A Marsupial Safari in Eungella, Queensland

“There’s a possum” the Eungella guide whispered; we’d only walked a few metres behind my lodge, and there was the cat sized marsupial caught in the torch beam of a powerful spot. It did not seem alarmed, obviously quite accustomed to appearing in the spotlight, a reluctant star of evening entertainment. Discovered just behind the Broken River Mountain Resort restaurant on an evening …

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Looking down on Queensland; Aerial Photography Essay

On a recent visit to Queensland, Australia, somebody claimed it looks better from the air, fortunately they also treated me to a couple of charter flights over the region. Therefore, it’s easy to confirm what a beautiful place it is, mature, green forests, punctuated with impressive city skylines, and long sweeping beaches. Queensland has wow factor, especially from the air. Both flights …

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Keswick Island; Nature’s Best in the Whitsundays

In recent months having visited St Helena in the South Atlantic, Magnetic, Palm and Lady Elliot in Queensland, Australia I’m feeling quite knowledgeable about islands. The Whitsundays have long been on my radar, a series of islands in the Great Barrier Reef, popular with tourists, and fitting the cliché island paradise. Keswick Island was my introduction to Queensland’s little piece of …

Anzac Day on Instagram; They came, to Remember

They came, in their thousands, answering the call, as their loved ones had in countless campaigns when their countries needed them. From the heroic charge at Gallipoli, the trenches of Flanders, the beaches of Normandy, to war-torn Afghanistan, their sacrifices honoured. Several generations came together on Currumbin Beach, near Elephant Rock, united in their purpose. They came, though most were …

Trailing Behind in Australia’s Northern Territory

Trekking through the outback of the Northern Territory in Australia it’s easy to understand why the indigenous people enjoyed going on “walkabout” so much. There’s plenty to appreciate, a stark, but beautiful landscape, where long, mountain ranges rise from the plains like waves on an ocean. Their ridgelines are like vertebrae, protruding from the back of the low-lying scrub-land of …

In the Outback; Telegraph Stations and Wallabies

Before setting out on a guided highlights tour of the Larapinta Trail our group had the added bonus of visiting the Telegraph Station. Located near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia, this is the site of the original European settlement. Established in 1872, it is apparently the best preserved of the 12 Overland Telegraph Line relay stations which …

Uluru Harley-Davidson Tour – an Australian Icon from an American Icon

There are several ways that visitors can tour around Uluru or nearby Kata Tjuta. It’s possible to fly in a helicopter or hot air balloon within several kilometres, ride a camel, take a coach tour but few are as cool as riding a Harley-Davidson; the ultimate Uluru ride. Having the opportunity to ride pillion on a hog around the sacred …