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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There is life, till there isn’t

Sunset at the “Ridge” in NW NSW. The sun is there in the sky, until it isn’t. Life as we know it is present, until it isn’t. An aunt, forever in our lives, till she isn’t. Maybe, like the sun that sets yet its profound influence on us earthlings does…

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Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay, SE Queensland, Australia

Sunrise at Rainbow Beach, SE Queensland, Australia. About 90 minutes drive north from the Sunshine Coast in SE Queensland, you can visit the areas of Rainbow Beach, and back around the inlet to its west, Tin Can Bay. You can also drive along the beach from the north side of…

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Tambo, to Blackall, then Longreach, Queensland, Australia

Tambo Teddies. Shop closed this Sunday, alas, but the teddies are just great. Nice cafe next door for a stopover. Tambo a friendly and safe town. About 200km from Charleville to the south. Next stop Blackall. Famous for the black stump and historical wool processing. About 300km from Charleville to…

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