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Big Things : The Big Crab, Cardwell

June 7th 2015

  Our encounter with the Big Crab was purely accidental!  We just happened to park right across the road from it during our brief visit to Cardwell.  The Big Crab was built in 1992 and is propped up on top …

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Big Things : The Big Cassowary, Mission Beach

June 4th 2015

  The Big Cassowary in Mission Beach is located just outside the Wongaling Beach Shopping Complex.  It stands nearly 5 metres tall and is a beacon for the Cassowary Coast, which stretches from Cairns to Townsville.   Southern cassowaries are …

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Attraction : Paronella Park

May 30th 2015

  We will never forget our experience at Paronella Park.  As soon as we parked the Troopy, we were warmly greeted by Mark the owner, and right from the beginning we knew we were somewhere special.     Paronella Park …

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Wildlife : Southern Cassowary

May 28th 2015

  Name: Southern Cassowary Scientific Classification: Casuarius casuarius Alternative Names: double-wattled cassowary, Australian cassowary, two-wattled cassowary Location: they are found in dense tropical rainforests of Indonesia, New Guinea and northeast Australia, but the casuarius casuarius johnsonii is exclusive to Australia.   Fast …

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Big Things : The Big Gumboot, Tully QLD

May 25th 2015

  The Big Gumboot (officially called the Golden Gumboot) is located in Tully, about 50km south of Innisfail.   The story behind the Big Gumboot involves a long standing battle between Tully and Babinda to the north, for the title …

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Our Time In Cairns

May 22nd 2015

  Who would have thought that what was supposed to be a short two-month stop in Cairns would drag on for seven months!  The main reason for the extended stay was because we needed to earn some money and fix …

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Travel Jobs : Landscaping

May 20th 2015

  Hey! – Dave here.   We decided to stop in Cairns for a couple of reasons – we had to buy and replace some parts on the Troopy, and we’d run out of money.  We needed to get jobs, …

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Wildlife : Sand Bubbler Crab

May 18th 2015

  Name: Sand Bubbler Crab Scientific Subfamily: Scopimera inflata Distribution:  tropical beaches   If you ever find yourself walking along a beach and you see little sand balls arranged in pretty patterns, then you are in the vicinity of a sand …

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City Profile : Cairns

May 15th 2015

  Cairns is a city in tropical north Queensland and is a major tourism destination for both Australians and Internationals.  We were here for around 7 months and really got to know Cairns – we even got to meet a …

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Eating Out : Ramen in Cairns

May 11th 2015

  Just in case you didn’t know, ramen is a Japanese noodle dish served with broth. The base of the broth can be miso, soy, fish, pork, or chicken and the dish can be served with a variety of things …

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Second Year On The Road

May 10th 2015

Australia Day in Darwin  Wildlife in our backyard!   Cocosaurus Cove   Litchfield National Park   Kakadu National Park   Cutta Cutta Caves Edith Falls Lorella Springs Wilderness Park Caranbirini Conservation Reserve   Devil’s Marbles   Wycliff WellAileron Arltunga Historical …

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Cairns Central YHA

May 7th 2015

  Winner of the 2014 Best Backpacker Awards in the Queensland Tourism Awards, Cairns Central YHA ticks all the boxes.  A clean and well maintained hostel with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that provides affordable accommodation in a central location. …

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Big Things : The Big Fish, Tarzali Lakes QLD

May 4th 2015

  Between Malanda and Millaa Millaa, you’ll spot a fish out of water.  The Big Fish is located just outside the Tarzali Lakes Aquaculture Centre and is around 6 metres tall.   The Tarzali Lakes Aquaculture Centre is a tourism …

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