Queensland

Beyond the coast of sunshine state

Covering nearly two million square kilometres, Queensland is home to a variety of experiences. Don’t be fooled by its title as the sunshine state; it’s not solely the coast of Queensland that demands a drive-by. Explore fascinating ghost towns in the shadows of its glowing red dunes this spring. We’re taking you to the outback! … Continued

Secrets of the Overlander’s Way

Queensland’s famed Overlander’s Way offers travellers a glimpse of the best that Australia’s Sunshine State has to offer. From island to outback, the trail is laden with timeworn treasures, charming tropical spectacles and red ochre landscapes. TOWNSVILLE TO CHARTERS TOWERS – 137 KILOMETRES Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville is the … Continued

Journey through tropical Queensland wilderness

Right at the tippy top of Queensland, way off the beaten path and well off the radar of most other travellers driving a lap of the country, Cape York is one of the most renowned four-wheel drive spots in Australia. North of the tourist traps of Cairns and Port Douglas, this is one of the … Continued

Stargazing in Queensland’s outback

What better time to stargaze than while road tripping through Australia’s glorious outback? Once you spend a night or two basking in the stillness of the night and waiting for that shooting star to cross the sky, you’ll feel more relaxed than ever. What to look for While following the Capricorn Way, it would be … Continued

Queensland’s inland delights

While most tourists flock to Queensland’s idyllic coasts in winter, there are just as many fantastic inland sights to explore. Emerald to Alpha Emerald is the mecca of industry in Queensland; a trading point for coal, gemstones, cotton, wheat, cattle, maize, sorghum, sunflowers and more. Spend the afternoon at Lake Maraboon, Queensland’s second largest lake, … Continued

Explore the Capricorn Way

Whisk the family away this winter to discover the geological mysteries and star-studded skies of Queensland’s Capricorn Way. The Capricorn Way is an iconic road trip; it will all at once teach you about Australia’s past, present and future. Prepare for fairly mild temperatures, ranging from around 10ºC at night to around 25ºC during the … Continued

Townsville’s must-dos

As winter creeps across the southern states, Townsville is the balmy oasis you’ve been dreaming of. Expect average June temperatures hovering in the mid 20s, idyllic beaches, natural marvels, grand architecture, and an enviable foodie scene that will have you saying, ‘Melbourne-Shmelbourne’. Whether you’re here for a night or a week, these are Townsville’s must-dos. … Continued

Secrets of the Great Inland Way

The sheer size and diversity of Australia is something you can’t truly appreciate until you’ve driven through it. This is especially true of inland regions, where the sparsely populated countryside holds onto some of Australia’s best-kept secrets. You can discover some of them along the Great Inland Way. Sydney to Dubbo The Great Inland Way … Continued

Queensland’s gourmet delights

Queensland has for too long been glossed over in the gourmet stakes in favour of Melbourne’s café scene, or South Australia’s wine regions. But Australia’s Sunshine State is far from just a pretty face – when it comes to delicious and wonderfully diverse delicacies, Queensland is a quiet achiever with world-class dining and drinking destinations … Continued

Roads less travelled on the Country Way

Australia, the island continent with an arid centre, has always been partly defined by the relationship between its inland areas and its coasts. Indigenous people flourished for millennia across the country, but colonists initially clung to the edges of the landmass like their lives depended on it – which they did, since the ocean was … Continued

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