia’s hippest city. We sent EMMA SALKILD to check it out, not expecting her to get locked up… Chances are that Melbourne is Australia’s coolest city. Head down an alleyway and you’ll find an alternative bar or trendy café. There’s … Continue reading

GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND

Emma Salkild enjoyed escaping the crowds to find her own island on the Great Barrier Reef… Arriving on Great Keppel Island in Queensland, you may feel as though you’ve stumbled across a private paradise, (sort of like the island in Lost but without the monsters and angry villagers). It’s a no-frills retreat with only the basics – … Continue reading