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”
The jetty is quite long to cater for the high tides and reach the deeper water. The vehicle ferry is already there at the vehicle ferry jetty collecting its load of vehicles. The ferry is now coming to the jetty from its last stop at Lamb Island, which is 5 minutes away from Russell IslandContinue reading “Jetty and Ferry to the Mainland from 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”
We waited two days to get on a tour as the weather was not kind. We finally struck it lucky on the Wednesday and off we went in a luxurious new Craft that looked imposing Before going on board we were told it was a Sea sick day and to take pills which they wereContinue reading “Whale Watching Cruise Gold Coast”
The afternoon tour left The Vibe Jetty and took us on a leisurely 2 hour cruise along the Nerang River where there are some magnificent homes of the very rich. Most houses are empty or not lived in, being holiday homes for people who do not live here and appear to visit only rarely. MostContinue reading “Opulence on the Nerang River at the Gold Coast”