Queensland

Mackay

Mackay week is drawing to a close. We started with Mackay: The Town, the Shops, the River and the Lagoon and followed that on Wednesday with The Beaches and the Country Roads Around Mackay, Queensland. Here's Mackay, all of it, all at once, but without too much of the fine detail... The '...without too much [...]

Lake Awoonga

When a wine bar comes third in tripadvisor's 'Things to Do in Gladstone' list, you've got to start wondering if there is very much to do there at all. As you know, I was just passing through Gladstone during My Queensland Coast Road Trip. I only stayed a couple of hours, so I wasn't really [...]

walk

As I mentioned in Fridays post, I've taken off on another Australian road trip. I also mentioned some concerns about the wild weather heading towards us over the weekend, so let's get that out of the way first. The girls were lucky with the weather, not a drop of rain on the Saturday. They weren't [...]

earthquake

Do we get earthquakes in Australia? That's a question I answered some time ago in a post called Australia and Earthquakes. Surely Not. In that article I talked about some of the top 10 most powerful earthquakes we've had in this country and also Australia's worst earthquake in terms of fatalities and damage. That was [...]

rain

Here in South East Queensland (SEQ), that's the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast areas, it's hard to believe that more than two thirds of our state has been drought declared for a while. The weather has been hot and dry for most of the time, yes, but we have still had a bit of [...]

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First post of 2014, happy New Year to you. I hope this is the year you all achieve your dreams, maybe I might achieve one or two of mine as well. Here's to hoping! I've had a jolly good holiday break since before Christmas and spent part of that time in a small seaside town [...]

FNQ

Last week's video, if you remember, was about Adelaide which was voted Australia's most liveable city for the third year running. Some people though, wouldn't live in any city if you paid them. For some people, the remoteness of Far North Queensland (FNQ) is simply paradise. I've not been further north than Hervey Bay yet, [...]

snow

About four months ago I asked the question Has It Ever Snowed in Brisbane? The answer was no. But what about Queensland? Has it ever snowed in Queensland? About 217 kilometres north-west of Brisbane is a town called Stanthorpe. This morning they recorded a minimum temperature of 3.5° C there, and, along with that say [...]

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