Queensland

Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour

We all remember the giddy anticipation of a childhood summer trip – that sense of the holidays as a tantalising gift, just waiting to be unwrapped. For generations of Sydney kids, a road trip to Queensland has been a thrilling rite of passage, with the legendary Pacific Coast Drive topping the list for many travellers. … Continued

Kingscliff’s tropical charms

Sun, surf and sand – it’s what everyone looks for in a summer holiday. While the Gold Coast is famous for its astounding beaches, there’s even more to the region than what first meets the eye. Step away from the hum of the lively city straight into emerald seas at Kingscliff! On the far north … Continued

Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island

If conquering the slippery sands of Fraser Island sounds like fun, then plan your trip north this summer for a four-wheel driving adventure you’ll never forget. Fraser Island is made entirely of sand that blew across from New South Wales (a long, long time ago), and now that sand – plus the island’s 24 lakes … Continued

Summer on the Fraser Coast

The wonders of the Fraser Coast are, of course, far too many to list here, but for a memorable weekend this summer, there are plenty of options to choose from, and all just a short drive away from Brisbane. Take the family on a four-wheel tour of the island, or join a four-wheel driving group … Continued

Gladstone

Make the most of spring this year with a visit to Gladstone, a tranquil alternative to the busier tourist cities that line Queensland’s southern coast. Spend an afternoon snorkelling or diving in the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef, where a captivating world of colour and wonder awaits, or warm up with a stroll … Continued

Camooweal

Spring is the perfect time to visit the Camooweal Caves, an impressive network of secret caverns below the Barkly Tablelands. The caves formed more than 500 million years ago, when shallow seas and moving water created a fascinating network of twisting tunnels and shafts through the earth. Numerous caves stretch for more than 70 metres, … Continued

Australia’s long-lost megafauna

In 2011, a genetic study led by the University of Copenhagen confirmed that Indigenous Australians were the first modern humans to leave Africa approximately 75,000 years ago. This means that today, Indigenous Australian culture is the oldest continuous culture on Earth. But what was Australia like all that time ago, and how has it changed … Continued

Gympie’s rich heritage

It’s not every day that you turn 150. But this year, Gympie, in Queensland’s south-east, is doing just that. It’s worth taking a look at the Mary River Valley region’s fascinating history, from its beginning as a central location for the Kabi Kabi people, to the late 1880s, when it became known as the ‘town … Continued

The Overlander’s Way

Beginning on ocean shores and ending in the outback, the Overlander’s Way presents some of Queensland’s many different faces in a matter of days. With fully sealed roads throughout the entire route, you’ll be skipping from beachfront Townsville to outback Queensland in a flash. The Overlander’s Way journey is broken up into seven sections, and … Continued

Hughenden to Richmond

Hughenden to Richmond Hughenden is in dinosaur country; the town and the whole Flinders Shire are situated on the edge of what used to be a vast prehistoric inland sea. Once home to many terrestrial dinosaurs and marine reptiles, Hughenden now houses the Flinders Discovery Centre, where you can meet Hughie, a seven-metre-tall muttaburrasaurus, along … Continued

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