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,…

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…

Australia’s amazing West Coast

  Vast. Empty. Wild. This is Western Australia, home to the most isolated city in the world, Perth, and a swathe of uninhabited land that’s as beautiful as it is untouched. After three months of road-tripping along the coastline of this diverse state, The…

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…

Beachside banana and honey pancakes

It’s the simplest of recipes that sometimes escape our repertoire. Think pavlova, ANZAC biscuits, damper. With that in mind, we thought we’d whip up easy pancakes with an Aussie twist. Although it’s hard to beat lashings of Canadian maple syrup or the traditional lemon…