Many Tribes, One People: Bwgcolman

As the title of this post suggests, Great Palm Island is a product of 50 years worth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being forcibly removed from their country and segregated on Great Palm Island. From this atrocity the Bwgcolman people were born. When we talk about “Palm Island” we are talking about Great…

Backpacking Queensland: Get lost in The Caves

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! It’s been 12 months since I’ve posted in the “Backpacking Queensland” series, alot of things have happened in that time and this series what put on…

The Worldwide Adventure Game; No Muggles Allowed

Right now, wherever you are, there is a game being played right outside; a game the Average Joe or Muggle (as referred to by the community) has no idea even exists.. and nor did we until recently. No it isn’t street cricket or trick or treat, rather it is a game causing grown adults to feel like…

Former UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following sites have been delisted from the UNESCO World Heritage List, causing them to lose conservation funding and grants, and the title of holding a World Heritage Listed site. Even though these places have been delisted, you can still visit them. 1. Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman Now known as the Al Wusta Wildlife Reserve.…

A Walk Through Time: Undara Lava Tubes

I visited Undara during a geological field trip a few years back. I had no idea what to expect because I had never even heard of them before – how had I not?! Obviously I googled before I went and I learned that it was the largest known lava tube system in Australia; spanning over…

Showing Courtesy at World Heritage Sites

Every World Heritage site you visit will have general rules for your behaviour whilst visiting the site, but what is culturally appropriate and what is not? Respect Behaving appropriately at any World Heritage site all boils down to respect. Respect of the place and respect of the peoples. High levels of visitation, recreational activities, illegal…

Backpacking Queensland: Sail the Whitsundays

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! We continue our tour of the Queensland east coast, and make our way to the magnificent Whitsunday region encompassing the towns of Bowen, Proserpine, Cannonvale and…

Backpacking Queensland: Mini moke around Magnetic Island

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! 300 kms south of Cairns is our next stop on this backpacking adventure through Queensland, beautiful Townsville and nearby Magnetic Island. Townsville is home to one…

Backpacking Queensland: Explore the Great Barrier Reef

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! UNESCO world heritage site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is a must see on any Australian…

Must See South Burnett Natural Heritage

The South Burnett is arguably one of the most beautiful places in Queensland. Located a short drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast where forests, farmland, creeks and the beautiful green hilly countryside is common. There is a lot of heritage to see here, both natural and cultural, as well as a ton of places…

Archaeological Sites Used in Entertainment

Abu Simbel Temple, Egypt in The Mummy Returns Al Khazneh, Jordan in Indiana Jones: the last crusade Alnwick Castle, England in Harry Potter Dubrovnik, Croatia in Game of Thrones Hadrian’s Wall, England in Robin Hood: the prince of thieves   Ouarzazate, Morocco in Gladiator Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), Bhutan in Batman Begins Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland…

Fraser Island: Camping vs Resort Stay

There are several options to consider when staying at Fraser Island; from camping sea-side on the beach front camping grounds, to rental houses, to resort style accommodation. Camping When considering camping at Fraser Island remember that you aren’t just a drive to the shop if you forget something. Due to the barge only access to…