Koalas

Photo: Koala in a tree / Arucaria Ecotours 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 ListeningFears for the future of Australia’s koalas – Environmentalists are calling for a review …

Australia

Photo:  Channon Market Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Much of the continent has lain flat for …

Australia Slang

Word cloud Even a drongo can use a dongle! Traveler Tip: If you are uncertain about a particular expression or word, just say, ‘Hang on a moment, I’m not quite sure what you’re on about.’ HeadlinesDecoding coronavirus slang – ABC Featured Words Top Faves: Waddaya reckon?Arvo = Afternoon As fit as a mallee bull = …

Cooktown, Queensland

Photo: Willie Gordon, Tea with Willie (2013) The site of Australia’s first European settlement, Cooktown, Queensland, is famous for being the place where Captain James Cook stopped for repairs in 1770, after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef. Cooktown is 327 kilometers (4 hours) north of Cairns. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/m81JJVWhSsazpEKAA Discovery Festival / Re-Enactment of …

Rottnest Island = Wadjemup

Photo: Brad Touesnard, Island Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) is located 18 kilometers off the coast of Western Australia, near Fremantle and Perth It is called Wadjemup by the Nyungar People Rottnest Island is affectionately called ‘Rotto’ by locals. Google Maps Elsewhere on the Webria.wa.gov.au [email protected]@[email protected] HeadlinesRottnest Island is rapidly hitting capacity, but can it cope with …

Australia’s Big Volcano

Photo: Mt Warning and ring dykes at sunset, Big Volcano Australia-based Big Volcano – bigvolcano.com.au is the creation of David and Jo-Ann Palmer. Realizing the promotion potential of the WWW for regional tourism operators, the couple spent 14 months researching the Internet before launching their Big Volcano site in July 1997. Key Linksbigvolcano.com.auabout the companyEcotourism …

Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Photo The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, which starts approximately 366 km (227 miles) north of Adelaide. The discontinuous ranges stretch for over 430 km (270 miles) from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/acKyiPrbsHyU1fgC7 Key Links https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/flinders-ranges-outback/ikara-flinders-ranges-national-park Photos Wikipedia Flinders_Ranges Obamus Planeta.com

Macquarie Dictionary

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary – macquariedictionary.com.au – was first published in print in 1981 and has been online since 2003. Its reputation has gone from strength to strength. It is regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. What we like – Macquarie describes language as it is used. The Twitter …

Northern Territory

Photo: Mark Wassell, Devil’s Marbles Australia’s Northern Territory borders Western Australia to the west (129th meridian east), South Australia to the south (26th parallel south) and Queensland to the east (138th meridian east). It covers one-sixth of Australia’s land mass and has a fairly low population. Citieshttps://www.planeta.com/alice-springshttps://www.planeta.com/darwin-northern-territory Parkshttps://www.planeta.com/uluruhttps://www.planeta.com/kakaduhttps://www.planeta.com/nitmilukhttps://www.planeta.com/litchfield Eventshttps://www.planeta.com/garma2019https://www.planeta.com/darwin-aboriginal-art-fair Planeta.comhttps://www.planeta.com/northern-territory-linkshttps://www.planeta.com/australiahttps://www.planeta.com/australia-links