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Atherton Tablelands - Wet Tropics

May 20 – 28th

We’d cut short a couple of proposed stays at some locations, so had the luxury of some quality time to spend in the Atherton Tablelands – 8 nights to indulge in waterfalls, rainforests, cheese and chocolate factories, plentiful farm produce et al. 2,682 more words


Release Day!

Release days never get old and I’m so excited to let my Aussie and New Zealand readers know that Burning Fields is hitting the bookstore and e-book shelves today! 357 more words


“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”

– Georges Duhamel, The Heart’s Domain

Cairns is the centre of Far North Queensland and is where the JCU Cairns campus is based.

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Student Posts

Carolyn Reimann: Hinchinbrook Island

Hinchinbrook Island, anyone driving on the Bruce Highway between Townsville and Cairns has seen this massive island across the ocean. After 5 years of passing it in my travels back and forth, I finally visited the island itself, by undertaking a 4-day trek of the Thorsborne Trail. 640 more words

Student Posts

Huge financial sustainability challenges for Qld’s remote Indigenous councils

Queensland’s remote Indigenous councils are facing huge financial sustainability challenges, with the councils typically running large operating deficits, averaging nearly 20 percent of revenue, and running down their asset base to survive (see figure below), according to the… 370 more words


Juvenile Cassowary visiting

Just before dark yesterday, we had an unexpected visitor: a juvenile cassowary emerged from the the forest,  near our veranda. It has probably walked along the creek in search of fallen fruits, mushrooms and, if it is lucky,  the occasional frog.  84 more words


Behind the Story: Monica McCabe

Today I’m delighted to introduce you to the fabulous Monica McCabe. Adventuring is in Monica McCabe’s blood. She’s addicted to travel, National Parks, & exploring new places and mysterious locales. 781 more words