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Luxury stay at Spicers Peak Lodge in Maryvale, Queensland

Four courses into our seven-course degustation dinner, I begin to struggle. So far, we have had a dish consisting of celeriac with mushroom, another made of veal tongue with whey shallots and parsnip and a salmon dish with black sesame, watercress and creme fraîche, otherwise known as soured cream withRead More…


Touring the countryside of Queensland’s Scenic Ri,

I make the conscious decision to smell the lavender growing in the garden, touch the soft rose petals in the bush beside me and listen to the birds tweeting in the trees.To my surprise I start to feel myself welling up with emotion at the thought someone took the timeRead More…


Qantas Pathfinders Charity Flight to Longreach, Queensland

charity flightQANTAS is hosting a charity flight to Longreach in Queensland’s Outback to help raise money for deaf and blind children next month.Passengers on the September 7 flight , on Saturday will visit the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, see the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show at Kinnon &CoRead More…


Things to do on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

The Sunshine Coast’s most scenic walk stretches from the still waters of Bulcock Beach to the crashing surf on Caloundra Headland. It begins on the Bulcock Beach boardwalk with cafes and restaurants on one side and peaceful views of Bulcock Beach, Bribie Island and Pumicestone Passage on the other.The pathwayRead More…


Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival in Queensland

a sandy gallopHORSE lovers can lap up some racing action on the beach at Mackay in Queensland next month in August. About 10000, people are expected to attend the 2013 Mackay Airport Beach Horse racing Festival, in which a series of races are held on the tidal flats against theRead More…


Palm Bay Hideaway resort on Long Island, Queensland

Previously a 5-star Peppers Resort frequented by celebrities, it is now under new management which allows guests to bring their own food and drink. The Resort still has the same private waterfront bungalows, bures and cabins, but guests can prepare their meals in the in-room kitchenettes or use the sharedRead More…


Exploring the culture, cuisine and coastline of north Queensland

Twisting misty mountain roads, dairy cattle luxuriating on lush green pastures, crashing waterfalls and rainforests that end abruptly on secluded little beaches, there’s nothing quite like the drive across the Atherton Tableland (pictured below) and back to Cairns via the Cassowary Coast.From Cairns, drive through the rainforest into the hinterlandRead More…


Airlie Beach main street upgrade set for September

The redevelopment of the town centre, which started late last year, is on track to be complete in early September.Half of the street is finished and work is continuing on the other side.When the $20 million revamp is complete the town will have a new streetscape more conducive to alRead More…


Take a tour of the Queensland Scenic Rim and Killarney with Cambanoora Co

I make the conscious decision to smell the lavender growing in the garden, touch the soft rose petals in the bush beside me and listen to the birds tweeting in the trees.To my surprise I start to feel myself welling up with emotion at the thought someone took the timeRead More…


Stepping into the ring in Fred Brophy’s Birdsville boxing tent

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Unfortunately for me, I AM one of those gladiators and the blood the crowd is likely to see is mine.I’m at Birdsville in the Queensland Outback, about to step into the ring in the famous Fred Brophy boxing tent.Why, I can’t quite remember except that it seemed like a goodRead More…


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