Articles by red-maverick

Mossman Gorge. Beauty, wonder and danger, in equal measure

The beautiful Mossman Gorge. Mighty river, clean, cool. Stunning and exhilarating rain forest. Dangerous plants for the na├»ve. Do the indigenous tour if possible. Looking downstream. Churning rapids. Wonderful and safe pathways to explore. Everything is so beautiful. Every tree so wonderous. Such diversity of plants. The rainforest version of…

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Port Douglas. Good food, good golf, lush nature

Our breakfast cafe. Just stay away from the edge of the water. More views and building in crocodile territory. The lush golf course looking great after recent rains. Plenty of others spots to dine, in the main drag and down at the marina. And this time of the year best…

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Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas

Great for walk, so scenic. But take your chances with crocodiles, not! Local advice, do not swim here. There were some hardy souls, and kite-surfers who braved the conditions. Or their ignorance was their bliss. Looking north on Four Mile Beach. It is an interesting scenario on these beaches. So…

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Far North Queensland – Cairns Region

The beautiful rainforest area of far north Queensland. If you are near Cairns, best to do the Sky Rail trip up to and back from the lovely village of Kuranda. If you do, you will be rewarded by some of these views. And this is Winter! Such a contrast even…

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Yamba, NSW

A mecca for the surfers. So many great waves and a regular swell it seems. Great fishing. Rock hopping. So much fun to see the ocean crashing over the waves. A very impressive little village. I imagine it gets busy in the school holidays and summer though! Best to go…

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Lightning Ridge, NSW

Such an interesting place. Mines, sunsets, art galleries (above and below ground), thermal pool open all hours, nice cafes, warm and comfortable temperatures in late Autumn. A recommended stop for a few days. Love watching the sunset on the open plains. Get a nice seat, a cool drink, and sit…

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Rainbow Beach, Queensland

A reward for getting up early. Seeing the sun rise on Rainbow Beach. Look south toward Noosa Heads. Beautiful. The beach that is a road too. For the 4WD enthusiasts. For those who just love a beautiful place. Expansive. Serene. Colourful. And nearby is the many waterways, more protected, of…

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Melbourne. From the west

I grew up in the north east of Melbourne. Not need the ocean or the beach. Never knew this view. Nice to see this different perspective. A growing and expanding city. The Dandenongs further to the east. the large Port Phiilip Bay. My home town. The western suburbs becoming gentrified….

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