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Scenic Rim Serenity: 11 Waterfalls Await

Discovering Scenic Rim’s Spectacular Waterfalls UPDATE: Keep up-to-date with the latest closures at Tamborine National Park at https://www.facebook.com/ScenicRimSESUnit/ NOW is a great time to seek spectacular waterfalls in the Scenic Rim, named by global travel authority Lonely Planet in 2022 as one of the hottest destinations to visit! Located just an hour’s drive from Brisbane […]

8 Queensland Experiences for the Hearing Impaired

Beyond Silence: Inclusivity in Travel EMBARK on an immersive journey beyond sound, and indulge in all-encompassing Queensland experiences. Statistics reveal that one in six Australians grapple with hearing impairment, while approximately 30,000 Deaf Auslan users face total hearing loss. As our population ages, projections suggest that by 2050, one in every four Australians will encounter […]

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Welcome Motel Caloundra!

Revamped Motel Caloundra targets net-zero status CALOUNDRA, a popular coastal destination in Queensland, has welcomed the grand opening of Motel Caloundra after an impressive transformation of the former Caloundra City Centre Motel. Led by Andrew and Lucy Pink, renowned hotel developers and designers, in partnership with Scott Armstrong of Maeva Hospitality, the rejuvenated hotel aims […]

Discover the Art of Gift-Giving

Exploring the art of gift-giving at Christmas WITH the arrival of Spring, it’s hard to ignore that familiar, heartwarming thought – Christmas is just a few months away! Yes, that magical time of the year when twinkling lights adorn homes and the spirit of generosity is rapidly approaching. For many, Christmas is more than just […]

Welcome Humpback Whales Back to the Bay

Celebrate the visiting humpback whales in style It’s just weeks from the 2023 Whale Watching season and the Fraser Coast is ready to celebrate! Each year from July to October thousands of Humpback whales journey into the sheltered waters between Hervey Bay and K’gari where they stop and play for up to two weeks at […]

Whales Ahoy! Get Ready to Swim with Whales

Have a whale of a time on the Sunshine Coast THE first humpback whales for the 2023 season have been sited off Mooloolaba, heralding the arrival of some 40,000 whales expected to traverse the Sunshine and Fraser coasts over the next five months. Sunshine Coast’s leading marine tours operator, Sunreef, has announced a wide range of […]

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15 Lesser-Known National Parks in Queensland

Unearth new adventures in these amazing national parks WITH more than 1,000 protected areas across the state, Queensland is bursting with enchanting and soul-nourishing national parks. But while travellers are familiar with famous favourites like Noosa National Park and Lamington National Park, there’s a treasure trove of hidden gems that are sure to surprise and […]

Bundaberg: The Ecotourist’s dream come true!

Home of Australia’s vital loggerhead turtle rookery WANT to experience a destination dedicated to sustainable practices and environmental conservation? Then look no further than the Bundaberg Region, Australia, the southern-most destination on the Great Barrier Reef and the home of the nation’s most significant endangered loggerhead turtle rookery. Recently awarded fifth EECO Destination Certification from […]

You, me and Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island: The best wedding anniversary pressie ever! By Brian Pickering and Kaye Browne IT’S funny how people perceive other people’s lives.  Take for example the reaction when we messaged a few friends and family we were about to take a short break. The replies were swift… “What! You’re going on a ‘holiday’?… But we […]