Cruising on the ship of the desert

For many people camels are associated with the Sahara Desert, or they conjure up the image of Lawrence of Arabia being bounced over hot sands on his trusty beast. However, it’s a little known fact that Australia has the largest population of wild camels in the world. Although the camel is not native to Australia, camels were considered the best form of transport across the wide Australian deserts, so were imported in the 1800s to help develop the country. Beltana Station is run by Russell and Ros Osborne, both of whom have a fascination for camels. They have spent a number of years researching camels and studying their behavioural patterns, feeding habits, temperament and the best ways to handle them. . . . → Read More: Cruising on the ship of the desert

Nature’s way in the Northern Territory

You will get a new respect for just how high a fully grown (several metres in length) saltwater crocodile can leap . . . → Read More: Nature’s way in the Northern Territory

Planning that drive across Australia

You pass some very small settlements and truck stops but no towns of any consequence . . . → Read More: Planning that drive across Australia

Baby Boomers Annual Northerly Trek

The roads heading north are a bad place to be when the annual migration is on . . . → Read More: Baby Boomers Annual Northerly Trek

Tent up 10 kilometres from Sydney city

Every dollar spent in the park goes towards goes towards preserving the natural environment and to maintain a carbon neutral footprint . . . → Read More: Tent up 10 kilometres from Sydney city