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

Epic views on the the Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Railway

The journey to the rainforest village of Kuranda is even more stunning than the destination. Just 25km out of Cairns in the Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda has attracted visitors for over a century for its beautiful location in the rainforest and it’s proximity to the majestic Barron Gorge. Today, Kuranda is a destination famous not only for it’s stunning natural surroundings, but the artisan markets, the … Continue reading Epic views on the the Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Railway

Top 5 Travel Experiences of 2014

Some of these experiences or moments are “big” and others are seemingly “small”, but looking back at 2014 these are the most special ones that made it such an exciting year. Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef  If it wasn’t bad enough that for 21 years I’d lived in Queensland yet never visited our most important icon, I also spent one of those years working for … Continue reading Top 5 Travel Experiences of 2014