Category Archives: Australia

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.

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New work for Budj Bim sites; Mirage News


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Park ranger films a three-metre saltwater crocodile crossing the road; Brett Lackey; Daily Mail

A huge three-metre crocodile has been filmed crossing a dirt road in the remote Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.

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World Heritage Tour International Day of Monuments & Sites; Eventbrite

This comprehensive walking tour of an extensive World Heritage site includes lunch, entry of OGH, The Dairy Cottage & Parramatta Park.

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Australia’s Red Center; Anita Lawrence; Record Gazette

Anita Lawrence traveled to Australia in September 2019 and her itinerary included a trip to Ayers Rock (the Aboriginal name is Uluru) located in the southern part of the Northern Territory.

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Australia conservationists challenge ‘most polluting fossil fuel project ever to be proposed’ in country; Aidan Hookey; Jurist

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Luxury Escapes Guide to the Blue Mountains; Luxury Escapes

Covering more than 3,861 square miles of beauty, the Blue Mountains invite bushland trekking, underground cave exploration and farm-fresh produce with a high-end twist.

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The Blue Mountains World Heritage site has been downgraded, but it’s not too late to save it; Ian Wright, Anthony Capon & Leo Robba; Conversation 

The official advisor to UNESCO rated the site as being of ‘significant concern’, a drop from ‘good with some concerns’. It’s now in the second lowest category.

Source: The Blue Mountains World Heritage site has been downgraded, but it’s not too late to save it

Fraser Island under constant climate change threat; Telangana Today

There are currently 19 UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites in Australia and Fraser Island is one of them. UNESCO began the World Heritage Convention in 1972 to protect the world’s most remarkable places.

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HSBC invests in world’s first ‘reef credit’ system; Jesse Klein; Greenbiz

A new sort of environmental offset, the credits developed by GreenCollar go toward helping improve water quality near the Great Barrier Reef.

Source: HSBC invests in world’s first ‘reef credit’ system | Greenbiz

Time Is Running Out to Visit These Natural Wonders Now in “Critical” Decline; Zac Thompson; Frommer’s

The conservation outlook is grim for more than a third of natural World Heritage sites protected by UNESCO, and climate change is the biggest threat.

Source: Time Is Running Out to Visit These Natural Wonders Now in “Critical” Decline | Frommer’s

Climate change increasingly damaging UNESCO natural sites; AP

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‘Severely threatened and deteriorating’: global authority on nature lists the Great Barrier Reef as critical; Jon C Day & Scott F Heron; Conservation

The health of five World Heritage sites in Australia has worsened, according to a sobering report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Source: ‘Severely threatened and deteriorating’: global authority on nature lists the Great Barrier Reef as critical

From Convicts To Civilized People. Famous Unesco Sites In Australia; Orange Smile

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Australian firefighters struggling to control massive bush fire on heritage-listed island; The Journal

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Top family destinations and resorts in Australia; Sue White; Tourism Australia

From pristine islands and cultural experiences to cities lapped with laid back beaches, discover Australia’s best holiday destinations for families.

Source: Top family destinations and resorts in Australia – Tourism Australia

Australia’s ‘last paradise’ named in ‘Best of the World 2021’ list; Kylie McLaughlin; Traveller

​National Geographic has named Lord Howe Island among its best destinations to visit in 2021 in its annual ‘Best of the World’ list.

Source: Australia’s ‘last paradise’ named in ‘Best of the World 2021’ list

More ancient wonders revealed at Budj Bim Aboriginal site; Benjamin Preiss; The Age

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Highlights of a Broome to Kununurra Gibb River Road Trip; Luxury Escapes

There’s nowhere like the Kimberley: ochre earth, bulbous boabs, hidden gorges and sapphire sea pave the way for one of Australia’s truly off-the-beaten-track adventures.

Source: Highlights of a Broome to Kununurra Gibb River Road Trip

Australian Architecture, Houses & Buildings; Sarah Buckley; Architecture & Design

Australian architecture has generally been consistent with architectural trends in the wider Western world, with some special adaptations to compensate for distinctive Australian climatic and cultural factors.

Source: Australian Architecture, Houses & Buildings | Architecture & Design

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