Whitsundays-based marine biologist Johnny Gaskell spends his days diving, researching and advocating for protection of the world’s largest coral reef system – the Great Barrier Reef. We took a deep dive into his passion for the ocean, from coral restoration to his fan boy feelings for whip coral shrimp, and why life is better under the sea.
Meaning ‘deepwater’ in local Wajarri language, the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef in Australia. Stretching for 300 spectacular kilometres, the Ningaloo Marine Park begins at Western Australia’s Exmouth Gulf and ends at Red Bluff, just north of Carnarvon. What’s special about this particular reef?
For more than 20 years, one man has helped make the remote drive down the iconic Gibb River Road in Western Australia’s Kimberley region not just possible, but also highly memorable for thousands of travellers.
Adelaide-based artist Julie White is a big pop of colour in a small package. We speak to Julie about her colourful designs and what it was like to create a scarf for The Ghan's 90th anniversary.
Recently cited by Gourmet Traveller as ‘Margaret River’s most influential chef’, Evan Hayter traded the bright lights of a Michelin-starred international restaurant career for a tiny winery restaurant in Margaret River. We chewed the fat with him over how he’s blazing a trail when it comes to sustainability; and not just because it’s trending on Instagram.
It’s human nature to be curious about the unknown. Curiosity has driven us to cut through the dense mesh of the Amazon rainforest, to drive a flagpole into the ice at the South Pole, to send submarines to the bottom of the Mariana Trench... even to leave footprints on the surface of the moon. But what happens when all of the unknown places become known?