Best of Queensland

Home to the Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforests and some of Australia’s best beaches. There are way too many experiences in Queensland to fit on your bucket list. The Sunshine State is so large you could travel around for years and not see it all. Here are some inspiring ideas to get you started.

Heron Island

8 Things To Do On Heron Island

At the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, about 80km east of Gladstone, which is an hour’s flight north of Brisbane, there’s a little island of natural wonders - Heron Island. This 800-metre-long coral cay ringed by silica-white sand and surrounded by a fringing reef and the turquoise Coral...
Cafes Brisbane

10 best cafes in Brisbane and beyond

It’s one of life’s simple pleasures and a very personal take on a popular drink, but a good cup of coffee can make or break my day. Like many Queenslanders, I’ve developed a taste for well-brewed coffee and I don’t like to settle for second best. These are my picks...
heron island turtles

Heron Island Resort

As an animal lover, I like to combine a relaxing vacation with some form of animal interaction. In recent times, I've snorkelled with whales in Tonga, been face to face with Proboscis monkeys in Sabah, seen the orangutans in Borneo and have been whale watching in Alaska, Canada and...
atherton tablelands
Head inland from Cairns and discover the many attractions of the Atherton Tablelands, where the climate is cooler and there are interesting and quirky villages and towns to explore. Here are the best things to do on the Atherton Tablelands. While there are a number of things to do in Cairns,...
lizard island

28 Queensland Islands

Tropical rainforests, beautiful beaches, the best climate in the country and the Great Barrier Reef are some of the reasons we all love Queensland. As Australia’s Sunshine State is also best known for its islands, it’s only fitting we keep track of as many as we can. Here’s my...
queensland frog
Without a doubt, frogs are one of my favourite animals and I’m quite convinced I’m not on my own when it comes to liking frogs. Queensland frogs come in different sizes and colours. There are big frogs and tiny frogs, smooth frogs and warty frogs. Where do frogs live? Frogs live on...