Glamping at Uluru

Uluru may have iconic status but it still has the power to surprise. And even softies can enjoy the experience of camping here. The Southern Cross is rising in the night sky and a cold westerly wind is blowing the canvas over our heads. Through the darkness I can just make out the outline ofContinue reading “Glamping at Uluru”

Hooked on Hong Kong

Hong Kong isn’t what it used to be. Maybe that’s a good thing. No-one taxi surfs in Hong Kong these days. The old practice of riding home from night clubs on the roof of a taxi has disappeared along with British governors in feathered hats and the old white-knuckle airport landing. Well over a  decadeContinue reading “Hooked on Hong Kong”

Climbing Mt Warning

Mt Warning (Wollumbin) in the NSW Tweed Valley,  stands at 1157 metres, the plug of a once massive volcano that erupted some 20 million years. The 4.4 km track to the summit is an unrelenting and steep walk that finishes with a 100 metre stretch of bare rock with chains. The path is rough inContinue reading “Climbing Mt Warning”

Just a Thredbo Tragic

There’s nothing quite like  skiing in Australia. We have just forked out a wad of cash at the entrance to the Kosciuszko National Park and the temperature is dropping. There’s snow on the peaks and the kids are getting excited. It’s their first ski holiday in Australia and my first visit to Thredbo in 24Continue reading “Just a Thredbo Tragic”