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.

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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-

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