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Kingaroy is Australia’s Peanut capital, but you’re nuts if you think that’s all there is to this charming Queensland destination. Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s hometown is home to awesome wineries, excellent local produce, and a fantastic observatory. It’s also a quick 30-minute drive from Coomba Falls, which is perfect for picnics and day trips. But that’s just …

You might not have heard of Chinchilla, but this friendly Queensland town is an Aussie must-visit – especially for watermelon fans. In fact, it’s Australia’s melon capital, producing many of Australia’s watermelons, rockmelons, and honeydew (ie: the best parts of your fruit salad). But there’s more to Chinchilla than just great melons. Mayor (and Big …

What is it that makes a great high tea? Is it the promise of fluffy scones with Chantilly cream? Perhaps it’s the bottomless cups of tea and bubbly? Or maybe it’s the luxurious setting? Let’s be honest – it’s probably all of the above. But just to be sure, we went and tested some of …

Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s State of Origin – when QLD and NSW battle it out to find out which state (or at least which 17 Rugby League players) reigns supreme. It’s a time of fierce competition, but the rivalry doesn’t end when the series does. For you see, Queenslanders and New …

Contrary to what the movies tell you, you don’t need to head to a far-flung overseas destination to have a romantic getaway with your love. If you’re around Brisbane, there are plenty of love nests for couples looking to escape the daily grind. Here are our top five passion picks. Sofitel on the Gold Coast …

Theme parks, beaches, and so much more. Get inspired by our list of epic Gold Coast must-dos. 1. Scare yourself silly exploring all five levels of Dracula’s Haunted House. 2. See Australia’s largest collection of surfboards and surf memorabilia at Surf World Museum. 3. Not just your favourite childhood toy – glowworms are real and …

As fun as staring at tail-lights on Brisbane’s M1 can be, sometimes we just want to hit the open road and escape the rat race. There is so much to experience in Queensland, and so much beauty that can’t be enjoyed from the window of a plane or train. Here are some of the grandest …

When it comes to travel recommendations, no-one knows a town better than the people who live there. If you have a holiday to Tropical North Queensland coming up, you’re in luck! On a recent trip to the region, I spoke to some locals to get their tips for the best places to eat, drink, stay, …

On a recent trip to Tropical North Queensland (and in between exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest), I set out to find the best FREE (or next-to-free) things to do in Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns and beyond. Here are my tips. IN THE TROPICS Check out the Cairns Botanical Gardens. Entry is free and …

Port Douglas spoils you for choice during the day, with lots of rainforest adventures and reef cruises to choose from. But this happening coastal town doesn’t go to sleep when the sun goes down. Check out our favourite night-time places to eat, drink and play so you too can feel like a local. IronBar Hotel …