Top picks of the month
Favourite things, the best walk ever belongs to an neverending list. The catalogue of the best walk, great walks, fabulous walks is endless. Another three favourites are guaranteed. And the current list does favour the Northern Territory as it was my initial introduction to the outback. Keep checking though as Gawler National Park in South Australia is another upcoming favourite. And then there are outback walks in South Australia and Western Australia. The Kimberleys is another hot favourite.
Tasmania, the pride in being an island state is very evident. Cross the Bass Strati, Tasmania has a lot to offer. Australian in identity yet distinctly defined by geography and landscape. Tasmania is a bucket list destination. Here are five activities to keep you busy.
Have you heard of a quarantine station for infectious diseases? Australia has several heritage sites. It is an exploration of how society managed infectious diseases and the obvious fear of infection from patients. Isolated and alone these quarantine stations are a testament to the past and the present. Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane historic quarantine facilities are open to visitors and everyone should go. A must visit bucket list place for heritage buffs and people wondering if 2020 covid19 is a new event.
Who would have thought an umbrella shop is now an instagram favourite. Then there is a museum dedicated to whales as an epitaph to the nineteenth century slaughter of whales. A family favourite destination will be the museum collection focused on surfing culture with an attached gift shop. Perhaps a mini surfboard for anyone as a key ring for a Christmas present.
Let’s go shopping. You do not need to step foot into a retail shop in Melbourne. There is a market catering for secondhand goods or luxury designer overruns next to a stall marketing hot dogs. And we need to make sure that the market is open. Keep listening and you will get tips on how to check opening hours and the best time to visit.