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 […]

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

More than 700 islands … the largest non-man-made object in the world … visible from the moon … a biodiversity hotspot … sandy beaches … world-class diving … mangrove swamps … 350 species of coral … Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the wonders of the modern world, and you’ll want to be sure […]

Family Travel in Australia

Family Travel in Australia

Traveling with children? Australia is the perfect destination! From weird and wonderful animals to exciting sports events … excellent beaches to rainforest adventures … pie floaters to “hamburgers with the lot” … you just can’t beat Australia for a fun-filled family vacation. I know, because I’m an American who lived and worked in Australia for […]

Weird and Wonderful Aussie Animals

Weird and Wonderful Aussie Animals

Australia is one of only 12 “megadiverse” countries that together account for 75% of the world’s total biodiversity. It is home to more than 1,000,000 plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. Here are just a few: A platypus has the bill and webbed feet of a duck, a […]

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 […]