Where the Rainforest meets the Reef

The ancient Daintree River rises in the lush rainforest covered slopes of the Great Dividing Range, descending 1,270 metres and meandering 127 kilometres before finally reaching the Coral Sea, opening on to a giant shifting sandbar at the northern reaches of Wonga Beach.  Because of the ever-shifting sandbar, accessing the Daintree has always been problematic….

Swimmin’ In The Rain

I’m swimmin’ in the rain, just swimmin’ in the rainWhat a glorious feeling I’m happy againI’m laughing at clouds so dark aboveThe sun’s in my heart and I’m ready for loveLet the stormy clouds chase everyone from the placeCome on with the rain, I’ve a smile on my faceI’ll walk down the lane with a…

Gorgeous Mossman

Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park is part of the traditional lands of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people. A dense rainforest that carpets the Main Coast Range, Windsor and Carbine Tablelands that soar above the endless sugarcane fields of Far North Queensland.  The mountain table tops are often shrouded in heavy white blankets of…

Queensland – ‘Beautiful one day, stormy (perfect) the next’.

Well, certainly beautiful. The wet arrived today, bringing such torrential, but brief, localised rain that you actually couldn’t see in front of you, although it’s a much welcome respite from the intense heat and humidity.  We had planned on driving up to Cape Tribulation and got as far as the ferry on the Daintree River…

A Beach Called Wonga

“Would you like another Wonga” said Pixie, who has an aversion to solids and considers a cocktail as a food group. A ‘Wonga’ has four parts Vodka with a large sploosh of chilled Orange Juice with a couple of large chunks of ice –  after two of these hearty snifters the day takes on a very…

The Last Flight Out Of Sydney (well, it felt like that)

“You’ve been on a long flight and much has changed since you left Sydney” said the Federal Cop through the aircraft tannoy, “new border rules have just been put in place and you’re the first plane into Cairns this morning….right, so hands up if anyone is from the Northern Beaches or has been in the…

Quardle Oodle Ardle Wardle Doodle

In part to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we took the opportunity to escape from the city and head 2.5 hours north into the Hunter region and Port Stephens, a vast shallow harbour over two times the size of Sydney’s harbour. Early September always brings a blast of early summer warmth to the coast, and bang on…

On the Edge of the World

A mid winter’s morning at Sublime Point near Leura in the Blue Mountains. You feel as if you’re on the edge of the world, perched high up overlooking the Jamison and Megalong valleys beneath and to the horizon. It’s a heavenly place.

Release and Regrowth

After two months of Covid-19 lockdown, Australia is tentatively emerging from the devastating global pandemic and, thankfully, relatively unscathed it seems. It’s now time to leave the confines of our homes and gingerly push the boundaries of our newly bestowed freedom. We’re now allowed out and about and can even head out of town, so…