Broome, Western Australia.

Catch my drift

Fleur Bainger cruises 12 hours west of Broome to one of the world's most pristine marine parks.

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Silver Shadow cruise ship, Silversea Cruises.

Jeeves of the seas

The worldwide popularity of the TV drama Downton Abbey has apparently caused a rise in demand for butlers in the style of Mr Carson.

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RV Amalotus cruise ship. Image supplied by APT.  SHD TRAVEL MARCH 3 CRUISE.  AMALotus_Mekong River_FINAL_CMYK_1639al_GU.jpg

Answers sought

After the drama, the investigaton of what disabled a ship in the Gulf of Mexico begins.

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Desert grandeur ? Marilynne Paspaley loves Broome's cultural mix.

Places in the heart: Marilynne Paspaley

As a ''typical cynical'' teenager, Marilynne Paspaley thought Broome and its pearls boring. Fast forward and the WA businesswoman admits she adores this Kimberley town.

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Jewels of the Kimberley

Kerry van der Jagt discovers Kununurra and Broome are like diamonds and pearls — very different but very alluring.

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Cruising attitudes ... aerial sightseeing over the Bungle Bungles in Western Australia.

Outback elevation

Bruce Elder joins a group of enthusiastic travellers aboard a Dash 8 for a tour of northern Australia's A-list attractions.

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Desert pleasures ... Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat, rebuilt after cyclone Rosita in 2000.

Far away in time

Beyond red dust and pindan, Cameron Wilson tags turtles at an eco-beach resort south of Broome.

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