12 ridiculously beautiful places in Australia you need to add to the bucket list; Julie Delahaye; Mirror

Beautiful places in Australia including Kakadu National Park, Gippsland Lakes, Lizard Island and Hardy Reef…

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Manta Rays Hit by Boats More than Previously Thought; Bethany Augliere; Hakai Magazine

Watching one manta’s propeller wound heal has revealed a scarring pattern previously mistaken for a shark bite.

Source: Manta Rays Hit by Boats More than Previously Thought | Hakai Magazine

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Suffers Third Catestrophic Bleaching Incident; Claire Hyland; Evoke

Australia’s Great Barrier reef suffers its third incident of coral bleaching in five years after one of the hottest summers on record.

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Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall closes for first time for renovations; Architect’s Newspaper

For the first time in the 47-year-old venue’s history, the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House has been shuttered for renovations and upgrades.

Source: Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall closes for first time for renovations

The Great Barrier Reef Is Undergoing a Widespread Bleaching Event; Jonathan Belles; The Weather Channel

A mass coral bleaching event is underway in the Great Barrier Reef.

Source: The Great Barrier Reef Is Undergoing a Widespread Bleaching Event | The Weather Channel

Plans to transform Australia’s Cockatoo Island into permanent art site rejected; Shane Reiner-Roth; Arch Paper

The small Cockatoo Island, the site of this year’s Biennale of Sydney, won’t become a permanent haven for art after plans were shot down by its owner.

Source: Plans to transform Australia’s Cockatoo Island into permanent art site rejected

Naturally phenomenal: 10 must-visit attractions in Western Australia; Ronan O’Connell; The National

The discovery that Western Australia houses the world’s oldest crater has shone a light on the other natural wonders in this extraordinary state…

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Lord Howe: Australia’s most exclusive island?; Margo Pfeiff; BBC

Everything about Lord Howe, a reef-rimmed tropical island 780km north-east of Sydney, is laidback – except for the fervour with which its locals protect their paradise.

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Ancient Australian trees face uncertain future under climate change, study finds; Phys.org

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Australia Outback Jeep Expedition; Chris Collard; Four Wheeler

Chris Collard heads deep into the Australian Outback in hopes to repeat a 50 year old adventure across the Simpson desert!

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Inside the proposal to turn Cockatoo Island into an ‘art island’; Deborah Snow; Sydney Morning Herald

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Little-known and rarely visited, this tranquil island has become an ideological battleground; Emily Baker; ABC

Halls Island, which sits on a lake in Tasmania’s Walls of Jerusalem National Park, is at the heart of a new battle for the state’s wilderness.

Source: Little-known and rarely visited, this tranquil island has become an ideological battleground

Historic Hyde Park Barracks to reopen; Shepparton News

Sydney’s UNESCO World-Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks is set to reopen after a year-long renewal.

Source: Historic Hyde Park Barracks to reopen – Shepparton News

Top 20 expedition destinations for 2020; Your Life Choices

Our friends at Coral Expeditions is celebrating 35 years as Australia’s pioneering cruise line and has released its list of top 20 expedition destinations for 2020.

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Australian Wildfires Uncovered Hidden Sections of a Huge, Ancient Aquaculture System; Reina Gattuso; Atlas Obscura

The Gunditjmara have been building an eel-farming system at the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape for more than 6,000 years.

Source: Australian Wildfires Uncovered Hidden Sections of a Huge, Ancient Aquaculture System

Destinations in Australia that every budding photographer must visit; Shraddha Chaugale; Republic World

There are several top destinations in Australia for photography, that every budding photographer must visit. Read on to know more about these places.

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Australia’s Top End: Six-Day Tour of Darwin, Litchfield National Park and UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Kakadu National Park , Australia; Luxury Escapes

Today’s Luxury Escapes Travel Deal: Australia’s Top End: Six-Day Tour of Darwin, Litchfield National Park and UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Kakadu National Park . Buy Now & Save 19% on Luxury Escapes Travel Deals.

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UNESECO site Budj Bim to be re-explored using new technology; Madeline Hayman-Reber; SBS

Using aerial mapping, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budj Bim cultural landscape in Victoria’s south-west is set to be revisited by experts later this month, after bushfires unearthed a new fish trap. Uncle Denis Rose from the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owner Aboriginal Corporation said the trap is a clearly constructed channel about 25 metres in length and is located 70 metres from the oldest trap, leading the group to believe it is part of the same system.

Source: UNESECO site Budj Bim to be re-explored using new technology

The broken promise of the Sydney Opera House, its botched design and $150m fix; Stephanie Convery; Guardian

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The landmark’s concert hall closes on Saturday for a two-year renovation. It has been plagued by compromises since architect Jørn Utzon’s walkout in 1966…

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Top 7 Facts About The Great Barrier Reef; Antonio Cirjak; World Atlas


The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest reef structure on Earth. This reef is one of the most intriguing ecosystems people will ever have the chance to explore.

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