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

Postcards from Hamilton Island

I recently spent one amazing week travelling through Tropical North Queensland and the Whitsundays. Our first stop was Airlie Beach, so we could visit some of the surrounding Whitsundays islands. There are 74 islands in the Whitsundays archipelago, but only a handful are inhabited. Hamilton Island is one of them. We took a day trip with Cruise Whitsundays to Hamilton Island & Whitsunday Island (where Whitehaven Beach is). … Continue reading Postcards from Hamilton Island

Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas Australia

Postcards from Port Douglas

To take on the 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 over … 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

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 was. My boyfriend is from Townsville, and I’d love to return for a few days … 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