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Interviews with celebrities who still prefer tents and caravans to five-star resorts, chats with campers looking after the environment in their own special way and stories from interesting folk travelling around Australia.

Celebrity Camper – The McClymonts

With nine Golden Guitars and two ARIA Awards under their belts, The McClymonts are one of the most popular country music groups in Australia.  Although life in the spotlight is fun, the sisters do like to escape from it all now and then. For ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Tom Williams

3. Did you camp in a caravan or a tent? Tents were normally the choice, caravanning was seen to be a lot more luxurious and would come in later years. 4. Tell us about some of your favourite camping memories. My favourite camping experience ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Brooke Hanson

Brooke Hanson is one of Australia’s best known campers as the co-host of the Nine Network’s long running Discover Downunder travel show. She first shot to fame in 1994 Commonwealth Games and served for 13 years in Australia’s swim team ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Jimmy Barnes

Working Class Man and his glam caravans Jimmy Barnes is one of Australia’s most successful music artists of all time. He also happens to be an avid camper and vintage caravan enthusiast. We caught up with Barnsey recently in the garden of ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Craig Foster

Craig Foster is one of the most prominent sports journalists in Australia, presenting the nightly sports report on SBS World News. Thanks to his success on the soccer field, he would have to be one of Lismore’s best-known exports. A career In ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Fighting a tidal wave of plastic

Spectacular tourist photos don’t yet show it, but our waterways are increasingly being spoiled by plastic pollution. JULIA REISSER is leading research and helping raise awareness of the problem. BY PARIS BOSCH When the ... [Read More]
May 25, 2017

Safely sharing the coast with birds

KATH SOUTHWELL heads a team of 30 volunteers who help rescue birds and other wildlife along a 250km stretch of NSW’s North Coast. By CHRIS ASHTON Summer is the time Australians flock to the coast in droves, yet it’s also the crucial ... [Read More]
May 25, 2017

Cleaning the ocean one marina at a time

Pete Ceglinski, an Australian surfer looking to clean the world’s oceans one marina at a time By CHRIS ASHTON Pollution in our oceans is a man-made disaster that can often feel too big to solve. Refusing single-use plastics is one way to ... [Read More]
May 25, 2017

Unlocking the secrets of the Platypus

Dr Tom Grant has spent 40 years trying to unravel the secrets of the platypus, and is now working to stop it becoming endangered.  By CHRIS ASHTON When early European explorers returned from the wilds of Australia with stories of the platyp... [Read More]
May 25, 2017

My Top Five – Col McKenzie

Col McKenzie is on a mission to protect the Great Barrier Reef and create a future for disadvantaged youth. By CHRIS ASHTON The World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef injects almost $6 billion into the Australian economy each year, support... [Read More]
May 25, 2017