Category Archives: Camping in Australia

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 runs from midday 1st November to 1 February each year. The Gulf of Carpentaria closed season for barramundi runs from midday 7 October to midday 1 February. Note: possession on boats allowed to midday 17 October. It is prohibited to deliberately target barramundi in Queensland (even for catch and…

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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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Sharpen a knife so it holds it's edge

How to sharpen a fish filleting knife

No one knows how to sharpen a knife better than a butcher.  Today we talk to Callan from Cardwell Butchery about how to sharpen a filleting knife.  so that it holds it’s edge. Keeping your knife razor sharp is the key to good fillets and getting the most flesh from the fish frame. For this…

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Trailer wheel bearing changes made easy with this simple and free tooll

Handy wheel bearing tool

Regular trailer maintenance is a must if you want to avoid getting stuck on the side of the road with a breakdown. Launch and boat retrieval in and out of saltwater causes all sorts of damage over time and wheel bearings must be checked and changed regularly. One of the trickiest parts of changing your…

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Herbert River bush camping at Goshen Station

Camping in Australia – Goshen Station

Last week was Ryan’s 50th birthday and there is nothing we like more than bush camping in Australia, and this trip we visited Goshen Station. Goshen Station is a working cattle station not far from Blencoe Falls in the wet tropics of North Queensland. So we headed bush for some quiet time to celebrate away…

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Selecting the best fishing lures for northern Australia

Best fishing lures to take travelling

A question I am often asked is how to select the best fishing lures to take travelling. In order to address the question, I enlisted the help of lure manufacturing royalty here in Australia, Dave Killalea from Old Dog Lures. The first thing to think about when deciding on the best fishing lures to take…

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Barra fishing charter destinations

Why Hinchinbrook Island is the perfect destination for barra fishing charters

Many people agree that Hinchinbrook is the perfect destination for Barramundi fishing charters. And being one of the guides that operate here, I’m certainly not going to argue! I have been running barra fishing charters for nearly 3 decades with many of those years in the Townsville to Burdekin region and I moved up to…

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