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Photo Essay: The Incredible Biodiversity of Kakadu National Park

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Situated at the top end of the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park covering close to 20,000 square kilometers. Made famous in the 1986 Crocodile Dundee movie, Kakadu National Park became a national park in 1979. Kakadu National Park is a special place for many people. More than half the land belongs to the Aboriginal people, and you …

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An Epic Three Days on a Kakadu and Litchfield Tour with Jump Tours

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No visit to the Northern Territory is complete without a visit to Darwin. As a seaside town known for its summer weather year round, you would think Darwin would have heaps of stuff to do. Unfortunately, I found the city rather boring. You can’t swim at the beach because you’ll either get eaten by a crocodile or a shark. And there’s …

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Photo Essay: The Many Colors of Uluru

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My Australian bucket list has grown immensely over the past few months since I started living here. From diving the Great Barrier Reef to driving the Great Ocean Road, my list now includes things like cage diving with Great White Sharks in South Australia, trekking the Tasmania Overland Trek, and holding a baby kangaroo. I’d add kidnapping a baby kangaroo …

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Visiting Uluru and Kings Canyon with Mulgas Adventures

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Next to the Sydney Opera House, Uluru is Australia’s most iconic landmark. Formerly known as Ayer’s Rock, Uluru is the world’s largest monolith standing at 348 meters tall. Uluru became a national park in 1950 where adventurous tourists would come to see and climb the rock. In 1985, Ayer’s Rock was handed back to the original owners, the Anangu, and …

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Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Working Holiday Visa to Australia

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Have you ever dreamed of working abroad? Many countries offer special work visas for young people across the globe. Depending on your nationality and age, you may qualify of one of these work visas that could change your life forever. One of the most popular countries in the world to work and play is Australia. I mean, who doesn’t want …

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Great Escape Monthly Review: May 2016

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May was a tough month for me physically, mentally, and emotionally. In April I accepted a groom/stablehand position at an Olympic eventing stable about an hour outside of Sydney. I was excited to be working with horses again. Heck, I was just excited to be employed again! I consider myself to be a tough cookie and hard worker. This job …

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Dating Abroad: Tales from Sydney

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It was late. The bar was closing, and it was time to head back. The others went ahead as we casually strolled under the stars with our arms around each other’s waist. Perhaps it was because we each drank a little too much wine with dinner. Or maybe it was a little chemistry. He was a handsome stranger with gorgeous …

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Great Escape Monthly Review: April 2016

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Welcome to the Land Down Under! After months of waiting, I finally landed in Sydney, Australia on April 3rd. After a whirlwind week of exploring Sydney with Ultimate Oz, I spent about a week and half in Sydney looking for a job and catching up on writing, which I’m still horribly behind on. During my first month in Australia I …