Christmas Island

Photo Wikipedia: Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean, around 350 kilometres (220 mi) south of Java and Sumatra and around 1,550 kilometres (960 mi) north-west of the closest point on the Australian mainland. It has an area of 135 square kilometres (52 sq mi). Christmas Island had a population of 1,843 residents as …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Photo: Tribal Warrior Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘Aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest …

Kosciuszko National Park

Photo, Tatters, Family Hiking Mount Kosciuszko is mainland Australia’s highest mountain, at 2,228 meters (7,310 feet) above sea level and the centerpiece of Kosciszcuko National Park. The national park is part of the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves, in New South Wales, Australia, and is located west of Crackenback and close to Jindabyne. Key …

Nitmiluk National Park

Photo: Andrew Purdam, 17 Mile Falls Nitmiluk National Park is in Australia’s Northern Territory, 244 kilometers southeast of Darwin, around a series of gorges on the Katherine River and Edith Falls. Around 270,000 people visit Nitmiluk National Park each year and the tourism sector is a major employer of Jawoyn people, who are custodians of …

Kakadu Tourism Master Plan

Report Cover What we’re reading: The Kakadu Tourism Master Plan (2020-2030) is a ten-year strategy to grow culturally appropriate tourism in the national park and was developed in consultation with Kakadu’s traditional owners, Board of Management and the tourism industry. Key Linksparksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/[email protected] ForwardThe Kakadu National Park Tourism Master Plan is the result of extensive stakeholder …

Cradle Mountain

Photo: Tatters, Cradle Mountain Tasmania – Cradle Mountain is the iconic gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is located in the Central Highlands region. At 1,545 metres (5,069 feet) above sea level, it is the fifth-highest mountain in Tasmania and is one of the principal tourist sites in the state. The area around the …

Cape York Peninsula

Photo: Cape York Tourism Cape York Peninsula — 15 million hectares –  is home to about 19,000 people. HeadlinesOlkola reclaim traditional Cape York land after three-decade struggleCape York land handed back to traditional Olkola ownersWild Rivers legislation repealed in Queensland as new planning laws introduced to protect riversThree wild rivers declarations ruled invalidmining-considered-on-land-bought-by-qld-government/7570228healthy_country_newsletter/no13-v16-interactive-final.pdf (PDF)Fifteen-year-battle-over-for-Cape-York-native-title https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/cape-york-expedition/13263272 …

Eucalyptus, aka Eucalypts

Images: Biodiversity Heritage Library Wikipedia: Eucalyptus is a genus of nearly nine hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae commonly known as eucalypts. Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is smooth, fibrous or stringy, leaves with oil glands, and sepals and petals that are fused to form …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: ResearchThe (im)possibilities of doing tourism otherwise: The case ofsettler colonial Australia and the closure of the climb at Uluru – Phoebe Everinghama, Andrew Peters, Freya Higgins-Desbiolles Climbing ban in 2019https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/11/07/why-we-are-banning-tourists-climbing-uluru https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6458703/climbers-booed-as-they-ascend-uluru-for-final-time https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/26/new-dawn-for-uluru-as-climb-closure-ends-decades-of-disrespect https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/hopes-uluru-closure-will-raise-awareness-of-other-sacred-sites/11639714 https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11634498 Uluru ban: What do locals think …

Launceston, Tasmania

Feral Arts, Cataract Gorge Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka). [email protected] Elsewhere on the WebTripAdvisorlauncestonairport.com.au – https://www.facebook.com/LauncestonAirportAurora Stadium, formally York Park, is the major Australian Rules Football ground Map Photos WikipediaLaunceston Planeta.com