A guide to Scotts Head

Hidden away off the Pacific Highway, the tiny surf town of Scotts Head, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, largely remains a secret, even to Aussies. But with a top right-hand point break that sees long, mellow waves wash towards the shore,…

See the world’s largest coral reef

It’s where rainforest descends toward the sea, divers meet reef, and backpackers get acquainted with countless bars bustling with business. It’s Tropical North Queensland, where travellers play in bath-like water and on the palm-fringed islands. The mai tais and white beaches are great reasons…

Snorkelling with Tasmania’s seals

The sea is unusually calm; the glassy surface watched over by dolerite sentinels that guard the southern coastline of Australia. White-bellied sea eagles nest atop bare trees nearby, while red-beaked sooty oystercatchers stomp about the entrance to the Devil’s Kitchen, an impressive sea cave…

A guide to Australia’s south

Staying at a free camp in sand dunes, swimming through chilly water on a canyoning adventure, and snorkelling with playful seals are among the best experiences you can have in Australia’s southern states. BAY OF FIRES – TASMANIA Australia’s island state of Tasmania is…

Thala Beach, a Queensland oasis

It’s one of the most Instagrammed destinations in Australia yet Thala Beach Nature Reserve, in Tropical North Queensland, remains largely concealed from travellers zipping along Great Barrier Reef Drive. Camouflaged by a plantation of soaring coconut palms (the Instagrammer calling card), blink as you…