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Kingaroy

Where have we been

  We set off on our greatest ever adventure on the 18th December 2015.  Travelling around Australia is something we nearly did about over a decade ago, before the children were born.  We had gotten to the 'resign' stage but were needed at work so we stayed and always looked back wishing we'd done it. In January 2015 all the planets...

Longreach

Longreach was gazetted in 1887 and is named after the "long reach" of the nearby Thomson River. Population of around 3,200 in 2011. The major attractions are the Australian Stockmans hall of Fame (Opened in 1988 by Queen Elizabeth II), the Qantas Founders Outback Museum, Longreach School of Distance Education (LSDA) and Kinnon & Co. Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame Lachie...

Winton

Winton - the Dinosaur Capital of Australia The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Natural History Museum (24km from Winton) is a non-profit organisation that has accumulated the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils in the world. The museum is divided into three sections - a Reception/Cafe area and Collections Room in the main building, and a separate Fossil Preparation laboratory around 500 metres away....

Best Local Libraries in Australia

We don't consider ourselves to be experts when it comes to libraries by any means. In fact the National Library in Canberra has more than 1,000 times as many books as the small libraries we have visited on our trip around Australia. However as parents of a 10 year old bookworm, and as high-demand users of Wifi, we seem to have spent a...

Townsville

When we woke up this morning we were planning to drive 3hrs west of Cairns to a little town called Chillagoe, famous for its wonderful caves, but we felt we'd spent enough time in Far North QLD and now it was time to head south.  So as we've done before, our plans changed over breakfast and we left Coconut...

Cooktown

We had originally planned to take the Bloomfield Track from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown, and it would have saved a lot of time. Unfortunately, one of the caravan wheels was locking up and although we had it booked in for a service when we got back to Cairns, it was currently in no condition to do the steep hills...

Daintree

We had only a few days in the Daintree and it really took us by surprise. Doing very little research on a place often allows this to happen, and our first surprise was the car ferry that crosses the Daintree River.  Only $26 return we thought was pretty reasonable even though it was a 5 minute trip. Lucky with the...

Innisfail

My mum has lived in Innisfail for about 12 years now so we're pretty familiar with this town and have always loved it. Located on the Cassowary Coast, Innisfail is probably best known for its Italian community of sugarcane and banana farmers, the preservation of its art-deco architecture, and Cyclone Larry which hit Innisfail in 2006. Nestled on the banks of the South...