Carolyn Beasley
Carolyn Beasley
SCMP Contributor
Carolyn is a freelance travel and environment writer based in Perth, Australia. With a background in marine and environmental science, she's particularly interested in eco-friendly travel and the preservation of culture.

A family’s 4x4 camping trip along the Gibb River Road through Australia’s northwest offers pristine wilderness, unique animals, wild swimming, and a chance to connect with Aboriginal art and culture.

Sydney’s latest heritage hotels, converted from old government buildings, combine contemporary comforts with original features and fittings. We try out three of them.

Amid the Novak Djokovic controversy, Australia’s Covid-19 travel and quarantine regulations have come under the spotlight. We break down the finer details.

Ningaloo Reef near Exmouth in Western Australia plays host to up to 500 whale sharks every year, making it ideal for tourists and for a new marine research facility.


The Great Barrier Reef may soon be added to Unesco’s List of World Heritage in Danger. What do scientists say about that, and how much damage has been done? We take a look.

Animals making a return to Dirk Hartog Island include banded-hare and rufous-hare wallabies while conditions ripen for a revival of the chuditch population.

Discovery Rottnest Island is the newest accommodation option on the island to the west of Perth, and with sustainability at its core, the resort is committed to preserving the unique environment of the rare marsupial

Bawah Reserve, Indonesian luxury resort 300km northeast of Singapore, and its recently launched foundation, are helping locals foster habits that will protect the Anambas islands and unlock their potential for eco-tourism

The Lion City roars ahead with innovative energy systems, food waste initiatives and more in response to demand for genuine sustainable travel options

Just 15 minutes by tuk-tuk from Angkor Wat, the Bill Bensley-designed suites at the Shinta Mani enable you to pamper yourself while doing your bit for the community thanks to a foundation run by the hotel group