Scientists predict that several species of birds have been pushed further to the brink of extinction by the bushfires, after they were already doing it tough due to habitat loss.
Koalas are cute and cuddly, but life on Earth depends on insects.
Feral cats will travel many kilometres outside their home ranges to burnt areas to prey on vulnerable native animals exposed by bushfires.
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The gridded walkway that leads to the summit protects alpine vegetation.
Dan Salter, the walks guru from Thredbo, points out a 800 year-old mountain plum pine thats embedded along the rocks of the icy water.
A midget by world standards, the hike to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko only takes you 2228m above sea level.
Lake Cootapatamba, visible in the background, is the highest lake in Australia. A post-glacial lake, it was formed after the last ice age. ‘Cootapatamba’ is an adaptation of an Aboriginal phrase meaning ‘the place where eagles drink’, referring to an old tale about an eagle that was hunted down and killed for swooping away with an infant.
The dramatic alpine landscape is striking, with different grasses and ferns sprinkled with huge granite boulders.
Dawn and Dan celebrate reaching the summit of Mount Kosi, with the Monaro Plains in the background.
Tim Windshuttle talks us through the Valley Track. You can ride as far as the Old Ranger Station, and construction continues to stretch the track out as far as the Skitube Terminal.
MTB is picking up speed at Thredbo, with riders flocking to enjoy the Cannonball Downhill and Flow Trails, as well as all the cross-country tracks.
The MTB pump track is rarely empty, with riders of all ages working hard to perfect their jumps.
Craig ‘Daf’ Daly is one of Thredbo’s most knowledgeable fishermen.
Standing in the sunshine, practicing the fluid movement necessary for casting was the perfect way to end the weekend.
Daf shows us one of his intricate, handmade flies.
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Glimpse the rich Aboriginal history of the mighty Snowy River as you kayak through the rugged landscapes of
the remote Byadbo Wilderness.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has extended the popular Thredbo Valley Track with a further 18.4 kilometres of new track on offer for visiting riders. This now extends Thredbo Valley Track to a total distance of 35.1km, with the original upper part of the track offering a mix of easy sections, and the new extension ramping up the challenge for more experienced riders.
Way down at the bottom of Tassie, where the weather and the ocean are truly wild, is the South Coast Track, one of this country’s best multi-day treks.
Take a look at our range of telescopes, binoculars, microscopes and torches.
Everything from science and experiment kits, building projects, chemistry sets and more. There’s a great range of products for inquisitive minds of all ages.