Best things to do in Brisbane in summer
Summer is a slow awakening in Brisbane. After the indulgences of Christmas and New Year the city shakes off its hangover and the events calendar slowly springs back into life...
Places in Queensland
The Whitsunday group of islands off the northeast Queensland coast is, as the cliché goes, a tropical paradise. The 74 islands that make up this arresting archipelago are really the tips of mountain tops jutting out from the Coral Sea, and from their sandy fringes the ocean spreads towards the horizon in beautiful shades of crystal, aqua, blue and indigo.
The world has a different tint out here: the east coast’s green cloud-tipped mountains and sugarcane fields give way to a flat, red dust–coated landscape of sweeping grass plains, scrubby forest and mangroves engraved by an intricate network of seasonal rivers and croc-filled tidal creeks that drain into the Gulf of Carpentaria.
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48 hours in Brisbane
It seems odd that Brisbane – Australia’s third-largest city and the Queensland state capital – could readily be described as ‘undiscovered’. But as the 2.24 million residents attest, this is precisely the case...
Australia's best food experiences: state by state
For a nation so long wed to the pale culinary shadow of the English Sunday dinner (meat and three vegetables, anyone?) Australia has come a long way...
Ultimate Australian weekend escapes
Australians spend more than AU$51 billion on domestic travel every year and the latest stats from Tourism Australia suggest Aussies are trading long languid holidays for shorter stays focussed on making the most of a ...
Travelling with kids on Queensland's Capricorn Coast
I’ve twice felt the irresistible pull of Queensland’s Capricorn Coast. On my first trip I played the backpacker fool 10 years too old for sweet-smelling dorm rooms but hanging on to my youth all the same...