If we haven’t read the kids all the Harry Potters, Famous Fives and complete works of Dickens by the end then we’ll have failed as parents.
dering baby birds in their nests, much to the kids’ horror … we had struck camp in the Jurassic Park of the MidNorth Coast.
This time we’re travelling with the same friends, Griswold-style across the Top End of Australia. We’ll be employing various modes of transport, listed here in ascending order of peril: passenger jets, normal cars, buses, daggy camper vans, 4WDs, sea planes, crocodile tour boats and camels.
Our kids are calling the trip “our six-week bush-