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Eating your way through Australia’s bush tucker

By Mon, Feb 03, 2014 1:14PM UTC 0 Comment

IN Australia the consumption of native animals like kangaroo, emu and crocodile has been going on for millennia. While it’s not a fully fledged commercial industry today, and there’s still some aversion to eating cute native animals, things that hop, run and slither do find themselves onto supermarket shelves, restaurant menus and kitchen tables around...

Nature all around: Australia’s Kakadu National Park

By Wed, Jun 06, 2012 10:15PM UTC 0 Comment

AN exquisite blue kingfisher alights on a paperbark tree and is reflected in the lily-studded water on Yellow Water billabong. Somewhere nearby a four-metre crocodile lurks under the trailing roots of freshwater mangroves. Kakadu National Park, Australia. Pic: Natasha von Geldern. I’m in Kakadu National Park and the steamy fecundity of nature is everywhere around...

Paradise lost: 5 dangerous places for Australians abroad

By Mon, Mar 19, 2012 1:15PM UTC 0 Comment

THE once sleepy town of Vang Vieng in Laos has garnered much media attention in recent days, particularly since the death of two young Australians tubing on the river. But it’s not the only place that has inherent dangers for Australians abroad, many with a no-fear, no-holds-barred approach to international travel. Between February 2011 and...

In pictures: Exploring Tasmania

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 12:43PM UTC 0 Comment

FROM its sweeping coastal views to alpine ranges, vibrant street markets to community gardens there’s a little bit of everything in Tasmania’s varied land and townscapes. To top all that there’s an abundance of native animals – wombats, quolls, seals, Tasmanian devils and more – and plenty of adventurous activities be that wine tasting, berry...

Sydney’s best ethnic eats: A suburban adventure

By Thu, Jan 26, 2012 5:11PM UTC 0 Comment

Sydney’s culturally diverse population produces no shortage of delicious cuisine from all over the world. A trip to the suburbs, particularly those in the city’s inner west, south west and west uncovers an amazing array of eats from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and more. It’s literally the world on a plate. Here...

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