The Western Tasmanian Wilderness Area was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in December 1982, taking its place alongside iconic Australian regions including Queensland’s Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef and Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory.
More than 350,000 Australian men and women volunteered when the Great War broke out in August, 1914, serving as soldiers, sailors, airmen and nurses in foreign lands, from Gallipoli in Turkey to Palestine and France. More than 60,000 young men and women who never made it home.
On August 22, 1770 Captain James Cook laid claim to eastern Australia on behalf of King George III, calling it New South Wales. Cook’s presence and actions went largely unnoticed by the tens of thousands of inhabitants which made up Queensland’s then 200-odd Aboriginal nations.
Progress marches through South Australia’s Mid-North with the blades of wind turbines sweeping in the winds that cross the Gawler Ranges to drive a rusting galvanized iron windmill, an icon of Australia’s rural past.
Australia’s Blue Mountains, which cover more than 10,000 square kilometres of mostly forested landscape, is home to more than 400 different species. Here’s a small snapshot of some of the hundreds of walking tracks that criss-cross the Greater Blue Mountains, ranging from easy to moderate and hard.
Covering 227, 600 square kilometres, Victoria is roughly the size of Great Britain and within its compact boundaries are a huge variety of landscapes and associated experiences.
Balance. That’s the word that sprang to mind while crossing the demilitarised zone (DMZ), the heavily fortified buffer either side of the infamous 38th parallel, the pivotal line between war and peace shared by North and South Korea for more than 50 years.
The shiny, late model Hyundai sedans parked in the courtyards of homes in the village of Yangdong would be something of a puzzle to the 16th century Korean nobleman Son So.
A concoction of fermented cabbage and raw garlic, with ingredients including radish and chilli peppers, Koreans have been convinced of the therapeutic benefits of kimchi for centuries.
South Australia’s Barossa Valley becomes a tapestry of colours in autumn – green, yellow, gold and rich red/ brown – stitched to a quilt of rolling vineyards, scattered with old-world colonial homesteads.