Topend Tour Daily Diary

For our Australian Topend Tour in 2021, we travelled for over 50 days, mostly around the Northern Territory of Australia. We have written blogs about sections of this trip, such as Coober Pedy and Corroboree Billabong. Below is a brief summary of each day of the trip, which serves as a reminder of how many …

Croc School Report

Not all of our blogs are written by the adults of this family. Here is a message by Jetson back to his school teacher about some of the things he had seen in the Northern Territory. Be Crocwise Hi Mrs Burton and room 22 I saw lots of crocodiles mostly on the jumping crocodile tour …

Houseboat Cruising on Corroboree Billabong

A few days on a houseboat on the Corroboree Billabong is possibly the highlight of our 2021 Topend Tour. Corroboree Billabong is a waterway system that is part of the Mary River Wetlands. It is located about 90 minutes from Darwin along the Arnhem Hwy, on the way to Kakadu. Kakadu offers spectacular cruises on …

10 Great Things for Families to Do in Coober Pedy

As part of our central Australia trip take two, we passed through South Australia on our way back to the West. Along the Stuart Highway, it is hard to miss the interesting and quirky town of Cobber Pedy. We are always looking for interesting things to do with our family. Here are our top-ten favourite …

Big Things of the Northern Territory

Australia is well known for its big things, larger than life objects scattered across the country, and the Northern Territory has its fair share of them. Here are images of those that we have visited. You gotta collect them all! Also, check out our full list of Australian Big Things. [updated in September 2021 with the …

Here We Go Again – Take Two Top-End Tour

It's been a year since we headed off on a planned Aussie adventure. It was a memorable trip, not because of what we did, but because of the events which were unfolding around us. The planned 3-month trip in 2020 was cut short for reasons that do not need explaining. After only a week on …

Reactive Travel in the Post-Pandemic World

We are itching to get travelling again.┬áLast year we did not do too bad considering what was going on around us. We have collated our┬átravel highlights from last year, some pretty cool memories we think. We hope that this coming year is full of such highlights too. There is a big trip on the horizon, …

Esperance – Amazing Beaches in the Hot or Cold

It had been a long time since we last visited Esperance, in the south of Western Australia. It is a beautiful destination, though the long distance from Perth means we don't go there often. To break up the drive, and also to visit another place on our wish list, we stopped over about half way …