Victoria

Photo: Henrik Johansson, Split Point Lighthouse Victoria is located in the southeastern corner of Australia and has a total area (land + sea) of 237,629 km², which is about 3% of Australia’s total area. In this relatively small state mammal, bird, and reptile fauna are rich and diverse. Victoria is home to Australia’s best birdwatching site …

Launceston

Feral Arts, Cataract Gorge Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka). Exploring the Kanamaluka Planeta.com Australia Tasmania Cradle Mountain

Michael Leunig

Who to follow on Twitter? We appreciate the wit and wisdom of Michael Leunig, aka @leunigcartoons Embedded Tweets pic.twitter.com/AIkesBlHmc — #Leunig Cartoons (@leunigcartoons) February 26, 2018 pic.twitter.com/XVQWO5TAWb — #Leunig Cartoons (@leunigcartoons) February 13, 2018 pic.twitter.com/TbjdDUNkXS — #Leunig Cartoons (@leunigcartoons) February 13, 2018 Tweets Tweets by leunigcartoons Elsewhere on the Web http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/federal-politics/cartoons/gallery-of-illustrations-by-fairfax-media-artist-michael-leunig-20090711-dgl6 https://www.facebook.com/MichaelLeunigAppreciationPage Planeta.com Making the …

Favorite Streams #ABCWildOz

One of our favorite collection of streams comes from Australia. Presenting ABC’s Wild Oz — http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz — live until Friday (Australia time). If this is a pilot project, we’re looking forward to whatever it grows into. Hashtag: #ABCWildOz YouTube Today: In a suburban backyard in Brisbane orphaned squirrel gliders are preparing for release. They’ll sleep …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal land, home to …

Kalbarri National Park

Photo: Mark Pegrum Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80 kilometre gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of …

Australia

Photo:  Channon Market (2007) Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Much of the continent has lain flat …

Queensland

Photo: Cows in Queensland Queensland has a bit of everything, including the Gold Coast’s subtropical rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island. Prominent cities are Brisbane and Cairns. Pay attention to smaller towns such as Cooktown. Geography Queensland is Australia’s second-largest state. The state is divided by the Tropic of Capricorn. Natural World There …

Northern Territory

Australia’s Northern Territory borders Western Australia to the west (129th meridian east), South Australia to the south (26th parallel south) and Queensland to the east (138th meridian east). It covers one-sixth of Australia’s land mass and has a fairly low population. Wiki NT Planeta.com Australia Garma Festival 2017 Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park Kakadu …

Western Australia

Photo: Mark Pegrum, HMAS Sydney Memorial, Geraldton Western Australia is the country’s largest state, covering the western third of the continent of Australia. Geography Western Australia is the country’s largest state. Desert occupies most of the territory. Among the natural highlights: The Kimberley Western Australia is bordered by South Australia and the Northern Territory. Timor …