QLD Tourism welcomes Animals in the wild attractions
When boarding the overnight scuba diving boat, expect to notice the friendly environment that the expert crew sets as you depart Cairns sailing to your first diving location. once there, you will have plenty of time to take in all of the beautiful corals and marine life in the secluded Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel location. Upon arrival to the boats other diving locations, you will notice that the reef and corals keep getting better and better and the marine life more abundant. While this sailing vessel is not exclusively a dive boat, you will notice that divers are very well catered to with all new dive equipment, and the reef locations are very well suited for those really keen scuba divers.
Snorkel and Scuba the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs with Aristocat for a one day Reef Adventure second-to-none. Aristocat visits three pristine, unspoilt outer reef sites teaming with fish and coral life.
Activities include guided snorkelling tours, introductory and certified scuba diving, whale watching and swimming with Dwarf Minke Whales (whale activity seasonal).
Aristocat holds the highest ecotourism certification, Advanced Ecotourism, is an Accredited Tourism Business, and has conducted reef tours, with a guest service and safety record second-to-none, for 21 years.
Guests enjoy the exceptional stability and amenities of the world class Aristocat V ...air-conditioned saloons, ergonomic individual seating (not benches), sofa seating areas for groups and eco-briefings, enclosed hot showers and security lockers. Fresh, healthy tropical buffet lunch, cheese and fruit platters, licensed bar and espresso coffee!
Qualified PADI Dive instructors show non-certified or introductory divers how-to-enjoy a 'Scuba'-dive safely. Small group tuition and supervision is provided above water and all dives are escorted
Snorkelling is the most popular activity on Aristocat - a sheer joy wildlife experience. The small snorkelling tour groups are escorted by experienced, informed reef guides.
Immerse yourself in one of the most unique wildlife attractions of Tropical North Queensland.
Join the birds in their beautiful rainforest habitat. Flying around you are species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia's most precious and beautiful birds.
There are brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and many more. Don't be surprised to find a feathered friend taking a ride on your shoulder!
Naturally landscaped with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants, Birdworld replicates the natural habitats of almost 80 species that roam this unique rainforest immersion exhibit. It is truly a photographer's delight.
Birdworld Kuranda is located in the Kuranda Heritage Markets on Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda and is the latest attraction to come under the Wildlife Tropical North Queensland banner. As a locally owned and operated family company since 1980, Wildlife Tropical North Queensland is proud of its achievements in the field of professional wildlife tourism.
Based in Port Douglas, BTS Tours have been operating specialised rainforest tours to the Daintree Rainforest since 1985.
The Daintree Rainforest tour explores the different habitats that combine to create and sustain the tropical rainforest environment. Expert naturalist guides distinguish flora and wildlife of the Daintree's wet tropic lowlands and the mysteries of its evolution and survival over millions of years. The Daintree is a remnant from the break up of Gondwanaland. Gondwanaland was the southernmost of two super continents that included what is now the southern Hemisphere of our planet.
The World Heritage Daintree Rainforest is a pocket of ancient tropical rain forest locked in a biological time capsule on the driest continent on earth where ancient species have somehow survived the ravages of time since the Gondwana break up.
Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen and only accessible by boat. M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable air-conditioned vessel taking visitors along Trinity Inlet on this scenic nature cruise. With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from their crew. This is the saltwater crocodile's natural habitat - with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks, particularly in the cooler months.
The most unique way to experience the majestic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is with Cairns Seaplanes.
Taking off from Trinity Inlet in the heart of Cairns, behold the awe-inspiring views of Tropical North Queensland’s coastline before flying over one of the world’s seven natural wonders comprising of turquoise waters, coral gardens and an abundance of marine life.
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of naturally formed Sandy Cays and the surrounding reefs followed by a relaxing beach picnic or opt for a rock star arrival into Green Island as you land on the water and spend the day exploring the resort at your leisure.
The new Cairns ZOOm is the world's first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife immersion exhibit, It consists of 65 elements of crossings and ziplines. Each element is designed and named after Australian wildlife, allowing visitors to interact and be educated about the native fauna.
Mid-ZOOm - At an easier level of difficulty, suitable for beginners and young people. Must be over 120 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.
Hi-ZOOm - At a greater level of difficulty, consisting of more complex crossings and ziplines for the more adventurous, featuring three ziplines - one of which where you dangle over Goliath the croc!
Must be over 140 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.
PowerJump - This enthralling component is a freefall adventure, where you jump off a 13 metre high tower to make a rapid descent, with a fan device ensuring a gentle and smooth landing. Must be over 140 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.
The Daintree River Cruise Centre is located on privately owned land, on the banks of the Daintree River, where the mangroves merge with the rainforest.
Since 1987 the Cruise Centre has provided one hour to full day specialised cruises. Their river guides are well informed naturalists and biologists. The vessels are designed to allow visitors excellent viewing and comfort. Equipped with the most technologically advanced OEDA 3 Rating Yahama 4 stroke motors, the vessels are extremely fuel efficient and quiet. It is the aim of their company to have as little harmful impact on the environment as possible and consequently they have
achieved advanced ecotourism certification Level IV, ROC Accreditation, Green Travel Leader, Climate Action Business, with 2010 marking 10 years of eco tourism.
Join a day of discovery to the Atherton Tablelands with amazing food and wine experiences. Sample tasty treat, visit family farms and follow the food journey from paddock to plate ! All combined with sightseeing to the wet and dry tropics of Far North Queensland.
Travel off the beaten track, tour coffee and macadamia plantations, taste tropical fruit wines, and visit a cheese and chocolate factory. Experience exotic tastes and uncover secrets the locals don't know.
Cross dry plains, red soils, rolling hills, and explore World Heritage, Wet Tropics Rainforest. Visit Atherton, Mareeba, the Curtain Fig and Lake Barrine.
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in the North. Enjoy our entertaining and educational wildlife presentations including, snakes, cassowaries, koalas, crocodiles and more. Take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon and see crocodiles and other wildlife on our melaleuca wetland and learn about sustainable use and conservation on our crocodile farm tour.
Visit the newly opened ‘Gondwana Gateway’ and learn about the evolution of Australian wildlife in a beautiful forest setting surrounded by the living descendants of Australia’s ancient past. Enjoy a delicious snack in Lilies Restaurant overlooking Hartley’s Lagoon and find that perfect gift in the Paperbark Gift Shop.
We are strong believers in providing a high quality product, and also in the future of the Whitsundays as one of the world's premier tourist destinations.
We have continually developed and improved the tour over time, and this has been successfully achieved through our experiences, combined with the all important feedback from our guests.
This in turn led to the establishment of the Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, now a full day excursion, which started on 1 April 2003. Customer response to this format has been overwhelming and we continue, as always, to fine-tune and enhance our product.
International Coaches & Tours is a locally owned and operated chauffeur-drive company based in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia. We have delivered first-class, personalized transport services for over fourteen years. Our Managing Director, Ray McIlwain, has over 50 years’ local experience and knowledge of our region. Ray’s well-known, personable style is widely sought after by clients throughout the world. Passengers are instantly relaxed and assured of receiving the best professional and personal attention.
Cairns Coach & Bus Charters
We offer Mini Buses, Coaches, Tour Guides, Airport Transfers, Weddings, Tailor Made Tours, Professional, Personalized Charter Bus Service.
We can offer transfers, private charters and tours in either:
We recognise how important it is that clients’ and passengers’ needs are meet promptly and efficiently. We are based 3min from the airport and 5min from the city.
Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail Tour #1
Transfer to Railway Station to board the Kuranda Train, travelling up the Kuranda Range stopping at the Barron Falls and continue on to Kuranda Station.
A short walk from the station to the village where you can enjoy a day’s shopping at the markets or maybe explore Kuranda Bird-world, Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens.
Stroll down to Skyrail and board Skyrail back to Caravonica where we will meet you at 12:15, 2:00,
3:00, 4:00pm for your transfer back to your accommodation or airport. (Luggage stored at our office).
Pick-ups from 7.45am to 9.10 am daily. Return by 2.00pm (earliest) - 5.00pm (times are flexible)
Prices include: Transfers from/to accommodation or airport. - Kuranda Scenic Train Journey. -
Self-Drive Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail
Drive your car to Skyrail Caravonica, park your car until we pick you up. We will transfer you to the train for your scenic trip to Kuranda. Board Skyrail for your trip down to Caravonica where your car is parked, then drive away.
The Big 2
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Skyrail
Tjapukai is the most awarded aboriginal cultural park in Queensland. Here you will enjoy a morning of entertainment including a live theatre performance watching traditional dance. After exploring the park it is only a short stroll to Skyrail where you will board your gondola. You will gently glide just metres above the breathtakingly beautiful world heritage rainforest. In Kuranda you will have free time to roam the market village before being returned to your accommodation or the airport with your luggage.
8am depart Palm Cove 8.30 depart Cairns, 11.30 Skyrail 12.30 free time in Kuranda. Meet the International Coach in front of the Butterfly Sanctuary at 1pm; 2pm or 3pm
* Lunch at Tjapukai is an optional extra.
Hummer Night Adventure
Bushland Aussie BBQ & Billy Tea
Pick up and transfer to the Hummer site (cattle farm) in Kuranda. There you will arrive in the rugged untouched bushland on the outskirts of Kuranda and settle in for a BBQ by the Camp Fire. Try some BBQ Kangaroo Sausages, roast some marshmallows, share stories and enjoy the Aussie outback life style with some Billy Tea.
The Hummer Tour in Rainforest and Farmland
Then the adventure begins: boarding the almighty American Military H1 Hummer. You are rushed into the rainforest, crossing the creek while experiencing the strength of this high performance, off road, all-terrain vehicle driven by your experienced driver / guide.
After the Hummer tour, we then travel through the Tablelands to Granite Gorge. Here we are met by the ever friendly little Wallaby, the smallest species of kangaroo-Rock Wallaby in Australia. The wallabies are so friendly they will eat out of your hands! (Food is provided.) If you are lucky you may even see the Wallaby mother with a small Joey in her pouch. Star gaze and explore the skies, including the famous Southern Cross.
NIGHT TOUR ITINERARY
18:00 Hotel pick-ups
19:15 Enjoy camp fire BBQ
19:40 Join a rough and exciting thrill Hummer ride at night.
21:15 Wild Rock Wallaby feeding and star gaze
22:30 Arrive back at your hotel.
*Pick up / return transfer from/to hotels in Cairns City, Northern Beaches and Cairns Airport
BOOKING CONDITIONS & INFORMATION:
*Price includes GST & Kuranda Tourism Levy. Valid to 31/03/17.
*Where indicated, the children’s discount applies to ages 4-14 years inclusive. Infants 3 and under travel for free if nursed but cannot take the Hummer riding.
*All tours operate Monday - Friday except 25th December, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
*Tours subject to weather, access and availability.
*Minimum of 4 people for the tour to operate.
*CANCELLATIONS - Please notify us of any cancellations 24hours before tour departure time for full refund.
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours take you into the beating heart of the Daintree Rainforest on a guided zipline experience through six tree platform and the world's first Human Hamster Wheel cable lift. This is nature's own spectacular high definition live stream, available every day from Cape Tribulation.
The guides are with you every step of the way, sharing their wit and wisdom with interpretation on every platform and they also control your flight throughout the tour, so there’s absolutely no experience necessary, making the tour suitable for all ages from three to 103.
The platforms range from 3.5 to 19.5 metres above the ground and each one reveals a different level of the rainforest with unique and spectacular views into the canopy, over the treetops, down to cascading streams and out to the Great Barrier Reef (don’t forget your camera!!)
There are eight two-hour tours daily, with at least one hour up in the rainforest canopy. It’s essential to book, especially during school holidays.
As the sun sets over the trees, the animals stir and the forest comes to life. Jungle Adventures also offer a nightwalk to experience the dark side of the Daintree. Armed with a flashlight, venture into a fascinating nocturnal world, where little has changed in 120 million years! So what are you waiting for? Come and experience rainforest for yourself.
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions are proud of their reputation for exceptional diving and extraordinary service. It is their attention to detail that sets them apart. Spoilsport’s specially designed itineraries provide more diving and more relaxed diving. Quickly you will notice there is no rush or limit placed on your dive time. You benefit from the industry’s best trained and qualified staff. Seven of the 11 person crew are dive masters or instructors.
The three night ‘Fly Dive Cod Hole’ expedition departs Cairns every Monday and offers prime Ribbon Reef dive sites which suit every type of diver. The four night ‘Fly Dive Coral Sea’ expedition departs Cairns every Thursday and is geared towards the more adventurous diver and offers great diving in the remote Coral Sea. Both departures include a spectacular low-level reef flight just 180 metres above the Great Barrier Reef. The seven night ‘Coral Sea Safari’ expedition provides a combination of both three and four night expeditions and offers you the best Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea diving with no repeat dive sites except the world famous Cod Hole.
Visit Mossman Gorge and experience the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna, all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.
Begin your trip by paying a visit to the Mossman Gorge Centre. Peruse the Indigenous art work, enjoy a light refreshment at Mai café and book yourself onto one of the award-winning Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks, The walks are conducted by the traditional owners of the Gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people. Be taken on a journey steeped in heritage as you uncover their ancient culture and traditions.
After a visit to the Centre, an eco-friendly shuttle bus will transport you into the heart of the Gorge where the adventure begins through this unique wilderness. Whether at your own pace on one of the self guided walks through the National Park or with an expert local indigenous guide on the Dreamtime Walks the Gorge is guaranteed to leave you enthused and inspired.
Be taken on a journey steeped in heritage, ancient culture and traditions.
A "must do" for every visitor to Mossman Gorge are the Indigenous guided Dreamtime Walks, conducted by the local Indigenous people. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) meaning stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language, takes visitors on a journey along private, easy graded tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering cool rainforest streams.
Enjoy the spectacular elevated setting overlooking both the Coral Sea and the steep rainforest-clad mountains that hug the coastline to Port Douglas. Let nature take centre stage while you enjoy the likes of coconut-crusted prawns served with a kaffir lime coconut relish and a green papaw Vietnamese mint salad sprinkled with cashew nut brittle.
Linger with a coffee in the elegantly casual surrounds to catch up on your emails with the free wifi, ask the friendly staff to identify the birds that share your tree-top position or indulge with sundowners at the end of a leisurely day in the tropics.
It's all about giving you time to relax and enjoy your reef experience without the crowds, and without being rushed....
Poseidon is a fast comfortable catamaran which will take you to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef in just over one hour so you have five hours 'out there' to swim, snorkel, dive or simply relax, at three magnificent sites. The snorkelling advisor will teach you proper use of the snorkel equipment and safe
A well researched and informative talk on the biology and history of the reef is followed by a guided snorkel tour where the wonders of the coral reefs are explained and identified. For the more adventurous, scuba diving is available for both introductory and certified divers, with an opportunity to do up to three adventure dives.
Comfort is of prime importance and the vessel boasts a number of great features including an air-conditioned bar/saloon area, large shaded deck areas as well as a spacious sun deck, two toilets/change rooms, and fresh water showers.
Pro Dive Cairns is Australia's Premier PADI Dive School as well as a leading outer reef liveaboard dive trip operator. Since 1983 they have developed an international reputation for quality, professionalism, safety and value. They specialise in dive courses, three day dive trips, retail sales of dive, snorkel and water sports equipment. Dive courses are conducted at their modern training centre with Cairns' deepest diver training pool and their three multi-million dollar dive boats are the only purpose built outer reef liveaboards in the area that can travel around from reef to reef. Dive courses and liveaboard trips commence six times a week to add flexibility to your itinerary.
Training Centre & Office
Address: 116 Spence St, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4031 5255
Fax: (07) 4044 9955
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 0700 - 1800
Address: Cnr Grafton & Shields St, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4031 6681
Fax: (07) 4051 6194
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 1000 - 1900
Experience the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver - Australia's most awarded reef cruise company. Cruise to the outer edge, sail to the Low Isles or seek the thrill of dive and snorkel adventures. With Quicksilver you choose your own personal reef discovery.
Outer Reef Cruises: For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver's friendly crew will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the very outer edge. You'll cruise aboard a high-speed wavepiercing catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. Activities for swimmers and non-swimmers, a spacious activity platform with semi-submersibles, underwater observatory, marine biologists on hand, heli-tours and exciting in-water activities let you fully enjoy this stunning reef world.
Low Isles: For a day of tropical island relaxation, Quicksilver's luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer will take you to the idyllic Low Isles, an unspoilt coral island on the Great Barrier Reef.
Silver Series Dive and Snorkel Adventures: Perfect for small groups of adventure-minded people to revel in a day of diving and snorkelling. Choose from luxury catamarans Silverswift (Cairns) or Silversonic (Port Douglas) to enjoy five hours of aquatic fun at three different and spectacular outer reef sites.
The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is a 100 acre (40 hectare) tourist attraction set in the midst of World Heritage Rainforest. 30 minutes by coach from Cairns and five minutes away from Kuranda Village. It’s locally owned and operated by the Woodward Family.
Board an amphibious World War II Army Duck for a unique rainforest tour on both land and water, where your guide will identify and explain fascinating plants and wildlife as you pass by. Then meander through the Tropical Fruits Orchard, with over 40 different species of exotic tropical fruit trees.
Learn about indigenous culture with the interactive Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience. Join the Dreamtime Walk which includes boomerang throwing, spear-throwing and the didgeridoo.
The park contains many Australian species such as crocodiles, wombats, dingoes, snakes, lizards, and the cassowary. Handfeed kangaroos and wallabies, or have your photo taken cuddling a cute koala or holding a small crocodile (optional extra cost).
Enjoy a fantastic barbecue lunch or snack in the licensed Colonial or Outback restaurant with much variety of meals to choose from. There is the Tropical Treats Juice Bar for fruits, ice creams and fresh juices.
Small World Journeys is the eco-tour company of Cairns.
Join a small group (ten guests maximum) on an eight day journey--perfect for solo travellers--led by a naturalist guide. Nature experiences, adventure and culture combine with unique lodging and exceptional cuisine on these set departures.
Alternatively, they can tailor an Independent Journey around your own dates and budget. These customised trips offer the best of the Cairns region—reef, rainforest and outback—while travelling in an ecologically responsible and comfortable style.
Educational groups are particularly well catered for - they find service projects, cultural interactions and learning opportunities that students and teachers love. Think marine biology, rainforest ecology, and indigenous culture in a fun, affordable package.
How are they eco-friendly? They pay Sustainable Travel International to offset the carbon emissions from all their trips, and support locally-owned businesses to keep income in the community. Trips focus on education and low-impact travel. Small World Journeys also donate to environmental and indigenous groups, and with help from the Australian Rainforest Foundation, a 25-metre rainforest square in adopted in the names of their guests.
Tagalong Tours of Australia offers you the best value four wheel drive off road camping safaris in the country. Their tag-a-long tours will take you to exciting places where you will enjoy the stunning diversity of Cape York, the remote isolation of the Simpson Desert, and the wonderful landscapes of the Gulf Savannah. They offer you the chance to achieve this dream, with other similar minded travellers, in the comfort of your own 4WD vehicle.
Their tours give you a combination of provided dinners as well as your own meals, allowing you some free time plus the option of enjoying your own camp cooking along the way. There are many other inclusions, such as old gold mine tours, ancient cave tours and a rare opportunity to gaze at the clear night skies at an inland observatory. Their tour packages are very popular so you will need to book early.
Tropical Horizons Tours was first established in 1988 and is a recognised leader in quality tours in Tropical North Queensland. Their tour itineraries have been specifically designed over the years to cater particularly for small, personalised groups with a maximum 21 seats per coach. Their drivers/guides have also been handpicked to provide you with an in-depth understanding of what you will be experiencing on their tours in the tropical wonderland of Far North Queensland, as well as their first rate driving skills.
All venues visited allow ample time to explore the attractions. With them, you will begin to appreciate the local knowledge, the flora, the fauna, the out of the way places, the history of the early settlers to the region and most importantly the Aboriginal culture that has existed for centuries and still exists today. With Tropical Horizons you will experience a number of high quality attractions like Skybury, The Australian Coffee Centre, Hartley's Creek Crocodile Adventures, Daintree River Wildlife Cruise, Mungalli Falls, Ma Mu Rainforest Canopy Walkway, Paronella Park, Historic and Cultural Gardens and Cairns Tropical Zoo
Koalas, Crocodiles, Kangaroos, Cassowaries and native birds all add to the adventure when enjoying Australia's Premier and award winning Wildlife experience at Wildlife Habitat. Tantalise you taste buds at Queensland's best tropical buffet, during Breakfast with the Birds or Lunch with the Lorikeets. If you're not hungry become immersed in nature when wandering through eight acres of Wilderness Wonderland, or partake in one of the many informative and interactive guided tours or animal presentations. The Wildlife Habitat has three different environments where visitors and animals mix freely, providing experiences found nowhere else.
Only three and a half hours from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland's Gulf Savannah lies a land so different in contrasts - the Undara Experience. Undara is a pristine wilderness possessing one of the longest and best preserved lava tubes of its kind anywhere in the world.
The Lodge boasts superb cuisine, which can be enjoyed within the nostalgic dining carriages. Relax in the bar as the burnt oranges of the sunset fade into dark to reveal the clearest starlit night. Each morning you can enjoy a true Bush Breakfast completely surrounded by native wildlife. The Wildlife at Sunset tour is a sight not to be missed. Enjoy refreshments as the sun sets then, as dusk settles, a short drive to the entrance of Barker's Tube allows you to witness the amazing emergence of literally thousands of microbats as they leave to feed for the night - most spectacular in Green Season.
Undara boasts unique railway carriage accommodation, pool, resort kiosk and many activities including Savannah Guide escorted daily tours to the incredible Undara Lava Tubes, evening wildlife spotlighting walks and campfire evenings. It is also the home of award-winning Opera in the Outback and Outback Country Rock and Blues.
Adventure Catamarans Dive and Sail have three Catamarans in their fleet that provide sailing holidays in the Whitsundays. Whitsunday Blue is a luxury eight guest Catamaran for the Couples market and offers two night or three night tours. For the Adventure market, their two day two night Catamaran tours around the Whitsunday Islands are their most popular tours. Vessels are Powerplay or Whitsunday Adventurer,
Tours offer time to explore the islands, including time to relax at the magnificent Whitehaven Beach, walk to Hill Inlet Lookout on Whitsunday Island, and experience snorkelling stops on the fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the Islands. Vessels include a heated spa on the foredeck, clear Kayaks and Paddle Boards. The Captain and crew will provide interpretive information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park.
Moreton Island is the worlds third largest Sand Island, third only to Fraser Island and North Stradbroke Island. Situated only a 75min boat ride from Brisbane City, Moreton is the perfect Island getaway for a one day or overnight adventure!
There is a good reason why this tour is our most popular! See the absolute best this region has to offer in a half day tour. Enjoy the sparkling expanse of the Whitsunday Islands National Park and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from the air, on the land and under the water.
The 850 metre Airlie Creek Track slowly winds up the hill behind Airlie Beach along a gravel path, featuring rare flora and fauna such as the Whitsunday Bottle Tree and the endangered Proserpine Rock Wallaby which are only found in this region. The track winds you through tranquil forest which is home to magnificent fig trees, sub tropical plants, beautiful native birds and ends up at scenic natural rock pools. The walk back offers views of the beautiful blue Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands with leafy frames.
Cunnamulla is at the crossroads of the Matilda Highway and the Adventure Way. Cunnamulla, meaning 'long stretch of water' which refers to the nearby Warrego River, is in the Paroo Shire which also includes the towns of Wyandra, Eulo and Yowah. Cunnamulla is known for its famous character the Cunnamulla Fella, brought to life by Stan Coster lyrics and later immortalized in song by the late Slim Dusty.
Some popular events and attractions in Cunnamulla and the Paroo Shire are Yowah Craft Day, Yowah Opal Festival, Cunnamulla Fella Festival and Bullride, Cunnamulla Heritage Trail, Allan Tannock weir, and the Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery, Museum and Artesian Time Tunnel (a simulation of time travel into the begining of the artesian basin the 1st Queensland flow was in Cunnamulla in 1887.
Be sure to visit the Cunnamulla Fella Centre for more information on accommodation, sporting clubs, pubs, local info and things to do in Paroo.
When you visit Aloomba Lavender, meals plus morning and afternoon teas can be prepared for larger groups with prior booking. Good coffee (and a range of teas) and homemade biscuits are available to guests at any time.
Aloomba Lavender is a part of a four thousand acre cattle property east of Stanthorpe. The Bonner Family have been involved in the cattle industry for well over 100 years. The lavender farm was established at the end of 1998, and moved from Aloomba to Aloomba Top, it has become one of the best lavender and accommodation tourist destinations in Stanthorpe...
An Island Hideaway is situated along a 23 kilometre stretch of National Park which is the only untouched coastline left on the coasts peninsula. An Island Hideaway is one of the only Gold Coast venues that offer its guests something completely out of the ordinary.
Inspired by the native bushlands that protect us from the raw elements of the Pacific Ocean; the space and the tranquility of our surroundings need to be seen to be believed.
Exclusivity is our main focal point and no matter what size your event or function is, whether it be for 2 or 200 people, you are guaranteed unprecedented privacy and the exclusive use of our entire acreage enabling an uninterrupted and relaxing celebration.
The celebration starts the moment you step aboard the boat for a calm water cruise up the breathtaking Gold Coast broadwater to your very own Island paradise. With a choice of picturesque ceremony locations, this photographic wonderland isn’t a dream. Make it a reality with a personalised package designed and tailored to suit your every need…
Once a favourite spot for aboriginal corroborees, the area is now a beautiful park, centred on the Ululah Lagoon. In 1852, the first land sales were held for the new town here, in a simple slab hut. Horse-drawn scoops were used to clear the lagoon to form Maryborough's first water supply in 1859. The lagoon is now surrounded by a walk and cycle path which is also frequently in use by the abundant wildlife who make the lagoon home.
Anzac Park being Maryborough's major playground contains a skate bowl, children's fort, flying fox and other play equipment, barbecues, picnic facilities and toilet blocks. The park also has facilities for visitors with a disability including a liberty swing.
Australia's fascinating and distinctive wildlife and the forests, deserts and coasts they inhabit are the focus of their zoologist-designed tours. Meet in Brisbane for small group tours to enjoy bird-watching for beginners or experienced birders, searching for wild kangaroos, platypus and other creatures, and gentle strolls through rainforest, typical Aussie bushland, wetlands and quiet beaches.
Day-tours include birds, other wildlife, forests, waterfalls, glow worms, and a delightful small island. Longer tours include their three-day wildlife overview tour (possibly Australia's most comprehensive wildlife tour), seeking animals in a variety of habitats and a park specialising in conservation breeding, while learning about Australia's ecosystems and uniqueness. Twice a year they visit the genuine outback for six or more days - red sands, red kangaroos, emus ... Or join an overnight trip to the mountains amongst giant bunya trees of great significance to the Aboriginals
The stock route around Augathella is designed for you to follow in the footsteps of the sheep and cattle men of Australia, to discover a totally different way of life.
You will find all the 'constructions' used by drovers to control their herds. Spear traps, sheep brakes and pit sawmills, an all played a part in developing this rugged land we call the Outback.
A detailed map and directions is available at either the Charleville or Augathella Information Centres.
Please note this track can be closed for maintenance for up to two weeks after rain. This track is taken at your own risk and the Murweh Shire takes no responsibility for injury or damage to vehicles.
Australia Fraser Island Escapes departs Brisbane on a fully guided four wheel drive eco-adventure to Fraser Island. Spot dolphins, fish, whales, dugong and turtles. Four Wheel Drive to freshwater lakes, beautiful wildflowers, birdlife and a remote surf beach.
Australia Fraser Island Escape has been operating for over 20 years and offers the most extensive tours on the Islands. All tour guides have driver authorisation, experience and training in a four-wheel drive.
Visit Fraser's world famous Lake McKenzie and the Central Station Rainforest. See the Glasshouse Mountains, and also Rainbow Beach and its amazing coloured sands.
Follow in the footsteps of the prehistoric creatures that once roamed this ancient land. Australia's Dinosaur Trail encompasses the towns of Richmond, Hughenden and Winton which all have their own unique dinosaur stories to tell.
In Richmond, visit Kronosaurus Korner Fossil Centre which is primarily dedicated to displaying marine reptiles. However, Kronosaurus Korner is also home to Australia's best preserved dinosaur skeleton. After visiting Kronosaurus Korner you may like to try your hand at finding your very own fossil.
North of Hughenden is the next stop at the Porcupine Gorge National Park. See 500 million years of layers of rock formations in this deep gorge system, known as the Australia's 'Little Grand Canyon'. Next up is the Flinders Discovery Centre in Hughenden. Meet Hughie a skeletal Muttaburrasaurus, surrounded by a large fossil and gem display.
Australian Age of Dinosaurs Inc. (AAODI) was formed at Winton following a public meeting in August 2002.
Since that time we have organised dinosaur digs in western Queensland, primarily in collaboration with the Queensland Museum. This has led to the discovery and recovery of what is now the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils.
To complement our discovery program (and out of necessity), we have built and operated Australia’s largest fossil preparation facility since July 2006.
To promote our activities we publish an annual journal aimed at the preservation of Australian natural history.
The activities of AAODI and some of its members have received a remarkable level of recognition, attracting substantial Australian and international media attention.