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The Unique World-Class Attractions of St. George, Queensland

When we got to St. George, I was not a happy bunny. We’d been driving for six hours, and in that time the temperature had gone from shorts-and-shirt weather to pants-and-jumper weather, plus it was pouring. Then I saw a sign for ‘The Unique Egg: A Unique World Class Attraction’ and my mood started to […]

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Detour to Carnarvon Gorge

We met a French couple in Agnes Water who debated about whether or not to go to Carnarvon Gorge. She was insistent that they make the six-and-a-half hour drive inland because she’d heard it was something they shouldn’t miss. He was not convinced, but she was doing her best to change his mind. I have […]

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Fossicking in Central Queensland

Central Queensland is not quite the outback, but it’s a stark difference from the towns of the coast. Wikipedia describes it as ‘an ambiguous geographical division of Queensland,’ which seems dismissive but is technically accurate. The blues of the seemingly endless ocean were gone, swallowed up by dusty browns and greens as we moved inland. […]

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Crocodile Warnings in the Daintree Rainforest

“So has anyone actually been taken by a croc around here?” In retrospect it was a fairly inappropriate question, but I couldn’t help myself. This was Wonga Beach in Far North Queensland, and we were allegedly in croc territory. “Yep,” the owner of the caravan park said. “Woman was taken just up the road not […]

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Catsitting in Cairns

Squeak sat on the couch, curled into a ball. When we entered the house she barely lifted her head; I wasn’t sure if it was disinterest or if the physical movement was simply too much for her tiny muscles. Gellar gave off the illusion of being robust, but it was mainly an excess of white […]

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The Wild Cassowaries of Mission Beach

Cassowary Encounters at Mission Beach

Let’s talk about cassowaries for a minute. The endangered southern cassowary lives in Mission Beach, Queensland, about halfway between Townsville and Cairns. And if you’re not careful, they will mess you up. Well, according to the signs they will, and those signs are very convincing. There are no shortage of warnings that tourists should be […]

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