Cape Tribulation Queensland

37 Photos that will inspire you to explore Queensland

Queensland has more than its fair share of natural beauty. It’s famous for UNESCO World Heritage List heavyweights like the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest but it doesn’t stop there. There are scores of lesser-known islands and beaches just as worthy of your time. There are endless options for driving and hiking trails through rainforests and up mountains.  The stark beauty of the … Continue reading 37 Photos that will inspire you to explore Queensland

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

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

Cape Tribulation Queensland

Travel Budget: 1 Week in Queensland

Yesterday I posted my complete itinerary for my week travelling through Queensland’s tropics. I get lots of questions about trip budgets, so I’ve shared my budget for this trip below. This wasn’t the cheapest trip I’ve ever done, but travelling in Australia is expensive – especially when you’re travelling around each region to see different things. For flight, buses, accommodation and day tours, I spent $1334 on … Continue reading Travel Budget: 1 Week in Queensland

Itinerary: One week in Queensland from the Whitsundays to Cairns

I can’t believe it took me so long to explore the natural beauty right on my doorstep. I travelled with my best friend Chloe, from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays to Cairns, with excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island, the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas, just to name a few. The Great Barrier Reef may be this region’s major calling card, … Continue reading Itinerary: One week in Queensland from the Whitsundays to Cairns

Whitehaven The Best Beach in Australia

Whitehaven Beach: The Best Beach in Australia

“The best beach in Australia” is quite a claim in a country famed for its beautiful beaches but Whitehaven Beach is no ordinary patch of sand. The bright white beach in northern Queensland is one of nature’s most beautiful accidents, more than a million years in the making. Whitehaven Beach is on Whitsunday Island, a treasured national park and the biggest island in the Whitsundays … Continue reading Whitehaven Beach: The Best Beach in Australia