Tilt Train To Howard from Brisbane

  Route: Brisbane – Cairns; Brisbane – Rockhampton; Brisbane – Bundaberg Duration: 1 night (25 hours) / 9 hours Distance: 1681 kilometres / 638 kilometres Frequency: Two times weekly and daily http://www.railaustralia.com.au/tiltTrain.php Travelling along the coast is comfortable and relaxing aboard the Tilt Train. Passengers aboard the North Queensland service enjoy business seating throughout, withContinue reading “Tilt Train To Howard from Brisbane”

Brisbane..Free City Hopper Ferry ..every half hour…visit the Maritime Museum, Eagle Street and Southbank

CityHopper The CityHopper service started on 1 July 2012. The CityHopper service allows you to rediscover Brisbane for free with ferries running every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week. The CityHopper travels along the Brisbane River, stopping at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, HolmanContinue reading “Brisbane..Free City Hopper Ferry ..every half hour…visit the Maritime Museum, Eagle Street and Southbank”

Windorah Queensland

The Hotel was a welcome Oasis in the desert http://www.westernstarhotel.com.au/ You can buy the Wrapped Canvas from Zazzle http://www.zazzle.com/outback_australian_pubs-192954062655482238 There are 6 hotel rooms, 4 with 3 single beds and 2 rooms with double bed only. Each room has TV, air con and tea/coffee facilities, refrigerator and are serviced daily. The hotel rooms are inContinue reading “Windorah Queensland”

Banana Boats at Russell Island

The first long-term settlers were attracted by the island’s sugar potential as well as its timber. The arrival of settlers, such as John Willes, in the late 1860s marked the beginning of the island’s farming period, which lasted for the next 100 years. Over this time  many lucrative farms produced fruit and vegetables for theContinue reading “Banana Boats at Russell Island”

Russell Island

http://moretonbay.biz/part-4-russell-island Like the other islands in the bay, Russell Island has supplied people with food, shelter and other resources for thousands of years. Russell Island was known as Canaipa until it was renamed in the 1840s after Lord John Russell, the British Secretary of State for the colonies at that time. By the 1850s, theContinue reading “Russell Island”

Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Slideshow: Marguerite’s trip to Ho Chi Minh City was created with TripAdvisor TripWow! http://www.lonelyplanet.com/vietnam/ho-chi-minh-city Saigon, as it’s known to all but city officials, is Vietnamat its most dizzying: a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the whole country forward with its limitless energy. It is a living organismContinue reading “Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam”

Maidenwell Astronomical Observatory

  http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/things-to-see-and-do/maidenwell-astronomical-observatory/index.cfm Maidenwell Astronomical Observatory is a public stargazing attraction. The observatory is located 28 kilometres south of Nanango and east of the Bunya Mountains in the rural town of Maidenwell – the most popular astronomy and stargazing centre in Queensland. On any cloud-free moonless night the skies light up with a trillion stars asContinue reading “Maidenwell Astronomical Observatory”

Phone Cards whilst on the Road

http://www.accessphonecards.com.au/?action=home   I have just discovered phone cards. My prepaid  mobile costs me $1 a minute and the money I put in runs out far too quickly. However, it is convenient  when it is in range, and I can also send and receive photos which I love. Today Lenore sold me a phone card for $30. BeforeContinue reading “Phone Cards whilst on the Road”

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