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Five favourite photos from Booderee

Booderee is one of the most photogenic places in Australia – and that’s up against some stiff competition!  Continue reading “Five favourite photos from Booderee”

Recognise signs of dehydration

Temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celsius or more at Uluru. Over the summer period (October to March) there is a risk of serious heat-related incidents when walking in the park. 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. Continue reading “Recognise signs of dehydration”

Stay safe in Uluru’s extreme temperatures

Uluru is both a beautiful, and harsh, environment. Temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celcius – and when they reach 36 degrees Celcius we call them extreme temperatures. Heat exhaustion and dehydration are very real dangers here.

These simple steps will help to keep you and your family safe while out walking in our park. Continue reading “Stay safe in Uluru’s extreme temperatures”

Lightning season cracks over Kakadu

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Lightning over Lake Jabiru | Peter Keepence

Lasting for sometimes hours at a time, breathtaking lightning shows have begun thundering across the Top End of the Northern Territory in what is known as Lightning Season. Continue reading “Lightning season cracks over Kakadu”

The red crab migration in numbers

50 million  The number of red crabs on Christmas Island!

100,000 The eggs a single female can brood Continue reading “The red crab migration in numbers”

11 Ways the Red Crab Migration is Awesome

Sir David Attenborough called it one of the ‘most astonishing and wonderful sights’. Here’s why! Continue reading “11 Ways the Red Crab Migration is Awesome”

Whale-watching best at Booderee

Each year humpback whales and southern right whales make an epic journey to Queensland waters to breed. Then in the northern hemisphere spring they head back to  Antarctic waters with their newborns.

At these times of year visitors flock to Booderee to try and catch a glimpse of these enchanting, impressive creatures in the waters of Jervis Bay. Continue reading “Whale-watching best at Booderee”

Photographing Norfolk Island

Guest blogger, photographer Zach Sanders takes us around his home of Norfolk Island.
For me Norfolk Island is a photographer’s paradise. One minute I could be in the water photographing waves, turtles, sharks and fish only to jump straight out and photograph a completely contrasted landscape, with Norfolk Pines, jagged cliff faces and beautiful bay settings.

Continue reading “Photographing Norfolk Island”

Working from home

Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park ranger Craig Woods reveals what it’s like working at Australia’s most famous natural landmark.

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