A Need for Change: Australia’s Livestock Export Trade

Australia-China Export Ship Abuse is rampant in Australia’s livestock export trade. While some try to hide from it, others embrace it as an unavoidable evil; where some businesses cut the cost of materials or labour, the live export trade cuts the standard of care for animals, abysmally. Most politicians do not care. Most farmers do…

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40 Things to do in South Australia

The sun-scorched lands of Australia harbour many gems that need only be found. From its Jurassic-like coastlines to its dramatic contrast in landscapes to its bountiful display of unique wildlife, it is a truly unique continent. Whether your interests be in the natural wealth of the area to be found in the North, the allure…

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Is the DJI Mavic Pro waterproof? (Underwater for 4 hours!)

In order to answer the question on whether or not the DJI Mavic Pro is waterproof, I must first describe to you the events leading up to my Mavic being plunged into a small body of water at the base of a waterfall and the struggle that ensued while trying to retrieve said drone.  …

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Swimming with wild Fur Seals. Can you do it?

Fur Seals. The name alone brings forth images of large globules of blubber floating ever so majestically through soft ocean currents. While they do occasionally present themselves in such a manner, it will quickly become apparent upon viewing them that this is a highly romanticised perception of their appearance and features. After driving two hours…

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Flying on a one-way ticket? Here’s how to avoid problems.

If backpacking be your intended form of travel, you will undoubtedly be purchasing a one-way ticket at some stage of your journey, just as I did. Unfortunately, if you are intending to do so in Bali you will likely be barred from entering the country. You may be able to enter other countries on a one-way ticket, but Indonesia is notably strict on its visa applicants and excessively harsh with its penalties.

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Riding a pushbike across a country

The essence of travel is a difficult thing to define because all people travel for different reasons and with different intents. Some wish to experience a country by diving into its cultural diversity and experiencing their local practices. Others wish to view and capture the beauty of nature. Whilst others enjoy nothing more than dining…

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Climb Uluru! Before its too late

Hidden in the Australian outback, a single monolithic formation rises from the sun-scorched lands. Uluru, as it has come to be known, is a natural Arkose structure that formed 500 to 600 million years ago. This marvel of the Australian outbackis a key selling point for the region, drawing in some 200,000 travellers a year…

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Stay away from Bali’s Tegallalang Rice Terrace!

The Tegallalang Rice Terrace is often touted as one of Bali’s must-see locations. It’s advertised throughout the airport, in taxis and in many brochures. Even many blogs recommend it. However, I find myself conflicted on whether to recommend people to visit the terraces on the base of their cultural and ecological beauty or warn people…

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How to find Lake Bumbunga, South Australia’s secret pink lake

Glistening white sands reflect through crystal clear water, slightly distorted by the pink tinge arising from crystallites that flow organically throughout the region. On the lakes banks, rich orange sands stretch off into the distance, fading away into the rolling hills that meet the ocean. Seabirds glide across the surface of the water, leaving nothing more…

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Australia’s own Horseshoe Bend

Everyone’s heard of the Colorado River’s famous horseshoe bend, with its sweeping torrents carving through rich orange rock as the river does a 180-degree turn back on itself forming a natural horseshoe bend. The superficial features of this river are explicitly associated with American landmarks, but what about Australian ones? In Australia, in a tiny…

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