Hazards

Hazards

Australia can be a rough country, and visitors, like residents, are expected to take responsibility for themselves. Common-sense precautions are generally all that’s required, but be aware of the following challenges: Kangaroos: In southern Victoria you might find yourself golfing with a kangaroo. Fore! While golf partners themselves don’t constitute a hazard, inattention does. Remember […]

The Red Center

The Red Center

You haven’t seen Australia until you’ve visited the Red Center, home to iconic Ayers Rock, the Olgas, and Alice Springs. You’ll want to fly into Alice Springs, then proceed by road or plane to Uluru National Park, where comfortable motel accommodations are a short drive away. Ayers Rock is beautiful at any time, but most […]

Road Trip!

Road Trip!

If you like the open road, you’re going to love driving Down Under! We rented a car and headed from Darwin to Katherine—hundreds of miles of open road, dead straight, with no Highway Patrol. There is no speed limit on the road to Katherine. Oh, there were signs, all right: white rectangles with a big […]

Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock, also known by its Aboriginal name of Uluru, is the world’s largest monolith (or single stone), standing 348 meters (1142 feet) above the surrounding plain and 867 meters (2844 feet) above sea level. Uluru is important in the mythological beliefs and ritual life of the Yankuntjatjara and Pitjantjatjara tribes, and caves in the […]

Cave art

Cave art

Aboriginal cave art is believed to be the oldest existing two-dimensional art in the world. Here’s an example of X-ray style.