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Champion Cows!

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried the amazing dairy products from Tilba Real Dairy. Their milk is second to none, their double cream is divine, and their vintage Bredbo black garlic cheese is to die for! Nic and Erica Dibden started their herd of Jersey cows 18 years ago, with…
Janine Becker
March 3, 2018
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Holy Goanna!

We certainly got a surprise when we ‘stumbled’ across this healthy lace monitor specimen while hiking into Bittangabee in the spectacular Ben Boyd National Park on the unspoilt Sapphire Coast of New South Wales! Luckily, we had the fearless park ranger Wendy with us, who rightly advised us to give…
Janine Becker
February 12, 2018
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The Summit Road

January in the Snowy Mountains is great for hiking in the high alpine. Long blue-sky days, crystal clear water, and wildflowers galore. Hiking from Charlotte Pass on the Summit Road, takes you over the headwaters of the famous Snowy River. From here, the river flows 430km south east, then west…
Janine Becker
January 10, 2018
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Meet Maratus sapphirus!

Maratus (peacock spider) sapphirus (sapphire) is the latest species of the disco-dancing peacock spider discovered in Australia, in the Murrah Flora Reserve on the Sapphire Coast in southern New South Wales. It was obviously named for where it was discovered, as well as for the two sapphire coloured spots on…
Janine Becker
September 24, 2017
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7 tips for buying new hiking boots…

My trusty old hiking boots (pictured above!) have been with me to the top of Australia in the Snowy Mountains, hiking in Tasmania, watching whales from Ben Boyd National Park on the Sapphire Coast, on ski trips to Canada, and through muddy back paddocks with the dog. But alas, it…
Janine Becker
September 16, 2017
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The Mystery Bay Mystery…

On 10 October 1880, five men left Bermagui for the Montreal Goldfield, in an eight-metre-long green boat. They were never seen again. The boat and some of their belongings were found on rocks, at what was locally known as Mutton Fish Point, 15km north of Montreal. No trace of the…
Janine Becker
September 12, 2017
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Getting ‘mugged’ can be fun!

Being ‘mugged’ has a whole new meaning when you are whale watching on the unspoilt Sapphire Coast of New South Wales! When a whale comes up to your boat to take a closer look, you have been mugged! The southern migration of the Humpback Whale along the east coast of…
Janine Becker
September 10, 2017
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30 Days Wild!

The “30 Days Wild” challenge in the UK highlighted 7 ways that nature can improve our health and happiness. Participants in the country’s first month-long nature challenge were asked to “do something wild” every day for 30 days. They also completed a survey at the start and finish of the…
Janine Becker
September 5, 2017