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Teenage emus in the Outback

As a Wildlife Guide I’ve worked with wild Emus in the Outback for a long time. They are gentle, brave, curious birds with a sense of fun. So when an Aboriginal friend suggested that I sit down next time I see an Emu and watch what happens, I was intrigued. “Emus are...

Little things make an experience: Aboriginal food plants at Mungo.

The Australian Outback is not a place, its an experience. It's red sand and remoteness, heat mirages and emus, sunsets and shooting stars. Its the ancient Australian Aboriginal Culture: stories, art and food plants woven into a magical experience by Aboriginal People....

A wildlife safari in Australia

Dust, open vehicle, binoculars, wildlife-filled floodplain:  Africa?    No,  Australia’s Northern Territory. I have come to love the African tradition of the Safari Drive. Its not just the wildlife you see – though that is the reason for doing it – its the experience...

Act Now : Stop Climate Change

Climate Change : act NOW to protect wildlife and jobs in tourism “If we wait for catastrophe to happen, as we are doing, it will be too late to act”.  Ian Dunlop on Climate Change, Sydney Morning Herald, 19th May 2017   Echidna Walkabout's Position Statement on...

Cuckoos are cool. Weird birds in Australia.

Cuckoos are cool. They are that guy at the bar who doesn’t mind being alone. But when he sings, everyone listens. In the case of the Channel-billed Cuckoo, when he sings everyone listens - because it sounds completely ridiculous. Its loud and proud, but really awful....

Crocodiles are beautiful

“Primeval” “Chilling” “Deadly” These are the adjectives commonly used to describe crocodiles. But beautiful????   Let me explain. Last August cruising on the East Alligator River, that separates Kakadu from Arnhemland, a 3 metre female saltwater crocodile swam – no,...

Are koalas high? 5 biggest myths about koalas

Koalas are so cute they could be mythical creatures. Maybe that’s why there are many popular myths about them. Starting from the top - "are koalas high?" -  here are the five biggest myths: Myth 1: Koalas are drunk/high on eucalyptus This is my favourite, and possibly...

One Degree for Koalas #1degree4KC

There’s something you can do right now that will help save a koala’s life.   Go to your air-conditioner remote control and click the temperature button up once.  Or, if you’re using a heater right now, click the temperature button down once.  Easy, hey? This post is...