select from my separate journeys in australia
Australia is a truly iconic destination; its buildings, wildlife and even shape are known around the world. It's a land of kangaroos and koalas, Aborigines and the dusty red outback, surfer dudes and addictive television soap operas. Away from these predicable images of Oz, however, lies a country as complex as it is vast.
western australia: perth & rottnest
This was a visit to Perth, the state capital of Western Australia and one of the most isolated cities on the planet. It was also a golden opportunity to visit the magical land of the Quokkas on Rottnest Island.
I have called the New South Wales state capital home for a year; it's an opportunity to chronicle a city beyond its famous landmarks. Welcome to a Sydney seen through the eyes of a British immigrant: me.
coastal new south wales
This was a 1000km driving adventure along coastal New South Wales from Minnamurra in the south to Port Macquarie in the Mid-North. It was a journey of sand dunes, Jurassic rainforests & paradisal beaches.
canberra & the act
This mini road trip to the Australian Capital Territory was my fourth Aussie state. A mere 300km south west of Sydney lies Canberra, this sunburnt country's modernist bush capital and national meeting place.
Starting from the capital Hobart, this was a road trip along Tasmania's famous Great Eastern Drive; a drive punctuated by wilderness, waterfalls, rainforests, mountainscapes and pure white beaches.
south eastern australia
This was a road adventure along Australia's south east coast from Sydney to Melbourne, driving along the famous Princes Highway stopping at Narooma, Mallacoota and the awesome Blue Mountains.