GOLD DISCOVERIES IN QUEENSLAND http://raregoldnuggets.com/?p=529 Gold was first discovered at Lord John Swamp at the Lucky Valley Goldfield, in the vicinity of Warwick Township, in 1852. Payable gold in Queensland was initially discovered by W. C. Capel and party at the locality of Canoona in 1858. In 1863, alluvial gold was found at Canal Creek,Continue reading “Rich Goldfields of Queensland”
Travelling north of Mackay along the Bruce Highway you will come to the township of The Leap. This site holds a past of great tragedy and significance in the history of this region. Discover the legend of The Leap “A legendary and powerful woman named Kowaha from a local native tribe; committed the ultimate sacrificeContinue reading “Leap Hotel”
Just 2km by 1km, it’s easy to get around this peaceful little island. The second smallest of the Southern Islands, it has a swimming enclosure and all the peace and quiet you want, particularly as it is virtually traffic-free. You can meet the locals at the recreation clubhouse. There’s also a community hall, public tennis court and a first-aid facility.
If you’re into boating and fishing, or enjoy solitude and the natural environment, this is the place for you. It is separated from the much larger Macleay Island by narrow Lucas Passage.
The last sunset of May started as a pink sunset over the waters of Canaipa Passage at Russell Island.. And then I walked across the road to the other side of the Island, to the Bay and there the sunset was deep red. I couldn’t get to the water to see the reflections from whereContinue reading “The Last Sunset of May”
Redland Bay is the Main port for travel to the Southern Morton Bay Islands. Here the ferries go to Russell, Macleay, Karragarra and Lamb Island. From here, buses travel to the City, Logan and Mt Gravatt ..
The William Jolly Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge over the Brisbane River between North Quay in the Brisbane CBD and Grey Street in South Brisbane, within City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Port Douglas is a town on the Coral Sea in the tropical far north of Queensland, Australia. It’s known for its beach resorts and as a base for visits to both the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef system, and Daintree National Park, home to biodiverse rainforest.
The Barron Falls (Aboriginal: Din Din) is a steep tiered cascade waterfall on the Barron River located where the river descends from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain, in Queensland, Australia.
In 2009 as part of the Q150 celebrations, the Barron Falls was announced as one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland for its role as a “Natural attraction”
Enjoy the Airlie Beach Lagoon
Between the palm-fringed beach and the main street is a huge man-made lagoon where you can swim all year round. Lifeguards are on duty during daylight hours. There’s a kids’ pool and the surrounding parkland has lots of shade and free barbecues.