Brisbane

Photos: Brisbane City Council, ‘Superorganism’ (2021) by Esem Projects Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 2 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. FYI – Brisbane has more species of plants, animals, and insects than any …

Queensland Links

Queensland Flag What would locals like visitors to know about Queensland? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlineshttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/tourism-operators-adani-concerns/11143938Climate change damage to Queensland’s world heritage rainforest ‘as bad as Great Barrier Reef’digging-into-adani – 4 cornershttp://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2016/11/30/top-tourist-destinations-queensland-now-great-barrier-reef-basically-deadhttp://www.couriermail.com.au/travel/australia/queensland/gold-coasts-burleigh-named-best-beach-in-queensland-by-surf-life-saving-association/news-story/fbfdbd3d766315a9b0ad118b063667cdTourism Eases The Burden – Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) – Outboundinghttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-08/ella-bay-project-stalls-in-far-north-queensland/6757694http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-12/crippling-drought-in-central-west-queensland-deterring-tourists/6462422http://blog.queensland.com/2015/05/01/queenslands-big-things-bucket-listhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-26/cattle-grazing-leases-in-qld-national-parks-no-renewal/6422408 – @EricTlozekhttp://www.fishingworld.com.au/news/labor-promises-new-net-free-areas-for-qldCancer tumours destroyed by berry …

Fraser Island = K’Gari

Photo: Matt Binns Fraser Island (K’Gari) 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. Great WalkIt takes 6–8 days to complete the total 90km from …

Queensland’s Big Pineapple

Photo: Drew Douglas 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 state’s top historic …

Cooktown, Queensland

Photo: Willie Gordon, Tea with Willie (2013) 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 / Re-Enactment of …

Scenic Rim

Photo: Tatterys, View from Mount Greville Australia – The Scenic Rim Region is a local government area in West Moreton region of South East Queensland. Established in 2008, it was preceded by several previous local government areas with histories extending back to the early 1900s and beyond. The main town of the region is Beaudesert. …

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 …

Kalkajaka National Park

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. To visitors, Kalkajaka is …

Queensland

Photo: Cows in Queensland 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. Geography Queensland is Australia’s second-largest state. The state is divided by the Tropic of Capricorn. Natural World There …

Maryborough, Queensland

Photo: Denisbin, Post office Maryborough is a city  in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, about 255 kilometers (160 miles) north of the state capital, Brisbane. Elsewhere on the Web http://queenslandplaces.com.au/maryborough Wikipedia Maryborough Planeta.com Queensland Queensland Links Australia