North Queensland

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I know we only had an Australia and New Zealand magazine article last week, but again I am trying to catch up a bit. So here’s another one, and it’s probably good timing. If any of you have been following my recent road trip, then you will know that last time I wrote about it we [...]

Townsville

Having left the Burdekin Region and Bowen, I continued north on my road trip up the Queensland coast. It was day 7 when I arrived in Townsville. Townsville is the fourth biggest city in Queensland behind Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast with a population of something like 170,000 as at 2012. I arrived just [...]

Townsville

Normally when I want to go to a decent beach I travel about an hour and a quarter north to the Sunshine Coast or about the same kind of distance south to the Gold Coast. But what if I wanted to venture further? Supposing I were to drive north for 15 hours and 39 minutes [...]

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, [...]

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Crocs in Cairns I have mentioned crocodiles quite a lot on this blog, but as I live in Brisbane I’ve never seen one in the wild and it’s very unlikely that I ever will this far south in the state. But in Far North Queensland, or FNQ as it’s known, crocodile sightings are becoming more [...]

As bushfires still blaze out of control in Victoria, the floodwaters are starting to recede in North Queensland. Yes, Australia is a big country. It’s astonishing that two completely contrasting disasters can occur during the very same weekend in the very same country. At one end of the country there has been no rain for, [...]