Australia is a bloody big country

Marty and I have travelled around Australia.  Not in one long drive, but a bit here and a bit there, mostly in Queensland because that is where we live. We’ve lived in Perth the Capital of Western Australia, but those were pre-blogging and pre-digital days so the photographic proof is sketchy to non-existent. Landing there […]

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Best of 2015 Travel at Budget Travel Talk

Best New Travel Experience In 2015 we added a brand new Coromal Caravan to the Budget Travel Talk arsenal. This photo was taken at our first free camp at Notch Point Queensland.  Years ago we purchased an old van without amenities to see if we liked the lifestyle.  We did, but decided we needed to be self-sufficient […]

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Dickson Inlet from the Deck of the Lady Douglas

We were guests on board the Lady Douglas, a purpose built riverboat, reminiscent of the smaller of the Murray River paddle steamers in Victoria and New South Wales.  But we’d swapped the muddy Murray for the tropical mangroves of Dickson Inlet in Port Douglas, North Queensland. Dickson Inlet looking out to sea. Water is our element […]

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Trinity Beach and Beyond in Tropical North Queensland

Imagine. Absorbing the sights and sounds of a world heritage rainforest, or stalking Nemo through a myriad of brilliant coral formations, or best of all spending quality time just wiggling your toes into golden sand at Trinity Beach and beyond.   This is Tropical North Queensland. Cairns City sits at the corner of the Coral […]

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Ten Reasons to Escape Townsville and drive North to Lucinda

1.Pineapple Farms near Rollingstone. Pineapples are one of the 3 Big Crops grown in the north.  On the trip north from Townsville at the 54km mark near Rollingstone both pineapples and sugar cane crops make an appearance and later on Bananas join the scene. The crimson tops of the pineapple plants when viewed en-masse are […]

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Skyrail Connects Kuranda to the Coral Sea in Tropical North Queensland

We will be heading to the tropical north of Queensland next week so I decided to look at previous posts we’ve done from that exciting part of the world.  There was the one about the iconic Kuranda Railway All Aboard and the three walks in Kuranda, but where was the one about the cable car that connects Cairns and […]

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Get your Hoi Polloi on in Denham Lane Townsville

I am a sucker for ambience. Well who isn’t?  But it has to be the right kind of ambience and I like the brand that Hoi Polloi Coffee Shop dishes up.  The shop is at the Denham Lane or back entrance of Agora House (1910) which fronts Flinders Street East. If you took our table […]

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About Townsville and the feetonmyhometown Instagram Challenge Religion

Fairlie, aka Alison from Feet on Foreign Lands is a very interesting lady.  I love the way she story tells on her blog and her quirky views on things.  Anyway she is having an Instagram Challenge this month called #feetonmyhometown. I’ve not been About Townsville for the first ten days of the month, but now […]

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Coffee and Cake time at Seven Gold Coast Cafes

I was on the Gold Coast in Sunny Queensland attending my first Problogger Conference at the Royal Pines Resort.  The two full-on days of  inspirational speakers*, partying, blogger meet-ups and tantalising food were over in a nano-second and I found myself rejoining Marty and our caravan at nearby Miami Beach. The Gold coast is Queensland’s […]

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St Lawrence Wetlands Kangaroos and History

Arriving at St. Lawrence just before sunset works perfectly for viewing of the wetlands located behind the Recreation Area. Dawn and dusk are the best times for Kangaroo viewing and photography. Despite having driven past the turn off many times on trips from Townsville to Brisbane, we had not investigated the town previously. This time […]

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