• Wolgan Valley – Revisited

    Cities: Blue Mountains, New South Wales

    I was fortunate to visit Wolgan (located west of Sydney, Australia about 3 hour’s drive) the day before it opened in 2009, and spent a couple of hours with Joost Heymeijer (the General Manager) who showed me around, beaming with delight as he had been since ground breaking so everything that was there, Joost organized! Continue Reading

    August 28, 2011 • Australia, Bloggers, Ian Swain Sr • Views: 3797

  • Australia May/June 2010

    Cities: Outback South Australia, Lord Howe Island

    Flinders Ranges, Australia May 2010
    After record rainfall in the Outback of South Australia, the ranges were bursting with lush plant life. Far from the usual red desert, abundance of green was evident, and only enhanced the dramatic scenery of the Flinders Ranges and the National Park. Continue Reading

    June 7, 2010 • Australia, Bloggers, Ian Swain Sr • Views: 3931

  • An Adventure to the Top End

    Cities: Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Arnhemland

    Walking out of the lobby of the SKYCITY Darwin hotel I am immediately greeted with a very strong handshake and the “true-blue” voice of Sab – “G’day Ian, you ready to see the outback, Mate?”
    Sab Lord is a local. Born and raised on a cattle station, that is now part of Kakadu National Park, he knows the area, the people and the history. He understands the aboriginal culture and is welcomed into their communities. Continue Reading

    June 15, 2008 • Australia, Bloggers, Ian Swain Sr • Views: 3400