Conquering Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain

Hmm. Conquering is not really the word you should choose to describe getting to the top of Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia. But it sounds good, doesn't it?!Pathway nearing the summit of KosciuszkoLocated not too far from Canberra, Mount Kosciuszko stands tall at 2,228 metres … [Read more...]

Tasmania with a toddler: Hobart and Launceston

On our trip to Tasmania our focus was definitely more on nature and landscape than cities, and we just had a couple of half-days in Launceston (where we flew in and out of) and just one day in Hobart, the capital city. And we were glad we'd planned it that way, because we both felt ready to get out … [Read more...]

A typical Aussie Christmas, in pictures

At this time of year, I start reading and hearing about the wintry Christmas experiences all my friends in the northern hemisphere are gearing up for. And we start to sing songs even down here in Australia that feature snowmen (something many Australians have never had the pleasure of creating!) and … [Read more...]

South of Mandurah: Cape Bouvard Winery and the thrombolites

My home state of Western Australia really has a lot of hidden attractions to offer. This week my father took us to a small winery just south of his property, which itself is almost 20km south of the growing city of Mandurah. I'd been to this winery area once years and years ago, but I was surprised … [Read more...]