Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie (Some rights reserved) Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre accepted the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as Australia’s …

Grow Do It

Logo Grow Do It Key Linksgrowdoit.com.auFacebookYoutube Videos A call to arts for all musicians, poets, artists & creatives to SING, WRITE and DRAW our way toward viable solutions to the climate & ecological crisis – I’ve been trying to do it for the past 8 years… honestly, it’s not that scary! Please feel free to …

Ningaloo Marine Park

Photo: Michael Safe, Reef (Some rights reserved) Ningaloo Reef has gained an impressive reputation as an ocean paradise. Dive with tropical fish and the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark. The Ningaloo Marine Park stretches 260km from Bundegi Reef near the town of Exmouth to Amherst Point near Coral Bay in the south. Google Maps …

New South Wales

Photo: Denisbin, Parkes (Some rights reserved) New South Wales is in the southeast of Australia with the Pacific Ocean to the East, Queensland to the north and Victoria to the south. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps FloraWaratahs (Telopea speciosissima) belong to the genus Telopea, in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to a small area of the …

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Logo The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies – coralcoe.org.au – undertakes research for sustainable use of coral reefs. Key Linkscoralcoe.org.auFacebook – [email protected] About the CentreThe ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies undertakes world-best integrated research for sustainable use and management of coral reefs. Funded in July 2005 under the Australian …

Cat Empire

Logo Among our faves: Cat Empire disbanding in 2021 and rebooting in 2022. Wikipedia: The Cat Empire is an Australian rock band formed in 1999. Their core members are Felix Riebl (percussion and vocals), Harry James Angus (trumpet and vocals), Will Hull-Brown (drums), Jamshid “Jumps” Khadiwhala (decks, percussion), Ollie McGill (keyboard and backing vocals), and …

Northern Territory Links

Northern Territory Flag What would locals like others know about the Northern Territory? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesTikToks and virtual cultural tours a boom for Katherine tourism businessAboriginal cultural experiences to lead new tourism strategy in the Northern Territory Beetaloo BasinA Senate inquiry into the gas-rich Beetaloo Basin is sitting in …

Cape York Peninsula

Photo: Cape York Tourism (Some rights reserved) Cape York Peninsula — 15 million hectares –  is home to about 19,000 people. Videos Cape York businesses expecting busiest tourist season in 10 years – ABC News HeadlinesOlkola reclaim traditional Cape York land after three-decade struggleCape York land handed back to traditional Olkola ownersWild Rivers legislation repealed …

Eucalyptus, aka Eucalypts

Images: Biodiversity Heritage Library (Some rights reserved) Members of the genus dominate the tree flora of Australia, and include Eucalyptus regnans, the tallest known flowering plant on Earth. Australia is covered by 92,000,000 hectares (227,336,951 acres) of eucalypt forest, comprising three quarters of the area covered by native forest. Held annually on March 23, National …

Koalas

Photo: Ron Mader, Koala in a tree / Arucaria Ecotours (Some rights reserved) The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia found in coastal areas of the mainland’s eastern and southern regions, inhabiting Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. Recommended Listening: Late Night Live The frontline of koala conservation …