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    by balhannah Written Nov 13, 2015

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    The only place in Australia where you can see a Polar Bear, is a Polar Bear Shores at SeaWorld on the Gold coast, and hours drive south of Brisbane.
    Sea-World is a Theme Park and not cheap to get into, but in saying that, there are good shows to watch, water slide area, theme park rides and excellent animal exhibits. You easily get your moneys worth if you add up how much you would have to pay separately.

    At Polar Bear Shores we watched the bears through glass at ground level where they have a cascading waterfall and a winding creek, a large main pool that is up to four metres deep, climbing areas, fallen trees and other structures to stimulate the bears.
    Not much was happening on top so we walked down to a lower level where large underwater viewing windows give a good view of a Polar Bear swimming and playing in the water. Information can be read about them on interpretive boards. Later in the day we checked back and found them to be more active.

    Henry the Polar Bear, born at SeaWorld in May 2013, was flown to Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat in Canada, which will be his new home.

    My photos show a brownish Polar Bear as in his home he had been lying on woodchip which has stained his coat, which should be cream, not white.

    ADULT $79
    CHILD 3-13YEARS $64

    Check out this website for good deals that include SeaWorld and other Theme Parks
    Eg.UNLIMITED Entry to Sea World, Movie World, Wet’n’Wild and Paradise Country 'Til 30 June 2016! JUST $89.99 Per Pass!ý

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    by balhannah Updated Nov 8, 2015

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    Of course, the South Burnett is closer to Brisbane than the North Burnett, approx. 2 hours drive from Brisbane. The area stretches from the Blackbutt Ranges to nearly Gympie.

    The main towns in the South Burnett are Blackbutt, Kingaroy, Yarraman, Wondai, Goomeri, Nanango and Kilkivan. These larger towns service the small towns of Cooyar, Maidenwell, Dandabah (in the Bunya Mountains), Kumbia, Memerambi, Wooroolin, Proston and Hivesville.

    In this area, you will find Wineries and lots of Arts & Craft places. Kingaroy is the Peanut Capital of Australia, so why not buy and try some fresh Australian peanuts from the Peanut van. There are good museums in the area, I especially like the South Burnett Timber Industry Museum at Wondai. Plenty of parks and picnic areas, accommodation from cheap to more expensive, Bed & Breakfasts, flora & fauna and the wonderful Bunya Mountains National Park.

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    Kingfisher Bay Eco tour

    by Chinggis_n_Borte Updated Aug 9, 2015

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    Kingfisher Bay is a ferry boat station and a beach resort at Fraser Islands for holiday makers.
    We went here with a group of tourist after making a day trip booking at the ferry service station in Hervey Bay.
    The trip is about 40 to 50 minutes depends on the current. The ferry boats are blue in colour and also takes
    onboard vehicles. On weekends it could be real busy especially on school breaks as families with 4WD cross to
    the Islands for a day drive. There is a place in the Island where 4WD is allowed along the beach. We went there
    on a paid guided tour with the resort rangers who will walk you to the beach andd tell everything about the
    unique eco system. After the relaxing tour walk with the rangers we went back to have our meals and refreshment
    at the resort restaurant called "The Sand Bar's Bistro", the price of meal was ok by tourist standard.

    I also noticed that the entire beach area was fenced with a wire ( a dingo proof fence) because the island is a
    natural habitat of wild dingos, this will prevent the tourist swimming on the beach from being attacked by dingos.
    Dingos normally don't attack but since the advent of tourist influx many years ago, tourists used to feed the dingos
    with their picnic foods, later on the dingos become vicious and start going around the tourists areas on the beach
    expecting tourists to feed them, this causes on a number of occassions that dingos tend to attack visitors for food.
    It was later decided by the council to fence the entire beach area where tourist go and the feeding is no longer
    allowed anyone found feeding the dingos will be issued an infringement or prosecution notice with on the spot fines
    of at least A$ 341.

    For ferry boat and barges time table and fare cost please click the link below*

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    by balhannah Updated Nov 16, 2014

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    The Great Tropical drive is a self drive route leading you to best areas on the route.

    If you wish to do the whole lot, all at once, then you will need at least 12 days or more, depending on how much you stop and see. The route is 2079 kms, which takes you to some of Australia’s best known attractions, like the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest and much, much more.

    One excellent idea for the Tourist, who does not have the time to do the full route, is to choose one of the shorter Discovery Trail's.

    These are excellent!

    You can choose between 13 Discovery Trails and what a choice you have!

    THE GREEN WAY....Trail 2.....
    Which is the coastal drive of 457kms from Townsville to Cairns.

    Near Cairns, how about ...Trail 4...Cooktown to Lakefield National Park and back, 279kms,

    OR ..............

    Trail 3, The Daintree Explorer, 392kms, taking in the beautiful Daintree area.

    Trail 5,.... is the Reef to Rainforest and... Trail Waterfalls, this takes you through scenic countryside to beautiful Waterfalls, including MILLA MILLA & MALANDA FALLS.

    Trails 7 & 8, take you inland. where you will see Lava Tubes, Craters, Gemfields, area of past Volcanic Activity, some of these routes will probably need a 4wd vehicle.

    Back near the coast, Trail ... 9....Canecutter Way is a must do, it goes to Mena Creek which is just beautiful! The round trip departing and returning to Innisfail is 162kms.

    Near Ingham, is Trail...10....This departs from Mission Beach where there is a good chance of seeing a Cassowary in the wild, it then heads to Tully, the town is Australia with the highest rainfall!

    Trails 11 & 12 are the Hinchibrook and Paluma trails On the Hinchinbrook trail, it is a chance to visit Australia's longest drop Waterfall, Wallaman falls, a sight to see when plenty of water is going over!

    Historic Charters Towers, and Trail 13...The Western Heritage Trail will take you to the old goldmining town.

    Last, but not least, is ....Trail 14....Liquid Gold where you visit the old historic, scenic Ravenswood and a Indigenous Cultural centre. This departs and returns to Townsville.

    I hope this gives you some ideas for what to see and do in these areas of Queensland. The routes have been well thought out, and offer you the best of all worlds.

    Take a look at the website, and pick out a Trail that suits you!

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    by balhannah Updated Oct 14, 2014

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    All around Australia, there are named Tourist Route Highways and named Tourist Drives.
    These are excellent, because they have been well thought out, and take you the most scenic way between places.
    Usually, on the website, or on the Brochure if you happen to pick one up, there will be details on what to see and do on the way, Accommodation choices, and quite often details on Restaurants, in fact, nearly everything you need to know. They give the distances between towns, and how long it should approx take, then all you need to do, is work out how much you want to see & do on the journey.

    I have written quite a few, and put them under the State pages, but there are still heaps more, and lots that I have not travelled on. I thought you might find it useful if I listed the websites for the Queensland drives here.

    Remember, these drives take the guesswork out for you, it has all been all done for you! All you have to do, is choose the drive that interests you most.

    starts from Barringun on the New South Wales border to Normanton in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland.

    This scenic journey follows the coastline from Maryborough to Cardwell in the north, passing through the Fraser Coast and South Burnett regions.

    Is from Tully, upwards, even Thursday Island!

    All of these can be found on............

    Is from Goondiwindi, on the N.S.W. border, to Yeppoon in North Queensland.

    Departing from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, this drive takes you across country to the Northern Territory border.

    Takes you from Townsville, through historic Charters Towers, to Hughenden, Julia Creek, Mt. Isa, Camooweal and the Northern Territory.

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    by balhannah Updated Oct 14, 2014

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    The Summerland way is the quieter, scenic inland drive from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.

    We leave Brisbane following the Mt. Lindesay Highway to Beaudesert, enjoying Mountain views and farm country along the way.
    This is the scenic rim, and a little further on, we took a detour [a couple of kms] into Tamrookum to have a look at the Church and historic cemetery.

    At Rathdowney, a decision needs to made whether to travel the slow, but very scenic journey on the Lions Road that rejoins the main road later on, or continue along the main road. If it looks foggy, do not go the Lions Road.
    Either way is scenic, the Mountain views of Mt. Lindesay are fantastic!

    Near here, we crossed the Border into New South Wales and onto
    Kyogle, another pretty area which is known as the "Gateway to the Rainforests."
    Our next major town is Casino..."Beef Capital of Australia," where you may see Platypus in the Richmond River [we haven't].

    Grafton, and this city is on the banks of the mighty Clarence River. I picked up the Heritage walk brochure from the Visitor Information Centre, but instead of walking,we did a drive around in the car to see them.
    Grafton is well known, as its streets are lined with Jacaranda's that are absolutely stunning when in full bloom. The Jacaranda Festival is held annually in the last week of October, worth remembering.

    The final stretch is through more scenic country and little villages [a great Bakery at Glenreagh]. This area is known as "Russel Crowe" Country, as he has a farm along here.
    Finally, Coffs Harbour, and lots to do here!

    You may want to do this as an alternate route, or perhaps, take the time to stop at some of the Towns, and go and explore the National Parks and the wonderful small Villages and great scenery, it really is a pretty route and worth doing it this way!

    Some Visitor Centres have a brochure available of this route, if not, have a look at the good website for a long more detailed information.

    Grafton, full of Heritage buildings
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    by balhannah Updated Jun 8, 2014

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    Queensland is a State that covers a lot of area, and Brisbane, the capital city, is in the South East corner of the State, just 100kms from the New South Wales border.

    The City of Brisbane is governed by the Brisbane City Council, which is run by a Lord Mayor who is in charge of the largest local council in Australia.
    The city's colours are blue and gold and feature a stylised version of Brisbane's City Hall which opened in 1930. The city's floral emblem is the poinsettia and its fauna emblem is the Tree Frog

    For the Tourist, Brisbane has plenty to offer.
    Throughout the year there are festivals, plenty of entertainment and weekly markets.
    There is a choice of excellent Restaurant's, beautiful gardens and Parks, including the excellent lookout on Mt. Cootha.
    If you like gardens, the City Botanic garden is right in the City, and the larger Mt. Cootha Botanic garden has more to offer.
    Museums, Art Galleries, Entertainment centre, Rock climbing, Climb the Story bridge, China Town, Historic buildings, Free buses around the city centre, A Beach in the city centre, Kayak the Brisbane River, ferry on the River or walk or ride along the Riverside, there is so much on offer here, you must come and spend some time.

    And, Brisbane is only an hour away from the fabulous GOLD COAST BEACHES.
    Check my BRISBANE pages for a lot more information and photo's.

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    by balhannah Written May 26, 2014

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    This isn't for everyone, including me, but I do often go to Tamborine Mountain near Brisbane to watch the Paragliding club. What a great day it is when the Club is there, and one after another is taking off,! Soon the sky was full, some were so high, they were specks! Only one tandem took off. I have listed the website for tandem flights.

    There are many places to go paragliding in Queensland, the best are Tamborine Mountain and Rainbow Beach.
    It is a pleasant afternoon just sitting and watching them!

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    by balhannah Updated May 26, 2014

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    All over Queensland, from the smallest Towns to the largest city, you will find a race track.

    In the outback of Australia, the most famous day at the races is at Birdsville. We are talking "real outback" here, so you may be surprised to hear crowds of around 6000 people attend this famous meeting held over 2 days every year on the 1st Saturday in September. This has been going on since 1882. The carnival now includes a 13-race program and prize money in excess of $140, 000. The XXXX Gold Birdsville Cup is a much sought after trophy and is famous throughout the world. Not only outback racing, but Outback hospitality! Entertainment includes the Fashions of the Field, Fred Brophy's Boxing Troupe, Equine Fun Day (Thursday), a variety of food vendors, a giant auction and much more.
    Check out the website link for more info.

    These country towns look forward to Race days. It is a chance for the Ladies dress in their finest, a change from their farm work clothes.
    Recenty, at the Beaudesert Races near Brisbane, a Charity Horse race meeting included for the first time, 5 Galloper races and 3 Trotting Races. These events were well received by the punters!

    A large crowd turned out, including 5 bus loads of people. Fashion on the field was for men and women, with a prize of a $250 gold watch for each winner. You could bet if you wished, and if you lost, you could put your losing ticket in a barrel to be drawn out as winner of one of 12 FREE betting vouchers. The children weren't forgotten as they had a FREE Jumping castle to play in and Free face painting.
    The historic stand was available to sit in, or you could sit on the lawns and enjoy the pretty surrounding views whilst waiting for the race to begin. The Bar and the Betting Ring were probably the busiest places on track!
    Looking at the people enjoying the day in the beautiful Queensland sunshine, I should think a lot would be back for this annual event around the 24th - 25th May each year.

    ADULTS $10


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    by balhannah Updated May 26, 2014

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    The Fraser coast, a beautiful part of Queensland, is located approx. 3.5 hours from Brisbane. The area runs along the coast and a little inland, starting with Tin Can Bay & Rainbow Beach in the south and nearest Brisbane, to Bundaberg & Bargara in the north.

    TIN CAN BAYis a favorite of mine for a relaxing holiday.
    You can feed the Dolphins and walk or ride along the esplanade bike/walking track for a long way.

    RAINBOW BEACH is where my family comes to camp on the beach and to 4Wd along the beach, a very popular holiday spot with many Queenslanders who love to camp and 4WD.

    Rainbow Bay was named after the multi-colored sand which consists of different types of minerals such as Zircon, Monazite and Rutile. Can you imagine 74 different shades of color in the sand dunes? If you haven't a 4WD, tours are available.
    Other activities are fishing, canoeing, rainforests, miles of sandy beach & good surf, and freshwater lakes.
    From here you can access Fraser Island in 10 minutes on a barge from Inskip Point.

    The World Heritage listed Fraser Island, is the biggest Sand Island in the World.
    Here you find crystal clear freshwater lakes and creeks, long stretches of unspoilt beaches and ancient rainforests, heaps of Bird varieties, Wallabies, Possums, Flying foxes, Echidnas and Dingoes - do not feed these!

    THE GREAT SANDY STRAIT stretches from Tin Can Bay to Hervey Bay has calm water perfect for fishing and a chance to spot turtles, dugongs, reef fish and Dolphins. Shorebirds come from Japan and Siberia to the wetland each summer to take advantage of the warm conditions and to feed and rest.

    MARYBOROUGH is one of the cities in the region and another favorite of mine.
    It has a connection with Mary Poppins, has lots of stunning old Queenslander homes, Museums, Parks and a lot of historical buildings enough to spend several days looking around.

    HERVEY BAY probably one of the most popular cities, is known as the WHALE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Flights from Brisbane only take 45mins.

    There are many more smaller seaside towns to rest and relax if you want to stay somewhere quiet.

    Of Course, it is not all Beach, there is the Fraser coast hinterland, a pretty area with smaller towns
    where you find markets and craft stores, perhaps buy some homemade jams, pickles, cakes and local art and craft. Pay a visit to the town of Bauple, home to Macadamia nuts.

    As you can see, the Fraser Coast is an interesting place to visit with some of the best sights to see and enjoy in Queensland.

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    Where on Earth is Eumundi

    by al2401 Written Mar 5, 2014

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    The small town of Eumundi is situated just west of Noosa Heads on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. The town boasts of 500 residents.

    So what is its claim to fame?

    Each Wednesday and Saturday the town is taken over by a multitude of people who come to sell and buy at the farmer's markets.

    It is also known as the home of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the tennis player Pat Rafter.

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    by al2401 Written Mar 5, 2014

    The small town of Eumundi is situated just west of Noosa Heads on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. The town boasts of 500 residents.

    So what is its claim to fame?

    Each Wednesday and Saturday the town is taken over by a multitude of people who come to sell and buy at the farmer's markets.

    It is also known as the home of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the tennis player Pat Rafter.

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    The Blackall Range

    by al2401 Updated Mar 5, 2014

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    The Blackall Range runs behind the Sunshine Coast parallel to the ocean. Starting with Maleny in the south a road travels along the ridge, linking Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton and showing spectacular views over the Sunshine Coast.

    A drive up the range is a very popular outing for residents and tourist alike. One of the favourite views is of the Glasshouse Mountains from Mary Cairncross Park.

    Activities are varied. There are three main parks with walking tracks through subtropical rainforest and sclerophyll forest - Mary Cairncross Park, Kondalilla National Park and Mapleton Falls National Park.

    Shops, galleries and restaurants can be found in all of the range town and there are wineries at Maleny and Montville. There are also many Bed & Breakfasts and small hotel accommodation. There is even a reception centre on the east side of the range which caters mainly for weddings and offers amazing views.

    On the western side of the range are the towns of Kenilworth and Connondale. This is rich dairy country and Kenilworth is famous for its cheese.

    Along with the Bunya Mountains the Blackall Range isthe only are where the Bunya Pine is found naturally. The area was first established by timber getters after the Red Cedar which grows in the rainforest.

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    Australia Zoo

    by al2401 Written Mar 1, 2014

    Australia Zoo is located in the Australian state of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah/Glass House Mountains. It was established under the name of Beerwah Reptile Park by Bob and Lyn Irwin in 1970. Bob's son Steve - aka 'The Crocodile Hunter' - made the park a popular tourist attraction and changed the name to Australia Zoo. The zoo is a member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association. Unfortunately Steve died in 2006 but his widow Terri keeps the zoo running. Australia Zoo won the Australian Tourism Awards for 2003-2004 in the category Major Tourist Attraction and in 2004 the first Animal Hospital was opened. The hospital was upgraded in 2008.

    The main feature of the park is the Crocoseum featuring Steve's first love - crocodiles. It also hosts bird and snake shows. The main exhibits (apart from the crocodiles) are of course Australian native animals. There is a large kangaroo and wallaby enclosure where the animals love being hand fed. There are South East Asia exhibits including Tigers, Elephants, Small Clawed Otters and Komodo Dragons.

    I love Australia Zoo because it is so well kept and clean. The animal enclosures are roomy and clean and the staff are always Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful.

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    Beerwah - Mountains and a Zoo

    by al2401 Written Mar 1, 2014

    Beerwah is a small town siuated in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland, Australia. It takes it's name from the previously named mounatin (part of the Glass House Mountains) and is about 80Km north of Brisbane. Normally a quiet, unremarkable town and the gateway to the Glass House Mountains and D'Agular Range, it has been put on the map by the presence of Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo.

    It is easy to get to Beerwah. There is a railway station on the main line from Brisbane to Nambour (and further North) and it is on a major road that follows alongside the M1 northbound. There are plenty of sign posts and road signs.

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