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Brew-tastic: Queensland’s best craft beers revealed

If you thought Queensland was just a one beer state, you’re way ‘off tap’. The amber ale revolution continues to grip the nation, and Queensland beer expert Matt Kirkegaard reckons the sunshine state can lay claim to the fastest growth of craft beer in Australia. Although Matt can’t correlate the relationship between pale ales and […]

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Silver Link to Ayr

After leaving Bowen we travelled north to Ayr the weather getting warmer the further north we travelled. We crossed the Burdekin River by the Silver Link Bridge, a joint rail and road bridge, and found our way to BIG4 Ayr Silver Link caravan village, an attractive pleasant site full of bird song and within waking […]

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Tropical Townsville

We were looking forward to visiting Townsville as this the home of Reef HQ which houses the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. Ben had visited during his ‘Best Job’ time and told us how exciting he had found it. Our hosts for the stay in Townsville were BIG4 Walkabout Palms, a popular park on the […]

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Marine debris – ‘minimising our impact’

The Best Expedition in the World is looking at all aspects of the Great Barrier Reef; how we manage it, how we use it and how we protect it. Teaching future generations about life under the water gives them something to relate to and something to respect and treasure. The work that organisations such at […]

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The Ghosts of Charters Towers

Gold was discovered in Charters Towers in 1871 by an Aboriginal horseboy, Jupiter, who was travelling with prospectors looking for gold. He came across it by chance whilst rounding up their horses which had bolted in fright during a thunderstorm. This find was the beginning of a huge influx of gold miners and associated businesses […]

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Magical Magnetic!

After leaving Charters Towers we drove the Apollo back to Townsville and spent a couple of nights at BIG4 Townsville Woodlands Holiday Park, a great location north of the town, where in the evening we sat and listened to the music of a great guitarist and singer Phil, who played a wide range of popular […]

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Today Show and diving the S.S. Yongala

Had a particularly busy week in Townsville so I’m only just getting around to writing and posting this blog I’m afraid! Cameron Williams and the team from Channel Nine’s Today Show headed up to tropical north Queensland to join me on a rather incredible dive. That of the S.S. Yongala. During Best Job I was […]

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Australian/Italian Festival at Ingham

Ingham has a large Italian population, in fact more than 50% are of Italian descent, the first of whom came to Australia in the 1890s to work in the sugar cane industry. Today some of their descendants are still involved with sugar cane but there are many other Italian businesses that have grown up in […]

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Sailing Magnetic Island

It’s really windy. Not just gusts, we’re talking howling winds. The sun is shining, the sky is crystal clear and the water is sparkling blue. It’s pure paradise – except the palm trees are on a slightly unnatural lean and my hair looks like I have walked through a bush backwards. Normally this wouldn’t bother […]

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