Walk the Rim

Everything good in Central Australia happens at dawn. Whether it be walking, hot air ballooning, photography or just admiring the views, dawn in the desert is outstanding. Getting up is hard but once you are up it's worth it. For us it was tackling Kings Canyon, the set piece walk of the vast ochre wonderland... Continue Reading →

Walk Maitland and Morpeth

Maitland and its cuter little sister, Morpeth, is around two hours drive north of Sydney with a rich convict history. If you are in the area it's really worth spending a few hours in Maitland. There is a nice riverside walk and some beautiful old houses in East Maitland (Maitland's upmarket area) and quite a... Continue Reading →

Clifton Gardens – secret Sydney

Recently I did a meander from Clifton Gardens in Sydney's swanky Eastern Suburbs.  It was a beautiful day, the sort that makes you feel glad to be alive, and specifically glad to be in Sydney. Clifton Gardens kiosk has recently changed hands again, but the refurb looks pretty good. The Hermitage Walk leaves from here and is... Continue Reading →

Walking tour of Levuka, Fiji

Levuka is a tiny island off another bunch of tiny islands, namely Fiji. Its claim to fame is that until the late 1800's it was the capital of Fiji. Those were heady times of carousing, drinking, singing pirate songs and, judging by the number of churches around, doing a spot of repentance. The Brits who... Continue Reading →

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