The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape : 2020-07-12



GREAT AUSSIE HOLIDAY 17 . Sunday July 12 . 2020 scanning the shore for brolga and candycolou­red kingfisher­s, casting in a line to hook barramundi, destined for dinner. Some afternoons the chopper becomes our sky-high chariot to far-flung canyons where our talented pilot suspends us beside 30,000year-old rock art. On others, it lands on a clifftop so we can pop champagne corks as the sun’s rays disappear. But by far the greatest pull comes – quite literally – from the region’s waterways. One perfect morning we’re sucking back salty spray as our tenders buck and churn over the froth of Horizontal Falls, a mind-boggling lateral movement of water through two narrow rock chasms in Talbot Bay. Later, at Montgomery Reef, we glide over a patchwork of blues so vivid it feels as though someone has taken off my glasses and cleaned them for the first time. Daily tidal shifts mean the coral reef appears to rise from the ocean, cascading water revealing manta rays, turtles, dugongs and dolphins. Wide, wild and wonderfull­y diverse, this place is why postcards were invented. Where are you going on your next adventure? Find inspiratio­n at­s Yellow Water Cruises, Kakadu National Park WR VZLWFKLQJ Rƪ Your answer Planning your next holiday comes with a lot of questions. Where do you go? Is it a place on your travel bucket list? Is it safe? Will it be relaxing? Whatever your holiday questions may be, we’re sure our endless landscapes, curious wildlife and ancient culture, ZLOO DQVZHU WKHP %HFDXVH LI \RXoUH ORRNLQJ IRU D KROLGD\ WKDWoV GLƪHUHQW LQ HYHU\ VHQVH northernte­ the Northern Territory is the answer. V1 - BCME01Z01E­S PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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