Category Archives: Australia

Privatising the wilderness: the Tasmanian project that could become a national park test case; Adam Morton; Guardian

Conservationists say newly released documents call into question the government’s policy of backing tourism developments on protected public land…

Source: Privatising the wilderness: the Tasmanian project that could become a national park test case

Rare waterfalls form on iconic Uluru after heavy rain; The Statesman

Uluru is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site and was named earlier this month as the world’s third best places to see by international travel guide Lonely Planet.

Source: Rare waterfalls form on iconic Uluru after heavy rain – The Statesman

Australia’s iconic Jenolan Caves shuts down ‘indefinitely’; Brett Lackey; Daily Mail

Australia’s world heritage listed Jenolan Caves has been closed to tourists indefinitely after record breaking rains and flooding destroyed the only access road.

Source: Australia’s iconic Jenolan Caves shuts down ‘indefinitely’

Greater Blue Mountain Road Trip Itinerary; Leigh Ann Pow; Australian Traveller

Planning a Blue Mountains road trip? Here is an itinerary that stretches from Sydney to the Hawkesbury with stops at Leura, Oberon, Bilpin and more.

Source: Greater Blue Mountain Road Trip Itinerary | Australian Traveller

Fifty Years Ago, at Lake Mungo, the True Scale of Aboriginal Australians’ Epic Story Was Revealed; The Good Men Project

Australia’s deep history was uncovered at Lake Mungo.

Source: Fifty Years Ago, at Lake Mungo, the True Scale of Aboriginal Australians’ Epic Story Was Revealed – The Good Men Project

World’s largest carbon stores found in Australian World Heritage Sites; Isabella O’Malley; Weather Network

UNESCO’s report warns degrading these environments could release billions of tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases…

Source: World’s largest carbon stores found in Australian World Heritage Sites

Iconic Blue Mountains Escape with Daily Breakfast & Chef-Hatted High Tea, Blue Mountains, New South Wales; Luxury Escapes

 

Source: Iconic Blue Mountains Escape with Daily Breakfast & Chef-Hatted High Tea, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

3 Australian Marine Sites Store Billions of Tons of Carbon, New UNESCO Report Finds; Emily Denny; Eco Watch

Source: 3 Australian Marine Sites Store Billions of Tons of Carbon, New UNESCO Report Finds

10 Places to Visit in Australia (That Aren’t Sydney); Kiersten; The Blonde Abroad

While Sydney is incredible, there’s so much more to OZ! Here’s a list of ten places in Australia that you should visit.

Source: 10 Places to Visit in Australia (That Aren’t Sydney) • The Blonde Abroad

Blue carbon: how three Australian marine sites lock away 2bn tonnes of CO2; Graham Readfearn; Guardian

Greenhouse gas stored in country’s marine world heritage sites about same as four years of emissions

Source: Blue carbon: how three Australian marine sites lock away 2bn tonnes of CO2

Open for Business: Best things to do in Northern Rivers, NSW; Lauren McMah; News.com.au

 

Source: Open for Business: Best things to do in Northern Rivers, NSW

Rare weather phenomenon worries scientists; Benedict Brook; News.com.au

A rare and potentially damaging climate phenomenon has caused temperatures to soar in the waters off the Western Australia coast.

Source: Rare weather phenomenon worries scientists

3 Weekend Getaways from Sydney; AFAR

Whether you have one night or five to explore the region outside Sydney, these weekend trips will give you nature, nurture, and wine in spades.

Source: 3 Weekend Getaways from Sydney

Could Flushing Cold Water Over the Great Barrier Reef Save Corals?; Gemma Conroy; Smithsonian Magazine

Lack of action on climate change is forcing scientists to devise ever more elaborate ways to stave off damage…

Source: Could Flushing Cold Water Over the Great Barrier Reef Save Corals?

Boutique Cape Tribulation Retreat near the Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Queensland; Luxury Escapes

Today’s Luxury Escapes Travel Deal: Boutique Cape Tribulation Retreat near the Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest.

Source: Boutique Cape Tribulation Retreat near the Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Queensland

‘We’ve had a gutful’: Traditional owners threaten to shut Kakadu as park falls into disrepair; Adam Harvey & Ali Russell; ABC 

At a time when tourism operators are banking on a boom in the domestic market, Australia’s biggest national park is falling into disrepair as a bitter dispute over management rages.

Source: ‘We’ve had a gutful’: Traditional owners threaten to shut Kakadu as park falls into disrepair

A saltwater croc has been spotted in a car park in a National Park; Olivia Day & Brett Lackey; DailyMail

A huge saltwater crocodile has been spotted by local tradie walking through a car park in the remote Kakadu National Park, with rangers saying recent flooding means there will be more crocs in the area.

Source: A saltwater croc has been spotted in a car park in a National Park

A story of conviction; Tourism Australia; NZ Herald

Source: A story of conviction – NZ Herald

Explore Tasmania through these spectacular photos; Lydia Schrandt; USA Today

Tasmania, an island state off the southeastern coast of Australia, is home to some of the country’s most beautiful places. Take a virtual tour of the highlights through these 25 photos.

Source: Explore Tasmania through these spectacular photos

New work for Budj Bim sites; Mirage News


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