Whale sharks and other fantastic beasts - Instalment 8 of the CPR Kids Australian Adventure

Whale sharks and other fantastic beasts - Instalment 8 of the CPR Kids Australian Adventure

Despite the creepy giant prawn statue in the middle of town, Exmouth has a great feel about it. Forty kilometres south of Exmouth is a stretch of National Park called Cape Range. It is made up of 117,760 hectares and is most famous for its stretch of pristine coast that borders Ningaloo reef. One of the most memorable days involved going on a chartered tour to swim with the whale sharks.

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The CPR Kids Australian Adventure - The Gibb River Rd

The CPR Kids Australian Adventure -  The Gibb River Rd

The Gibb River Rd, known affectionately as "the Gibb" spans from Kununarra to Derby in WA.

And EVERYONE knows someone who has come to mischief on it. 
It's a bit like childbirth - when you are pregnant everyone feels it is their moral obligation to tell you their birth horror stories (like that helps), and it was the same for the Gibb. We lost track of how many times someone said to us "You really doing it? I  had a mate who did that ten years ago and he did (insert type of damage or disaster) to his  (insert make of vehicle)".
It really wasn't that bad! Yes, it was 660km of corrugated dirt, and it was spectacular. 
Read on for Paul's accounts of our time on the Gibb.

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Kakadus and Kakdon'ts - The CPR Kids Australian Adventure

Kakadus and Kakdon'ts - The CPR Kids Australian Adventure

The CPR Kids Australian Adventure - Kakadu and Litchfield National Park

I wasn’t sure what to expect driving into Kakadu. For some reason, I thought it would be an oasis of lush green vegetation following the wet season. We drove into Kakadu with grass fires burning throughout the park, often on either side of the road which made us a little anxious. 

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Flies, nomads and dinosaurs...oh my!

Flies, nomads and dinosaurs...oh my!

Our travels through north west Queensland and the NT have officially transitioned us into fully fledged nomads (and a little bit feral)...how do we know? We are now greeted by other travellers with the casual raise of their index finger from the wheel as they head in the opposite direction (alternative methods include 2 fingers, the wave or slight raise of the head).

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Listeria outbreak from Rockmelon: The Facts.

Listeria outbreak from Rockmelon: The Facts.

There have been 10 recent Listeria cases reported, traced back to rockmelon.  All affected were elderly with underlying medical conditions. 

NSW Health states that "Listeria is an illness usually caused by eating foods contaminated with the bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis is a serious disease in pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. Infection is treated with antibiotics."

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