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Personal Development Plan Template I searched and searched for a simple, one-page template that I could write down the basic important things on.  I find the more pages there are, and the more detail, the less you do it. So it’s good to have a simple form, that you can do easily, over and over...
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How long should we take to do Cape York? Once a potential client asked me if he could do the Cape with me in 5 days and for $500.  I’ll leave it to your creativity to imagine how that went!  Cape York is an absolutely breathtaking place in Australia.  It was once our last frontier...
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Cape York Guides at the tip
Coronavirus has uprooted holiday plans for thousands of adventurers wanting to travel to Cape York in 2020.  On June 1st, travel restrictions across Queensland have been lifted and intrastate travel is now mostly permitted.  Except, for Cape York, Yarrabah, Doomadgee and some other remote communities.  Social media and news networks are on fire today with...
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Cape York road with washout and water running across.
All Your Cape York Questions Answered! It can be a tough gig planning a Cape York trip, especially when there is so much information out there you don’t know what to do with it.  Well, we’re here to help answer all your questions about your upcoming Cape York adventure, right here, in one place.  So,...
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The Best Camping Gear to Have in 2020 Finding the best camping gear often involves a one-hour search of reviews online and multiple trips to local stores.  Here, we break down some of our favourite gear that we often don’t leave home without.  This is gear we have built from 20-years of camping for bowhunting,...
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Live Ecology Talks Episode 4: Ecology Research From Around the World, Part 1 – Crocs Here we look into the first of 3 big ecology research projects from around the globe and break them down for you. We look at why they chose to conduct the research, what they hoped to find, and what they...
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Live Ecology Talks Episode 3: Experiments How do you design an experiment to test your ideas!? We look at what an experiment is, how to design one and what you need to know before you start. We break down the word hypothesis and theory (in science there is fact, hypothesis, theory and law). Today we...
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Live Ecology Talks Episode 2: Sea Turtles Sea turtles are an incredibly majestic animal that we seldom get to observe due to the different world they live in. Today we explore some of the research conducted in Cape York, Australia, primarily on the Olive Ridley and Flatback turtles, but also including the Hawksbill. We delve...
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Live Ecology Talks Episode 1: Observations Today we introduce an incredibly valuable skill for an ecologist, and in life in general; observation. We walk through our backyard in Cairns, Australia and find several animals, plants and fungi to talk about. To wrap up, we show you 2 snakes and provide a little research task as...
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best books to read isolation covid
Best Books to Read During Isolation My top 6 best books to read during isolation. I can’t recommend these books enough!  Here’s the breakdown: The Last Crocodile Hunter – Amanda French (& Bob Irwin) ($19 AUD) Possibly the BEST book I’ve read this DECADE. Had me in tears several times and Amanda takes us behind...
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Kimberley & Gulf Savannah Tours 2020 We need tour-testers and the prices are worth it! Next year, in 2020, we are running our FIRST Kimberley (Broome to Darwin) and Gulf Savannah (Darwin to Cairns) tours!  How can you help?  We need some absolute legends to come and test this tour with us, and the prices...
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Australia’s Bushfires The Wake-up Call Australia & the World Needed Note: there is an about author section about the bottom of the page.  Cover image: DFES. It’s Scott Morrison’s fault.  It only happened because the Greens didn’t allow reduction burns.  It’s because we aren’t implementing Traditional burning regimes.  The Government did nothing.  The Rural Fire...
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pig and dingo on cape york waterhole
What animals can you see in Cape York? Cape York is an extremely remote region in northern Australia, home to many endemic animal species.  It has a huge diversity of habitats, including floodplains, open savannah woodlands, estuaries, beaches and 2 very important, rainforest mountain ranges (The Macilwraith Range & Iron Range).  There is a huge...
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Aerial view of the Peninsula Development Road, Cape York.
Will the road to the tip of Cape York be sealed by 2020? Well, I thought I would clear up a little confusion about this as I’ve seen quite a few questions about it lately.  Admittedly, even I was a little confused about how much would be sealed and by when.  It’s harder again for...
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