Category: Queensland

Australia’s best camping spots

You have amazing, magical experiences camping that you just can’t get if you stay in motels. I’m one of those people who used to turn her nose up at camping. Too uncomfortable, not enough basic amenities (ie toilets), dirty, too many insects, and too uncomfortable. Yes, I know I said that twice, but really, camping …

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Where to find good travel information

How do you find out about a place that you’re visiting? The obvious place is visitors’/tourist centres, or on line. A number of places even have their own apps giving out information on what’s happening and what to see. Google “Sydney tourist information” and you get 30,200,000 hits. How helpful is this really?

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Australian beaches – the best in the world

In my enthusiasm for outback Australia, I sometimes forget why I choose to live near the beach. Of course there are all the usual reasons – sand, sea, surf and sun, which, paradoxically, are the very things some people hate about it. But it’s more than that. The beach makes me feel good.

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Adventure travel on Cape York’s Old Telegraph Track

This is what Doc and I get up to when we go out on adventures. This is from our trip to Cape York along the Old Telegraph Track. Palm Creek is the first crossing and probably the most difficult, at least it was when we were there in 2011. It’s only a couple of kilometres …

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It’s coming up to festival time in Outback Queensland

There are a lot of festivals coming up in outback Queensland. So many that it’s just impossible to get to them all, so I’ve been picking out the ones I want to go to. Planning for my solo outback trip is underway, and I’m speaking with somebody about sponsoring at least part of the trip. …

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We’re going on an adventure

“I love our adventures” I say to Doc when we’re travelling. Usually this means “We’re lost”, but that’s how we have our best adventures. We have a philosophy when we travel – be prepared, but don’t over plan. That means being flexible enough to take a detour on a whim, but prepared enough in case …

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