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Underwater classroom: Fish soup [Video]

You’ve seen them darting around the reef in large swarms in BBC’s Great Barrier Reef series, and perhaps, you’ve even encountered them yourself on a trip to the world’s greatest aquarium. You lucky bugger. While often ignored by many as “fish soup” creating a backdrop to bigger, more interesting stuff, anthias are one of the […]

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5 places to kayak on the Great Barrier Reef

In 2011, I embarked on the Best Expedition in the World, kayaking 1600 kilometres along the Great Barrier Reef, travelling through some the most beautiful coral reef systems in the world. There were days when the impossibly blue water teemed with life; turtles popping their head up every few minutes, humpback whales forcing their blowhole […]

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Why everyone should live on an island

It’s the best thing I EVER did. I moved to Magnetic Island for a whole winter. I couldn’t face another dismal, bone-chillingly cold winter in Melbourne – I wanted to feel the sun every day on my body and swim in the sea in July. This is what I learnt about island living, which might come in […]

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How to sail the Great Barrier Reef for free

If you’re convinced that sailing is solely the sport of kings and queens, the jet set and those with more money than sense, then think again. Getting out on the water to explore castaway islands, hidden beaches and experience the tranquil, tropical waters of the Queensland coast needn’t cost you much more than a little […]

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Jurassic Park: Discovering Hinchinbrook Island [video]

After winning the Matador Network Queensland TravelStoke competition a short while ago. I got sent out on a sponsored trip by Tourism Queensland to capture a story. There were many options of places to go and things to do. But eventually I decided on a sea kayaking trip around Hinchinbrook Island. I spoke to my […]

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10 Great Walks worth lacing your boots up for

Witnessing sunrise through the rainforest canopy, smelling gum trees through the morning mist, or unhooking yourself from a wait-a-while vine are all signs that you’re out there doing it; exploring the magnificent great outdoors. You don’t have to be a camper, rambler or trail runner to enjoy the secluded tracks and trails that criss-cross the […]

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6 yoga retreats just a hop, skip and stretch away

Apart from the health benefits, I can see three reasons to bend over backwards to get involved with yoga: 1. The potential to look like Miranda Kerr; 2. Half of the exercise is done lying down; and 3. It’s completely transportable. Roll up your mat and away you go. Finding your chakra is easy when […]

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24 stellar images to give you Queensland wanderlust

So you’re over the annual family stampede to your Aunties for the Christmas holidays and you’ve made the resolution to travel more in 2014. Good for you. But if your plans haven’t progressed past your post-champagne epiphany, you need more inspiration! We can help you get those bags packed with 24 Queensland Instagram images that […]

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