Cooktown Cuisine and Crocodiles – Cape York, Queensland

We were lurking in the cemetery (as one does), ducking around the headstones and under trees in a vain attempt to escape the sweeping drizzle. Another half hour and the secrets of the fascinating historical figures interred in the Cooktown cemetery – the Chinese community shrine, the strange saga of Mary Watson of Lizard Island, the identity of the ‘Normanby

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Favourite Place #4 – Troubridge Island, SA

Troubridge Lighthouse, Troubridge Island, South Australia

You’d think Troubridge Island and lighthouse would already be several years into a conservation program to preserve this unique South Australian heritage icon, but the SA State Government has different priorities.  The costly shrines to its self indulgence are in urban areas where the votes are, meaning this unique spot is at risk of being lost forever. Think I’m being a little melodramatic? The fine

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Hinchinbrook LITE or How we walked the Thorsborne Trail …

As Hinchinbrook Island virgins, the caravan park day cruise deal – $50 per person instead of the usual $99 – was mighty attractive!  Especially when it transpired that accomodation pick up and lunch was the only difference between the two tours … hell, even I can make a sandwich to save $49!  The package was really just a teaser for the

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Where Backpackers, Grey Nomads and School Holidaymakers meet in Queenslands Far North

I love the smell of diesel in the mornings.  And the morning diesel death rattle from the vehicles whose owners subscribe to the ‘I MUST start the engine AT LEAST 15 minutes before I want to go’school of thought is almost enough to drown out the shrieks of the Bush Stone Curlews that have run rampant through the last three caravan parks

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