Whoohooo – Terri Guthrie made it, half way around the world into the Southern Hemisphere. Surprisingly, she felt good after flying 18.5 hours to Sydney. Fortunately, she slept most of the way in Delta’s beautiful new A-350/900. The flat beds and little private rooms are fabulous. Definitely the way to travel! She was so excited to explore this amazing and unique place: a country; an island and a continent!
Just because these are remnants from history doesn’t mean they should become a thing of the past…
Environment to-do list: five ministerial priorities for Tanya Plibersek; Adam Morton, Lisa Cox & Graham Readfearn; Guardian
Australia’s new minister faces difficult challenges fixing laws, creating an EPA and curbing an extinction crisis…
A single clone of the Poseidon’s ribbon weed (Posidonia australis) in Shark Bay, Australia, is at least 4,500 years old and spans more than 180 km in fragmented, near-shore meadows.
The world’s biggest clone is a 77-square-mile ‘immortal’ meadow of seagrass; Harry Baker; Live Science
The massive plant is around 4,500 years old but could continue expanding indefinitely.
Nowhere captures the ultimate travel adventure quite like Australia, especially now that it’s reopened after two years cut off from the world. Here’s how to make that trip Down Under truly epic.
If you’re looking for something new to try in Sydney, check out Gabriel Jorge Gouveia’s list of the 14 best Sydney museums to visit for a historical journey.
The International Day for Monuments and Sites, better known as World Heritage Day, is celebrated annually on 18 April. Here is create’s pick of seven iconic heritage industrial sites from across Australia.
There are still a few finishing touches to be made, but the official opening of the Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre at Budj Bim in south-west Victoria is another important milestone for local Indigenous people.
From swimming with whale sharks to soaking in the sight of surreal bubble gum pink waters, these Western Australian destinations seem out-of-this-world…
It’s been three years, but tourism operators say there’s no sign of $276m promised for Kakadu National Park; Jack Hislop & Conor Byrne; ABC
Hundreds of millions of dollars awarded to an Australian world heritage site has been left sitting in the bank as tourism operators scream out for new facilities.
A damning decision by UNESCO in 2021 into the state of conservation of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area was quietly published on DPIPWE’s website.
Source: TWWHA Cultural Assessment
Indigenous cultures, underwater worlds, and up-and-coming cities. Australia is reopening, so Wanderlust have rounded up some of the country’s top places to visit for when we return…
UNESCO Workshop considers national and regional priorities for World Heritage in the Pacific; Ko Hon Chiu Vincent; Unesco
From historic railway day trips to trans-continental tracks, James Draven reveals the best train journeys in Australia.
A tremor 10 km depth was recorded west off Macquarie Island in the South Pacific Ocean, 1,600km southeast of Tasmania.
This UNESCO World Heritage listed site features more than 30,000 years of Gunditjmara history can runs guided tours.
Source: Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
After the Australian government returned the land to the Kuku Yalanji people, Steven Scott delves into its cultural heritage