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Australia, naturally

The official guide to Australia's iconic national parks

5 bush foods to use at home

Bust out some new flavours in the kitchen without getting into a sweat. Continue reading “5 bush foods to use at home”

Why chef Zach is hungry to share

“Cooking allows me to share kinship and culture”

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Meet the team behind Kakadu Kitchen

“We want to reconnect with our traditional diets and foods – replacing processed foods with locally- foraged bush foods and foods from our tropical food garden”

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Keep cool in extreme temperatures

With temperatures set to soar heat exhaustion and dehydration are very real dangers.

These simple steps will help to keep you and your family safe while out walking in our parks and gardens. Continue reading “Keep cool in extreme temperatures”

Recognise signs of dehydration

When temperatures soar there is a risk of serious heat-related incidents. These tips should help you get the most out of your holiday even if the mercury is rising. When it’s very hot it’s important to walk only in the cooler parts of the day – in summer we strongly recommend you walk only in the early morning, before 11.00 am.

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Sunrise to sunset at Uluru

Whether you are a professional, amateur or opportunistic photographer, no-one comes away from the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park without at least one obligatory photograph of sunrise or sunset. Many come away with both which of course is ideal in this unique landscape!

Guest bloggers Corinne Le Gall and Maree Clout went in search of the perfect photograph Continue reading “Sunrise to sunset at Uluru”

20km of barriers, 31 underpasses and 1 bridge: getting ready for the great crab migration

This blog first appeared on the Christmas Island Tourism Association blog. It is reproduced with their kind permission.

 

It’s that time of year, when we await the pitter patter of little feet. About 400 million little feet in fact, as our resident population of 50 million red crabs start their annual migration to the sea to spawn.

There’s a lot of work to do to help them on their way safely, to divert them from traffic, which Parks Australia has already commenced. We spoke to Rob Muller – Chief Ranger, Christmas Island National Park, to find out more.

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Reaching new heights

Sunrises and sunsets at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are something to behold. But going one step further and taking a helicopter ride over the amazing landscape provides a different perspective – whizzing across a sky that is blazing colour.

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Walking on sunshine at Uluru

Just a big rock? Guest bloggers and photographers, Corinne Le Gall and Maree Clout take the 10.6 km base walk around Uluru

Photographically, Uluru is a visual delight. The scenery changes constantly, as does the mood of the landscape. Some parts are dry and sandy, just like you’d expect in a desert environment, while other parts are surprisingly vegetated and lush.

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