Butterflies of Kakadu

Butterflies of Kakadu

One of the highlights of visiting the tropics is seeing large numbers of butterflies. The butterflies of Kakadu and Mary River National Parks are big, laconic and colourful, and many are active when we visit in August, the dry season. Kakadu National Park has over 100...
Breakfast at Fogg Dam

Breakfast at Fogg Dam

Fogg Dam, One of Australia’s most famous birdwatching sites, is an hour’s drive from Darwin, the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory. Written by Janine Duffy On our own, we are slow travellers. On our first wildlife watching trip to Fogg Dam, in the...
The kangaroo that taught me a lesson

The kangaroo that taught me a lesson

“Look up there, a friend is watching,” Aboriginal Guide Neville pointed high in the Arnhem Land Escarpment, in Australia’s Northern Territory. I’ll never forget those words. Casually, almost an afterthought, Neville showed me someone I had been waiting and working for...
A wildlife safari in Australia

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...