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Segwaying Through the Rainforest at O’Reilly’s

When you think of the rainforest, what comes to mind? Lush green vegetation? Crystal clear streams plummeting off cliffs, creating cascades and waterfalls along the way? Leeches and other fun bugs? I can almost guarantee that one of the things you did not think of was a Segway. These two-wheeled contraptions are usually associated with…

An Eventful Trek to Chalahn Falls

The best places are the ones that you can return to time and again knowing you’ll have a completely unique experience every time. O’Reilly’s Plateau, located in the heart of Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast hinterland, is one of those places. I’ve visited four times — far too few, given I’ve lived in…

The SS Dicky: See It Before It’s Gone

On the 4th of February 1893, the SS Dicky was in the wrong place at the wrong time. In a strong storm and heavy seas, the crew knew that the trader ship from Rockhampton was lost and beached it at what is now Caloundra’s Dicky Beach, mainly to avoid crashing into the rocks at Moffat…

High Above Tamborine Mountain on the Skywalk

One of my favourite things about southeast Queensland — and one of the reasons I chose to study abroad here back in 2005 — is the sheer number of activities you can do in the region and how varied all of them are. Tamborine Mountain is one of my favourite examples of this. Surfer’s Paradise…

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