Posts Tagged ‘ Queensland ’

Only visit if you can swim

Aug 10th, 2020 | By

Unlike most museums this is one is underwater and, unless you are proficient in scuba or diving, you will be unable to visit it.

Saturday snippets: 7th of July 2018

Jul 7th, 2018 | By

Yorkshire is a small town north of London. That is one of many things that Adrian learnt this week The phrase was used on a TV show so it must be right!

Saturday snippets: 2nd June 2018

Jun 2nd, 2018 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

The Lake District, a new Bronte trail, the big Ramsagate festival and the arrival of Las Vegas in London to bring some pizzazz to the capital are some of Adrian’s thoughts this week.

What’s hot: April 2018

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel lets you in what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel industry this month

Saving the Great Barrier Reef

Dec 4th, 2017 | By
Great Barrier Reef

Initial results suggest that this concept is working meaning not only that it might be able to be used at other threatened reefs around the world but that visitors to Queensland will be able to enjoy the reef for years to come.

Saturday snippets: 14th October 2017

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

More tourists, more spending, smoking bans and new theme park attractions are just some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week

Saturday snippets: April 8th 2017

Apr 8th, 2017 | By

Tall ships in Greenwich, a pygmy tribe in Uganda and a possible reduction in the number of properties in Menorca are some stories capturing Adrian’s attention this week.

Where the experts holiday: Vic Quayle, travel author

Nov 19th, 2015 | By

Vic Quayle – author of Waltzing Matilda Around Australia: Adventure before Dementia – shares his travel highs and lows with Just About About Travel readers

What’s hot: October 2015

Oct 1st, 2015 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now

Bucket list ideas: the top three places to see in your lifetime

Sep 8th, 2015 | By

Travel bible, Lonely Planet, has selected the top three experiences that should be on your “bucket list”

Forget cross country skiing. Try melon skiing instead

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By

I could have been squelching – along with 18,000 other people – through 20 tonnes of melons last weekend if I had only known about it.

Encounter with a platypus

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

the highlight of this underwater attraction in Finch Hatton Gorge is a possible encounter with an Australian icon, the platypus – one of the world’s only egg-laying mammals.

More loggerheads than ever

Sep 10th, 2014 | By

Last season, as many as 350 rare loggerhead turtles came ashore onto beaches along Australia’s Southern Great Barrier Reef region to lay their eggs.

Our tips for 2014

Jan 28th, 2014 | By

Each year, Just about Travel asks its writers for their highlights and tips for the coming year. Because we are individuals just like all our readers, few ever agree with each other. That is partially because they get inspired by where they have been just like you do. In alphabetical order then, here are the destinations that our writers are tipping for this year as spots that you should seriously consider visiting,

Bats about jellyfish

Jan 24th, 2014 | By

The Australian state of Queensland is a holiday hotspot much favoured by Aussies who head there for a winter sun destination and by Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese who go there any time of the year. Apart from the sunshine, the beaches and the warmth, Queensland is known for being the state adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. Many also know of the oldest rain forest in the world – Daintree. But it is home to some other natural attractions that many visitors don’t know about.
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Celebrating the Daintree rainforest

Dec 9th, 2013 | By

Today, the Daintree rainforest in Australia’s state of Queensland celebrates the fact that for the last 25 years it has been a World Heritage Site.

Calling all cowboys and cockies!

Jun 14th, 2012 | By

Fuel up the 4WD and get ready, because Queensland’s outback is about to explode into a dirt busting riot of colour, cowboys, horse races and oddly enough, operas, as the state gears up for a calendar of events designed to put the best of the Aussie state’s country folk, and the beasts behind them, on show

Top 10 Queensland experiences

Jun 13th, 2012 | By

As Queensland week – seven days of celebration of the state’s separation from New South Wales – closes for another year, we asked our friends at Tourism Queensland for the ultimate Top 10 Queensland experiences

One size fits all in Australia: part two

May 17th, 2012 | By

Australia accommodates everyone’s idea of a perfect holiday, from four-year-olds to grannies, reports Pippa Jacks

Famous for fun

Nov 8th, 2011 | By

UPDATE: 11/11/2011 The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held in the Gold Coast making it the fifth time that an Australian city will have hosted the Games.This is the slogan for the Gold Coast

Where the experts holiday: Peter Danford

Nov 13th, 2010 | By

American Peter Danford owns and operates The China Guide – a Beijing based travel company specialising in custom private tours around China. The father of three who has travelled throughout Asia for over 20 years, spoke to CD Traveller about mysterious Myanmar, Mooloolaba and, of course, the Middle Kingdom

The Wizard of Oz

May 23rd, 2010 | By

Australia is known for more than just its famous exports: Fosters, XXXX and Neighbours. CD-Traveller gives you an overview of the land down under

Antipodean adventures for all ages

Mar 2nd, 2010 | By

Last month CD Traveller reader, T Fleetwood, wrote in for some recommendations on what fifty somethings should see and do Down Under. Always aiming to please, we asked the experts –Tourism Australia and Tourism New Zealand –for a few ideas. Here’s what they had to say…