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Stories and Tips Queensland

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Magic Magnetic Island

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 05 Oct, 2010

Magnetic Island is situated off the coast near Townsville, km north of Brisbane and km south of Cairns. The island is only a twenty minute ferry ride from the mainland and as it has several "normal" settlements, not just tourist resorts, it's accessible by a…Read More


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Turtles, bats and beaches in Yeppoon

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 04 Oct, 2010

Yeppoon is a coastal resort town located on the Queensland coast just above the Tropic of Capricorn and about 40km from Rockhampton. It is also known as the gateway to the Great Keppel Island, for which ferries and tours depart from Rosslyn Bay, a…Read More


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Mining time wrap: Mt Morgan

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 04 Oct, 2010

Mt Morgan is an old mining town, located about 40km south-west of Rockhampton. Its prosperity was founded on, and then rose and fell with a huge open-cut gold and copper mine. The mine has been closed for thirty years now and the town is a…Read More


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Tropical Rocky

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 04 Oct, 2010

Rockhampton straddles the Tropic of Capricorn and is, thus, not only the main hub for the Capricorn Coast area of the southern Great Barrier Reef but also, technically, the beginning of Tropical Queensland: an area that stretches all the way north towards Cairns and further…Read More


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Toowoomba

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 24 Jul, 2010

As in Canada, it seems that the best experiences in Australia await us in the kind of places that people comment on in the manner of "you are going where???".We go to Toowoomba (don't you just love this sound as a town name) as this…Read More


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Part 5: A Perfect End to the Day on Bribie

Written by stomps on 18 Nov, 2006

This entry is a continuation of The Summit, Sugar Cane, and Beerwah.As we stood underneath Beerwah, I pointed out the track, with a few dots moving along it still. I wanted to take her to the base of the mountain, but we just didn't have…Read More


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Christmas on the Beach

Written by stomps on 17 Jul, 2006

Being from the Northern Hemisphere, I’m not exactly used to the idea of spending much time outside at all on Christmas Day. Granted, in 2004, it did snow on Christmas Eve in Houston, but generally, our weather is just disgusting—neither hot enough nor cold enough…Read More


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The Sunshine Coast of Queensland

Written by auskiwi on 21 May, 2002

The Sunshine Coast is approximately 1 1/2 hours north of Brisbane on a good day, if the traffic is bad expect to be on the road longer. This is a very popular destination, especially in summer. The coast has plenty to offer the everyone from sight…Read More


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The Gold Coast - Theme Parks and Beaches

Written by auskiwi on 20 May, 2002

We have been to the Gold Coast in Queensland on several occasions and have enjoyed ourselves everytime. We have been to the theme parks, visited large shopping malls, benn to beautiful white sandy beaches and hard great weather. The things to do and see on the…Read More


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Byron Bay - relaxation and beauty in one package

Written by auskiwi on 20 May, 2002

Byron Bay is a unique area and we love it. We have been there several times and never tire of it. It has become a compulsory stopover for us on the way up to Queensland. Here's some of the things I love about the place and…Read More


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