Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef from Green Island

It’s the Great Barrier Reef, but not as you know it. Green Island is a coral cay within the Great Barrier Reef, just off the coast of Cairns. We visited on a day trip from Cairns during our week in the Whitsundays & Tropical North Queensland. The reef here isn’t as bright or teeming with life as it is at the Outer Reef Station, but … Continue reading Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef from Green Island

A Day Trip to Hamilton Island

When my best friend and I spent a week exploring Queensland‘s beautiful tropics, Hamilton Island was a firm must-see destination on our list. One of the few inhabited islands in the Whitsundays archipelago, Hamilton Island was a little out of our price range to stay on, so we stayed in a backpackers in Airlie Beach on the mainland. We visited Hamilton Island & Whitsunday Island … Continue reading A Day Trip to Hamilton Island

Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas Australia

Postcards from Port Douglas

To take on the Queensland tropics in style, look no further than Port Douglas. One hour’s drive north of Cairns, this stylish beach town is a very popular holiday and destination wedding destination (with the price tag to match).      We visited Port Douglas on a day trip from Cairns with Discovery Tours Australia. Our tour guide drove us up to the perfect lookout point … Continue reading Postcards from Port Douglas

Cape Tribulation: The Only Place in the World…

Cape Tribulation in Tropical North Queensland is the only place in the world where two World Heritage Listed Sites collide. It’s not every day you get to visit a place that is truly the only kind in its category, so walking along the beach at “Cape Trib” was pretty special. The whole “Australia is TEEMING with deadly animals” cliche does grate on my nerves, but … Continue reading Cape Tribulation: The Only Place in the World…

Postcards: Pitstop on Magnetic Island

There is no shortage of beautiful beaches in Australia, especially in the steamy Queensland tropics. A short ferry ride from Townsville, our quick visit to Magnetic Island was relaxing, easy and affordable. During my one-week trip through the Whitsundays and Tropical North Queensland, we had an overnight stop in Townsville. Townsville is the largest city in north Queensland and I was surprised by how beautiful it … Continue reading Postcards: Pitstop on Magnetic Island

Chew with a View: Flame Hill Winery, Montville

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland townships of Montville and Maleny do not suffer from a shortage of delicious food or beautiful views. We were spoilt for choice with the best restaurants, cafes and B&Bs in town spruiking their ocean or hinterland views at every turn. Although these stunning panoramas never get old, if you’re in the mountains for the weekend visit Flame Hill Winery in Montville … Continue reading Chew with a View: Flame Hill Winery, Montville