Category Archives: Camping in Australia

Crocodiles need management in Australia

Crocodile Management

Crocodile Management in Australia is the responsibility of the States. In Queensland, the Crocodile Management Plan is the current document. In the NT however, the State Government is responsible (see details here). Except in areas like Kakadu, which are under Federal Government jurisdiction. The aim of crocodile management is simple. To reduce the risk of…

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Crocodiles in Northern Australia

Crocodiles in Northern Australia

Crocodiles in Northern Australia are a hot topic at the moment after a yacht skipper Andrew Heard was taken from his dingy by a croc. The attack happened at Hinchinbrook Island and was sadly fatal. We know from experience how powerful these animals can be after getting in a perspex cage with a 5.1 metre…

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Maori Wrasse Top Water

Fishing Cooktown with stick baits and jigs.

Fishing Cooktown with jigs and stick baits can result in some BIG fish. There is so much variety fishing Cooktown as the reef is so close to the coast. The shallow reef flats are perfect for casting stick baits. This kind of fishing is true hunting and excitement PLUS as you watch the strike and…

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Spectacular Hinchinbrook Island

Hinchinbrook Island Circumnavigation

Hinchinbrook Island can be described as Jurassic Park meets Blue Lagoon. It is a prominent feature of the seascape off Cardwell and to say it is spectacular is an understatement. Covered by TWO world heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics, it abounds in natural beauty. Despite being pretty much de-leafed (is…

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Fishing FNQ for top eating fish like coral trout

Fishing FNQ

Here’s some highlights of us Fishing FNQ in late 2020 with our new videographer Kane Chenoweth. The image quality has improved somewhat now our filming is in the hands of a professional! Fishing FNQ In the last months we have had some great adventures fishing between Cardwell and Cooktown. Some of the trips are not…

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Wallaman Falls

Wallaman Falls

Funny how some of the best tourist attractions are rarely visited by locals. Enter… Wallaman Falls! Ryan has lived in this region since BIRTH and had never visited Wallaman Falls. Is this surprising? Well, I suppose it is considering it’s the largest single drop Waterfall in Australia! I mean, wouldn’t you want to see it?…

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Lizard island is a fantastic base to explore nearby islands north of Cooktown.

Lizard Island

Back in the days before COVID-19 we decided to go to Lizard island for a couple of weeks. The Lizard Island area of the Great Barrier Reef is very dear to my heart. I spent a decade of my youth on the game boats catching marlin. It had been 20 years or more since I…

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Fishing in Darwin with helifish

Fishing Darwin for the million dollar fish in a chopper!

Come with us and experience the trip of a lifetime as we go fishing in Darwin for the million dollar fish. But let’s face it… if you’re going to go on the hunt for a million dollar fish, you may as well do it in style. So we finally decided to tick another one off…

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You cannot target barra during the barramundi fishing closure

Barramundi fishing closure

The east coast Barramundi fishing closure TIMES HAVE CHANGED! The NEW closed season runs from midnight to midnight – e.g. from 12.01 am on the first day of the closure to 11.59 pm on the last day of the closure. The east coast of Qld Barramundi season closure runs from 1st November to 31 January…

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Dundee Beach NT sunset

Exploring Dundee Beach NT

  Early in 2018 we purchased a pre-loved Bonito 5.6 m vessel from a lad in Darwin. As a result it was the perfect excuse to travel to the NT! We could  pick up the boat, and have a short holiday exploring Dundee Beach NT. As luck would have it, the exact travel dates coincided…

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