Tree Kangaroos at Lumholtz Lodge

We look forward to returning to Lumholtz Lodge after visiting a few years before. During our last visit, we met Geoffrey the adorable tree kangaroo made famous by photographers and wildlife publications from around the […]

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Lady Musgrave Island – Camping, Turtles, Seabirds and Snorkeling

Lady Musgrave Island appears in front of us after 2 hours of steaming into the open ocean on our boat the Lady Musgrave Experience. A sheltered blue lagoon so clear the reefs and fish are […]

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Agnes Water – Beaches, Turtles, Kangaroos and Sunrises

The twin coastal towns of 1770 and Agnes Water sit within 6 km of each other on the Discovery Coast  and are the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Lady Musgrave Island.  Agnes […]

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Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

During the annual migration, it’s whales galore in Hervey Bay. Baby whales show off, whales mug our boat, blue oceans, perfect weather, a room with a view, mouth-watering food and ice-cold cocktails on the harbour […]

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Camping with Platypus at Eungella

As the mist shrouds the rainforest we set our tent up on the edge of Broken River in Eungella National Park. Nestled among lush ferns and towering palms our tent faces out to a platypus […]

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Percula Clownfish on his anemone

Whitsundays Camping Tips

Camping is available on many of the islands in the Whitsundays. Some are more popular with backpackers, day-trippers and groups. Some are less known, remote and romantic. We camped on Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, […]

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Whales breach during our boat transfer to Shute Harbour

Camping on Whitehaven Beach

Our day on Whitehaven Beach starts with a 50-metre walk from our tent, across soft white sand to the azure ocean where we snorkel on the little coral reef in our search for Nemo. After […]

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Baby Loggerhead Turtle

Turtles at Cape Hillsborough National Park

The sandy beaches of Cape Hillsborough National Park is one area in the Mackay region where marine turtles come ashore and look for a suitable site to lay their precious eggs. Flatback Turtles are the […]

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Platypus at Broken River Eungella

Eungella Platypus

Eungella National Park is a 90-minute drive west of Mackay, Queensland. The drive is through the picturesque Pioneer Valley and along a winding road up the mountain range to the little township of Eungella, which […]

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Fraser Island sunrise

Camping on Fraser Island

Blue skies, sandy white beaches, ancient rainforests and moonlit nights listening to the haunting howl of dingoes – we are camping on Fraser Island, a world heritage site and the world’s largest sand island. Aborigines […]

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Fraser Island Camping Tips

Fraser Island Barges have two ferries that depart from River Heads which is about 20 minutes out of Hervey Bay. One lands on the island at Wanggoolba Creek and the other at Kingfisher Bay. The […]

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Kangaroo on the beach sunrise Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough with the Kangaroos

Orange, purple, red and yellow hues erupt from the horizon to reflect on the shore of Cape Hillsborough. Two Eastern Grey Kangaroos are silhouetted along the water’s edge. They hop away into the distance when […]

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Cassowary dad and his 12 week old chick

Cassowaries at Cassowary House

Cassowary House is the regular haunt of Dad and Missy, two endangered Cassowaries. Nestled in the rainforest on Black Mountain Road Kuranda, Cassowary House offers a rare chance to see these beautiful birds up close […]

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Magnetic Island – Koalas, Beaches and Sunsets

Turquoise oceans, granite boulders plunging into the sea, hidden bays wait to be explored and koalas munch on eucalyptus leaves. We are on Magnetic Island, a world heritage listed island with more than half of […]

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