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Camping in Chillagoe

Camping in Chillagoe   The 'winter of camping' continued last week with a one-night stay in Chillagoe. It's an amazing place to visit, so I thoroughly recommend it to anybody who hasn't been. Located in outback Queensland, the drive from Port Douglas takes about 2hr40 if you don't stop, so we left at about 9am.… Continue reading Camping in Chillagoe

regeneration walk at downfall creek, lake tinaroo
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Camping at Lake Tinaroo

Camping at Lake Tinaroo   Well I've been pretty absent from my blog for some time because there just hasn't been much going on. However campsites reopened a few weeks ago in Queensland, and with extra time on my hands I have dubbed winter 2020 the winter of camping. It kicked off two weeks ago… Continue reading Camping at Lake Tinaroo

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A Day in the Daintree

A Day in the Daintree Shortly before Australia went into Lockdown, I had a friend from England staying with me for a week, so I just had to take her to the Daintree Rainforest along with Conor. You may have seen my previous post: 'A lovely day at Cape Tribulation', however there is so much… Continue reading A Day in the Daintree

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Sailaway Sunset Cruise Port Douglas

Sailaway Sunset Cruise Port Douglas   Earlier this month, before the Coronavirus pandemic got quite so out of hand, I was lucky enough to go on a sunset cruise with Sailaway, along with my friend Izzy who was visiting from the UK. Having previously enjoyed Sailaway's outer reef day trip, I already knew that they… Continue reading Sailaway Sunset Cruise Port Douglas

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Plot Twist – Port Douglas Staycation

Plot Twist - Port Douglas Staycation With two weeks off work, Conor and I had been planning a camping trip for some time, even purchasing an awesome new tent, second awning for the car, and a huge esky. However, disaster struck and our car radiator developed a leak. There was no chance of repairing the… Continue reading Plot Twist – Port Douglas Staycation

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Camping by the Mitchell River

Camping by the Mitchell River Earlier this week, Conor and I set off with a few friends for a 2-night camping trip. We headed to a remote bush camping area on the banks of the Mitchell River, close to Cooktown Crossing, approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Port Douglas. After stopping for an obligatory beverage at… Continue reading Camping by the Mitchell River

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Christmas Plans 2019

Christmas Plans 2019 It's that time of year again! In England Christmas was easily my favourite time of the year, however when you're abroad it's a struggle to enjoy it quite as much. It's hard to feel Christmassy in a place that doesn't embrace the festive season in the same way, and where Christmas is… Continue reading Christmas Plans 2019

kuranda scenic rail, freshwater station
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Riding the Scenic Rail & Skyrail to Kuranda and back

Riding the Scenic Rail & Skyrail to Kuranda and back This week Conor and I decided to do two things that we had wanted to do for ages: the Kuranda Scenic Rail and the Skyrail. The scenic rail runs from Cairns to Kuranda and back, or you can do what we did and hop on… Continue reading Riding the Scenic Rail & Skyrail to Kuranda and back