Queensland Links

Queensland Flag What would locals like others know about Queensland? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesNational parks neglecting conservation to focus on visitors, Queensland study findsPark funding goes to tourists over environment – James Cook University$4 million budget boost for Indigenous tourismTourism operator’s Adani concernsDigging into Adani – 4 cornersClimate change damage …

Brisbane

Photos: Brisbane City Council, ‘Superorganism’ (2021) by Esem Projects (Some rights reserved) Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 3 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kBCYs5yvbmxZQc8ZA Stray Observations Brisbane has more species of plants, …

Maryborough, Queensland

Photo: Denisbin, Post office (Some rights reserved) Maryborough is a city  in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located on the Mary River, about 255 kilometers (160 miles) north of the state capital, Brisbane. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/tRjhBHpoLGnTbkBh9 Elsewhere on the Webqueenslandplaces.com.au Videos Is Maryborough’s Cistern Chapel the best public toilet in Australia? – ABC …

K’Gari = Fraser Island

Photo: Matt Binns (Some rights reserved) K’Gari (Fraser Island) is the largest sand island in the world. The World Heritage-listed island is located along the southeastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. Day-to-day management of Fraser Island is the responsibility of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. The Butchulla word for paradise, K’gari, will be …

Queensland

Photo: Steve Austin, Glass House Mountains viewed from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (Some rights reserved) Queensland has a bit of everything, including the Gold Coast’s subtropical rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island. Prominent cities are Brisbane and Cairns. Pay attention to smaller towns such as Cooktown and Townsville. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/KoRH5qJHmWLwRJ8f8 Stray Observations Queensland …

Scenic Rim

Photo: Tatterys, View from Mount Greville (Some rights reserved) Australia – The Scenic Rim Region is a local government area in West Moreton region of South East Queensland. The main town of the region is Beaudesert. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/krdYdx3rssJztRs68 HeadlinesScenic Rim named in Lonely Planet’s top 10 hottest destinations to visit in 2022 Recommended ListeningTracing the …

Queensland’s Big Pineapple

Photo: Drew Douglas (Some rights reserved) Among our fave big things: The 16-meter (52-foot) fibreglass Big Pineapple has attracted millions of visitors since it opened on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast tourist strip in 1971. Open 9am-4pm. The Queensland Heritage Council placed the 16-meter (52-foot) fiberglass pineapple on its register in March 2009, ranking it alongside the …

Kalkajaka National Park

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park is a 781 hectare protected area in Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Headlines‘It’ll haunt you forever’: Traditional owners warn climbers of perils entering FNQ’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’ – Brendan Mounter To Indigenous traditional owners, Kalkajaka is a sacred battlefield of both spirits and warring clan groups. …

Cooktown, Queensland

Photo: Willie Gordon, Tea with Willie (2013) (Used with permission) The site of Australia’s first European settlement, Cooktown, Queensland, is famous for being the place where Captain James Cook stopped for repairs in 1770, after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef. Cooktown is 327 kilometers (4 hours) north of Cairns. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/m81JJVWhSsazpEKAA Discovery Festival …

Lines in the Sand

From the archives LINES in the SAND North Stradbroke Island, Queensland — linesinthesand.com.au — is an eco ephemeral arts festival held in June – bringing together art, ecology, culture and country. LINES in the SAND stands as a premier contemporary arts and environment festival; one that is relevant to a local and global audience, celebrates …