Koala Tree Planting Day

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Protect koalas

G’day Nature Lovers,

Let’s face it, there are not many people on this planet who don’t think koalas are adorable, me included. The problem is that without their habitat (dry sclerophyll forests), there would be no koalas, and thanks to “human progress” they are losing their habitat at record rates. So yesterday I helped out with a tree planting event at Bangalow.

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World’s First Solar Train

G’day Nature lovers,

Byron Bay Solar Train

Byron Bay Solar Train

Did you know that I’m no only a nature nerd, but I’m also a bit of a train nerd, not a train spotter, mind, just a train nerd (probably the same distinction between my love of birds and not being a fully fledged bird watcher) . So imagine my excitement when I got to try out the new Byron heritage train, which also happens to be the world’s first solar train. Continue reading

Pushing your limits

G’day nature lovers,

Top of a Swiss Mountain

Top of a Swiss Mountain (1997)

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when walking up a mountain, going for a long hike or bike ride, I think, “Why on earth am I doing this when I could be relaxing with a nice glass of wine”. Then you get to the top of the mountain, end of of the hike/ride, and you think “I’m so glad I did that”.

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Byron Lighthouse Walk

Top 10 tips for navigating the Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk

Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk, always take the high road.

Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk, always take the high road.

G’day nature lovers,

The lighthouse is one of the iconic features of Byron Bay, no trip to Byron is complete without a visit.

I’m often asked “What’s the best way to get to the Byron Lighthouse?” I always reply, “It depends on your fitness, but as with everything in live, always take the high road.” Here are my top 10 tips to navigating the Byron Bay Lighthouse Track.

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Tweed Caldera

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View of Mount Warning (Wollumbin) from Crams Farm

G’day,  the Tweed Caldera is arguably the most prominent natural feature of the North Coast of NSW.  Mount Warning (Wollumbin) rises 1159m from the centre and the caldera and the mountain ranges to the south, west and north form impressive National Parks crossing the border into Queensland. Continue reading