Category: Australia

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Flight Mode

Apart from the many flights, both domestic and international, that I have had over the years in the standard big jets, be they Boeing 707s, 727s, 747s,  767s or Airbus A330s and A380s, I...

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Just a little taste!

Finding ourselves with a little time on our hands on the way back home from a country wedding, we allowed ourselves a little indulgence in our long-time hobby of wine tasting. The two areas...

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Port Douglas

About an hour’s drive north of Cairns, up the Captain Cook Highway, on a promontory between Dickson Inlet and the Coral Sea, you will find my favourite Tropical North Queensland town – Port Douglas....

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Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail

One of the favourite tourist activities in the Cairns area is a visit to Kuranda Village in the hinterland, via the Kuranda Scenic Railway and/or the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. It is one of those attractions where the...

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Green Island, Great Barrier Reef

We’ve snorkelled and dived on the Great Barrier Reef before many times and it never ceases to thrill us to see the wonderful and varied coral and marine life. When we are immersed in...

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove is one of the Northern Beaches, about 20 minutes north of Cairns. Although there are some top class hotel and restaurants there, it hasn’t been ruined by development and retains a very...

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Tropical North Queensland

Far North Queensland is also known as the “Wet Tropics” in tourist signs and information. This is the area north of Cairns, the major tourist hub. We just spent a week there, based at Palm...

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Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort

Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort is situated in the hamlet of Moonambel, about 15 minutes out of Avoca and two hours from Melbourne. The location is blessed with magnificent views of surrounding valleys and mountain...