Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Photo: ccdoh1, Liffey Falls The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and covers approximately 1,584,000 hectares and represents about 1/5 of the area of the island state of Tasmania. The area is formally recognized through World Heritage listing as being part of the world’s natural and cultural …

Tasmania

Photo: Tatters, Du Cane Hut Tasmania is Australia’s island state, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) to the south of the Australian continent (nicknamed the North Island), separated by Bass Strait. The state capital and largest city is Hobart. Another major hub for travel is Launceston. Photos Recommended Listening How is Tasmania’s tourism boom impacting the …

Fraser Island (K’Gari)

Photo: Matt Binns Fraser Island (K’Gari) is the largest sand island in the world. The World Heritage-listed island is located along the southeastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. Day-to-day management of Fraser Island is the responsibility of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. Great Walk It takes 6–8 days to complete the total 90km …

Welcome to Country Travel Guide

New Publication Marcia Langton’s book Welcome to Country (May 2018) is a curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. Included are insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organized by state …

Murray-Darling Basin

Photo: Tim J Keegan, Riverina Irrigation The Murray-Darling basin covers 14% of Australia’s land mass generates 40% of the country’s income derived from agricultural production. Its name is derived from its two major rivers, the Murray River and the Darling River. It spans most of the states of New South Wales and Victoria, the Australian Capital …

#WildOz

Poster Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. Among our favorite resources: Key Links Parks Australia http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/national-parks Facebook Flickr @Parks_Australia Recommended Listening If you’re not already listening to Off Track, make it part of your podcast playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. #ABCWildOz http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz Headlines …

Future Tense

Recommended Listening One of our favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking. Listen live …

Anzac

Buzzwords Anzac Day is April 25 and honors members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought and died on this day in 1915 at Gallipoli during World War I. Recommended Listening 2013 Anzac Day Dawn Service Anzac Day – ABC Anzac myth Bad characters in the AIF Albany’s bid for Anzac …

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s federal government agency for scientific research. Its chief role is to improve the economic and social performance of industry, for the benefit of the community. CSIRO works with leading institutions around the world and CSIRO Publishing issues journals with the latest research by leading scientists …