A longtime favourite getaway spot for overworked Canberrans, the Bendethera Valley is nestled within the Deua National Park and is just a 140km blast southeast of the bustling capital.
Ninghan is a proper outback station, and a first rate spot for city slickers to sneak a first hand taste of life in the Wild West. The property is spread across a yawning 200,000 hectares and is located 380km north of Perth.
Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm has got it all. It’s full of history and natural beauty and has been a must-see destination for decades for all who ply the western flank of the Kimberley, whether by 4WD or boat.
Cooktown is a gateway, a true satellite at the edge of the beyond. In a land as variegated as Australia, where red cliffs bleed into green tropical forest, which blend, in turn, into wheat belts and cityscapes, the places that catch my eye are always worlds unto themselves.
D’Entrecasteaux National Park is located 300 clicks south of the West Oz capital and stretches across 130km of Southern Ocean coastline between Black Point and Long Point.
Elsey National Park conjures up romantic images of wide-open planes and real life outback. Surprisingly, it’s located just 115km to the east of Katherine and well within range of a weekend sojourn out of Darwin.