Category: Australia

UNESCO Urges Hold On Australia’s Tasmanian Wilderness Plans; Vaibhav Vishwanath Pawar & Nikita Nikhil; Minority Reporter


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UN calls on Tasmania to pause wilderness development; Liz Gwynn; ABC

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The international body which governs World Heritage areas calls on the Tasmanian Government to halt tourism development in the state’s wilderness until the impacts are fully understood.

Source: UN calls on Tasmania to pause wilderness development

The Cairns Gateway to Reef and Rainforest; Barry Barford; Travel Gumbo

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‘It’s stunning’: Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed vaccine hub; Tim Richards; Traveller

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Melbourne’s iconic Royal Exhibition Building has been pressed into service to help with a health crisis – and not for the first time.

Source: ‘It’s stunning’: Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed vaccine hub

Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia; Diptarkar Ghosh; World Atlas

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The Greater Blue Mountains Area is in the central portion of the Great Dividing Range of mountains which runs parallel to the eastern coast of Australia.

Source: Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

Deep Blue Dive: Off-beat Scuba Spots Around the World; Misbaah Mansuri; National Geographic Traveller

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Ireland to Japan, these unexplored diving destinations might be worth taking the plunge for. Read more on Nat Geo Traveller India.

Source: Deep Blue Dive: Off-beat Scuba Spots Around the World

The Wet Tropics’ wildlife is celebrated worldwide. Its cultural heritage? Not so much; Barry Hunter, Alice Buhrich, Asa Ferrier, Gerry Turpin & Patrick Roberts; Conversation

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Australians should see the rainforest as a cultural landscape – one that has been managed and maintained by people, rather than just a relic unchanged since the dinosaurs.

Source: The Wet Tropics’ wildlife is celebrated worldwide. Its cultural heritage? Not so much

Willandra Lakes Region, Australia; John Misachi; World Atlas

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The Willandra Lakes Region is one of the heritage sites in New South Wales, located in the semi-arid southwestern portion.

Source: Willandra Lakes Region, Australia

A Caithness hero: Wick’s own Robinson Crusoe; Susy Macaulay; Press and Journal

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Wick has its own Robinson Crusoe. In the 1870s sailor Alexander Mackay was part of a crew which was shipwrecked on MacQuarie Island.

Source: A Caithness hero: Wick’s own Robinson Crusoe

Mesmerising lake filled with electric blue water attracts thousands; Alice Murphy; Daily Mail

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Electric blue water that looks like it has been dyed with neon food colouring flows through cathedral-like caves in the NSW Blue Mountains.

Source: Mesmerising lake filled with electric blue water attracts thousands

Secret report could call into question approvals given to existing wilderness tourism projects; Emily Baker; ABC

Tasmania’s government has been sitting on a report that could call into question the approval of some tourism projects in protected wilderness.

Source: Secret report could call into question approvals given to existing wilderness tourism projects

10 road trips in Victoria you’ve never heard of; Eliza Sholly; Australian Traveller

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Prepare yourself to take the road less travelled as Eliza Sholly introduces you to some of Victoria’s hidden-gem road trips.

Source: 10 road trips in Victoria you’ve never heard of

Death from above for feral pigs, deer, running rampant on ancient Indigenous site; Daniel Miles; ABC

Photo credit: ABC Ballarat: Rhiannon Stevens

It’s one of the most significant sites in Australia, but feral pigs and deer are putting the world heritage-listed Budj Bim in danger and they need to be destroyed, the government says.

Source: Death from above for feral pigs, deer, running rampant on ancient Indigenous site

Take your passport: 20 surprising things about this remote Aussie island; Anthony Dennis; Traveller

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With so many surprising aspects to it, it’s a wonder that more people don’t make it to Norfolk Island, the natural and historical wonder 1600 kilometres from Australia’s east coast.

Source: Take your passport: 20 surprising things about this remote Aussie island

Trans-Tasman bubble: Tasmania – The mystical island Kiwis can now fly direct to; Brook Sabin; Stuff

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For the first time in 20 years, Air New Zealand has started flying to Tasmania — and it could be the island escape many have been waiting for.

Source: Trans-Tasman bubble: Tasmania – The mystical island Kiwis can now fly direct to

The 12 heritage treasures every Aussie must see; John Borthwick; The Australian

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1. Riversleigh and Naracoorte Fossil Sites

Source: The 12 heritage treasures every Aussie must see

All-Inclusive Celebrity Australia and New Zealand Adventure; Times Expert Traveller

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Source: All-Inclusive Celebrity Australia and New Zealand Adventure | Times Expert Traveller

Australia’s fairytale lake wows thousands for one incredible reason; Alice Murphy; Daily Mail

The captivating colour of the lake, three hours’ west of Sydney, is created by a natural phenomenon which occurs when light bounces off limestone deposits underwater in the bedrock.

Source: Australia’s fairytale lake wows thousands for one incredible reason

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

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