Planet View: S17°09.953’ E144°30.903’ Street View: S17°09.953’ E144°30.903’ National Parks Website: Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park
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We came across our latest addition to the magazine shelves today with an article on our travels through Coffin Bay and Lincoln National Parks in the southern Eyre Peninsula just before Christmas last year. The article is in Australian 4WD Action issue 150 for anyone wanting to take a look for themselves!
Cooktown is as far north in Queensland as one can travel on the pavement. Named after Captain James Cook when he stopped in the area in 1770, Cooktown is a sleepy collection of a few shops and hotels on the banks of the beautiful Endeavour River. After a quick stop in Cooktown for necessities (beer […]
Although we had absolutely no intention of staying a night in Port Douglas (the exclusive resort town is a little high-priced for our current modus operandi) we dropped in to have a look around on our way down the mountains from the Atherton Tablelands. Port Douglas is basically a collection of luxurious tropical resorts, a […]
Planet View: S17°15.094’ E145°35.031’ Street View: S17°15.094’ E145°35.031’ The Tableland Region is a tract of super-fertile agricultural land in the plains behind the mountains that circle Cairns. The variety of crops we came across in the Tablelands was quite staggering: driving through the area we saw everything from mangoes to pineapples, coffee to tea, maize […]
The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area extends a few hundred kilometers from Bluewater at the southern end of Paluma Range National Park all the way up to Cooktown on Cape York Peninsula. Innisfail, Tully and Babinda in the centre of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area often vie for the award for the wettest town […]
The Whitsunday, Lindeman and Molle Groups are a collection of 74 tropical islands spread around Mackay and Airlie Beach. Commonly referred to simply as The Whitsundays, the islands were named by Captain James Cook on his voyage through the area during 1770. The Whitsundays are about as touristy as it gets, but it’s one of […]
Emerald (S23°31.200’ E148°10.153’) in central-east Queensland was our stopping point for a couple of days in-between Carnarvon Gorge and the coast: I had a late notice article to write and while I was working Lisa was kind enough to tackle the mountain of washing we had piled up. After two nights in Emerald we […]
After almost a week around Inskip and exploring Fraser Island we were all in need of a scrub and some grocery restocking so headed north to the town of Bundaberg to take care of business. Only a couple of hours from Inskip and Rainbow Beach, it was a scenic drive through the forestry country east […]
Planet View: S24°57.977’ E153°20.421’ Street View: S24°57.977’ E153°20.421’ Water Temperature: 22°C (72°F) From having a house over our head in Coolum for a few weeks we again returned to the comfort of the Blue Room and hit the road. We stopped off for the night to visit my auntie in Hervey Bay, great to catch […]