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How to Gut a Goanna

And other things I've recently learnt on a trip to Cape York. You never stop learning, no matter how experienced you are.

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Coongie Lakes

Coongie Lakes: A Desert Oasis

Outback floods continue to bring life to remote desert destinations. Here’s the scoop on one particularly spectacular inland waterhole – Malkumba-Coongie Lakes National Park.

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The Mysterious Origins of Boabs and Desert Palms

How did the oddball trees of the Aussie outback wind up where they are? It’s not just a matter of curiosity. The answers could reveal secrets from our nation’s past.

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On the Buntine Highway

Hazards of Outback Travel

Some folks may exaggerate just how bad dirt roads are, but the fact remains, they can, over time, damage your rig and potentially leave you in strife.

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Birdsville Track ferry crossing of the Cooper

The Outback in Flood

Following massive rains in the north-east, flood waters are enlivening the plains as they cut a path to Lake Eyre. The Moons quickly jot these words before hurrying off to experience it all.

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Opening the Desert Up for All

If you want to really get away from it all, get to know the great desert routes that delineate Australia.

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The Best Museums for Aussie Travellers

Australia’s past is full of stories that, in our day to day living, we forget ever happened. The Moons introduce a few museums in which these former times are still vividly alive.

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The History of Navigation

Navigating from A to B: once a challenge requiring human ingenuity, now something we can achieve by pressing a few buttons. Ron and Viv Moon explore how mapping has changed over the years.

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Top 10 Tropical Beaches for Wet Season Escapes

Summer is an excellent time to beach-hop the tropics from Townsville to Weipa, because when the crowds flee south with the first rains, all these top beachfront camps, rainforested waterholes and barramundi fishing spots become exclusively yours.

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The true apex predator.  Unlike the croc, which favours barramundi, its prey is data

How I Scored a Seat on Hema’s Map Patrol

Sitting in the hot-seat of a Hema vehicle, 4WDing for a living, might seem like the dream job, but what does the mapping work actually involve on a day-to-day level? And what does it take to score the gig?

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