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4 Places to Swim Safely in Cairns

Stingers (jellyfish) and Crocodiles are a real threat in Far North Queensland. Beaches are often closed because of one, or both, of these factors. It’s something that can be very frustrating when it’s hot and humid and you just want to dive into the sparkling turquoise water.

So where can you get out of the heat and dip into cool, refreshing water?

Is the Skyrail to Kuranda Worth The Splurge?

We found trying to find specific information on Kuranda very frustrating. We didn’t want to take a tour. We’re self-drivers. We just wanted to know: Was the historic railway and Skyrail worth the splurge? We would soon find out…

Limiting Our Impact on the Great Barrier Reef

We were reluctant to snorkel on the reef. In fact, after our initial research, we seriously considered not doing it. When we arrived in Cairns, I saw tankers and cruise ships, I found myself red-hot mad. But, it’s more complicated than that.

Snorkelling the Barrier Reef has been on our Living List for a while, but we wanted to do it consciously and with the health of the reef at the forefront of everything.

8 Tips for Snorkelling on The Great Barrier Reef

Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef…One of our Living List items and for many others. We almost didn’t do it. But, after a lot of research and a day in the water, we have 8 helpful tips to make your time less impactful and more enjoyable.

The Ultimate in Road Tripping: Free Camping

Our latest Tip: Free Camping! It allows you to park just about anywhere your vehicle can take you. Most times, you’re free of people, noise, and light and best of all, it’s free.

How Not To Be a Git When Camping.

Humans are territorial by nature. We want our space. We need it. Most of the time, we get what we want. Camping is no different. Then, along comes the camper that thinks he/she is above all that. So, here are out tips on how NOT to be a git when camping.

Our Top 4 Reasons to Head to the N.S.W. South Coast

The south coast of NSW is truly one of the best destinations in Australia. Somehow it’s managed to keep what’s real and true about the Aussie lifestyle. Here are what we think are the best reasons to discover it!

3 of the Best Beaches to Camp in NSW

We’ve discovered some unique gems in NSW for beach camping. Here are what we consider as the best of some really fantastic options available.

Want to See One of the Most Stunning Places on Earth?

Heading to the Mount Cook Village was simply overwhelming. The water on Lake Pukaki glistened in the abundant sunshine as we followed its perimeter. In parts, the clouds and mountains were mirrored in the icy blue glacial water. The snow-covered mountains were lit in just the right spot to shine their brilliance down on us. It was gobsmackingly beautiful.