October 25, 2021

Out and about in the Otways

From lush rainforest to iconic coastline, the Otways region in Southern Victoria rewards visitors with a perfect getaway destination. Winding through the Otways, the Great Ocean Road is best known for views of spectacular cliffs and rock formations, while just inland there await sedate but majestic mountain ash trees towering over dense ferns and waterfalls
October 13, 2021

Flight of fancy – Discover the joys of birdwatching

I am constantly surprised at how indifferent and unaware of birds most people are. I think birds are marvellous little creatures. They have always fascinated me. A garden, no matter how beautiful, would be a sad place without birds. Most people are busy leading hectic lives and don’t have time to notice the birds sharing their world. And birds are everywhere, once you start observing them.
September 1, 2021

Planning our landscapes for recreation beyond mining

Rehabilitation of mined land for safety and conservation purposes is becoming an important part of initial mining approvals. With this strategy comes opportunities for recreational users to access some of Australia’s most amazing landscapes.
August 16, 2021

Fossil fuel extraction and the environment

The processes of hydraulic fracking for coal seam gas and shale oil drilling are surrounded by controversy worldwide. It is the eternal battle to balance the need to access fossil fuels for energy and the environmental impacts of doing so.
August 1, 2021

Rally through the Outback for prostate cancer research

Experience Australia’s unique Outback with the Prostate Cancer Rally and drive research and awareness for one of Australia’s most common types of cancer.
July 20, 2021

Taming Australia’s brumby problem

Once upon a time Australians romanticised our horses. We relied on them and they even helped define our nation as evidenced by Banjo Paterson’s The Man from Snowy River which remains marked on Australian minds through our $10 note.
July 7, 2021

Hunting profits point to tourism trade

There is no point trying to pull the wool over the eyes of hunters in New South Wales. That’s because intriguing statistics released by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) indicate that participation in hunting has soared to levels that eclipse the economic level of the traditional sheep farming trade.
June 28, 2021

Sanctuary findings amid pandemic

With hundreds of national parks covering about four per cent of our nation, Australia has no end of diverse natural beauty. And it’s no secret that being outdoors has benefits for any individual’s physical and mental health.
June 7, 2021

Australia’s modern bush legends

Australia’s colonial history is full of legendary adventurers, explorers and bushrangers but the romance and aura of the nation’s remote regions didn’t end with WWII, as a host of men and women made their mark on the country and added to the great outback folklore in the process. Here are the stories of but a few of them:
May 27, 2021

Caravan towing courses

Australia’s population is ageing continually and the numbers of elderly citizens with extra leisure time on their hands is growing accordingly. This band of mature fun-seekers have sought out travel as one of their premier pastimes. The retired getaways have even earned a branding name for themselves - the grey nomads.

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