Queensland Ancient Rainforests: Springbrook

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Springbrook National Park, Queensland, Australia UNESCO, Gondwana World Heritage Site I first experienced Springbrook Rainforests while touring the historic Government House in Brisbane. A painting by Australian artist, William Robinson, captured my imagination and I decided that I had to … Read More

Queensland Rainforests: D’Aguilar National Park

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D’Aguilar National Park, Queensland, Australia The rainforests of Queensland are the largest subtropical rainforests on earth. D’Aguilar National Forest is only a 30 minute drive from Brisbane and yet the forest is an entirely different, wild-jungle world of tropical vines, … Read More

Life Down Under: Kondalilla Falls

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Kondalilla Falls National Park Only 100 km north of Brisbane is a subtropical rainforest filled with eucalyptus trees and waterfalls. Kondalilla Falls rainforest is our first Australian rainforest hike. I’m eager to see how southern, subtropical rainforests compare to the … Read More

Life Down Under: Lady Musgrave Island

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Life Down Under: Lady Musgrave Island, Queensland The Great Barrier Reef My family’s adventures at the Great Barrier Reef include a brief visit to  Lady Musgrave Island (an uninhabited island in the middle of the Coral Sea). The island is … Read More

Life Down Under: Straddie Island

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Life Down Under: Straddie Island Below: Frenchman’s Beach Life Down Under: Straddie Island, Mix Hart 2017 North Stradbroke “Straddie” Island (Minjerribah) is one of my favourite places on Earth to date. Somehow, it has managed to preserve its wildness and … Read More

Life Down Under: Great Barrier Reef

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Life Down Under: Great Barrier Reef Above: The reef at low tide, with Lady Musgrave Island in the distance: top of coral adapted to withstand air and sun for several hours each day. The Great Barrier Reef (GBR), one of … Read More

Life Down Under: Surf Sisters

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 Life Down Under: Surf Sisters Cylinder Beach, Mooloomba  Minjerribah, Queensland This weekend we took the train from Brisbane to a ferry bound for Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)—rumoured to have the best surfing in Queensland.  *I prefer the aboriginal names for … Read More