Driving to Cape York, what you should know before you go

Driving to Cape York, what you should know before you go

Cape York is a holy grail for many 4WD and off-road enthusiasts. We all want to get to the furthermost tip of Australia at least once in our lifetime. Driving to Cape York is a challenging experience considering corrugated roads, dust, remoteness, and other hazards. Being prepared for the trip is very important as it…

Queensland Travel Guide

Queensland Travel Guide

Basic information about Queensland Population: 5.1 million People per square km: 2.5 Cows & sheep per square km:  12 Number of islands: 1955 Longest river: Flinders River – 840km Most challenging road: Old Coach Road Famous pub: Birdsville Hotel Highest mountain: Mt Bartle Frere – 1622m Most remote Town: Birdsville Wettest place: Tully – 4300mm/year…

Laura Dance Festival – Quinkan Celebration of the World’s Oldest Living Culture

Laura Dance Festival – Quinkan Celebration of the World’s Oldest Living Culture

Laura Dance Festival is a Quinkan celebration of Aboriginal culture in Queensland, Australia. This spectacular festival that runs every second year offers locals and visitors the opportunity to engage with First Nation communities and learn about Australia’s rich and diverse history. With sacred dust swirling triumphantly from the sacred grounds at Ang-Gnarra, the Quinkan Laura…

Cape Hillsborough  – meet kangaroos on the beach

Cape Hillsborough – meet kangaroos on the beach

Description Cape Hillsborough National Park is one of the few places in Australia where you can meet kangaroos on the beach every morning. The park offers rainforest, eucalypt forest, beaches, headlands with hoop pines, and volcanic rock formations. On top of it, the sunrises are just amazing. Imagine yourself feeding a kangaroo at dusk while…

Eungella National Park – the best place to see platypus

Eungella National Park – the best place to see platypus

Description Eungella National Park is located at the end of Pioneer Valley, 86 km west of Mackay. It is a popular park for a weekend escape or a few days vacation. The park is located high above the surrounding plains where you have to take a windy road to climb to the top. Don’t worry,…

5 Best Dinosaur Attractions – follow Queensland Dinosaur Trail

5 Best Dinosaur Attractions – follow Queensland Dinosaur Trail

How much do you know about dinosaur history in Australia? In this post, we will take you on an ancient journey to follow the footsteps of the prehistoric creatures that once walked on this ancient land. Queensland has one of the best dinosaur attractions in the world where you can see to see a wide…

Tree of Knowledge, Capricorn Caves and the Town of 1770

Tree of Knowledge, Capricorn Caves and the Town of 1770

We left Mount Isa to complete the final part of our big loop.  If you missed our previous posts you can find them below: Barkly Homestead, Lake Moondarra, and Mount Isa Underground Hospital Lorella Springs Wilderness Park On the way back to Brisbane, we were planning to visit our friends in Rockhampton plus finally go…

Barkly Roadhouse and Mount Isa Underground Hospital

Barkly Roadhouse and Mount Isa Underground Hospital

In the first part of our trip, after visiting Lawn Hill National Park, Seven Emu Station and Lorella Springs we were ready to go back, but this time we took a different route. Our plan was to visit Heartbreak Hotel, Barkly Roadhouse, Lake Moondarra and Mount Isa Underground Hospital. Read about Lawn Hill National Park…

Bribie Island National Park – the perfect escape from Brisbane

Bribie Island National Park – the perfect escape from Brisbane

Description Bribie Island National Park is located on the east coast of Queensland, 38 km from Caboolture, 68 km from Caloundra, and 65 km from  Brisbane. The park is known mostly for 4WD driving and fishing.  You can explore open woodlands, fragrant paperbark wetlands, scrubby coastal heaths, and see the blooming wildflowers in spring and…

Birdsville to Poeppel Corner and huge Big Red sand dune

Birdsville to Poeppel Corner and huge Big Red sand dune

We arrived in Birdsville for two main reasons: celebrate Nissan’s 50th Anniversary of crossing the Simpson Desert and drive from Birdsville to Poeppel Corner. Read how we got to Birdsville (part 1) and why Nissan organised this event. We rested the first few days by attending Nissan workshops, lunching at the Birdsville Bakery, and drinking…