TRAVELS WITH NINA

is the online portfolio and journal of Australian travel writer Nina Karnikowski.

A WRINKLE IN TIME IN KAKADU

A WRINKLE IN TIME IN KAKADU

I was meant to be learning to paint. Instead, I got a lesson in time. Sitting there on the floor of Kakadu’s Crocodile Hotel, mini canvas in one hand and handmade reed brush in the other, I was trying to recreate the intricate x-ray paintings we’d been seeing etched into the sandstone walls of Kakadu’s art sites over […]

KAKADU: SKY NEWS

KAKADU: SKY NEWS

Last week I had a quick chat with SKY News about my recent assignment to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. If you’ve got five minutes, you can listen to me gab on about seeing crocodiles, glamping, swimming in water holes, viewing ancient Aboriginal rock art, cruising Yellow Water Billabong… and stumble over […]

KAKADU VIDEO

KAKADU VIDEO

Welcome to Kakadu, a land of delirious extremes. Extreme heat, dry creeks and bushfires in the dry season. Extreme storms and miles of flooded country in the wet season. Extreme amounts of wildlife, including nearly one-fifth of Australia’s mammals, 120 species of reptiles and 300 kinds of birds. Extreme pink-hued sunsets across the wild escarpments, […]

AUSTRALIA’S TOP END

AUSTRALIA’S TOP END

NEDA VANOVAC, NORTHERN TERRITORY CORRESPONDENT FOR AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS, TALKS TO ME ABOUT LIFE IN AUSTRALIA’S ‘TOP END’. SHE HAS LIVED AND TRAVELLED HERE AMONGST INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, STUNNING NATIONAL PARKS AND FEROCIOUS CROCS FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS.   Neda, hello! When we started chatting about having you on the site, you mentioned to me that you campaigned […]