After graduating from university with a degree in Geography, Lucy succumbed to her niggling wanderlust and travelled for 15 months around Asia, South America and Australasia. Having always had a passion for the environment, she fell in love with Australia's diversity and vast landscapes.
A self-drive camping trip took her from Perth up the isolated west coast to Broome and Darwin, before cutting the country in half en route to Adelaide. The journey passed pristine beaches in Western Australia, tropical bush land in Kakadu National Park, and the arid red interior around Uluru. She ended her trip in Sydney knowing she'd be back soon.
Following this trip, Lucy worked for a tour company in Suffolk planning adventure holidays to destinations across the world. Since joining Audley Travel, Lucy has returned to Australia to self-drive through South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland on a research trip, taking in the iconic Great Ocean Road, Daintree National Park and countless other highlights.
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I'll never forget when…
During a visit to Kakadu National Park I was approached by an Aboriginal Ranger, who was concerned that my flip-flops would not be sufficient on the terrain. He decided to take me on a private tour, entertaining me with stories of shocking life-threatening crocodile encounters, ancient Dreamtime beliefs and fascinating daily life in the Australian bush.
He explained how each plant could be used in cooking, craftwork and even venom antidotes, and he unlocked the secrets of local rock art. I will never forget this touching insight into Aboriginal life.