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Tangalooma Island Resort: where wild dolphins play

Feeding a dolphin in the wild is an amazing experience that is not easy to find, yet off the coast of Queensland, there is an island where the dolphins come in for a tasty fish treat and you get to feed it to them. Moreton Island is the world’s third-largest sand island and is located a short 75-minute ferry ride from Queensland’s capital city of Brisbane. You...

A must visit spot on the Overlanders Way

The town of Mckinlay, population currently 14 people. Photo: Kate Webster In the Shire of Mckinlay you will find the quaint town of Julia Creek. If you are driving the Overlanders Way, you will pass through this tiny town and most travellers will use it as a rest stop on their journey. What it is lacking in size, it makes up for in the atmosphere. Before settling...

48 hours in Mount Isa

A short two hour 40-minute flight from Brisbane and I touched down in Mount Isa, some 1880kms from my home on the Gold Coast. It couldn’t be more different than what I am used to. I swapped surfboard carrying, beachgoers in their boardshorts and flip flops for boot wearing, buckle toting cowboys. Sandy beaches were replaced with red dusty roads and someone had sucked...

Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School

Romantic dinners, partying with friends in a private courtyard, or celebrating weddings and special occasions – Spirit House is a perfect recipe for a dining experience to remember. Set in lush tropical gardens nestled around a tranquil pond, at sunset Spirit House turns into a magic wonderland which will take your breath away. Whether you’re a competent...

6 things to do in Cloncurry

Known as ‘The Curry’, Cloncurry is just under 1.5 hours drive from Mount Isa. It is affectionately called the Friendly Heart of the Great North West, and in 2017, celebrated its 150th anniversary. Few places can claim to be as influential in shaping Australia, as Cloncurry. It is the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the destination of the first...

Cloncurry Unearthed Museum

At the Cloncurry Unearthed Museum, you will find an array of treasures from an extensive gem and mineral collection, information about fossickers licences and maps and a very famous water bottle. Early pioneers Burke & Wills passed Cloncurry on their ill-fated expedition and on that journey, Burke left behind his water bottle. It was moved from its final resting...

John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery

The town of Cloncurry was put on the map being the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service. The John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery celebrates an era when aviation and radio united the Outback, and the Royal Flying Doctors Service provided a welcome health service for its residents. Learn about Arthur Affleck, the first flying doctor pilot, and his story...

Overview: Whitsundays, Queensland

The Whitsundays is made up of 74 island scattered along the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. Right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to The Whitsundays is a feast for the senses. The stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands are dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns and there is much to explore on land or in and under...

Overview: Port Douglas & Daintree, Australia

The tropical allure of Port Douglas goes beyond just the warm weather and sunshine. It is the uncrowded beaches lines with palm trees, the azures of the ocean scattered with colourful reefs.  A spectacular 67km scenic coastal drive north from Cairns, Port Douglas is a place to discover the ‘Reef And Rainforest Coast’. It is also the gateway the World Heritage...

Diving Heron Island

Heron Island is a coral cay on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. It has a modern resort and Heron Island Dive Shop has everything you need to enjoy diving Heron Island. Heron Island is completely surrounded by coral reef which is accessible by reef walking, scuba diving and snorkelling. Heron Island Resort has 109 rooms, a bar, restaurant and all the facilities you...