climate change.

we didn’t know what to expect of kakadu and to be honest the drive there from darwin doesn’t really prepare you either. that road takes you through what seems pretty normal australian bush. the first hint at what’s to come is the mary river billabong. it’s pretty unusual in a couple of ways, and only…

my twp

Hello again and welcome to “my territory wildlife park”. Today will be all about my time at the Park and what I did there. Well then, let’s get started. The first place me and mum went to was the wallaby talk on the woodland walk. After rushing there for being late we listened to some…

my darwin.

Darwin, the city of the top end. We stayed there for a week in Free Spirit caravan park and I liked it there, it wasn’t bad. Now, this is going to be an interesting post because I will be doing it day by day. So lets get started. Day One: The first day we got…

the revenge of the toad.

once upon a time, in the not too distant past, yet sufficiently long ago so nobody around today needs to feel responsible, farmers in north queensland were in trouble. their sugar cane was not being consumed by people waiting to pay decent money for it, instead it was devoured by the despicable and above all…

reptile central.

natalie has finally found her most favourite place in australia. sure, it’s really hot here: even in winter (right now) the daytime temperature is a serious 33-34 degrees, we don’t even want to think about what it would be like in summer. at least it is not as humid as it would be during the…

my bungle bungle.

After saying goodbye to some of my friends and fellow busters we left for our next destination… The Bungle Bungles. Our caravan park was a station with chopper flights to see The Bungle Bungles which were further (about 50 km) away. At the caravan park I met a new friend and her brothers. With my…

my katherine.

At Katherine nothing really happened because we only stayed there one night and we arrived really late so no gorges no nothing. The next day we left to Douglas Hot Springs and believe me; they are really hot (in some areas, that is). It was beautiful there because of the peaceful waters and the nice…

very low croc risk.

that’s apparently the best they can do. ‘crocs have been known to move into this area undetected.’ should we be worried? ‘we patrol the area regularly and set traps.’ reassuring. ‘saltwater crocs are removed when detected.’ we certainly hope so. the whole ‘where the bloody hell are you’ slogan doesn’t go down quite as well…

he’s got the bower!

not quite what snap rapped about in 1990 but we can safely assume the only reason for this unfortunate slip-up was that they were unaware of the great bowerbird (scientifically known as chlamydera nuchalis). bowerbirds are quintessentially australian: their lives revolve around their bower, which they spend practically all their time building, maintaining, improving and…

my kununarra

Kununurra, a nice small but hot little town with a toad infested caravan park. The first few nights I didn’t know but after around two days I went gecko hunting. Geckos were all around the toilets to have dinner but we caught them and of courser released them. That night I noticed a few cane…

the bathtub.

we had heard there were hot springs in katherine but we also knew that they were pretty popular i.e. crowded. we had also heard of another area with thermal springs further on the way towards lichfield. that suited us well: we will be back in katherine later and didn’t want to hang around at this…