Couchsurfing: it is more than just free accommodation

So I recently signed up for Couchsurfing, have already hosted twice…and I love it! For those of you who don’t know, Couchsurfing is a way you can find accommodation whilst travelling, for FREE. The idea is that, instead of exchanging money, you have a cultural exchange. For example you could show your guest around your…

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…

Bundaberg Heritage Museums

Bundaberg boasts a huge amount of heritage complimented by their historical societies, museums and factories. The Hinkler House and Hall of Aviation, Historical Museum and Fairymead House are all in the same complex as the Botanic Gardens, while the Bundaberg Barrel, Sugar Mill and Distillery are all in the same area. This makes a day…

RACQ 150 Must Do’s in Queensland

Check out these 150 things to see and do in Queensland! Agnes Waters/1770 Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks Airlie Beach Lagoon Annual Stockman’s Challenge, Campdraft and Rodeo Artesian Country Tour Australia Zoo Australia’s Country Way Scenic Drive Australian Camp Oven Festival Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and QANTAS Founders Museum Barramundi Fishing, Atherton…

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…

Get Your Greek On: Townsville’s Greek Festival

Experience a combination of Greek music, food and entertainment at Townsville’s cultural Greek Fest. A FREE community event held annually at Townsville’s Riverway Park. What’s On? Children’s rides Food and drink Main stage entertainment Marketplace (Agora) Enjoy a bunch of children’s rides in the Village Green, stay entertained with cultural dancing and singing on the…

Lest We Forget: Northern Queensland War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Cairns This sandstone monument, topped by a life-sized infantry soldier, is dedicated to WWI. Mt Isa The Mount Isa war memorial lists service people from WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War and…

Lest We Forget: Central Queensland War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Gladstone This monument at ANZAC Park is dedicated to those who lost their lives from the South African War, WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War and many more. A statue of a…

Lest We Forget: Fraser Coast War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Bundaberg This red granite monument and life-sized marble soldier is dedicated to the locals who lost their lives during the South Africa War and WWI. Additional plaques for later conflicts have…