Darran takes photographers for a walk on the wild side
Darran Leal has locked eyes with lions in Africa and anacondas in the Amazon but facing his wife’s stare as he returned from a K'gari (Fraser Island) expedition with a salt-ridden car…
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Discover The Beauty of K’gari (Fraser Island)
In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it's tough to find a place that lets you truly switch off and unwind. Thankfully, the tranquil beauty of the World Heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser…
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Fancy Hunting for Boulder Opal? Start at Winton
If you’ve ever fancied yourself striking it lucky on an Australian opal field but felt it was daunting, the annual Winton Opal Festival is your chance to get the lowdown on all things Boulder…
Crocodiles were prehistoric but they're not dinosaurs
Crocodiles are in the news again, for all the wrong reasons. They are reptiles like lizards, turtles and snakes and they have a very ancient lineage. Crocodiles belong to the clade…
Top 5 ways to unwind with a reef tour
If you’re looking for a top spot to relax, far away from city crowds and office desks, the Hinchinbrook Channel near Cardwell is one of the best in Queensland. Port of Call skipper Annette Swaine lives…
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Attention travellers: Are you looking for a Fraser Island adventure?
IT'S NO secret that Fraser Island is one of Australia's top tourist destinations, and as such the world's largest sand island is well-advertised across the world for adventure. But…
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Why hold world-class white water rafting championships at Tully?
Watching all the adrenalin pumping action on the first day of the 2018 Pre-World White Water Rafting Championship on 11 May was certainly a highlight of my five-week house-sitting…
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Captain James Cook was swiftly demoted to second rank in my eyes when I discovered a long-lost love, Olivetti, at the Agnes Water Museum. Despite Captain Cook’s notable achievements in charting Newfoundland and leading…
Pure Spirit of adventure on the waves
For a landlubber more used to hoofing it across cow paddocks than sailing, when 'Captain Awesome' spoke of jibing, I thought he was into dancing. You know, jiving! That’s the international ballroom…
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Discovery Festival: Rock Around The Croc
When the 2017 Discovery Festival at Cooktown kicked off, even the wildlife put on a stunning show to welcome the deluge of visitors.
Spotted on a bank of the Annan River just south of the town in Far…
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Aussie coins gold dust on Fanning Island, Kiribati
Three Aussie dollars in return for singing a song had a young lad on Fanning Island thinking he was rich. Seeing him grin from ear to ear as he showed the booty to his mates was one of the…
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Discover Cooktown in Far North Queensland
There's no shortage of things to do at Cooktown where in 1770 James Cook landed after his ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef. The old adage "Seen one rainforest, seen ém all" certainly doesn't…
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Discovering New Norcia
If tourist brochures suggest staying at Margaret River you can bet hubby will want to book at Yallingup, a stone's throw up the road. Doing the tourist thing or mingling with crowds is not his idea of a relaxing holiday…
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Pristine chambers beneath the earth
Mammoth Cave, a 15-minute drive south of Margaret River, is a natural time capsule and home to ancient fossil remains of extinct animals. Nearby are Lake Cave and Jewel Cave but we chose Mammoth Cave…
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse welcomes our soldiers home Tears welled as I imagined how the young soldiers must have felt when the light from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse came into view as they returned from Gallipoli following the tragic World War…
Walk among the tingle trees
If only trees could talk. Imagine the tales the ancient giant tingle trees in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park could tell. King Charles I of England, who ruled from 1625 to 1649, was a pup about the time many…
Remembering the Titanic
It was difficult to imagine tonight what must have been going through the minds of people on board the Titanic on that fateful night on April 14/15 exactly 100 years ago. Sitting in my cabin at 11.40 pm tonight as…
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